Can Symbicort make breathing worse?

Symbicort is a type of medicine that exists in the form of Turbuhaler to treat asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Symbicort will improve breathing and deal with shortness of breath. It will not worsen your breathing, instead, it will improve it. Symbicort is a combination of two active ingredients. The medications are Budesonide and formoterol. Budesonide is a corticosteroid, while formoterol is a beta-2 agonist. Treatments by DoctoronCall are available in Malaysia to help you with any of your health conditions.

  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an airway disease characterized by a reduction in airflow. Five per cent of the global population suffer from this medical condition. This condition also has a high death rate. In the United States, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) ranked fourth in causing death. 120,000 deaths are reported each year in America. The number of new cases annually is also high. This disease is draining the resources of many countries as the cost to manage Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients are costly.

  Asthma is a disease of your lower airways mainly the lungs. It is a chronic disease that is characterized by airway inflammation, excessive phlegm production, and narrowing of the airway. This happens following exposure to allergens or triggering factors.

  Smoking, passive smoking, biomass fuel use, and exposure to certain harmful gases are the main causes of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Detecting this disease early is very important so that accurate treatment can be given. The right treatment can help in symptoms reduction, prolong survival, reduce the severity, and improve overall well-being. There are three subtypes for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The subtypes are:

  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Chronic obstructive asthma

It’s always better to prevent rather than cure. First, you must know the symptoms of asthma. They are:

  • Rapid breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest indrawings
  • Cough
  • Bluish discolouration of the skin or mouth
  • Skin lesions(eczema)
  • Symptoms worsen at night and early morning
  • Noisy breathing
  • Symptoms worsen by exercise

  Prevention is better than cure. Avoiding the triggers and allergens will help in preventing an asthma attack. The triggers and allergens are:

  • Cold weather
  • Exercise
  • Dust mite
  • Pet dander
  • Moulds
  • Certain food
  • Pollens
  • Cigarette
  • Fumes from perfumes or cleaning agents
  • Certain medications like antihypertensives

   Home treatments for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) are:

  • Short-acting Beta-2 agonists inhalers
  • Short-acting anticholinergic inhalers
  • Oral corticosteroids
  • Stop smoking
  • Supplementary oxygen therapy
  • Nutritional support
  • Antibiotic for certain patients

  The prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) exacerbations are:

  • Smoking cessation
  • Lung rehabilitation
  • Prophylaxis antibiotic
  • Vitamin D supplements

   They are:

  • Asthma diary
  • Compliance to follow-ups and check-ups
  • Proper techniques in using inhalers
  • Consume medications on time

   Asthma is not just about Nasal inhaler. There are four components that physicians need to focus on managing asthmatic patients. They are:

  • Frequent monitoring of lung function and symptoms
  • Adequate patient education
  • Controlling and managing trigger factors and other existing comorbidities
  • Treatments

  Treatments by Doctors are available to help you with any of your health conditions including asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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