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I am suffering from shortness of breath, about 3 months I

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I am suffering from shortness of breath
JA: The Doctor can help. Just a couple quick questions before I transfer you. How long have you had the shortness of breath? Have you used any medication for it?
Customer: about 3 months I have a seretide inhaler and VENTOLIN inhalers but they have stopped working my Gp says I have COPD
JA: Have you seen a doctor about COPD?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I am 83yrs old female I have multiple osteoaerhritis fybromyalgia collapsed discs in spine 1 hip replacement,Lately I am terribly weak and gasping for breath whenever I move,

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Sorry to hear about this

Have your doctor discussed about any other possible options to improve the shortness of breath?

Regards

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
recently had a CT scan result no problem
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Don't want to phone am a bit deaf

Thanks for the details

If this is a recent flare up then you should be put on a short course of steroids

If the problem is continuing for some time then your doctor must discuss with you about a non invasive ventilation

This is usually given by a machine and it is called BiPAP

That have shown to be very effective in COP patients

Please do let me know if you have any other question

Regards

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
OK will speak to my GP about BiPaP thank you

You are welcome

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