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I have Angina and Emphysema. Is it harmfull for me to get

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I have Angina and Emphysema. Is it harmfull for me to get breathless, for example carrying shopping bags to my upatairs flat, or carrying anything at all. I get really out of breath even just walking quickly. I'm 73.
Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Braltus spray. Salmeterol. Bisoprolol. Lercanidipine
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No. I stay very well and don't get colds or anything.
Assistant: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?
Customer: No other conditions.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 11 months ago.

Hi, thanks, ***** ***** your query, will be replying in few seconds please. DrVasavada

Expert:  DrVasavada replied 11 months ago.

In such condition one often benefits by use of ambulatory oxygen supply system which can be wheeled around house or apartment complex. Oxygen extractor from room air also is available.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 11 months ago.


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
You did NOT answer my question.
Expert:  DrVasavada replied 11 months ago.

It is not harmful merely getting fast breathing as long as you do not get blue fingers or lips, and have fainting etc. Bearable breathlessness which recovers on rest is not harmful.