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Hi am having trouble getting to sleep as my chest

Patient: Hi am having trouble getting to sleep as my chest is tight,cant get my breath,peak flows are no higher than 250 & advanced practitioner hasn’t given me anything to prevent or relive my symptoms what can I do

 

 

Symptoms: Tight chest,short of breath, i do a peak flow i cant get it now higher yhan 250

 

 

Doctor: HelloThanks for the queryI understand you are breathless. I can certainly help you about it.Reduced peak flow means that you might be having bronchoconstriction. If you have inhalers with you I suggest you to use them immediately, if you have not been prescribed any then please go to the emergency department immediately as there is the risk of a respiratory arrest.I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to meRegards

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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