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Suffer from chronic asthma and possible COPD. Breathlessness on exertion. Need a solution

i suffer from chronic asthma, possibly COPD. Im short of breath day and night, when i suffer an exacerbation i recieve emergency Nebuliser/Oxygen treatment from my GP or local A&E, which helps immensley. Should i ask my GP to prescribe Oxygen to use at home, as this would give me more energy, i get breathless just climbing the stairs to use the toilet ! I need a boost of energy via a 10minute blast of oxygen. i want to cope better with my young children and housework etc
Asked On : Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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Thanks for posting your query.
In Asthma or COPD treatments aims to reduce the obstruction and dilate airway passage. oxygen is used in sever conditions or respiratory failures. You should use Inhaler Aerosol which works like Nebuliser and dilates airway passage. Inhaler is kept in pocket and can be used any time you need it. You can also purchase same Nebuliser to use it at home, In all cases dose must be followed directed by your doctor.
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Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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