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Weight Loss and Breathing Problems

How to treat Interstitial Ling Disease(recently diagnosed after Full CT) for 57 yrs Old woman with continual weight loss and diagnosed as Bronchial Asthma for past 2 yrs and now weighing only 35kg from being 55kg 4 years back. Mis-diagnosed earlier many times with treatments in Ayurvedic , Homeopathic and Allopathic etc and now not sure of how to proceed. Please help Regards, Shriek
Asked On : Fri, 28 May 2010
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your patient must have been on steroids for both bronchial asthma and ILD.
recent guidelines for COPD(not ILD) suggest the usage of anabolic steriods ona weekly dosage to work good. this regimen can be used as she is rapidly losing weight and giving anabolic steriods can be useful.
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