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How can I tell if I have asthma

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Get checked: The symptoms of asthma, wheezing, coughing, difficulty breathing are common in other conditions as well. A physician can perform a spirometry -non-inv ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Speak to your doctor: Asthma is recurrent episodes of bronchospasm, shown by wheezing/coughing and can be set off by allergic triggers, exercise, viral illnesses, cold/temp ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
13 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: Asthma can affect just about anyone. If you are obese, your asthma may be more difficult to control, but obesity does not cause asthma. Occassionall ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor visit: Since both alternatives need medical attention, you should visit your doctor. Both can exist together. Shortness of breath is significant and should ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
If you have Symptoms: You can only tell if you still have Asthma by your sumptoms If you have cough on and off If you have wheezing If you have shortness of breath If you s ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonita Wilson
44 years experience ADHD and Autism
See the doctor: Asthma is a recurrent condition causing symptoms such as wheezing, cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Other conditions can cause these sy ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Asthma DX: Do a pulmonary function test wait 15 to 20 minutes after inhaling a bronchodilator and the repeat the test. The test must be done according to america ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma symptoms: The common symptoms of asthma are recurrent: cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. Some people have all of these symptoms and so ... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Piece of Puzzle...: A pulmonary function test alone cannot tell a doctor if you have asthma. This test can be very useful but is used in conjunction with other important ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience Pharmacy
Not likely: You should see your family physician and give a good history of your attacks, family history of asthma, etc . You should also have a spirometry test t ... Read More

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