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Suggest treatment for breathlessness and pain in the arms and legs

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 in Brain and Spine
Question: Hi I am XXXX my father is safring from Parkinson's problem he has been advised 1/2 tablet 4 times a day and 1 tablet of Rasalect 0.5 morning and evening. But he is having breathlessness and pain in arms and legs. Please advise. My phone number is 0000 and mail ID YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Get done chest x ray and PFT.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
In my opinion, we should first rule out lung related causes for his breathlessness.
So first get done chest x ray and PFT (Pulmonary Function Test).
He may need inhaled bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) if PFT is showing obstructive Airway defect.
Please let me know if he is current or past smoker.
I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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