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A 42-year-old member asked:

how can asthma form?

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Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
Difficult to answer: Most asthma that starts in childhood can be linked to allergies. As we mature, other "triggers" may come into play such as occupational triggers (dust from manufacturing or fumes), pollution, etc. Though it sometimes can be difficult to put a finger on the cause, the treatments are usually the same- rescue inhalers and controllers (if necessary). Getting tested is always the best thing to do.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are common asthma triggers?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Many Triggers: Some triggers of asthma included allegens (dust, pet sander, pollens, grasses and molds), temperature extremes, viruses, exercise and emotions to name a few.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Is asthma a psychological problem?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Can be.: Emotional upheavals are possible asthma triggers in some people.
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What are the signs that asthma is getting worse?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
More...: ...Nighttime awakenings with shortness of breath, decreased exercise tolerance, and especially an increase in the need for rescue medications.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Do I have some form of asthma? Have feeling of not being able to breathe deep.

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Asthma: It can be a manifestation of asthma. Your doctor will take a history and probably a pulmonary function test to be sure. Some cases are affiliated with allergy and some are not.
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A 36-year-old male asked:

Please share a tip in the form of a haiku on asthma.

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Dr. Cary Nelson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
For: For longer bouts of exercise, use a long-acting bronchodilator.

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