Prevalence of COPD Greater Than Thought

Sep 1, 2007 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WAFF-TV Huntsville

“The study also confirms that it's not just smoking, but there are other environmental issues involved.”

There are more people around the world suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than previously thought, an international team of researchers reports. via WAFF-TV Huntsville

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Sep 1, 2007
 
3/5 months ago you made a post about COPD and a certain fat/oil connection. When I lost my computer I lost that Info. If you still have the Info would you consider reposting it for everyone to read? Thanks, just candid
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Sep 1, 2007
 
Attn Wescott wrote:
3/5 months ago you made a post about COPD and a certain fat/oil connection. When I lost my computer I lost that Info. If you still have the Info would you consider reposting it for everyone to read? Thanks, just candid
Give me a clue is to what the topic of conversation was and I will look. If you remember anything that can trigger a key word it would be easier. I have hundreds of files.
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Sep 1, 2007
 
http://hmeconsulting.com/text/nutrition.htm
Nutrition and COPD impact one another greatly. A person’s nutritional status can influence the degree of severity of COPD, and COPD can create circumstances that make consuming an adequate diet difficult.

General Body Types Associated with COPD
Overweight
· associated with chronic bronchitis

· peripheral edema is common (water retention in feet and legs)

· poor skin tone resulting from a lack of oxygen being distributed to the body tissues.

Underweight
· associated with emphysema

· prone to weight loss

· poor appetite common

· muscle wasting apparent - chest, arms and legs look boney.

There is a ton of information out there. Tell me what you are looking for and I will try to help you find it.
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Sep 1, 2007
 
http://www.fourfoldhealing.com/NL_FebMar2005....

http://www.raysahelian.com/copd.html

http://www.calolive.org/nutritionists/finding...

Candid much of the information on saturated fats in relation to the disease processes can be explored by looking up the macrobiotic diet for cancer patients.

Shark caplets have also been studied in relation to disease process and fighting of lung cancer.

I would use more of the search links such as ask jeeves vs google which only seems to keep the what's the latest fad type information.
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Sep 2, 2007
 
Thanks wescott,I appreciate your efforts and advice.(this is my third post to thank you,hope this one hasn't also gone off into space !!!) What I was looking for is more Info. on how certain oils affect the alveoli. My understanding is that certain highly polyunsaturated fatty acids from vegetables,made the aveoli waste away or at least greatly weaken them.(Please don't anyone quote me on this as I'm not sure of it myself) Thanks again for any help on this.
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Sep 2, 2007
 
It's known that about 20/24% of heavy the smokers will become victims of COPD in there lifetime. COPD is the 4th leading cause of death in the US, and I belive several other countries as well. We know that about 80% of people with COPD were/ are heavy smokers.We also know that certain genetic factors may cause about 18/20 % of COPDs. It's quite obvious that smoking plays a major role but there must be some other factor involved, otherwise all smokers would someday have advanced COPD. I'm more than open to anyones Ideas.
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Sep 6, 2007
 
Do you know that at least one of you HCS will suffer and die with COPD? Who's it going to be Mark, Linda,Joyce, Sheri or someone else?
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Sep 6, 2007
 
just candid wrote:
COPD is the 4th leading cause of death in the US
Or put another way, 5% of all deaths, or just slightly above accidents or about twice as many deaths as attributed to the flu.

Given cancer and heart disease account for 51% of all deaths (in the US), COPD is really just a blip on the radar. Why even worry about it?
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Sep 6, 2007
 
COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. When you say 5% of all deaths (in the US ) that would include non smokers as well as smokers.If you are a hard core smoker you have a 20% chance of death from COPD. To me that is no small blip. Given that smoking causes many more deaths from heart disease and lung cancer it becomes outlandish to call it,***<"only a blip" ***.. Chances are that one of the posters on this forum who smokes will suffer and die from COPD.
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Sep 6, 2007
 
Observer_3 wrote:
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Or put another way, 5% of all deaths, or just slightly above accidents or about twice as many deaths as attributed to the flu.
Given cancer and heart disease account for 51% of all deaths (in the US), COPD is really just a blip on the radar. Why even worry about it?
Wow, don't worry about dying from COPD or an accident or the flu because they're insignificant. Tell that to the families of the tens of thousands who die from these causes each year.
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Sep 9, 2007
 
just candid wrote:
As one would be expect, the people who will suffer and die from COPD are droping this thread faster than a burnt used up butt. One of you HCS be it Sassy,Linda ,Sheri or some other 'sucker' will die from COPD. I hope you all had a good weekend.
Well, well, well... If it isn't the humanitarian Just Candid throwing out more trash. Sorry, to be late, but, I just found this thread... did you miss me, by any chance? Obviously so, you brought up my name. I will make sure to spread the news that you are also missing the others...can't let you be lonely, can we?

My chances of dying from COPD are quite small, but, thank you for your concern. As, stated repeatedly, one of the LARGE factors to this disease is genetic..such as bronchitis, allergies, etc, that have a huge impact on the lungs. Sorry to inform you, but, I come from extremely healthy stock... that isn't an issue. I do not live in an over polluted city, such as LA, which non smoker breathe in the equivilant of 4 packs of cig. a day. I do not live a sedentary life style, ranching is not condusive to that. I do not work in a place where I must breath chemicals. I am not prone to stress, such as brought about by sticking my nose in everybody elses business, and, believing I know what is best for the world. And, I am not over weight, I eat very healthy. I do not drink alcohol. H'mmm, I would say over all, I have a good chance of out living you, with no problem.

But, again, I thank you for your deep concern.
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Sep 9, 2007
 
Fred Thompson: Al Qaeda smoking ban pushed Iraqis to U.S.

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BY RICHARD SISK
DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU

Saturday, September 8th 2007, 4:00 AM


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SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Freshly minted GOP White House hopeful Fred Thompson puzzled Iowans yesterday by insisting an Al Qaeda smoking ban was one reason freedom-loving Iraqis bolted to the U.S. side.

"They said,'You gotta quit smoking,'" Thompson explained to a questioner asking about progress in Iraq during a town hall-style meeting.

Thompson said the smoking ban and terror tactics Al Qaeda used to oppress women and intimidate local leaders pushed tribes in western Anbar Province to support U.S. troops.
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Al Qaeda Cigarette Ban Called “Intriguing” by Anti-Tobacco Group

Al Qaeda in Iraq has piqued the interest of some American anti-smoking lobbyists with its “no nonsense” approach to fighting against the filthy habit. Al Qaeda’s Sharia Court has decreed that smokers will be sanctioned by having the two “smoking fingers” amputated.

The anti-smoking campaign is part of al Qaeda’s broader effort to uplift the morals of the Islamic faithful. Other measures include beatings for men who refuse to grow beards and those engaging in “loose” behavior, such as carrying tomatoes and cucumbers in the same bag.
http://www.azconservative.org/Semmens102.htm

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Smoking offers sign of progress in Iraq
By By Sgt. 1st Class Angela McKinzie
2nd Brigade Combat Team PAO NCOIC
ZAIDON, Iraq — For Iraqis, smoking is a social tradition. If one were to walk down the streets of any Iraqi village one would see Iraqis talking, drinking tea and smoking. And when an American is offered a cigarette from an Iraqi, it symbolizes an extension of friendship.
However, the Zaidon, Radwaniyah Corridor, located just southwest of Baghdad, has been smoke-free for nearly two years due to the overwhelming presence of al Qaeda living and operating in the area.
Recently, concerned Iraqi citizens have been coming forward to meet with Soldiers of 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, in hopes of ousting al Qaeda and their restrictive policies.
“The terrorists living in the area were not allowing Iraqis to smoke, listen to music or even drink soda. Iraqi women were also being raped in the name of Jihad,” said Capt. Rod Robert, 1-89 Cavalry assistant operations officer.“Basically, the terrorists were taking power from the Iraqis, so concerned citizens joined together and decided to rid the area of al Qaeda.”
http://www.drum.army.mil/sites/postnews/blizz...

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On the evening of the 24th I spoke with a local Iraqi official, Colonel Faik, who said the Muftis would order the severance of the two fingers used to hold a cigarette for any Iraqis caught smoking. Other reports, from here in Diyala and also in Anbar, allege that smokers are murdered by AQI. Most Iraqis smoke and this particular prohibition appeared to have earned the ire of many locals. After an American unit cleared an apartment complex on the 23rd, LTC Smiley, the battalion commander, reported that residents didn’t ask for food and water, but cigarettes. In other parts of Baqubah, people have been celebrating the routing of AQI by lighting up and smoking cigarettes.

http://www.michaelyon-online.com/wp/drilling-...
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Sep 9, 2007
 
just candid wrote:
As one would be expect, the people who will suffer and die from COPD are droping this thread faster than a burnt used up butt. One of you HCS be it Sassy,Linda ,Sheri or some other 'sucker' will die from COPD. I hope you all had a good weekend.
Never was here to drop it. Heard you were lonely, so dropped in for the first time to tell you to kiss my smoking butt
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Sep 9, 2007
 
Linda wrote:
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Never was here to drop it. Heard you were lonely, so dropped in for the first time to tell you to kiss my smoking butt
Thank you for keeping just candid from being lonely. lol
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Sep 9, 2007
 
Peter wrote:
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Wow, don't worry about dying from COPD or an accident or the flu because they're insignificant. Tell that to the families of the tens of thousands who die from these causes each year.
Maybe this quote will clarify things for you...

Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.
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Sep 9, 2007
 
Candid is so backward and yesteryear, all the way back to Nazi smoking bans
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Sep 9, 2007
 
True Grit wrote:
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I want to watch and point and laugh !!!! The more the better. Oncologists will be busy and have a good income over the next coming years.
Heckle, is your brain so far gone, from focusing on Hitler, that you can't come up with anything entertaining, or, at the very least intellegent?
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Sep 9, 2007
 
SassyVarmit wrote:
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Heckle, is your brain so far gone, from focusing on Hitler, that you can't come up with anything entertaining, or, at the very least intellegent?
They think its the night of the living dead and time to go on a brain hunt
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Sep 9, 2007
 
True Grit wrote:
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As you speak do you run short of breath after you puff do you huff, wake up with smokers cough. Lie to me all you want Lie to the doctor all you want, lie to your family all you want, however you know the truth and your foolish pride and fear of losing keep you from quitting. And you call me moronic names because I am NOT addicted and you just cant stand it. You poor pathetic weak willed junkie
Well, so much for the Heckle and Jeckle new shows.. we are back to the tedious re-runs...Blah, blah, blah..........
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Sep 9, 2007
 
True Grit wrote:
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Keep eating those ho hos and puffing and huffing
Yo mama was a HO. hhoho haha

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