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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
General advice ??: The best advise for an asthma patient is to get a good evaluation, set up a reasonable treatment plan & comply with that plan. Proper followup &am ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Asthma: There are 3 main characteristics of asthma: airway inflammation, sensitivity to triggers, and the temporary occurrence of airflow obstruction leading ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Inflammation: Generally defined as inflammation of the airways lead to airway narrowing thereby causing shortness of breath, coughing, and/or wheezing. There are m ... Read More
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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Asthma: Generally recurrent episodes of asthma following a trigger such as a virus or allergen. Some people with asthma have episodes of coughing or SOB. Exer ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Shortness of breath: Asthma can be thought of as your lungs getting too tight to get enough air in & out, thus leading to characteristic wheezing & shortness of breath. Wi ... Read More
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Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience in Family Medicine
Asthma: It is characterized by narrowing of the airways (breathing tubes) in the lungs. This narrowing is partially or completely reversible. Symptoms of asth ... Read More
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Dr. Nadia Ghattas
47 years experience in Pediatrics
Asthma : Asthma is a codition that affects the airways of the lungs, leading to a spasm of the smooth muscles in the bronchial tree, inflammation of the muc ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
9 years experience in Pediatrics
Asthma: Tough to answer in only 400 characters. But, asthma is a lung disease that makes it harder to move air in and out of your lungs. Read more information ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Asthma: Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs that can cause constriction of the airways and causes shortness of breath, cough and wheezing and is us ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possible: It is not unusual for a patient to have a history of asthma as a child/teen have the symptoms resolve and then return as an adult.
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