Hi there; unfortunately, at this time we are only able to moderate in English. Using a translation tool, it appears you are asking if you are able to join from the Czech Republic and yes you are! We welcome members from all over the world, but as I said we can only share our content and responses in English. All the best, Sam S. (COPD.net, team member).
SamanthaSarube Community Admin
you are definitely not alone! We are here to offer you any support we can. All the best, Sam S. (COPD.net, team member).
Leon Lebowitz, RRT
Hi darkaa, and welcome! Now that you are aware you can participate within our online community from the Czech Republic and, it appears you are able to communicate in English, I hope we can look forward to talking with you further. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say to the community.
All the best, Leon (site moderator COPD.net)
Can anyone tell me how u know ur having a copd emphysema attack
I am 47 years old. I smoked 20 cigarettes a day for 30 years. I was recently diagnosed with emphysema. Since then I have stopped smoking. I am active, I walk 8 kilometers 3 times a week. A deep breath bothers me. That's a problem for me. Can emphysema be stopped? Thank you
Leon Lebowitz, RRT
Hi again, darkaa, and thanks for this post and question - it is a good one! It sounds to me (from what you've shared), that you are making every effort to conform to a good life style to help to manage this disease (COPD/emphysema). It is commendable to see you being so diligent about managing your health. The simple answer is COP/emphysema is an incurable disease. However, there are lifestyle changes, medications and nutritional strategies that can help to slow down the progression of the disease. What you are doing presently, as said, is admirable. You may also want to collaborate with your physician to map out future plans to manage this disease comprehensively.
What do you think?
Leon (site moderator COPD.net)