Sorry to hear about your mother’s long term breathing problems. It must be distressing to see her going through this. From your description, your mother was diagnosed with GERD (Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease) only last year. My understanding is that her breathing problems were not related to asthma but to GERD.
It is known that GERD can cause serious breathing problems which cannot always be relieved by using standard asthma treatment, e.g. inhalers. I wonder if your mother would benefit from taking medications to reduce acidity following the surgery related to GERD.
I would suggest arranging a consultation with the surgeon or the gastroenterologist who looked after her last year; they know the extent of the disease and what they achieved by performing the operation. It is possible that they might request a gastroscopy to check the current situation on the oesophageal track. Based on this they may also recommend a check up with a respiratory specialist, who will be able to check that there are no changes in the lungs or airways and may suggest different medication to alleviate the breathing symptoms.
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