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Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by lucylocket61, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    So I got told that, on top of my asthma, high BP and type 2 diabetes, I now also have COPD.

    Looking for reassurance, hugs and reasons to keep trying when my body is falling apart.

    I feel distressed. This was in a phone call from the asthma nurse, she was very matter of fact, like it's not a big deal.

    I'm scared.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    I am also sending you virtual hugs @lucylocket61. I really hope you get your vaccine soon and I can’t understand why you haven’t been called already. Please take good care of yourself.
     
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    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry that the nurse came over all matter of fact.
    We didn't use to hear of COPD much but now it seems much more common. I wonder if they've changed the name or the tests so its identified more these days?

    I have a colleague who was diagnosed a couple of years ago. She was very poorly at the time with infections but its all settled down now and she's monitored regularly.

    I hope yours gets under control too, its a bummer on to top of everything else, but I think its manageable
     
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  5. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Sending really big hugs, and I thought it was only me, whose body is falling apart, even though the determination to be as well as possible.
    It's a shock to your brain, and the anxiety kicking in, you will probably have to change some things in your diet, and getting there with help from the doctors should not be too much of a problem for you.
    There has been many threads on pcos, read up on the condition and ask questions.
    That is what we are here for.


    Best wishes, try not to over think this. Stay positive as you have probably advised many a newbie on here. Stay safe.
     
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  6. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    Aww, thanks. Its COPD, not PCOS, but if you know any anti inflammatory foods that would be great.
     
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    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sending you hugs @lucylocket61 you really are having a rough ride, do they think it’s connected to you having Covid? Be kind to yourself and take care xx
     
  8. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Meat and lots of it?
     
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  9. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    You know very well, from previous conversations, my medical restrictions and financial position.

    Also - got any links to evidence that a carnivore diet improves inflammatory conditions - that would be ehlpful.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I have linked to many before but here we are

    https://meatrx.com/category/success-stories/inflammation/

    Every condition that you have would likely be alleviated.
     
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    @lucylocket61

    Sorry to hear this latest blow.
    The good news is that with the diagnosis, you will get regular monitoring, and there is a v well established treatment pathway.

    Regarding your request for foods that help with inflammation:
    Check out turmeric. It has a growing reputation for reducing inflammation, isn't expensive, and can easily be added to food. I like it as a 'turmeric latte'. You can either buy a pre-made powder, or you can tip a half teasp of turmeric into a cup with a grind of pepper and any other spices you like, then add hot milk or hot water and drink as a cuppa. In my case I use hot water and a dash of double cream.

    I have also found that avoiding certain inflammatory foods makes the biggest difference. Depending on the person, this can be sugar, wheat and grains, dairy, fodmaps (brassicas and the onion family), nightshades (potato, tomato, aubergine, peppers), sweeteners, and there are others. I think that we all react so differently to different foods that it is worth doing exclusion and reintroduction diets on anything we suspect may be problematic.
     
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  12. Tannith

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    The main cause of copd is smoking, past or current.
     
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    Try not be scared @Lucylocket, (easier said than done) but my dad had COPD ( even though I always thought it was asthma) and he managed pretty well and lived until he was 94.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    My dad smoked a pipe for donkey's years, then gave it up in his 60's, he lived until he was 94 <3
     
  15. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    Well smoking is not an issue here.

    Anyone got any anti-inflammatory ideas which are cheap and don't involve copious amounts of meat?
     
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    Perhaps but even if that may or not be the case here (I don’t really care) there still can be compassion for what another human being is going through.
     
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  17. Tannith

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    https://health.clevelandclinic.org/5-foods-that-can-cause-inflammation/

    3. Red and processed meats

    Processed meats have been salted, cured, fermented or smoked for flavor or preservation purposes. Research shows both processed and red meats are high in saturated fat, which causes inflammation.

    Examples of red and processed meats

    Red meat is any meat that comes from cows, pigs, sheep and goats. Examples of processed meats include:

    • Bacon.
    • Hot dogs.
    • Meat jerkies.
    • Pepperoni.
    • Salami.
    • Sausage.
    • Some deli meats.
    Why red and processed meats cause inflammation

    Studies have shown that higher intakes of these meats lead to cancer, heart disease and stroke, all of which go hand-in-hand with inflammation.

    How to cut down on red or processed meats

    Coates offers these suggestions:

    • Go meatless once or twice a week.
    • Limit meals that feature meat to once per day.
    • Treat meat like a side dish rather than the main course — instead, make vegetables, fruits and fiber-filled carbohydrates the main events.
    • Choose meats that have less than four grams of saturated fat per serving. (Reality check: Most processed meats come in at five grams or more per serving.)
     
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  18. Brunneria

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    See my post #11 above
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Associational nonsense.
     
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  20. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    @Tannith
    You are very selective in the information you cut and pasted, aren't you?
    If you think that the section you quoted was the main takeaway of the article, then I suggest that you re-read it with a bit more care.
    https://health.clevelandclinic.org/5-foods-that-can-cause-inflammation/
    That article quotes 5 types of foods that it claims may cause inflammation.
    1 added sugars (foods listed are breads, crackers, granolas, meusli and salad dressings)
    2 trans fats (stated as often found in processed carby foods)
    3 red and processed meats (the ref given is to studies which have been roundly debunked by those who have actually looked at the data, such as here https://www.youtube.com /watch?v=xDgzgDSInt0 )
    4 Omega 6 oils, foods listed are seed and vegetable oils)
    5 Refined carbs (foods listed are breads, rice, potatoes and sugary cereals)
     
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