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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is it asthma or valve disease if inhaler is giving me relief?

sir, i am suffering from shortness of breath. doctor ask that i am suffering from asthama as well as valve disease, advised me replacement of valve. one week ahead, i started taking inhaller and thereafter i am feeling much better from the disease of shortness of breath. there is no other problem with me. i am suffering only from shortness of breath. pleased advised, if inhaler is giving me relief then is it asthama or valve disease.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014
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Hello dear,

As per the case history mentioned in your post, the symptoms can be attributed to Asthma.
Asthma is caused due to broncho-constriction (obstruction of smaller airway passages) which is indicative of Hyper-responsiveness of air passages.

Management consists of:
1. Asthalin+ Seroflo inhaler- provide symptomatic relief by causing broncho-dilation (dilating the smaller airway passages, relieving the obstruction & increasing airflow to lungs)
So, you can use it whenever you are having an acute attack.
2. Montelukast preparations- used as a maintenance therapy to relieve symptoms of asthma.
3. Antihistamines like Cetrizine can also be used to provide symptomatic relief.
4. Need for anti biotics can arise if there is a secondary infection. But this should be taken only under the guidance of your Physician.
5. Also protect yourself from exposure to cold, dust or other allergens.

Wish you a good health.
Take care.
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