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Date : 02-May-2014
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User:hello dr , Its XXXXXXX here
User:from last few day suffering from breathing problem
User:consulted local doctor for same
User:now its under control
User:but i wan avoid such health problems in feature
User:they told its some kind of broncites problem
Doctor:What was the cause of breathing problem?
Doctor:How were you treated now?
User:they gave inhaler told to use
User:and at that moment was suffering lot so they supplied somthing called limulizer or something not sure about name
Doctor:You should discuss about what cause bronchitis. It may be of allergic reason or infective lesion.
User:i wont smoke so not sure y it came to me but having dust allergy
Doctor:Prevention and future management will defer accordingly.
Doctor:Smoking is not the sole reason. Like I said it may be from allergic or infective lesions.
User:how can i prevent it in feature ?
User:or cure
Doctor:If it is from allergic causes, then it makes sense to prevent yourself from allergens. Avoiding walking into a dusty place. Change/clean your bed lines. Keep yourself warm during cold weather.
Doctor:Keep your room and cupboard free from dust and mites.
Doctor:Watch out for other allergenst.
Doctor:Include plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Doctor:Drink plenty of water.
Doctor:There are some tips that I give my patients for allergic bronchitis.
Doctor:But if you have an infective condition, then you will be advised accordingly.
Doctor:Therefore discuss about if you have an allergy induced or infection induced bronchitis.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:ya ,, i am doing all steps
Doctor:Is this the first episode of bronchitis?
User:what about infection ?
User:i had same type of problme almost year before
User:at that time my village doctor told its because of cuff that stored in path , that blocking ur breathing process
Doctor:Have you met a pulmonologist?
Doctor:or chest physician?
User:no
Doctor:Let me simply your problem first. You may be able to post the right questions to me after that.
Doctor:If that is fine, shall I proceed.
User:sure
Doctor:Breathing problem arises due to multiple reasons.
Doctor:Most often it is the lung; but there are other causes including heart, systemic allergy, hematological conditions and so on.
Doctor:From what you just described the cause may be the lung per se.
Doctor:I divide the lung problem into two varieties.
Doctor:One that causes acute and short lasting symptoms
Doctor:the other that causes chronic or recurring symptoms.
Doctor:Acute and self resolving conditions don't need much medical intervention. Be it treatment wise or prevention wise.
Doctor:But it is chronic and recurring condition that need life style changes.
Doctor:Are you following?
User:ya
Doctor:From what you said, the current problem and the old episode may or may not be related.
Doctor:Presuming it is not related, the current issue is expected to improve and resolve.
Doctor:You just need to take general precautions such as improved diet - plenty of fruits and vegetables, avoid exposing to infected people, maintain good personal hygeine and avoid smoking and occupational hazards.
User:i will try following yoga that may help to improve condition over all ?
Doctor:However if it is a chronic condition, then it may need other changes.
Doctor:At this point of time, it is pretty unclear what you are suffering.
User:other changes as ?
Doctor:Is it an acute condition or a chronic condition.
Doctor:You should discuss this with your treating doctor.
Doctor:If he is unable to explain that, then you should consider consulting a chest physician / pulmonologist.
Doctor:I do not want you to lead an inhibited life for an acute self resolving problem.
Doctor:It won't affect you much.
Doctor:Therefore you should pose this question about prevention if you have a chronic condition.
User:is that ok if i meat personally so can check and tell ,,
User:like general check up
Doctor:How are you feeling after inhaler usage?
User:much better , but i dont wan get addicted to it ,
Doctor:Did the doctor suggest it for every day use?
User:no ,oly on emergency
Doctor:If you are clinically alright now, it is not the best time to consult a specialist.
Doctor:At this point of time, my only suggestion is maintain proper personal hygeine.
Doctor:Avoid exposing yourself to infected individuals.
User:ya sure doctor i will follow the same ,
Doctor:Add plenty of fruits and vegetables.
Doctor:Keep yourself away from dust.
Doctor:And drink lots of fluids.
Doctor:If symptoms recur again, consult a chest physician to understand the cause.
User:sure doctor thanks for help :)
Doctor:Further management will be based accordingly.
Doctor:Do you have any questions now?
User:no doctor , i am cleared now :) i will follow all the things you said
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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