Common Specialities
Common Issues
Common Treatments

Venous Blood Gas Health Feed

Difference between asthma and para cardiac bronchiectasis a few years ago two doctors told me I have bronchiectasis and a year ago I was told it’s asthma in my lll I have mucus sitting in few cms and my airways are tightened or stretched as a cloth (told by al doctors) I am taking treatment of asthma and it showed me results what am I really going through. I took antibiotics and using inhalers for asthma will thr be any permanent to this because the chronic cough is irritating me sometimes especially during nights if I stop taking medicines for few days and mucus is also coming.

Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
Difference between asthma and para cardiac bronchiectasis a few years ago two doctors told me I have bronchiectasis a...
1. Do saline gargles daily. 2. Whenever possible do steam inhalation also. 3. Cover your nose and mouth with hanky for at least 30 sec when you go in dusty areas also when you go in and out of ac. As our nose is the most sensitive part of our body, when there is temperature difference between two rooms or inside n outside, then if we not protect our nose, it gets affected. 4. Drink hot liquids --hot liquids relieve nasal congestion, prevent dehydration, and soothe the uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line your nose and throat. Homeopathic treatment has very encouraging results and gives relief in long term consult online with details.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

Pulmonary Rehabilitation - How Physiotherapy Can Help?

B.P.T, M.P.T, Fellowship In Cardiac Rehab, Fellowship In Neurological Rehab
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
Pulmonary Rehabilitation - How Physiotherapy Can Help?
Seeing someone who used to do all their activities on their own turn to someone who needs help even with small things like going to the bathroom can be very difficult.

The lungs are vital organs in that they are essential to supply oxygen to the entire body. If the various organs do not receive adequate oxygen, their function can be impaired. Therefore, lung function needs to be maintained. Lung function can be impaired by chronic conditions like COPD and bronchiectasis. In both these, the overall ability of the lungs to take in adequate oxygen is reduced. Therefore, the lungs need to be rehabilitated so that they can improve their ability to function better. These exercises are aimed at the following:

Improve ability to breathe effectively
Reduce episodes of breathlessness
Reduce the number of hospitalizations required to clear sputum and infections
Improve ability to perform small, routine chores on their own
Improve exercise tolerance over a period of time
Improve overall quality of life
Reduce morbidity and mortality rates
It has been proven beyond doubt that in addition to medications, physiotherapy plays a vital role in improving lung function over a period of time. Depending on the actual condition of the patient, a physiotherapy program is drawn up. Initially, the therapist will guide the patient and/or the caretaker with the various exercises. Over a period of time, the caretaker and the patient can do these on their own. The intent of these common exercises is to improve breathing efficiency, clear mucus, and improve overall lung function.

Active breathing techniques (ABT) We all know that breathing is involuntary; however, making an effort to consciously breathe can improve the efficiency. More oxygen is taken in and sent to the various organs, thereby rejuvenating the entire body.
Postural drainage: With any chronic lung condition, sputum or mucus tends to accumulate in various parts of the lungs. If not drained, it can attract more bacteria and cause infection. The patient is made to lie in various positions so that different parts of the lungs are drained, aided by gravity. This is highly effective in clearing secretions.
Pursed lip breathing: Inhaling through the nose and letting the air out through the mouth like how a candle is blown helps improve lung function.
Forced coughing: A person is taught to induce coughing so that secretions are cleared out, thereby reducing chances of infection. Inhale as usual to the full capacity and exhale in coughing spurts.
It has been proven beyond doubt that with no side effects (unlike medications), physiotherapy improves the overall quality of life in people with COPD.
3405 people found this helpful

COVID-19 Precautions & Care!

MBBS, MD - Medicine
General Physician, Aurangabad
COVID-19 Precautions & Care!
For all the citizens above 65 years of age, and those with comorbidities like diabetes, heart & kidney disease, asthma, living in high-risk areas, should watch for following red flag signs daily
1) temperature & 100*f
2) throat pain and persistent dry cough
3) breathing difficulty and single breath count & 30
4) loose motions
5) dizziness and vomitings

If any of the above symptoms appear then immediately contact the physician.

For primary prevention follow some simple tips:
1) keep up good hydration
2) include coconut water and citrus fruits in the diet (kidney patient should avoid)
3) ginger+ turmeric+ honey+ cinamon+ lemon tea in the morning empty stomach.
4) avoid smoking and alcohol
5) follow all necessary contact precautions and social distancing norms
1 person found this helpful

World Environment Day!

MD (Physician), MD (Pulmonology)
Pulmonologist, Bareilly
World Environment Day!
World environment day - tips for a healthier lifestyle

Let's all take a pledge to follow these guidelines for asthma, allergic rhinitis and pollution-free - healthy lifestyle.
1) reduce automobile use.
2) stop smoking (passive smoking is as harmful)
3) use energy-efficient gadgets
4) create green zones (in our homes, colonies, offices)
5) reduce the use of plastics, reuse plastics and recycle plastics and other garbage.
6) proper garbage disposal (never allow burning)

All these steps along with proper treatment of allergic, chest diseases, can reduce the physical, emotional and financial burden of treatment.

Please remember" we don't own this planet, we borrow it from our future generations"
1 person found this helpful

My mother is a copd patient and was taking formoflo250 and telekast-f. But recently again she had severe cough and feels irritation in the throat and gets tired even if she got upstairs. Now, duolin, monteklc, unicontin400, clavam625, brozedex, is it ok.

MD (Physician), MD (Pulmonology)
Pulmonologist, Bareilly
Dear Lybrate user, your mother is in exacerbation phase (flare up) of copd. The treatment seems adequate and has to be continued as per doctor's advice. Inquire about influenza & pneumococcal vaccination from your doctor, it helps in reducing flare up incidents. Do contact in case of further query. Wishing speedy recovery.
1 person found this helpful
Submit FeedbackFeedback

I have been diagnosed with copd for which tab supradyn 1-1-1 has been recommended this is not helping and my breathlessness is troubling pl advise.

MD (Physician), MD (Pulmonology)
Pulmonologist, Bareilly
I have been diagnosed with copd for which tab supradyn 1-1-1 has been recommended
this is not helping and my breathle...
Dear sir, supradyn is a vitamin and cannot cure breathlessness of copd / asthma. You need to visit a pulmonologist and get your pft done. Pft will help in proper staging of disease and choosing of inhaler for treatment. Wishing good health.
Submit FeedbackFeedback

My father is 77 years old and mildly asthmatic. He has been treated with antibiotics and nebulization for 7 days and still complains of mild short breath once in 3 days. Dr. has prescribed to give asthalin nebulization on sos basis. However we are sceptical to give this regularly. Need your guidance if we can give this on a regular need basis or not. If not want is to be done as his xray n other parameters are normal as per reports.

MD (Physician), MD (Pulmonology)
Pulmonologist, Bareilly
My father is 77 years old and mildly asthmatic. He has been treated with antibiotics and nebulization for 7 days and ...
Dear Lybrate user, sos therapy with asthalin is helpful in recovering chest patients. Although it would be best to visit a pulmonologist and get a regular inhaler (to prevent attacks & reduce oral asthma medicines) wishing good health.
Submit FeedbackFeedback