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Measures to control symptoms of asthma - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I am an asthmatic. How can I cure it, if possible ?
Doctor :   there is not cure for asthma as of now medically
Doctor :   but u can lead normal life
Doctor :   with good preventive healthcare
Doctor :   and life style modication
Doctor :   modification
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependants: Yes/No
Doctor :   r u there
User :   Thanks. I hav been an asthmatic since childhood. Tried several treatments. I am aged 56 / Male /xxxxx/ Married / xxxxx
Doctor :   Asthma can't be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled
Doctor :   i will give u self tips
Doctor :   which would help u overcome ur problem
User :   I am currently using Aerocorte rotacaps inhaler
Doctor :   Management includes avoiding asthma triggers and tracking your symptom
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Taking steps to reduce your exposure to things that trigger asthma symptoms is a key part of asthma control
Doctor :   make sure u keep the house clean, free from dust
Doctor :   Air conditioning helps reduce the amount of airborne pollen from trees, grasses and weeds that finds its way indoors. Air conditioning also lowers indoor humidity and can reduce your exposure to dust mites. If you don't have air conditioning, try to keep your windows closed during pollen season.
User :   Does food also give allergic symptoms ?
Doctor :   Keep humidity low in your home and office
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   try to find out the food that triggers asthma
User :   How can I do it please
Doctor :   some people have allergy for egg
Doctor :   some for onion
Doctor :   will increase the attack
Doctor :   it is difficult to pinpoint which will cause allergy for u
Doctor :   it need to keep track of food items which may cause
Doctor :   allergy
Doctor :   try to keep note of food which will trigger an attack
User :   Should I keep away from certain food for an extended period of time to see the trigger effects ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   OK.
Doctor :   by trial and error basis
Doctor :   Having asthma doesn't mean you have to be less active. Treatment can prevent asthma attacks and control symptoms during activity. Regular exercise can strengthen your heart and lungs, which helps relieve asthma symptoms. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise on most days. If you've been inactive, start slowly and try to gradually increase your activity over time.
Doctor :   Being overweight can worsen asthma symptoms, and it puts you at higher risk of other health problems.
Doctor :   It's possible that the acid reflux that causes heartburn may damage lung airways and worsen asthma symptoms. If you have frequent or constant heartburn, u can consult physician and get treated for that
Doctor :   any doubts?
Doctor :   Please fill this feed back form that i send, and do inform me when done. By then i shall type out the necessary Medical information for you.
Doctor :   take medicines regular
Doctor :   ly
User :   None so far. will do as you suggest and revert with feedback.
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   u can write to us
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Doctor :   or have chat with us
User :   By the way, I had peptic ulcer at the age of 9 yrs. would that have any effect ?
Doctor :   aerocorte is for acute attack
Doctor :   r u taking any other medicine for preventing an attack
Doctor :   t's possible that the peptic ulcer that causes heartburn may damage lung airways and worsen asthma symptoms
User :   Asthalin inhalers thrice a day with aerocorte forte once a day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   take medicines regular and have follow up once in 3 months
User :   Ok. will do as suggested. Thanks a lot
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   have a nice day
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   Have a nice day you too.
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