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charnelsan posted an update 3 hours, 9 minutes ago

Doing better than I have been. I have early stage 4 COPD with FEV1 levels in the high 20s after a bout with bronchitis. Slowly I’ve started exercising again and now have worked my way back up to being able to do 5 miles on a stationary bike. I’ve recently been using my POC while exercising indoors but not outdoors. When walking my O2 sats…

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Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT answered a question 14 hours, 8 minutes ago

Hi Dxred and thanks for your post. In general the term ‘productive’ when it comes to COPD and coughing refers to the ‘production’ of mucus in the airways. Wheezing, in general, is the ‘whistling’ noise that can be heard with or without a stethoscope. It is usually caused by constricted airways and/or airways that are congested with mucus. I hope…

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Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT posted a new activity comment 14 hours, 15 minutes ago

Hi again, ElizabethEagle and thanks for your reply. It’s good that you have oxygen to utilize when your oxygen saturation level drops below 90% saturation. It’s part of being able to manage your condition at home in conjunction with your inhalers. Keep up the good work! Leon (site moderator)