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I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks and l have chest pain whenever I cough hard can you suggest what should be done?
Hi I'm smoking since 6 years (started in 2012)(1 or 2 cigs per day). I was diagnosed by zolair injection for my asthma in 2010. Since mid 2017 I'm getting sick in winter and also this summer I quit smoking when I get sick. ONLY MY COUGH MOSTLY DRY CONTINUES FOR 1 week (2-3 days peaks) AFTER I QUIT SMOKING. And again if I start smoking, after some days mild cough comes and become more. I also suspect my ceiling fan whenever I sleep in full speed fan I get sick like symptoms.
What should I do to purify my lungs I have quit smoking but still sometimes feel a sudden pain and still I cough a lot.
Hello Doctor, I am suffering from rhonchi / lung allergic. (as some ent doctor said). I have used T. allegro tab & T. months lc & t. Aziwok. I used for almost 2 weeks and later I started suffering from too much of cough at n8's when I sleep. Air that I inhale pass into my throat and make it dry and cough happens. Can I know wats happening actually. Do I have a permanent solution.
The chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder is a highly prevalent lung disease. People affected by COPD suffer from difficulty in breathing which can hamper regular life to a considerable extent. Though there is no particular cure available for this condition so far, it can be essentially managed with lifestyle changes and proper treatments. This first step in the process is to quit smoking.
Which medicines are available for treating COPD?
Doctors use various medications for treating the symptoms and complications of this disease. Drugs that fall under any of the categories mentioned below, coupled with therapy sessions would be recommended.
- Bronchodilators: These medicines which tend to come in the form of an inhaler help in relaxing the muscles around the airways. It can assist in relieving coughing and shortness of breath making it easier to breathe. You may need a short-acting bronchodilator to provide quick relief and a long-acting bronchodilator to use on a regular basis.
- Combination inhalers: For those patients whose condition is severe and experience frequent flare-ups, combination inhalers are used. As the name implies, it is a combination of steroids and beta-agonist employed in the short or long acting bronchodilator. Your doctor might recommend this depending on your condition.
- Theophylline: This class of medicine is quite inexpensive which is commonly used in the treatment of COPD and asthma. It can improve breathing while preventing flare-ups. But the side effects of this medicine are many and may include fast heartbeat, headache, nausea, and even tremor. Hence, your doctor might advise this medication only if it suits you.
Can lung therapies help in treating COPD?
Doctors often use additional therapies for the treatment of moderate to severe COPD:
- Pulmonary rehabilitation program: These programs include exercise training, education, nutrition therapies and counseling. The affected person needs to work with the professionals who can tailor the rehabilitation program for meeting their specific needs. This treatment can shorten the duration of hospitalization and increase one’s ability to take part in daily activities.
- Oxygen therapy: If there is a lack of oxygen in the blood, you would need additional oxygen to supplement it. There are several types of equipment available in the market that can deliver oxygen to the lungs. Some of these are lightweight and portable which you may carry with you while running errands.
Is there any surgery available in the treatment of COPD?
Surgery may be the only option for people who have a severe form of COPD and emphysema. Some of the most common surgical interventions include bullectomy, lung transplant, and lung volume reduction surgery. There are individual risks and complications in each of these cases, and therefore, it is very important to manage the symptoms to avoid the need for surgical operations.
Thus, with caution and care, COPD can be managed effectively, and you may lead a normal life.
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I am suffering from dry cough since 1 week. My throat remains dry and little fluid comes out while coughing. But no runny nose. Roughness in my throat. Feeling very tired due to coughing.
Treatment for allergic bronchitis. Having stroke of coughing occasionally with white sputum .sometimes it is too powerful that I vomit. I am not asthmatic.
Sir, Gale ke paas Tb ki gaanth hai DOTS se sirf TB ki medicine chal rhi hai Inke saath Vitamins ki medicines jaruri hai, Yadi na le to kya kya nuksaan hai, Vitamins ki medicine kon kon si hai jo le sakte hai, Marg Darshan kare. Thank you.
I am 28 year old male. I am having sudden bouts of pain and uneasiness around both sides of lungs/ around left and right side of my navel. Since yesterday. What could it be? I am really worried.
1. Don't smoke. If you've never smoked, don't start. Talk to your children about not smoking so that they can understand how to avoid this major risk factor for lung cancer. Begin conversations about the dangers of smoking with your children early so that they know how to react to peer pressure.
2. Stop smoking. Stop smoking now. Quitting reduces your risk of lung cancer, even if you've smoked for years. Talk to your doctor about strategies and stop-smoking aids that can help you quit. Options include nicotine replacement products, medications and support groups.
3. Avoid secondhand smoke. If you live or work with a smoker, urge him or her to quit. At the very least, ask him or her to smoke outside. Avoid areas where people smoke, such as bars and restaurants, and seek out smoke-free options.
4. Avoid carcinogens at work. Take precautions to protect yourself from exposure to toxic chemicals at work. Follow your employer's precautions. For instance, if you're given a face mask for protection, always wear it. Ask your doctor what more you can do to protect yourself at work. Your risk of lung damage from workplace carcinogens increases if you smoke.
5. Eat a diet full of fruits and vegetables. Choose a healthy diet with a variety of fruits and vegetables. Food sources of vitamins and nutrients are best. Avoid taking large doses of vitamins in pill form, as they may be harmful. For instance, researchers hoping to reduce the risk of lung cancer in heavy smokers gave them beta carotene supplements. Results showed the supplements actually increased the risk of cancer in smokers.
6. Exercise most days of the week. If you don't exercise regularly, start out slowly. Try to exercise most days of the week.