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Question:


I have COPD Emphysema, and you please tell me if the constant headache I get
on the right side of my head especially when I awake in the mornings comes from my illness.
I continually take painkillers which just dull the pain.

David

Answer:

Dear David,

Phosphodiesterase-4 inhibition with roflumilast is a tretamentet that leads to significant improvement in lung function in patients with severe, stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The most common treatment-related adverse events using Phosphodiesterase-4 inhibition with roflumilast are diarrhea, nausea, and headache.

Headache in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could be caused by a lack of oxygen.

Cluster headaches have been connected to REM sleep and could be caused because of a lack of oxygen and dilated blood vessels.

The low oxygen could be due to a temporary decrease in function of one or more parts of your lung.

You could have an oximetry done sleeping. An oximetry is a procedure that measures the amount of oxygen in the blood.

Duoneb® is used to treat COPD and one of its side effects is headache.

Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital says that in the later stages of COPD, a patient may have headaches when she or he wakes up in the morning.

With COPD (emphysema or chronic bronchitis) and flu, you may also feel headache


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