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Suggest treatment for shortness of breath after treated asthma

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here... I have asthma, I use albuteral, symbicort and theophylline, still feel short of breath all the time, peak flow is good, can breathe in deep, just feel pressure ...Dr thinks its just an allergy..

Wed, 10 Sep 2014
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Hello.

Thank you for asking at HCM.

I went through your history and would like to make suggestions for you as follows:

1. I would almost agree with your current treatment. Were I treating you, I would add montelukast in your treatment.

2. I would suggest you allergy testing which will help you identify the substances you may be allergic to and also to know the measures to avoid them.

Based on the results, an Allegist-Immunologist may prescribe you allergen specific immunotherapy which works on immune system to gradually improve allergy symptoms over long term basis.

3. In general, I would suggest you to avoid exposure to dusts, smokes and air pollution.

4. Regular breathing exercises and a healthy diet rich in vitamins & minerals (adequate amounts of green leafy vegetables, fruits, sprouts, etc) will also help you in a long run by improving lung capacity and immunity respectively.

Hope above suggestions will be helpful to you.

Should you have any further query, please feel free to ask at HCM.

Wish you the best of the health.

Thank you & Regards.
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Suggest treatment for shortness of breath after treated asthma

Hello. Thank you for asking at HCM. I went through your history and would like to make suggestions for you as follows: 1. I would almost agree with your current treatment. Were I treating you, I would add montelukast in your treatment. 2. I would suggest you allergy testing which will help you identify the substances you may be allergic to and also to know the measures to avoid them. Based on the results, an Allegist-Immunologist may prescribe you allergen specific immunotherapy which works on immune system to gradually improve allergy symptoms over long term basis. 3. In general, I would suggest you to avoid exposure to dusts, smokes and air pollution. 4. Regular breathing exercises and a healthy diet rich in vitamins & minerals (adequate amounts of green leafy vegetables, fruits, sprouts, etc) will also help you in a long run by improving lung capacity and immunity respectively. Hope above suggestions will be helpful to you. Should you have any further query, please feel free to ask at HCM. Wish you the best of the health. Thank you & Regards.