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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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I have difficulty breathing and was diagnosed with COPD. My doctor prescribed Breztri and Trelegy but I cannot see any change. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had difficulty breathing when I visited a doctor two months ago. I was prescribed Prednisone and Albuterol treatment for a week. Shortness of breath persisted for which I visited the ER and the doctor took a CT scan and I was diagnosed with COPD. Then I went to a pulmonologist who pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). I suggest you try Indacaterol (Glycopyrronium bromide and Lactose) and Tiotropium (Tiotropium bromide monohydrate...  Read Full »

There is an obstructive defect. Can it be COPD? Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I received the results of my lung test and almost everything is fine. However, I was told that there is a possibility of a mild obstructive defect. I am scared and suspect that it could be chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). I have never smoked. The forced vital capacity (FVC), ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to give you the best care possible. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) that you have shared. May I know a few more things? 1. Do you have any smoking habits? 2. Do you have an...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with COPD. Kindly suggest its treatment.

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and I come across symptoms such as breathing difficulty, high blood pressure, tiredness, high heart rate, and inability to walk as I become tired after that. In addition, I have been suffering from allergic rhinitis since childho...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for consulting us on I can understand your concern. All these symptoms are due to cardiac side effects of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). I suggest you to consult a cardiologist and get a clinical examination, blood pressure monitorin...  Read Full »

My computed tomography scan shows chronic obstructive pulmonary disease despite having no symptoms. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor,My recent ER (emergency department) diagnosis, as a result of a CAT (computed tomography scan) scan, shows COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). However, there is no cough, no wheezing, normal blood pressure, and normal oxygen levels. I am experiencing extreme tiredness, lack of...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to understand your concern. I have carefully reviewed the detailed history you have provided. It is not possible to diagnose COPD without symptoms such as cough, dyspnea, and sputum production. Do you experience any of these symptoms? Another important risk factor for CO...  Read Full »

Fever and breathing problems keep recurring after stopping steroids in COPD patient. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 70 years old and he has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes and high blood pressure. His blood pressure and diabetes are under control. Last year, he was affected by COVID-19 and recovered with no signs of lung damage in a chest computed tomography (CT) sca...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) you have attached. In my opinion, he should undergo CT (computerized tomography) of thorax, sputum culture, and sensitivity test. CT of thorax will be ne...  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 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The doctor recommended Foracort 400 inhaler twice a day and Foracort 0.5 mg r...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your question. I can understand your concern. May I know her Alzheimer’s and ischemic heart disease (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 ...  Read Full »

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