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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...

What is the long term impact of asthma on the lungs?

My mother has been suffering from asthma for the last 12 years. What would be the impact of this condition on her lungs?

When is one recommended a spirometry test?

My doctor has recommended me to undergo a spirometry test. What will I be able to tell from the results?

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?

Does breathelessness while climbing stairs indicate weak lungs?

I feel breathless while doing activities like climbing up the stairs, which is a pretty simple task. Could this be a sign of weak lungs, or am I just overthinking it?

Is post nasal drip along with cough sign of a chest infection?

I am having continuous post nasal drip along with a cough for the last 3 days. The doctor has started me on antibiotics but my worry is this is a sign of a chest infection.

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...

Can one feel excessively sleepy while recovering from bronchitis?

I am recovering from bronchitis, and I've been on an antibiotic called Cefoprim. However, I am feeling extremely sleepy and drowsy due to this antibiotic. What should I do?

Can soap residue in a nebulizer be a cause of concern?

I just notices that my nebulizer had some soap residue from when I washed it before, and this was already after I finished using my nebulizer machine. Should I be concerned?...

Is nebulization the same as steam?

I have heard nebulization gives instant relief in cases of a cough and cold. Is it the same as taking in steam? I have never used a nebulizer machine before, so I'm wondering...

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...

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