Doctor in Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon
Treatment of Sleep Disturbance
Asthma Management Program
Management of Smoking Cessation
Oxygen Therapy Treatment
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment
Lower/Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Treatment
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I took Chest x ray and result came as "increased broncho vascular markings at para cardiac/ para hilar areas" Is it TB I never had symptoms before. How can I cure this? Can I take antibiotics. I need to appear for UAE Visa test fro work visa will they reject by considering this as TB.
I'm suffering from cough due to constant crying a few months. I feel breathless suffocated and dizzy at times, even while exercising or sitting normally, I feel my breath come out like a sob even if I don't cry. At times, it becomes so suffocating that I begin to have a headache. While doing yoga I end up being dizzy in certain asanas. What do I do? Is this problem really serious?
I am suffering from TB since last 3 months, while removing phlegm after brushing teeth, I will be finding blood along with saliva and even some times blood will be coming along with saliva without any coughing and sometimes I feel the taste of blood in mouth and even am suffering from tooth infection also. I Don't understand what are the reasons. Please suggest to get rid off it.
Mera beta jo 10 years ka hai use bachpan se asthma ki shikayat hai mausam thanda hote hi khasi seene me cough aur Bhari saase chalne lagti doctors nebulizer aur syrup dete hai AAP koi accha syrup aur nebulizer tube bataiye pls,
I am not getting a good doctor to treat my asthmatic mother who is not able to breathe properly. She is breathing through mouth and wheezing. All done but day by day her conditions are getting worse. Can anyone suggest a good doctor?
I have pleural effusion, tuberculosis without cough, I am taking medicine since 4 days, can I go near children under age 5 years.
One of the best and easiest ways to manage the symptoms of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD is through a healthy and nutrient dense diet. This would not only help you to not only keep the severity of the symptoms in check but also to maintain a healthy weight.
Tips to keep in mind when choosing a diet
- Managing Weight: It is essential for patients with COPD to manage their weight. The symptom of breathlessness could be more severe if you are overweight. You might feel fatigued and tired if you are underweight. Therefore it is crucial to monitor your calorie intake and therefore also your weight as recommended by the American Lung Association.
- Balanced Diet: It is essential for patients with COPD to eat a healthy, nutritious and balanced diet. One that is varied and rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats or proteins according to a study published in the August 2014 issue of the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. A well-balanced diet will ensure that you get all the necessary vitamins such as C, E, and D that are necessary to help you cope with this condition.
- Protein: Lean proteins such as eggs, meat, poultry, nuts, beans, and fish especially oily fish such as mackerel and sardines, should be incorporated into your meal plan. These proteins are necessary for patients with COPD especially if they are managing their condition through exercise.
- Carbohydrates and food high in fibre such as lentils, oats, and beans will improve the functioning of the digestive system.
- Potassium: Fruits and vegetables such as beets, potatoes, bananas are especially beneficial in preventing water retention in patients
Foods To Limit Or Avoid
People react differently to foods, there are some foods that patients with COPD should limit or avoid but if they do not seem to have an impact on your symptoms you can make them a part of your meal plan.
- Limiting salt intake irrespective of whether you are a COPD patient or not is always a good step to take. But if you are a COPD patient excessive salt in your diet could cause fluid retention which could worsen your shortness of breath.
- Dairy products such as milk and cheese can irritate the respiratory pathways making phlegm thicker.
- Certain fruits and vegetables such as apples, cabbage, stone fruits such as peaches and soybeans can cause gas and bloating.
- Caffeine in coffee and chocolate could interfere with certain medications that you have been prescribed. Confirm with your doctor if you can still include them in your diet. Patients with COPD need to drink plenty of fluids and it might be beneficial to opt for non-caffeinated beverages.
- Fried, greasy and spicy food can cause gas and indigestion which can affect breathing.
Discuss your diet with your doctor or ask for a recommendation of a nutritionist who would help you to work out a meal or diet plan best suited for your condition. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!