Posted by: shona | 2011-11-07

lung condition

Dear Doctor
My elderly mother had some chest xrays done. The result is she has bilateral diffuse with severe pulmonary hyperinflation, and the perihilar bronchial walls have thickened. She is an asthma sufferer, is this just part and parcel of her condition. She does really not want to be subjected to tests etc as she is rather elderly. Please advise if we can just continue with the asthma meds or does this signify something more serious?

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The changes that you describe are due to asthma and she should take her asthma medication religiously and have yearly innoculation for the flu virus done. Elderly people are more susceptible to complications of asthma and follow up visits with her doctor is recommended.


Dr Anrich

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