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How can I tell if I have asthma

A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
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
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Asthma diagnosis: Asthma is diagnosed based on history, examination and lung function test called spirometry. There are alternative diagnosis which can present similar... Read More
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Doctor diagnosis : Asthma is a diagnosis that is best made by your doctor. Typical symptoms include wheeze and breathlessness, however there are other illnesses that can... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Majzun
Pulmonary Critical Care 14 years experience
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 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
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
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See your doctor: Your doctor can tell with a test called an exercise spirometry.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
See your physician: This can be a very complex problem to understand. Being out of shape can be one reason but lund disease ( not just asthma) and / or heart disease coul... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonita Wilson
ADHD and Autism 45 years experience
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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Dr. Justin Greiwe
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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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Satloff
Pain Management 40 years experience
Check with allergist: Several options, so check with your allergist. I am always suspicious for the presence of mold toxins when a patient presents with asthma. Rule out ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
See a doc: A thorough history and physical exam by a doc can help making the diagnosis. If the child is old enough...Maybe 6 years or more, some testing can be d... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
3 main approaches: To control asthma, first the triggers of asthma should be identified and avoided if possible. Second, medications are used as quick relief for immedia... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Asthma: This is a clinical diagnosis made by doctors based on your symptoms and on a spirometry test which measures your lung volumes. An allergist or pulmono... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes, bad!: Ozone can be a potent trigger of asthma. It is a significant airborne irritant. Air pollution/ozone days are those when people with asthma should st... Read More

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