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My husband just got out of the hospital with COPD. He has at

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My husband just got out of the hospital with COPD. He has at home oxygen. Do all cases of COPD require life long oxygen, or just some cases?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: He was in the hospital and his medications are...AMOX.TRK CLV 875125 MG FMETOPROLOL TARTRATE 25mg andAMIODARONE HCL 200 mg
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: He was a smoker for 20 years but quit when he got out of the hospital a month ago
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 4 months ago.

Hi there ...

Thank you for the question ...

No not all patients of COPD need home oxygen , it is the degree of severity of COPD that determines the severity of COPD .

In case of chronic chain smokers at some stage air ways expansion power reduces and they are unable to get oxygen for their body in that case oxygen is needed to fulfill the body requirements .

Ideally Pulmonary function test determines the reversibility of air ways function .

So some patients of irreversible pulmonary function test need home oxygen .

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Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 4 months ago.

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 4 months ago.

Thank you very much.

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