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My 3 months baby boy. When he born known us TEF problem. So operate him now he take feed well but he suffering from lots of cough. Suggest me what I do. I'm very worried about him. Please.
I am having swollen tonsils problem. I am having trouble in swallowing, drinking and all. Please tell Me What to do.
Hello, I have cough and cold problem since last 20 days, in last 20 days many times I have headache and heaviness in head, body pain. A week ago I was in fever, which continues for 5 days and for that I consulted with doctor (ALL LAB TESTS ARE NORMAL) he told me that it is viral fever and he prescribed me ciplox 500 1 BD, Crocin 1 BD, livcet 5 1 OD, beplex forte 1 OD for 5 days, when ever fever comes I feel cold and after half hour or 1 hour of taking medicine I feel better and body temperature become normal but I feel warm and sweating. I got relief from fever but from yesterday same problem of fever occurs again ad due to this there is continuous pain and weakness in body some time less and some time more. So please tell me why it is happening again and please suggest me treatment.
Sir, I had a continues dry cough from last winter season. I take many medicine's but it doesn't cure my cough. Sir please tell me how can I get rid off my cough?
COPD or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a lung disease wherein, it gets difficult for a person to breathe due to thickening and inflammation of airways. World COPD day is being celebrated on 16th November, in order to, raise wareness about COPD. It is a group of progressive lung diseases, the most common ones of which are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema destroys your lungs’ air sacs while bronchitis leads to the inflammation and narrowing of your bronchial tubes.
Symptoms of COPD
The early symptoms of COPD include occasional shortness of breath, especially after physical exercise, mild and recurrent cough and having the urge to clear your throat many times. You may start avoiding physical activities eventually. Other symptoms, which follow include wheezing, chest tightness, chronic cough with mucus, an urge to clear mucus from the lungs, frequent flu, colds and fatigue.
Factors behind it
Smoking accounts for being the major cause of COPD in developed countries. Commonly, people over the age of 40 with a history of smoking are affected with COPD. The more you smoke, more are your chances of getting the condition increase. Exposure to chemicals and harmful fumes may also cause COPD. Long-term exposure to polluted air and inhaling dust are other causes. The deficiency of a protein called alpha-1-antitrypsin is also said to cause COPD.
COPD is diagnosed on the basis of several tests and examinations. They include spirometry, which is a noninvasive test for assessing lung function, imaging tests such as a chest X-ray or CT scan which provides an image of the lung for observation. An arterial blood gas test is also carried out for measuring blood oxygen levels.
The treatment options for COPD include the following:
- Medication: Bronchodilators are used for relaxing the muscles of your lungs’ airways which simplify breathing. They are taken via inhalers. Glucocorticosteroids may be added to reduce inflammation.
- Oxygen therapy: When your blood oxygen levels are low, oxygen is given via masks and nasal prongs which help you to breathe better.
- Surgery: Surgery is carried out in the case of severe COPD or when other treatment methods fail. Bullectomy is a common surgical procedure used, in which the large air sacs or “bullae” are removed from the lungs. The lung volume reduction surgery is also carried out in which damaged lung tissues are removed. Lung transplant is required in extreme cases.
- Lifestyle changes: You need to make some lifestyle changes to alleviate the symptoms of COPD which include the following:
- Quit smoking in case you are a regular smoker.
- Avoid any form of second-hand smoke and chemical fumes.
- Consume all the essential nutrients required by your body.
- Consult a doctor about your exercise patterns.
In case you experience any symptom of COPD, you should consult a doctor immediately for quick diagnosis and proper treatment.
could you please recommend & chart out vegetarian diet for my grand daughter around 3 years of age quiet active, at times over active with a good height, in between she had severe cold & cough due to that she lost 1 kg.
Im having sinusitis since 4 years but im not taking treatment but im severely suffering with this if not taking treatment anything happened in future but we do not hav money pls tell me suggestions.
My son is suffering from dry cough very dangerously I shown to pediatrician doctor but stil I feel that they just give tonics.
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