My mum, a fit 76 year old of ideal weight, has recently been experiencing severe shortness of breath when walking up hill. She has never smoked nor had any alcohol, ever. Up until her retirement, some five years ago, she walked a mile up and down hills, to and fro work five days a week. She has always suffered with a catarrh problem which has been blamed upon having whooping cough as a child.
The recent problems with shortness of breath have been put down to lack of excercise as she doesn’t walk as much now. We were told that her daily walk stopped the build up if catarrh which niw causes her problems.
Whilst this is quite possible, she has been given travel sickness pills as a way of dealing with the symptoms. I would appreciate your opinion on this and also if you could advise any further alternative or supporting treatment?