Morning all - hope everyone's good or as good as possible.
I seem to have started to lose weight. Doesn't matter how much extra I eat I still stay same weight whereas before I would put it on if I ate extra. My BMI isnt out of normal range yet but Ive always understood we should not let our BMI slip too low.
My question is: does this mean the emphysema is progressing more? Interested to learn some of the experiences of those of you with primarily emphysema (rather than chronic bronchitis which doesnt seem to have the same problem).
And second question: how can I put on weight? Any tips welcome!
Ive had a pretty good run, having been dxd at mid-moderate state in 2000, and having managed to continue living a good life. But maybe this is just what eventually happens.
Wishing everyone a good weekend, jean xx
Hi Jean, I have stage 4 emphysema and have been underweight for years. My appetite is very poor but when I can eat reasonably well I fail to gain any weight at all. I have dietary supplements via the dietitian but their team have given up on trying to get my weight up although they still check on me now and then. I think that it is part and parcel of advanced lung disease, it certainly is for me. Carole x
Thanks Carole - I know this may come at some point. Just not ready for it yet. I am seeing a dietitian in June I think. Some recommendations on weight gain without eating multiple carbs which will put my blood sugar up would be very welcome. You take care xx
My dietitians used to push me to eat a high fat diet which I wasn't keen on. I also found that some of them had a poor understanding of lung disease. The latest one to see me just accepts things as they are for which I am very grateful. I hope you fare well when you see one. Best wishes xx
Thank you Carole x