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Taking Theoasthalin and Montek-LC for wheezing. How to control it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:I am suffering from veasing
Doctor:Go ahead with your query.
User:now a days its often now a days
User:after taking theoasthalin tablet
User:am getting relieved
User:that too when i woke up in the morning
User:some times i am taking Montek-LC
User:in case of severe wheezing problem
User:so advice me in control this
Doctor:There can be many medicines that can be used to control symptoms of wheezing
Doctor:Mostly an inhaler is used as a first step
Doctor:You also need to take care of triggers that cause wheezing
Doctor:Do you know of any triggers that cause wheezing
User:what are the medicines /tablets that will work for long time
Doctor:Do you smoke?
Doctor:so smoke and dust can trigger wheezing
Doctor:You also need to avoid sold and flu infections
Doctor:These can also trigger wheezing
User:okay how to do that
Doctor:Let me make my recommendations one by one
Doctor:I will start with medicines
Doctor:There are a variety of medicines available to control the wheezing
Doctor:Usually we start with inhalers -the short acting types
Doctor:If inadequate control then we move on to long-acting inhalers
Doctor:If still not working then we may add montelukast and asthalin syrup
Doctor:or tablets
Doctor:The ones that you are taking
Doctor:There are many medicines that are used to dilate the airways---bronchodilators
Doctor:They may be used too
Doctor:Medicines taken orally can have systemic side-effects----systemic means that affects parts of body other than airways
Doctor:Medicines of last resort are steroids--inhalers and oral medicines
Doctor:Now tips to avoid wheezing
Doctor:First of all we need to avoid triggers
Doctor:The treatment needs to be reviewed every 3-4 months
Doctor:To boost immunity, we need to take enough fruits and vegetables
User:also i am suffering from high BP,how to reduce that its around 140-150 and am 27 years old,if i go for some speed walk nthe morning then wheezing will start for me,so ic ant to do exercise regularly because of wheezing
Doctor:Also take at least 20 min a day of exercise
User:is bronchodilators is a tablet or syrup ?
Doctor:Ok stay away from exercise-as exercise can also be a trigger
Doctor:Alternatively you may take a short acting inhaler before you go for exercise
Doctor:Bronchodilator may be both - tablet and syrup
Doctor:Bronchodilators are a group of medicines that dilate airways
User:how to ask in medical shop ?
Doctor:When having wheezing, you need to go step by step
User:suggest me clearly what are the tablets/syrups ?
Doctor:You may need a pulmonologist consult before you add any medicine to your regime
User:and also controll the blood pressure
User:for BP ?
Doctor:The different types of bronchodilators available are salbutamol, salmeterol, caffiene, ipratropium, theophylline
Doctor:To control BP
User:what you suggest ?
Doctor:First we apply lifestyle changes
Doctor:Take low calorie diet- avoid milk products
Doctor:Take fruits and vegies
Doctor:Reduce salt, sugar and oil content in your food
Doctor:Take exercise daily but after taking a short acting inhaler
Doctor:Take hygienic diet and filtered water to avoid unnecessary infection
Doctor:To reduce stress you may use relaxation techniques and meditation
Doctor:There are medicines available to control BP
User:what are they?
Doctor:In your case you need to avoid beta-blocker group of medicines like atenolol
User:suggest me the best suit for me
Doctor:You may also avoid ACE-I as they cause dry cough
Doctor:I think you may start with thiazide group of medicines
Doctor:Hydrochlorthiazide can be given for you
Doctor:Again starting with any medicine you may see a specialist
Doctor:Calcium channel blockers like amlodipine may also be used
Doctor:Do you have a question here?
Doctor:One more thing , medicines for BP should be considered only if the was recorded to be above 150 systolic or 100 diastolic on three separate readings
Doctor:Did you understand what I have telling you?
User:yes got it
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
Doctor:Hope I helped.
Doctor:As you do not have questions, I will close the chat window now.
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
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