Comments on: COPD is on the European Commission’s agenda, EU health chief says https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/copd-is-in-european-commissions-plans-eu-health-chief-says/ EU news and policy debates across languages Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:09:48 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 By: 22kane Ohana https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/copd-is-in-european-commissions-plans-eu-health-chief-says/#comment-335792 Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:39:18 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1195447#comment-335792 I was diagnosed with COPD 20 years ago at the age of 53. Since then, I have been under the care of a pulmonologist. As a long time smoker, I didn’t quit till Jan 2015. I continued to smoke while on daily meds Spiriva, Advair, and Singulaire with a dose of albuterol when needed. Annual bouts of pneumonia were common for 14 years. Still I failed to heed the warnings. Then that day in Jan I got out of bed and couldn’t dress myself without getting out of breath. I vowed to do everything I could to give up a life long habit. With determination and support from my wife, I was able to do it. After researching the internet, I learned a lot about COPD and that it is irreversible. I am now on an annual ctscan schedule vs semi-annual. My advair dosage was reduced from 500/50 to 250/50. I was taken completely off singulaire. Through personal research, talking with my care givers, and most important, paying attention to what my body is saying, I am able to live a productive life. I pace myself as needed and never attempt to do what I’m not capable of. The mind is willing, but my body can’t keep up. My last 2 ctscans, along with PFTs indicates no changes in my lung capacity or opaqueness. My personal exercise routine is Qigong and Tai Chi daily, rain or shine. At 73 years young, I can do anything I want. I just do it smarter.

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By: Irene Polka https://www.euractiv.com/section/health-consumers/news/copd-is-in-european-commissions-plans-eu-health-chief-says/#comment-332419 Tue, 19 Dec 2017 18:52:13 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=news&p=1195447#comment-332419 I was diagnosed with COPD & emphysema in May of this year. I have been smoke free for 14 months. I quit because my first granddaughter was going to be born! I didn’t want to smell like an ashtray when I held her! Since then I have been having trouble breathing, gained twenty pounds since quitting smoking I was exercising and not losing any weight, seeing a dietician and being told to quit eating practically! I was depressed and feeling like nothing is working! There’s got to be a way to make me feel like my chest isn’t so tight feeling like something is stuck in my chest. I lost touch with reality.I started on Health Herbal Clinic COPD Herbal formula treatment in August 2017, i read alot of positive reviews on their success rate treating COPD disease through their Herbal formula and i immediately started on the treatment. Just 7 weeks into the Herbal formula treatment I had great improvements with MY breething ,I am unbelievably back on my feet again, this is a breakthrough for all COPD Patients, visit Health Herbal Clinic official website www. healthherbalclinic. net or email info@ healthherbalclinic. net.This treatment is incredible!

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