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A) what is the correct treatment 73yr old male with COPD? )

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A) what is the correct treatment for a 73yr old male with COPD?
B) Can, and if so HOW do I get a copy of my medical history held on my GPs computer?
many thanks in advance for your time and trouble!!!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 2 years ago.
Hello,
The primary treatment of course is with medications which I am sure your doctor has already prescribed for you.
The second very important part is Pulmonary Rehabilitation exercises. This is a series of exercises meant to strengthen your breathing. You can look this up here:
http://www.mayoclinic.org/pulmonary-rst/pulmrehabprgm.html
You can also try some steps on your own:
Fluids: drink plenty of water.
Humidifier: use a humidifier in your room
Vit. C supplement: 1000 mg Vit. C supplements daily (available OTC).
N- Acetyl Cysteine: this is a supplement available at natural food stores which helps drainage.
Also you cannot have access to your records directly from the computer but you are certainly within your rights to ask for a copy from your GP.
Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Dr.P Jyoti; many thanks for your time and trouble..could prove to be very helpful!

Francis Doyle

Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. P. Jyoti replied 2 years ago.
Hello Francis,


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