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Breathlessness

I experience breathlessness climbing even just one or two floors. I am healthy otherwise and active. But of late have had a severe infection where I was coughingout a lot of yellow green phlegm. This was going on for nearly a week during which I would experience asthma like gasp of breath and would use the Inhaler to relieve it. Strangely, there was no full blown asthma attack in all this , which would normally be the case. An Ayurvedic doctor told me I've very shallow breath intake and my lung capacity is therefore very low. Is there something I can do about this?
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Get a pulmonary function test done along with cxr and sputum culture.
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Dr. Pankaj K Bang Mumbai | Pulmonologist
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Get a chest xray and cbc done first and get back with the reports.
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