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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Strive for control: The goal of asthma treatment is best lung function possible, least amount of symptoms (day, night, exercise) all on the least amount of medications. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: By definition, asthma is a reversible airway disease (or at least partially reversible). When properly treated, the lung function should return to nor ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Lotz
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Talk to your doctor: Asthma is an inflammatory airway condition that causes airflow obstruction resulting in hyperinflation. Asthma controller medications (typically inhal ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
This : Is a good question to ask the clinician who ordered it.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
COPD: Not really, there is not direct correlation. However you are more likely to mat (multifocal atrial tachycardia) with lung disease.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Follow your doc: Follow your doctor's advice and don't diagnose yourself. Symptoms can overlap between different entities and if they started you on a treatment plan, ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Asthma uncontrolled: It seems your asthma is not controlled. A pneumonia can trigger asthma symptoms and they can linger for a while. You need an inhaler to help you breat ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
COPD: COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. On xray...One will very commonly find hyperinflated lungs (by rib counting..Rough and dirty way). You ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Anxiety or Asthma: Could be either or both. A visit to a pulmonary specialist would clarify that, following thorough medical exam & pulmonary function tests.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Difficult todiagnose: A chest Xray alone cannot give detailed information about whether a patient has asthma vs. COPD. Many factors must be taken into account. A full set o ... Read More
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