Drs. Samadi and Siegel explain
- Duration 2:49
- Date Dec 2, 2012
Drs. Samadi and Siegel explain
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Holiday talk about respiratory issues all morning and -- brand new report -- a fifteen million Americans suffer from CEO PD.
Now some doctors say there may be a way to diagnose it earlier treated -- -- -- -- CO PD this seems kind of -- widespread.
Yes GOP these fans who have chronic -- long term obstructive.
Pulmonary disease we just talked about bronchitis.
But that's who -- it covers bronchitis but it now covers -- -- -- says you've heard now bronchitis as we said.
It's inflammation of the tube but the tube and to our outfield lights and a great shape -- where the oxygen -- seem to get exchanged.
What happens over time as a result of smoking again all of these structures are going to be damaged.
The oxygen is not going to be exchange so what happens when you don't get enough oxygen you get tired you get -- you get short of breath you can do your exercises.
And then comes to heart disease heart understands that it's not getting -- of oxygen has to pump more your blood pressure goes up and on and on it's a cycle.
Are good doctors that decision though will get these and would do get the chest X ray would get this.
There are carrier blog guess they get these -- is.
And then they can -- diagnose them -- -- -- the key is.
To really break this cycle quickly whether it's that never advisors or -- -- -- -- in order to expand their lungs.
Whether it's -- commenced to get rid of the de -- -- -- -- talked about or oxygen therapy.
And ultimately if it becomes guy goes further.
That's the one -- -- here is what everyone is afraid of because of bacteria gets into the lungs and he has to go to war and he doesn't like to wake up in the morning.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Here's the question my mother has CO PD along with -- and she has had a chronic cough doctors here say it isn't called their solution is to use music next a humidifier -- keep the filters clean.
Doctor Siegel what suggestions do you have.
Well the first thing Jamie and she needs to have the states I think cat scans were very well on this pulmonary function tests that David mentioned you have to figure out how severe this is this is.
Affects the small vessels we talked about the large ones bronco I before the -- -- -- -- -- small air sacs where -- -- exchange they start to get -- they start to expand they lose their flexibility.
We treated with -- violators sometimes steroids work sometimes -- and access the questioner asked.
Works but the big thing is stop.
Smoking -- it is one thing I do -- over year here David and I do on the if we can get people to stop smoking no matter what you go to stop smoking.
You've got to watch -- this is a silent killer this is the number three killer in the United States smokers are worried about lung cancer they need to worry about this and you know what -- smokers.