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Treatment and tests for Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I am 75 years old. I had been recommended to take one tablet ALFUSIN D during night after food. I get awakening at @ 2 AM for stools and urine [passing. I am also suffering COPD in severe condition and I have miserable condition and feel that I am dying by breathlessness. I am also takinTerol LA 2. Please let me have your advice to redress.
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Doctor :   hi
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User :   good morning
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goodmorning
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what medications are you taking for COPD?
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when was your last doctor's visit?
User :   I am usin fura cort dualin inhalers and unicontinen 400
Doctor :  
ok
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the COPD worsening could be due to any recent infection
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for which you will need a repeat check-up and x-ray
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if teh inhalers are not helping you
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you need to be put on antibiotics
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is there any sputum production?
User :   monthly visits I am also nebulising at home every 5 days or aonce in a week. I am having concentrated oxygen for more than 10 hours a day
User :   no sputam infection. I am not able to strain or walk even 50 meters
Doctor :  
the Alfusin-D that you are using is for the symptoms related to prostrate enlargement
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COPD patients have these complaints like easy fatiguability, breathlessness, etc when it is not under control
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User :   suggested by urologist for prostate problem
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User :   shall i stop Alfusion D
Doctor :  
do not stop any medication on your own
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the medications prescribed to you are for your betterment.
User :   NO
Doctor :  
if you feel that your symptoms are due to the medication use, then they will need readjustment
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and if necessary replacement
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i will explain what the mechanism if Alfusin-D is
User :   what is the replacement u suggest
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it is to stops the increased frequency of urination
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but you have been prescribed terol-LA alos
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which acts in opposite way preventing urinary retention
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leading to more frequent urination
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so what i would suggest for your prostrate problem
User :   can i have one only
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is to get a second opinion by our panel urologists
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who will suggest what exactly to be done
Doctor :   for the COPD worsening and the breathing dificulty after walking short distance
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you need to do a repeat check-up
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and also a repeat PFT (pulmonary function test)
User :   I shall stop terol LA
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by our panel specialist
User :   Thank you Sir
Doctor :  
do not stop any medication yourself as we still do not know for what purpose this drug was given to you
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the dose might need to be reduced to get the desired functional level
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you can discuss this option too with Dr.Chandan (our urologist)
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   I shall meet my pulmonologist and will get the advise for the time
Doctor :   sure
User :   thank you sir
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