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Have bilateral apical pleural thickening, shortness of breath and wheezing. Can it be cured?

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Hi! My father is 61 years old. He is an allergen. He has mild bilateral apical plueral thickening. For the past one year he has shortness of breath and wheezing.Doctor told that his lungs shrinked due to infection. Can It be cured. His PFT is 69%
Posted Tue, 18 Sep 2012 in Lung and Chest disorders
 
 
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 41 minutes later
Hi,

Thanks for posting your query and sharing your concern.

From the details that you have shared it seems that he is having some form of permanent problem.

Long standing allergy if not properly cared for, converts in disease and in such case patients needs medicines for life long to control the disease.

Means the disease can be not be cured but surely good control can be achieved with medicines and he can live his normal life.

X XXXXXXX is considered to be normal with just the finding that you have mentioned. This is a good sign and it shows that there is no permanent structural disease of lungs yet.

If not done yet, please visit a chest physician in your city and take his opinion.

Regular examination and treatment is must.

Apart from this,

Ask him to remain active. Do some breathing exercise as taught by your doctor and take regular healthy diet.

I hope this helps.

Wishing him great health.

Regards,

Dr.Pragnesh
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Thanks for the answer doctor.


 
 
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 20 minutes later
Thanks for reply.

Please accept the answer,close the query and give your valuable feed back.

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One more question doctor. Is it preferable that he stays near beach.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 45 minutes later
Hi,

Good to hear from you again.

There is no such thing known to be beneficial.

Please discuss this with your doctor is he has advised this.

Thanks.


Regards,

Dr.Pragnesh
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