Copd

COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, which is a group of chronic inflammatory lung diseases that obstruct airflow from lungs and cause difficulty in breathing. COPD is most commonly caused by emphysema and chronic bronchitis. The symptoms include dyspnea, wheezing, chest tightness, persistent cough, and cyanosis.

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Is mild cough a symptom of Coronavirus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from mild cough for the past two months. I consulted my general physician she asked me to go for chest x-ray and CBC. Chest x-ray is normal only and ESR showed 85. I have no fever and no sore throat. Appetite is also normal. Doctor prescribed me antiallergic tabl...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Let us first list some of the common symptoms of Coronavirus infection. Fever, cough dry, shortness of breath. Mild cough with no fever is not quite under criteria. Though any cough for more than three weeks should be diagnosed, but this doe...  Read Full »

How is COPD treated?

Query: Hi doctor, My father has SpO2 level with oxygen is more than 95 and without oxygen is 75-80. He also has COPD. But, all tests are normal like CT scan, USG and x-ray. Please explain.  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.  As you said your father has COPD, low oxygen levels are expected when the disease is advanced. COPD is a chronic progressive disease. Inhaler medicines are only for the symptomatic relief. Smoking cessation is the best policy to halt the progression of the disease. P...  Read Full »

What is the solution for breathlessness caused due to chronic cough?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing a chronic cough and it has clear-bubbly phlegm and I am so bothered about it because it has been a year since I have it. Sometimes, I vomit especially when my cough is severe and it sometimes makes me breathless. I have been taking antihistamine for it but it h...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your statement, you are suffering from chronic cough for almost a year now that makes you breathless. You did not mention here about your family history, working history, living history, allergic history, smoking history, and the factors that make you br...  Read Full »

How to help my mom with breathlessness that aggravates on lying down?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom is suddenly getting breathless for about a month. It never happened before. Now, the shortness of breath has increased a lot and she cannot even sleep all night. Please help. She is 46 years old.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand ur concern. According to your statement, she has been suffering from breathlessness for one month and it becomes worsen while she is lying. Sudden breathlessness can occur in asthma, heart failure, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), inters...  Read Full »

Why do I get sudden shortness of breath with sharp pains?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I am 185 lbs and 5 feet inches in height. I have never had allergies or asthma. About six months ago, I started having shortness of breath, wheezing and the feeling that my air was not catching. I have sudden sharp pains that feel like something wanting to b...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the icliniq.com. Before labeling dyspnea from a panic attack (psychological cause), all organic causes need to be ruled out. Your chest x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and sputum examination are normal, hence, infective etiology is less likely. To rule out ...  Read Full »

Is it advisable for a COPD patient to fly?

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my father, 77 years old, is a patient of COPD. He is an ex-smoker for almost 40 years and has been suffering from a shortening of breath for the last few years but his situation got worse in the last year. He was prescribed with home Oxygen machine for at least 10...  Read Full »


Dr. Amolkumar W Diwan

Allergy Specialist, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing your query to me. I can understand your concern about your father. I have seen all the reports attached herewith (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Considering his general condition now, your concern of air travel is very important t...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use Foracort inhaler along with nebulizer in a 76-year-old patient?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is 76 years old and has Alzheimer's for the last five years along with ischemic heart disease, hypothyroidism, and type 2 diabetes. Recently, she developed COPD. The doctor recommended Foracort 400 inhaler twice a day and Foracort 0.5 mg respules through nebulizer once a day alon...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your question. I can understand your concern. May I know her Alzheimer’s and IHD drugs. And, better not to take Foracort (Budesonide and Formoterol) three times a day. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your mother. Thanks.  Read Full »

Why am I having breathing difficulty on involving strenuous activity?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old. Before six years I have been using smoke-free tobacco less smoke and I was a heavy drinker and I quited it a year before. That is my story. My question is why can I not breathe as long as I feel normal I guess. But any strenuous activity brings my breathing down ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, your symptoms are suggestive of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The diagnosis of chronic bronchitis is more likely. See you have been a chronic smoker and even smoking tobacco less smoke cause harm to your lungs. For the sake of your better health, yo...  Read Full »

Will Hydromorphone mask the recovery of an elderly patient with COPD?

Query: Hello doctor, Patient is 89 years old and unable to take medications orally. Patient has COPD (with a pacemaker), CCF, had two TIA's a few years ago and is type 2 diabetic, has delirium, and is in pain. Patient is on iv antibiotics, and diuretic. 1) Is it typical not to use Hydromorphone (or alter...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not advisable to withhold pain medication while the patient is on multiple antibiotics for the treatment of sepsis. As the patient is suffering from COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), the use of Hydrocodone is not advisable as it causes respiratory d...  Read Full »

What is the exact issue of my health?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female. I am suffering through a number of physical issues since two years. At first, it all started from sudden loose motion. I often got admitted in hospital for this reason. I visited many reputed doctors, but none of them was able to reach any conclusion. At last I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am so sorry to hear all that you have been going through and here is my thought process. I think you have an autoimmune disease; most likely SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus) or mixed connective tissue disorder or myositis. Did you have any work up for that? Also, w...  Read Full »

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