Breathing Problems

If you feel discomfort while breathing and cannot draw a complete breath, you have breathing problems. As you are unable to breathe properly, the carbon dioxide in the body cannot be exchanged with oxygen in the air you breathe efficiently, resulting in a lack of oxygen. The conditions that can cause breathing problems are asthma, pneumonia, bronchitis, COPD, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, etc.

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My 48-year-old mother has been suffering from breathing problems, itching, and allergy for two years. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother had pneumonia. She got cured, but after some time, she developed breathing problems, itching, and face swelling sometimes. After a doctor saw her report, he diagnosed aspergillus. She took her asthma tablets and pumps daily. Slowly she started taking only one allergy pill (Mo...  Read Full »

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to After reading your problem, it may be allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis or aspergilloma. You have to go for sputum for fungal staining, total serum Ig E and serum Ig G specific for aspergillus you have to go for a CT (computed tomography) scan of the chest. You...  Read Full »

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