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Why is my asthma so bad?

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Dr. Richard Lavi
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Treat allergens.: Having normal, asthma symptom free days defines asthma control. Minimizing medication use, medication side effects and costs is also part of asthma control. Many asthma sufferers have allergy and/or sinus disease are part of their lives. Under or untreated sinus disease and allergy leads to worsening asthma control. A variety of avoidance measures, medications and even allergy injections help.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Possibilities: This time of year there are a number of possibilities - this is a high season for ragweed and tree allergies. You might also have a viral or bronchial infection. I would seek medical advice in person if you are experiencing a significant worsening of your asthma. Sometimes asthma exacerbations can be shortened if treated early.

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How can I exercise if I have bad asthma?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
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Asthma control: Exercise is desired for everyone including persons with asthma. It's challenging because exercise is a common trigger of asthma. However, through the advice of an asthma specialist, once the asthma is controlled (through avoidance of allergens/irritants, medications, possibly allergy injections), then regular aerobic exercise should be possible! many olympic athletes have severe asthma.
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What to do for really bad asthma?

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See a specialist: Most importantly, you should learn what your triggers are and how to avoid them. If you still cannot control your asthma, there are a lot of medicines, combinations of different inhalers usually and you have to find what works for you. You don't want to take Prednisone for a long time. Xolair is an option.
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What are the types of asthma that are bad?

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Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 18 years experience
All types: It is not necessarily the type but your individual severity rating. Some people with intermittent (once in awhile attacks) wind up in the hospital while those with moderate to severe persistent asthma do not. Your individual reaction to the "triggers" is a determining factor. Check with your physician.

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