Albuterol, another name for Salbutamol, comes under the drug group short-acting beta-adrenergic receptor agonist. It works by relaxing the smooth airway muscles. It helps to treat wheezing and shortness of breath caused due to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is often taken by nebulization.
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Can pulmonary hypertension cause chest tightness?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old female. I have had pretty uncontrolled asthma for many years, and I am overweight and out of shape. I have been feeling quite a bit of chest tightness for a couple of weeks without the typical wheezing that usually accompanies the chest tightness. The tightness occurs ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With a BMI (body mass index) of 38, I would also advise weight reduction and increasing cardiopulmonary endurance stamina apart from evaluating for idiopathic pulmonary hypertension. For the later diagnosis first step is to do a 2D echocardiography of the heart then. If... Read Full »