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Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014
Question: Feeling breathless multiple times a day. have to use asthalin more than 3 times. looking for a permanent cure from bronchitis/asthma.
Please suggest the treatment and diet.
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Answered by Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Your Asthma needs to be managed properly.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for posting the query on HCM. After going through your query, I would like to comment the following:

1. You seem to be suffering from Asthma. However confirmation of diagnosis and proper management is required for the same. You are therefore requested to get yourself clinicaly evaluated by a Pulmonologist for the same.

2. Investigations that are required are : chest Xray, sputum examination, blood - peripheral smear, serum IgE levels and PFT (Pulmonary Function Tests).

3. Based on the severity of the disease and airway obstruction, the management is then titrated.

4. Your management currently does not seem to control your symptoms and therefore a step up of management is required. A maintenance inhaler and oral medications may be required additionaly.

5. Do remember,Asthma is just like diabetes or hypertension.Eventhough it cannot be cured permanently, it can be very well controlled so that you can lead your normal quality of life.

6. Please get yourself evaluated by a Pulmonologist at the earliest.

I hope I have answered your query. I will be glad to answer follow up queries if any. Please accept my answer if you have no follow up queries.

Regards
Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra
MBBS MD DNB
Consultant Pulmonologist
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Brief Answer: Your Asthma needs to be managed properly. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting the query on HCM. After going through your query, I would like to comment the following: 1. You seem to be suffering from Asthma. However confirmation of diagnosis and proper management is required for the same. You are therefore requested to get yourself clinicaly evaluated by a Pulmonologist for the same. 2. Investigations that are required are : chest Xray, sputum examination, blood - peripheral smear, serum IgE levels and PFT (Pulmonary Function Tests). 3. Based on the severity of the disease and airway obstruction, the management is then titrated. 4. Your management currently does not seem to control your symptoms and therefore a step up of management is required. A maintenance inhaler and oral medications may be required additionaly. 5. Do remember,Asthma is just like diabetes or hypertension.Eventhough it cannot be cured permanently, it can be very well controlled so that you can lead your normal quality of life. 6. Please get yourself evaluated by a Pulmonologist at the earliest. I hope I have answered your query. I will be glad to answer follow up queries if any. Please accept my answer if you have no follow up queries. Regards Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra MBBS MD DNB Consultant Pulmonologist