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My wife 68 years suffers from copd for 10 years and pah (developed 3 years back). Gets swelling in feet. Lives on 3-4 litre oxygen 24×7. Also uses bipap in night and sos. No fever no cough but breathlessness month after medrol course. Her doctor normally repeats medrol course (about 12 days 16 mg, 12 mg, 8 mg, 4 mg three days each). Suggestions please. Kindly first let me know if alternative medicine is a solution to this problem.

Dr.Sneha Tirpude 90% (26ratings)
MBBS, MD - Pulmonary Medicine, DNB - Pulmonary Medicine
Pulmonologist, Pune
My wife 68 years suffers from copd for 10 years and pah (developed 3 years back). Gets swelling in feet. Lives on 3-4...
Restricted fluid intake to 1.5 litre/day and chest physiotherapy - breathing exercises, every 4 hours, limb exercises, graded increase in their levels, vaccination against pneumocpccal and influenza can be done. Not forgetting round the clock inhalers with spacer technique, additionally when required and oral bronchodilators. Steroids intake can be delayed by using above options.
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I am 30 year old man. I suffer from copd or chronic asthma when I am only 14 year old. The problem are short of breathing, wheezing,cough ,sneezing and blocked nose problem. I used inhaler.

Dr.Rajesh Choda 93% (8546ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Zirakpur
To get rid of such medicine to some extent you need to talk and get insights into getting advise of inclusion of ayurvedic herbals for immunoenhancing and respiratory tract management from allergens and infect ants. Yes, these naturals are not tasty, not attractive but have a great potential to ease your life in a gradual way. I do not criticize allopathy. That's also life saving and scientific but then there is limit of effects. Pl book phone call on Lybrate or chat for further guidance.
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Which inhaler is better seroflo or maxiflo for copd asthma? What are the side effects of using maxiflo for a long duration.

DNB(Respiratory diseases)
Respiratory Medicine Specialist, Delhi
Which inhaler is better seroflo or maxiflo for copd asthma? What are the side effects of using maxiflo for a long dur...
Both are long acting ics-laba combination drugs. The only difference being that salmeterol (seroflo) acts a little slower than formoterol (maxiflo). Side effects range from hypersensitivity, altered taste, oral candidiasis, tachycardia to pneumonias.

Is it common fir copd patients to experience phlegm in the throat regularly. I am having this problem although I have no cough or sore throat but from time to time I get this phlegm. I do gargles everyday to keep my throat clear.

Dr.Rajesh Choda 93% (8546ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Zirakpur
Is it common fir copd patients to experience phlegm in the throat regularly. I am having this problem although I have...
Some patients with copd have increased mucus production. This is because they have more goblet cells than people without copd. They may also have oversized mucus glands in their airways. This overproduction results in a chronic cough.
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Meri maa ko doctor ne duolin ampule ka din me 3 bar dene ko kaha he ,me kitne dino tak du.

Dr.Anusha Cm 93% (51ratings)
MD - Pulmonary Medicine, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Pulmonologist, Bangalore
Meri maa ko doctor ne duolin ampule ka din me 3 bar dene ko kaha he ,me kitne dino tak du.
Dear lybrate-user, duolin nevulisation is a temp solution. She needs to be evaluated properly for her illness.
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Hello sir. I already tested pft. But report says. Early small airway obstruction as fef 25-75%pred or %pred ,<70 mild restriction as (fev1/fvc)>95 and fvc %pred <80.

Dr.Pulak Mukherjee 91% (13106ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Hooghly
Hello sir. I already tested pft. But report says. Early small airway obstruction as fef 25-75%pred or %pred ,<70 mild...
Do regular exercise, deep breathing exercises, by proper homeopathic treatment it's very much curable.
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Sir my mother was copd patient with bilateral pneumonia after discharging from hospital her saturation without oxygen was 90 and with oxygen on 1.5ltr was 93, but due to steroid consumption her body got more obese as she was before as well. now doctor suggested dytor plus and montek ab but now her saturation is dropping to 88 on oxygen 2litre. And when she walks it goes ro 65. What should we do.

Dr.Amit Jauhari 91% (832ratings)
MD (Physician), MD (Pulmonology)
Pulmonologist, Bareilly
Sir my mother was copd patient with bilateral pneumonia after discharging from hospital her saturation without oxygen...
Dear Lybrate user, copd patients usually have a lower spo2 level compared to normal people. Your patient may require adjustment / change of inhaled medicines to increase lung capacity and spo2 levels. Kindly get following tests- 1. Chest x ray pa view 2. Pft test and consult a pulmonologist for further advice. Wishing speedy recovery.
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Hi, while checking my oxygen level in oximeter fluctuating to 88% then again showing 96%. I have not contacted to any copd patients is there any chance of having any lungs infection. Ease suggest what to do as am nervous in this pandemic situation.

Dr.Pulak Mukherjee 91% (13106ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Hooghly
Hi, while checking my oxygen level in oximeter fluctuating to 88% then again showing 96%. I have not contacted to any...
If you don't have any problem regarding your breathing then don't worry about it, do deep breathing exercises, do yoga, maintain a healthy life.
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Hi I am 21 years old and I was an asymptomatic copd patient. After testing negative my throat sinus and nose started hurting like they were very dry after 20 days. I have fever from last 10 days also my eyes are very red and my nose also. And when I touch slightly right side of my nostril on face only 0.5 cm away from nostril it hurts a little bit. Can it be any fungal infection if not then what is it please help!

Dr.Rajesh Choda 93% (8546ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Zirakpur
Hi I am 21 years old and I was an asymptomatic copd patient. After testing negative my throat sinus and nose started ...
If you have the option to go to nearby hospital, pl get it checked. If not, you may ask for ayurvedic remedy. It may or may not be the way you think. Do not fear. Try to meet specialist near you. Or consult.
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I was a copd patient and I recovered from it but I have a doubt that its been one month I have not sanitized my books. So I doubt whether I should sanitize it or not becoz I was covid positive.

Dr.Ankita Gupta 92% (378ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS Ayurveda
Ayurvedic Doctor, Haldwani
I was a copd patient and I recovered from it
but I have a doubt that its been one month I have not sanitized my books...
U can sanitise your book under sun rays because after one weak of symptomless positive reports patients have dead virus in their blood ,which can not harm or infect any other person.
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