so how do the NHS wakefield saying what is a severe lung as they say i am not a at risk person but i have severe emphysema so piz tell me who say who at risk and who is not
so tell me what is severe lung - British Lung Foun...
Severe Emphysema is classed as at high risk, being on oxygen is classed at high risk. The fact that you are on oxygen whilst being severe indicates to me that you must have a very low DLCO ( gas exchange) as well, once again puts you at high risk. There has to be a clerical/data base error. You should definitely be self-isolating (staying indoors) and questioning your status with your GP about this, something is wrong at their end.
2greys Sorry to jump in but what is considered a low DCLO and what is considered very low? Is there an official scale, like with FEV1? Thanks
Less than 30% is considered very low, requiring supplementary oxygen. Some people with very severe Emphysema (stage 4) may not need oxygen for a long time. Just one of the reasons why we are all different. Lung disease is extremely complex and not all just about FEV1% although it is a good indicator for the average without further complications. Some people will require supplementary oxygen because of a weak diaphragm, as do some with poor posture. There is no set rule, we are all different.
The patients, who are at 'the highest risk of severe illness that would require hospitalisation from coronavirus', include those who have had an organ transplant; people with specific cancers; people with severe respiratory conditions; people with rare diseases; people on immunosuppression therapies; and pregnant women with significant heart disease.
Stay at home for 12 weeks!
A mistake has been made and you are VERY vulnerable . Follow the gov advise. Don’t take chances.