How To Cope With Breath Often Struggling With Heavy Ex-smokers?
I often talk to doctors by doctors given symbicort and spiriva but not reducing. Is there a drug that is injected. In order to decrease immediately or no longer stare. I used to be a heavy smoker after quitting but instead had that pain. ?
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
The first product you mentioned is a branded drug with active ingredients in the form of budesonide and formeterol. Budesonide is a corticosteroid class of anti-inflammatory drugs that can function to reduce inflammation in the airways, while formeterol is a short-acting bronchodilator, which relaxes the muscles of the airways so that they do not narrow so that they can improve the course of air flow in the airways. The second product you mentioned contains tiotropium bromide, which is a long-acting bronchodilator class of drugs that is also intended to relax the muscles of the airways and clear the airways.
Generally, if you are prescribed both drugs, the possibility of breathing problems is caused by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This suspicion is also reinforced by a history of heavy smoking. However, this still needs to be confirmed again in consultation with the doctor who treats you because these drugs can also be intended for the treatment of asthma or other respiratory diseases.
In the case of COPD that has worsening symptoms (acute exacerbations), the use of inhaled drugs is part of routine treatment. Patients may also be given oxygen if indicated. The doctor may also give antibiotic therapy. Regarding injection drugs, doctors may consider giving anti-inflammatory drugs by injection if there is an indication, for example in cases of severe worsening of symptoms. If it is not too heavy, the doctor may only add the oral medication.
Consult your medication needs with your doctor, lung specialist, or internist who treats you. The administration of certain drugs needs to be based on an assessment of your clinical condition which is supported by a number of additional tests according to medical indications, such as oxygen saturation, blood gas analysis, and pulmonary function testing (spirometry).
As a suggestion, you should use the medicine given as directed by your doctor. In addition, still avoid smoking and exposure to cigarette smoke and air pollution. Don't forget to eat balanced nutritious food regularly. To enrich insight, you can read articles about COPD. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.