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Sir/ mdm I am raza khan aged 22 years I have TB in lymph nodes n I am taking treatment for dat since 8 months still the nodes r persisting yet. Dctr told dat after 9 months you can stop taking medicines so wt I need to know is if I cease treatment is there any chance of getting weak again as before the treatment I have started so could please suggest something regarding this? It may really helps me. Thnq.
I am suffering from heavy cough, fever, stomach ache during coughing, vomiting, missed my periods and currently I am taking hair falling reducing medicine.
I am suffering frim cough and cold from last 2 weeks. The medicine is not helping me out. What to do?
I have a cold and cough form 4 days, while cough a liquid is coming out from mouth which same as liquid from nose, could you please give some suggestion and name the medicine which cures.
My son is about 6 years 6months old suffering allergy-asthma from approximately 3 years back. Budecort (100 mg) inhaler & levolin inhaler, montelukast 5mg is consuming everyday as per advice of doctor. Please suggest.
Dear sir / madam Please note that am suffering from asthma from last 17 years presently am using inhaler foracort 400 and unicontin 400 to control the same however consumption of inhaler is high some time it is more than twice a day. Please advice some medicine which need to be taken only once a day to control asthma Regards.
Sir I have tonsils from past 8 months. Regularly I am using pain killer tablets for this. I am very scared about operation. Except operation what should I do?
Got a cough and have been having fever since yesterday. It seems like a throat infection. Have gargled and taken crocin for fever. Fever stays at 99.5. What medicine to take. I am 46 years old. Have threshold diabetes. Rest I am fine.
I have been suffering from severe cold, fever and dry cough, head ache, body pain for more than 3 days. Whatever I eat I can feel only bitter taste. Are they due any disease or ordinary fever. How do I get cured?
I am not able to breath properly have to take breath from mouth or trying to do yawning but it also doesn't happen. Age 28 Male no disease earlier.
I have sinus problem and I have breathing problem. So I met doctor and he prescribed me some medicine and after taking tablets for one week some type of sound started from my ears then I asked my doctor about that but he told me it will be reduce within 15 days but im waited for 3 months but there is no change. I have hearing problem My right ear 78% & Left ear 40%.Doctor suggested me to take surgery for sinus. Im not able to sleep at night times due to breathing problem and sounds inside the ear. Im getting irritation regularly due to this sounds. Kindly suggest me the better option.
The lungs are made of tubes through, which air passes in and out for exchange of gases, taking in alveoli. It is a disease of alveoli to which finer air conducting tubes are attached. Over a period of time, with age and exposure to various agents, these tubules get obstructed. The amount of air that can pass through these is reduced, leading to reduced oxygen supply to the lungs and thereby the various body organs.
The symptoms of COPD can be easily understood if we realize how COPD is caused. The progressive blockage of the air tubes causes less oxygen to reach the tissues, which is the most essential agent for all tissues and organs to function. Reduced supply produces a generalized limitation in physical activity. There are two main components to COPD - chronic bronchitis and emphysema. The symptoms indicative of COPD are as follows:
- Chronic cough: Also referred to as smoker's cough, the cough is relentless and does not subside with regular cough treatment. This is one of the first indications of COPD.
- Mucus buildup: There is constant buildup of mucus which gets expelled during coughing. The person never feels completely clear of mucus, and the regular cough expectorants do not help relieve the symptoms.
- Fatigue associated with limited activity: As noted earlier, the reduced capacity of the organs limits their activities. Therefore, regular activities like walking short distances or climbing stairs can induce fatigue.
- Shortness of breath: The above fatigue is associated with shortness of breath, even with small physical exertion. A person with COPD will see marked tiredness and reduced ability to perform routine chores and feel a tightness in the chest.
- Wheezing: Passage of air through the obstructed air tubes produces a whistling sound or wheezing. It is more pronounced when there is mucus accumulation in the airways.
Rarely, Frequent respiratory infections, more frequent flu attacks, swelling of the feet and ankles, cardiovascular disease, weight loss, and morning headaches.
While there is no cure for COPD, once it sets, the following are some ways to slow its progression and reduce severity of the symptoms:
- Bronchodilators: Dilate the air tubes and ease flow of air
- Corticosteroids: Help reduce inflammation and thereby improve airflow through the tubes
- Flu vaccination: Helps curb the frequent flu attacks
- Antibiotics: To contain infections
- Pulmonary rehabilitation: A combination of breathing exercise and patient education to improve lung function.
- Oxygen therapy: In very severe cases, oxygen may be required.
- Lifestyle changes: Eating healthy foods, preventing exposure to dust and smoke, quitting smoking, breathing exercises, bi-annual medical check-ups to monitor lung functions are essential.
Knowing that you have COPD is the first step towards managing COPD, which can be managed effectively.