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Recently my asthma has multiplied symptoms full time same thing every 4 hours I have to use my albuterol.

Dr. Sucharitra Picasso 93% (12439 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, Asthma and bronchitis can be treated well with homoeopathy. Gradually slow down the frequency of your allopathic medication and simultaneously take homoeopathic medicine - Biocombination 2/ thrice daily and Bakson's Astha-Aid/ 1 tablet 4 times a day.
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I am suffering from ild since last two years now it has aggravated I am on steroids and fibredone Is there any treatment in Ayurveda .l am running fever and weightless since jan 17.

Dr. Ramesh Rai 88% (271 ratings)
Graduate of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (GAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I am suffering from ild since last two years now it has aggravated I am on steroids and fibredone Is there any treatm...
ILD in Ayurveda is described under 'shwas roga' Shwas Roga is a broad term encompassing all the respiratory diseases..In modern medcine Interstitial tissue is the name given to the tissue around the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs. Turmeric, Dalchini and Cow Urine are best treatments. For details, you will have to contact us.
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I have bronchial allergic asthma. My child 12 years always have shortness of breath(which he does not accept), lungs conjestion and coughs. I think this is starting of same problem I have. What should I do?

Dr. S. Goel 91% (135 ratings)
MBBS, MS (ENT & HEAD AND NECK SURGERY), FSIB, Diploma in Allergy and Asthma
ENT Specialist, Delhi
You can get a spirometry test done for confirmation of diagnosis. You can start SABA like albuterol 2puff in case of symptoms like shortness of breath, cough, chest tightness, wheeze or whistling as when required.
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What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects.

Dr. Surbhi Agrawal 97% (19676 ratings)
PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects.
These can include: short-acting beta agonists, such as albuterol. These medications are the same medications as those in your quick-acting (rescue) inhaler. You may need to use a machine called a nebulizer, which turns the medication into a mist that can be inhaled deep into your lungs. Oral corticosteroids. Taken in pill form, these medications help reduce lung inflammation and get your asthma symptoms under control. For more-severe asthma attacks, corticosteroids can be given intravenously. Ipratropium (atrovent). Ipratropium is sometimes used as a bronchodilator to treat a severe asthma attack, especially if albuterol is not fully effective. Intubation, mechanical ventilation and oxygen. If your asthma attack is life-threatening, your doctor may put a breathing tube down your throat into your upper airway. Using a machine that pumps oxygen into your lungs will help you breathe while your doctor gives you medications to get your asthma under control.
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What are the symptoms of critical asthma for a person in age groups of fifteen to twenties. How to cure it.

Dr. Surbhi Agrawal 97% (19676 ratings)
PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Asthma exacerbations are acute or subacute episodes of breathlessness, cough, wheezing, and chest tightness, or any combination of these symptoms. Treatment include: short-acting beta agonists, such as albuterol. These medications are the same medications as those in your quick-acting (rescue) inhaler. You may need to use a machine called a nebulizer, which turns the medication into a mist that can be inhaled deep into your lungs. Oral corticosteroids. Taken in pill form, these medications help reduce lung inflammation and get your asthma symptoms under control. For more-severe asthma attacks, corticosteroids can be given intravenously. Ipratropium (atrovent). Ipratropium is sometimes used as a bronchodilator to treat a severe asthma attack, especially if albuterol is not fully effective. Intubation, mechanical ventilation and oxygen. If your asthma attack is life-threatening, your doctor may put a breathing tube down your throat into your upper airway. Using a machine that pumps oxygen into your lungs will help you breathe while your doctor gives you medications to get your asthma under control.
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What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?

Dr. (Brig.) Ashok 90% (102 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DNB - Pulmonary Medicine, MD - Internal Medicine, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
Pulmonologist, Delhi
What medications are best for the treatment of asthma? What are their side effects?
Inhaled corticosteroids are the standard treatment for asthma. If taken properly, there are negligible side effects.
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I am 69 years old What do I do for Leg Muscle Cramps especially at night and early mornings. Sometimes, it is very severe.

Dr. Tanmay Palsule 97% (5507 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
I am 69 years old What do I do for Leg Muscle Cramps especially at night and early mornings. Sometimes, it is very se...
Many things can trigger a muscle cramp. They include: Poor blood circulation in your legs Working calf muscles too hard while exercising Not stretching enough Being active in hot temperatures Muscle fatigue Dehydration Magnesium and/or potassium deficiency A problem such as a spinal cord injury or pinched nerve in your neck or back Muscle cramps can also occur as a side effect of some drugs. Medications that can cause muscle cramps include: Furosemide (Lasix), hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide), and other diuretics ("water pills") that remove fluid from the body Donepezil (Aricept), used to treat Alzheimer's disease Neostigmine (Prostigmine), used for myasthenia gravis Nifedipine (Procardia), a treatment for angina and high blood pressure Raloxifene (Evista), an osteoporosis treatment Terbutaline (Brethine), albuterol (Proventil and Ventolin), asthma medications Tolcapone (Tasmar), which helps treat Parkinson's disease Statin medications for cholesterol, such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), or simvastatin (Zocor) Leg Stretches That May Help For a charley horse in the calf or a cramp in the back of the thigh (hamstring), try this stretch: Put your weight on the affected leg and bend your knee slightly. Or, sit or lie down with your leg out straight and pull the top of your foot toward your head. For a cramp in the front of the thigh (quadriceps), hold on to a chair to steady yourself and pull your foot back toward your buttock. You can also massage the muscle, ice it, or try taking a bath with Epsom salt. Can I Prevent Them? To help stop cramps before they start: Eat more foods high in vitamins and magnesium and calcium. Stay well-hydrated. Stretch properly before exercise FOR MEDICATION CONSULT ONLIE IN PRIVATE
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Asthma In Children - How It Can Be Treated?

Dr. Rajkumar 92% (42 ratings)
MD, DTDC , MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Asthma In Children - How It Can Be Treated?

Asthma is a painful pulmonary disease that is usually caused due to inflammation of the air passages. The tubes that help us breathe in and out can get contaminated with pollutants and allergens like dust, smoke, pet hair, pollen and nettle, amongst various other substances. This can lead to coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain due to breathing difficulties and wheezing as the lungs try to get more oxygen which cannot pass through the swollen airways. This is usually characterised as asthma. In recent times, there has been a worrying increase in child asthma. Read on to find ways in which this can be treated.

Symptoms: Treating breathing difficulties is the first and foremost way of treating asthma in children. This is especially important because of the oxygen requirement for normal and proper development of the brain and rest of the body.

Long Term Medication: Inhaled Corticosteroids which act to combat inflammation and reduce the same, can be used by children. Also, leukotriene modifiers can be used along with these inhalers. But one must be careful of psychological reactions like aggression during the use of this medicine. Combination inhalers can also help in tackling agonists that can trigger severe and potentially fatal asthmatic attacks. Theophylline is another drug that can be taken on a daily basis to keep the bronchial tubes or air passages open.


Quick Relief Medication: Albuterol, pirbuterol, and levalbuterol are some of the medicines that can be used in the short term for quick and instant relief. Yet, there is no guarantee that the symptoms will not return and there is still a need for a child to undergo focussed and long term medication to alleviate the risk of severe attacks.

Immunotherapy: Asthmatic attacks that are caused due to the allergens like pollen, dust, smoke, nettle, pet hair, and other similar substances, will need a series of injections that contain a small measure of the allergens so that the immune system is strengthened. This will ensure that the child's allergic reactions and subsequent asthma attacks will gradually decrease.

Devices: Medication delivery devices like inhalers that will give you a measured dose, dry powder inhalers as well as nebulizers, will take the medication straight to the lungs for asthma relief and control.

Long terms diseases like asthma can greatly affect the growth and immunity of a child, which is why it is important to prevent and treat such attacks. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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Asthma - How Can We Treat It?

Dr. Bharat Bhushan Bharti 90% (146 ratings)
MD Physician
General Physician, Delhi
Asthma - How Can We Treat It?

Asthma is a painful pulmonary disease that is usually caused due to inflammation of the air passages. The tubes that help us breathe in and out can get contaminated with pollutants and allergens like dust, smoke, pet hair, pollen and nettle, amongst various other substances. This can lead to coughingshortness of breathchest pain due to breathing difficulties and wheezing as the lungs try to get more oxygen which cannot pass through the swollen airways. This is usually characterised as asthma. In recent times, there has been a worrying increase in child asthma. Read on to find ways in which this can be treated.

Symptoms: Treating breathing difficulties is the first and foremost way of treating asthma in children. This is especially important because of the oxygen requirement for normal and proper development of the brain and rest of the body.

Long Term Medication: Inhaled Corticosteroids which act to combat inflammation and reduce the same, can be used by children. Also, leukotriene modifiers can be used along with these inhalers. But one must be careful of psychological reactions like aggression during the use of this medicine. Combination inhalers can also help in tackling agonists that can trigger severe and potentially fatal asthmatic attacks. Theophylline is another drug that can be taken on a daily basis to keep the bronchial tubes or air passages open.


Quick Relief Medication: Albuterol, pirbuterol, and levalbuterol are some of the medicines that can be used in the short term for quick and instant relief. Yet, there is no guarantee that the symptoms will not return and there is still a need for a child to undergo focussed and long term medication to alleviate the risk of severe attacks.

Immunotherapy: Asthmatic attacks that are caused due to the allergens like pollen, dust, smoke, nettle, pet hair, and other similar substances, will need a series of injections that contain a small measure of the allergens so that the immune system is strengthened. This will ensure that the child's allergic reactions and subsequent asthma attacks will gradually decrease.

Devices: Medication delivery devices like inhalers that will give you a measured dose, dry powder inhalers as well as nebulizers, will take the medication straight to the lungs for asthma relief and control.

Long terms diseases like asthma can greatly affect the growth and immunity of a child, which is why it is important to prevent and treat such attacks. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

 

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Asthma - Gendered Susceptibility And Prevention Of Attacks!

Dr. Mool Chand Gupta 94% (36258 ratings)
MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Asthma - Gendered Susceptibility And Prevention Of Attacks!

All human beings breathe, that is how they live. Asthma is when the one thing that happens automatically for your sustenance decides to drop the ball. Asthma is the most common pulmonary disease that has people feeling breathless left right and the centre. It occurs when the trachea becomes constricted and the passage for the flow of air decreases dramatically thereby leaving people out of breath and wheezing, for they are unable to breathe. The bronchial tubes that help you breathe protest when you exert them and in turn close up so that you are unable to keep working or breathing properly. The lungs too get inflamed and participate in this ordeal.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for asthma, that being said, females are more prone to asthma than males and that makes females doubly unlucky. Asthma is a combination of genetic inheritance and environmental factors and more likely to occur in women because hormones are involved in the aggravation or retardation of asthma attacks.

Testosterone increases in men as they hit puberty and testosterone has been studied and it shows a particular quality that makes one immune to asthma. Women, on the other hand, have a healthy dose of a particular kind of immune cells that make them prone to asthma. These cells make proteins that lead to a mucus build up and inflamed lungs and causes wheezing along with the loss of breath. This is a huge breakthrough discovery in the field of medicine particularly for this disease since there is no discernible cure for asthma. Administering testosterone cannot be used as a line of treatment because hormone treatment is not a cakewalk but this finding can help make asthma treatments more precise and targeted.

Notwithstanding all that has been discussed above, asthma is a serious deterrent in your daily activities and once you start suffering from it, it is highly unlikely you can ever live without it, so here are a few quick steps to prevent an asthma attack:

  1. Inhalers: Obviously carry your emergency inhalers at all costs, you never know what can trigger an asthmatic attack, it could be physical activities, your surroundings, pollution or smoke thus best be prepared. Albuterol containing medication can be used for quick relief.
  2. Cleaning homes: Keep your house and living environment clean, devoid of dust and any other allergens that may trigger your attacks. Identify your triggers and stay clear of them. Cockroaches also spread allergens into the home environment. Try and eliminate all possible hideouts and seal any open pipes. If you are hit by an attack get away from the inducer and look for an air-conditioned room with clean air.
  3. Deep breathing: Regulate your breathing by sitting down and staying calm. Taking deep breaths will help open up constricted passage-ways by inducing a normal pattern. Since attacks occur due to mucous build-up, consider drinking a hot beverage that will help open up your airway and breathe easy.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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