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A 63-year-old male asked:

I have shortness of breath when first getting up. i use albuterol 0.83% in a nebulizer but it takes an hour before i can move around normally.

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Dr. Marino Tavarez
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Persistent asthma: Or worsening asthma/copd often requires daily maintenance therapy, possibly inhaled steroid medicine, i would check with your doctor and ask for a spirometry lung function) test to diagnose your condition.

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Last updated Apr 16, 2014

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