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I am a house wife and have a asthma problem and taking aerocort rotacaps from 10 year continuously is that medicine have any side effect or problem due to long term use?
I have asthma problem im going on using monticope but it is not useful for much time so what should I do.
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks and I have chest pain wherever I cough hard. Can you suggest what should be done?
I am suffering from sinusitis from the last 10 years how can it be cured any medicine you would like to suggest?
I am 21 years old female. I had cough for the past 10-15 days. I had taken injection, tablets and also syrup but it still exist. I also had ulcer and throat irritation while eating for the past few months. Is it may lead to TB? What are the symptoms of TB? Please guide me.
Merko khasi lgbhg. 1.5 yr. Se. Ho rhi mne Dr. Ko dikhaya ayurvedic .dr ko unhone blood test kia esnophylia bda hua tha. 11 %tha. Bt fr ab 8 % ho gya h.lkin tb v khasi nhi gyi saas lene m bdi prob hoti thi .thook v nhi satk pata tha .saans muhh kholkr leni prti thi. Fr mne. Ent Dr. Ko dikhaya ayurvedic me he. Waha unhone check kia. Toh unhone jo jo bola wo v hta tha meko luk sneezing. Sirdard .infection btaya pr med thi. Med se fayda hua kuch din tk. Fr bss fayda wahi tk he h .ab v.thore din bd koi fayda nhihua tb se. Pl suggest me whats the prob I have. What to do.
I'm having dry cough which becomes unbearable in the evening and in the early morning. It's something allergic. Can you suggest any medicine on this?
DEAR DR: My Wife is 51 years old and weight is 94 kgs , she is having Asthma for a long period (over 40 years). Her condition has become worse during the last 3/4 years. Severe breathing difficulty & tiredness. Her Recent Pulmonary Function test results are PRE FEV1 = 36% PRE FVC 40 %. Post FEV1 48% POST FVC 49%. DLCO 63 % TLC 55 % KCO - 120%. Kindly advise if this is normal Obstructive Lung disease OR COPD OR ILD. Best Regards
My 20-year old brother has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma preventer long term? I heard that using it for years might cause bone shrinkage. Is it true? Are there any vitamins or supplements to help vision?
COPD, short for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is an inflammatory disease of the lungs. The disease obstructs the flow of air in the lungs and subsequently causes difficulty in breathing. Prolonged exposure to cigarette smoke, gases or particulate matter can lead to this condition. The condition transcends all age brackets meaning it can affect anyone from young teenagers to aged adults. People who contract this disease are at an increased likelihood of developing cardiovascular conditions and lung diseases, in addition to a horde of other conditions.
Causes of COPD
1. The chief cause of COPD is smoking tobacco and being subjected to fumes from cooking and heating. A study estimated that in and around 25% of long-standing smokers develop symptoms of this condition. Yet, statistics show that COPD is often misdiagnosed until an elaborate evaluation is diagnosed.
2. Conditions like Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are also known to cause the disease. Your lungs depend on the intrinsic elasticity of the air sacs and bronchial tubes that help facilitate the passage of air through the lungs. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease causes these passages to lose their elasticity thus rendering them partially ineffective.
Symptoms of COPD
The symptoms of COPD do not appear until the lungs are significantly damaged and the condition tends to deteriorate if smoking persists. Apart from coughing and production of sputum, other apparent symptoms include:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Stiffness and tightness of chest
- A persistent cough
- Fatigue and weakness
- Weight loss
- Frequent allergic reactions of the respiratory glands
Along with the aforementioned symptoms, patients who are diagnosed with COPD are likely to experience bouts of exacerbation, during which their symptoms heighten and tend to grow worse for several days.
Although anyone can contract the condition, certain people are at an increased risk of condition. Such risk factors include:
- Chronic smoking
- A medical history of asthma
- Exposure to chemicals and dusts
- Weakening of the immune system with increasing age
If you experience or entertain symptoms or suspicions of this disease, consulting a pulmonologist is duly advised.