Debunking 5 Major Lung Transplant Myths


Myth 5: Two lungs are way better than one.

It’s a reality that a double lung transplant is better, but a single lung transplant serves as an excellent treatment option in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) because the scarring nature of the disease can make it difficult to find a suitable double lung donor.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the collective term for two major lung diseases: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. How much do you really know about this potentially deadly disease?

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  1. Olga says:

    I love your site very informative. Im a semi-retired nurse. Had Stage 4 Lung CA w/metastasis to R.Adrenal in 2002.Then diagnosed with Emphysema. Yes I was a smoker 20 yrs ago.Thank God for the scientists that developed Anoro Ellipta, life saving. Yes it’s a LAMA.I read article in Lama vs Laba. It’s difficult to treat pts that have Emphysema and bronchiectasis 2 different monsters.But it’s not impossible.Thank goodness that pulmonary REHAB is mentioned. It is a Life Line for COPD. Exercise for the rest of the pts life,w/o it exacerbations,hospital ICU and severe loss of lung function. Also there is still a lack of pt. Teaching. Most pts do not breath correctly. Diaphram breathing, Diet,protein,fruits, veggies, using inhalers incorrectly.Dirty equipment. This all contributes to hospitalizations.Also the low socioeconomic group. They are really in trouble.We need more Resp.Therapists and Good COPD nurses,and more Resp.Therapy that are dedicated to pt. TEACHING in the home. This would save alot of money to the gov.less hospitalizations.its a win for everyone.

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