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Grandma 84 years started grunting about a month ago.Doctors

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Grandma 84 years started grunting about a month ago.Doctors could not find anything.Kindly suggest what medicine can give temporary relief.She is on heart problems and asthma medicine.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

This is Dr. David

grunting can be from pain or from asthma or from sleep apnea.

does she grunt when she sleeps?

is she in pain?

it sometimes can be difficult to tell.

she might have to see a doctor to get more testing and evaluation to know why she is grunting.

let me know if you have other questions.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.

she does not complain of pain but she had asthma for a long time

Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

it could be asthma causing mucus in her lungs or difficulty breathing.

if she has excessive mucus in her lungs, she might benefit from medications like mucinex (guaifenesin) which can help break up mucus and help her clear it.

a pulmonary function test can help find out how hear breathing is.

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