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A 37-year-old female asked:

i have asthma?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
General advice ??: The best advise for an asthma patient is to get a good evaluation, set up a reasonable treatment plan & comply with that plan. Proper followup & a good relationship with your pcp helps assure you can adjust treatment as changes arise.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How can I find if I have asthma?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Easy: You have audible wheezing.
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I have asthma so I must do?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Treatment...: The most common treatment for asthma include bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Other treatments depend on symptoms present. Avoidance of triggers is an important part of therapy. Avoid smoking. Use a bronchodilator inhaler pre-exercise if you notice an increase of symptoms during exercise. Follow your doctor's instructions.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have asthma (important)?

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Dr. Gregory Patrick
Pulmonology 45 years experience
See a doctor: Classic signs and symptoms of asthma--intermittent shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, chest tightness, are not specific enough for you to make your own diagnosis. Other conditions--heart disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, chronic sinusitis can cause similar symptoms. Asthma is diagnosed through history, physical exam and laboratory tests. If asthma is concerning you, see your doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What should I do if I have asthma but i smoke?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Stop smoking: Smoke (from cigarettes, campfires, forest fires, stoves, fireplace etc) all give off fumes and particulate matter which can be inhaled deep into the lungs and trigger inflammation, swelling, mucus production and airway narrowing. Smoke will worsen asthma and progressively decrease lung function over time. See your doc for smoking cessation information.
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A 56-year-old male asked:

How can I tell if I have asthma?

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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/temperature changes.

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