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Is combination therapy recommended for COPD?

Is combination drug therapy recommended for COPD? What are the benefits of such a line of treatment?

My daughter is suffering from COPD. Is it a lifelong disease?

My daughter has just been diagnosed with COPD from smoking, due to which she often has breathing trouble. She is quitting smoking, but is COPD a lifelong condition?

If I don’t smoke, can I still get tuberculosis?

If tuberculosis is a lung disease, am I at less of a risk if I don't smoke? How does that work?

Can the pneumococal vaccine prevent lung infections?

I have a baby who is 3 months old. We have to finish his vaccines, and the doctor said the pneumococal vaccine can prevent lung infections. Is this really true? How old should...

How can I treat persistent cough in my little one?

My son is 5 years old and is constantly suffering from a cough. I have tried different forms of medications but it just keeps coming back. What should I do?

I have persistent cough, however my doctor says there is no need for a X-ray. Should I still go for one?

I have been having persistent cough and cold for the last two weeks. I have been on bronchodilators. I asked my doctor if I should get a X-ray done since I believe this is more...

My son has HRAD. How can it be treated?

My son is constantly suffering from severe wheezing whenever he gets cold and cough. The doctors say it is because he has HRAD. Can this condition be prevented in the future?...

Can TB recur in a person?

I had contracted TB 6 years back for which I underwent complete treatment. After the tests the doctors confirmed that I have been cured of the condition. However since the last...

Can sleep apnea cause irregular breathing?

My mother has been suffering from sleep apnea since the last two months. She snores heavily in her sleep. However I have noticed while she snores her breathing seems slightly...

Can air purifiers restrict my child's immunity?

I have a small baby at home and I am considering buying an air purifier for her room. Do you think this could have an impact on the immunity-building of my baby?

Is breathless associated with the heart or the lungs?

My mother is 72 years old and is havign a lot of breathlessness even after doing a little bit of work. The ECG did not show any abnormalities in the heart. Could it be an issue...

Could there be another reason for my breathlessness or is it anxiety?

I am going through a rough patch in my life due to my divorce. I am currently under tremendous amount of stress, and I have suddenly started feeling breathless even after doing...

I feel very tired after walking a little bit. Should I consider a pulmonary check up or a cardiac check up?

These days I am unable to walk even the usual distance that I was once very comfortable walking. I have not gained any weight but I feel breathless and tired very fast. Could...

Can pneumonia be fatal?

My son is 5 years old and has been diagnosed with pneumonia. I have read online that pneumonia could be a fatal condition, which worries me a lot. Is this true?

What could be the reason my mother is breathless?

My mother is a diabetic patient and now also has a high creatinine level, which is causing major swelling in her legs and hands. Of late, she also started to feel very breathless....

How is pneumonia confirmed in a child?

My son is 18 months old and started to wheeze along with cough and cold. The doctors are still trying to diagnose the problem. Could it be pneumonia? How can doctors confirm...

When does smoking start to deteriorate the body?

I am a 27-year-old woman and I have recently started smoking about a year back. I understand it could harm my body and I want to drop the habit, too. When do the negative effects...

Resting energy testing

I have heard a lot about resting energy tests to see if a person is burning calories at the correct rate. How accurate is this testing? What is involved in doing it?

Can people of ventilation ever get out of it?

My sister is 28 years old and suffered a severe bout of pneumonia that caused a reasonable amount of damage to both her lungs. She is now at home but requires CPAP ventilation...

How to treat breathlessness in a metastatic breast cancer patient?

My mother is 67 years old and is suffering from metastatic breast cancer. She is undergoing a treatment however there are times when she feels very breathless. How can I manage...

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