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Is there something you can do for the terrible cough associated with emphysema?

Is there something you can do for the terrible cough associated with emphysema?

Treatments...: Possible treatments include bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. The most important thing you can do is to quit smoking. Your doctor can help with this. ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Why do people with leukemia have a cough as an early symptom? What kind of cough is it?

Why do people with leukemia have a cough as an early symptom? What kind of cough is it?

Incorrect assumption: Cough is not an early symptom of leukemia. Patients with leukemia are often susceptible to infections and infection may affect the throat and lungs and lead to cough. ...Read more

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How to tell if hypertension is pulmonary hypertension or something else. Have mild weakness and shortness of breath but nothing major. Not very active?

How to tell if hypertension is pulmonary hypertension or something else. Have mild weakness and shortness of breath but nothing major. Not very active?

PH: High blood pressure in the lungs is called pulmonary hypertension (ph) or pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah). Pah is quite different from systemic hypertension which is assessed by cuff pressure in your arm. You should check with your physician to determine which you have. ...Read more

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Heard there's a bad sickness in children Goin stopin that is worse in ones with respiratory problems what is it n what are the symptoms?

Heard there's a bad sickness in children Goin stopin that is worse in ones with respiratory problems what is it n what are the symptoms?

Enterovirus: I believe you are referring to the Enterovirus strain that seemed to cause significant respiratory issues in asthma patients all over the country with many hospitalizations, and some deaths due to respiratory issues. In some cases there have been a series of pediatric patients that presented with neurological symptoms of muscular weakness/paralysis and it is thought to be attributed to this virus ...Read more

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When you are having shortness of breath from dcm and heart failure is there anything you can do to help with this symptom?

When you are having shortness of breath from dcm and heart failure is there anything you can do to help with this symptom?

Yes, typically: If your symptoms are due to becoming fluid overloaded, you may need your diuretic (water pill) adjusted. There are other medication changes which can also be made, depending on your blood pressure, etc. Sometimes people who are quite symptomatic from heart failure benefit from biventricular pacemakers. Also eecp can help some. If all measures fail, then may need to consider heart transplant. ...Read more

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Do you still have GERD after treatment? Can chest pain and shortness of breath be a symptom that your med is not working?

Gerd: We don't cure gerd. Symptoms can recur or get worse. The symptoms are not specific and be those you mention. ...Read more

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No fever or any other symptom. Pain is also vanishing, only cough is there. And I am also getting into depression due to my illness.please help me?

No fever or any other symptom. Pain is also vanishing, only cough is there. And I am also getting into depression due to my illness.please help me?

Cough: Where was the pain vanishing now? how long the cough? either productive or not. Need more information If you have only nonproductive cough allergy and asthma need to be considered. ...Read more

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With perthes disease what should you do if you are 19 yrs old and suffer from it. Is there any medication or type of food to help with the process?

With perthes disease what should you do if you are 19 yrs old and suffer from it. Is there any medication or type of food to help with the process?

Not much: It is very hard to answer you because we do not know how deformity happen the bone, if it is minor deformity the only thing to use medication for inflammation( motrin) stay fit weight is big factor in your case, wither you need any corrective surgery or not that depend on the symptoms you have. Good luck. ...Read more

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Suffering from cough and cold and I can see blood in my sputum. Is it due to long cough in me or there is something else. ?

Suffering from cough and cold and I can see blood in my sputum. Is it due to long cough in me or there is something else. ?

Blood in sputum: If it is streaks of blood and not clots, likely from coughing irritation. If it is clot/large amount of blood(teasppon pure blood) it is significant and you should seek immediate medical attention ( TB, cancer, blood clot). If coughing > 1 week with no improvement especially if smoker, > 40 , fever, allergies,shortness of breath, asthma, need attention. Followup with doctor /urgent care ...Read more

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Hei. Is there any progress in the field of asthma? I im a pretty bad case and would like to do anything to get rid of the asthma and allergies combind

Hei. Is there any progress in the field of asthma? I im a pretty bad case and would like to do anything to get rid of the asthma and allergies combind

Yes: There is much research being done in the field of asthma including understanding the mechanisms, lung damage, etc. Right now we are limited in medications. What you see are variations of a few classes of drugs. They all work well when used correctly and conscientiously. It is not likely you can get rid of your asthma but it can be controlled. Talk over any concerns you have with your physician. ...Read more

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If no other diseases are present, how fatal is it for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

If no other diseases are present, how fatal is it for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

Shouldn't be: In someone with asthma acute bronchitis from an ordinary cold is one of the usual triggers of an acute asthma exacerbation. Properly controlled asthma with early intervention at the onset of a cold can mitigate the severity. Serious complications are infrequent. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there any homeopathy medicine for asthma associated with sever allergic symptoms such as cold, sneezing, etc?

Can you tell me is there any homeopathy medicine for asthma associated with sever allergic symptoms such as cold, sneezing, etc?

Yes, there are: Yes, there are over 500 homeopathic medicines (remedies) that help with various forms of asthma. However, to select the one most likely to help you, you need to let an experienced homeopath evaluate your case. To do this, s/he will be exploring for very unique, individual symptoms and looking at you in a comprehensive way. For homeopathic md's and do's: http://www.Homeopathyusa.Org/. ...Read more

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What are other alternative treatment for lung cancer with extreme shortness of breath if the oxygen treatment is not effective as it used to be?

What are other alternative treatment for lung cancer with extreme shortness of breath if the oxygen treatment is not effective as it used to be?

MORPHINE: Ask your treating oncologist or palliative care specialist for morphine. This medication can help with the sensation of shortness of breath (dyspnea). There is a liquid formulary, easier to take, absord faster. I hope this information is helpful. ...Read more

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I want to asked any doctor that somebody suffering from cough and asthma whole day and have to used neubiliser always. Is there any remedy or not.

I want to asked any doctor that somebody suffering from cough and asthma whole day and have to used neubiliser always. Is there any remedy or not.

Asthma: Asthma is an inflammatory lung condition which is treated with various types of medications. When symptoms are occasional beta agonist inhaler helps( for example albutetol inhalers and nebulizer), but when symptoms are very frequent then other meds are needed like for example inhaled steroids. If having persistent symptoms and significant trouble breathing go to ed as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a heart murmur.I sometimes get shortness of breath,but is there anything I should do, be aware of, or can do to help it?thankyou!

I was diagnosed with a heart murmur.I sometimes get shortness of breath,but is there anything I should do, be aware of, or can do to help it?thankyou!

Heart murmur: There are many kinds of heart murmurs. Most are harmless, but some indicate significant problems. It isn't possible to answer your question without detailed information. Check with your docotr; she can advise you or, if necessary, refer you to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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If no other diseases are present, is it fatal for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

If no other diseases are present, is it fatal for a 58-year-old woman to have a combination of asthma and acute bronchitis at the same time?

Depends: Many can live a normal lifespan with asthma and an occasional bout of bronchitis. However, poor;y controlled/managed asthma can be fatal at any age and bronchitis can destabilize previously stable asthma. Good coordinated care can avoid bad outcomes. ...Read more

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If you are diagnosed with HPV is there any treatment also does it shortin the life span?

If you are diagnosed with HPV is there any treatment also does it shortin the life span?

Long term issue: Hpv is a member of a class of dna viruses that tends to stay in your system long term. Like a cold sore it can surface & disappear many tomes. The warts that some strains cause can clear spontaneously over a few years, be lasered off or distroyed by topical meds but they can return years later. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Emphysema (Definition)

A group of lung diseases that block airflow and make ...Read more