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Can Asthma Affect Only One Lung
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
No cures for either: The conditions you mention are managed with the aid of medication, not cured.Once you have them, they are present to some degree indefinitely. ...Read more
Can poorly or mildly controlled asthma cause one to chest breathe instead of stomach/diaphragmatic breathe?
What are signs of lung cancer, smoker nine years grandma died from it inhalers not helping for asthma pressure when breathing?
Coughing blood: Chronic cough, recurrent pneumonia, bloody sputum, weight loss, and hoarseness are some symptoms of lung cancer. You are young with asthma so one of the best things you could do to help prevent this from ever happening to you is to quit smoking. There are a lot of ways we can help you! There are medications, support groups, acupuncture, and even hypnotism that have all been successful in helping ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference between COPD and asthma. Could COPD be mistaken for asthma. Non smoker and non drinker but asthma not settled still after 3months since being diagnosed?
Different illnesses: COPD (chronic pulmonary disease) is a disease where there is airflow obstruction due to chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Cigarette smoking is the most common cause. Airflow limitation on pulmonary function test may show COPD not reversible. Asthma shows reversibility of airflow obstruction following bronchodilator therapy. It is a chronic inflammatory disorder with wheezing on physical exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Negative pressure: When you breathe in, your chest wall and diaphragm expand and create decreased pressure in your lungs. Because the bronchoconstriction is also inside your lungs, the negative pressure causes the airway to expand as well, and air flows in easily. When you breathe out, the chest wall and diaphragm relax, and pressure in the lungs increases. This snaps the airways closed again, like a valve. ...Read more
Increases: During an asthma flare or attack, frequently the respiratory rate increases (like panting). However, some people having asthma can have normal respiratory rate. When a person has controlled asthma or not experiencing asthma symptoms, the respiratory rate should be normal. Having asthma should not change the baseline respiratory rate. ...Read more
Do people with lung damage from asthma/repeated bronchitis ever need lung transplants? If so, are they cured of asthma? How bad can lung damage get?
Will asthma always respond to prednisone? Have tightness in throat/reduced lung capacity not responding to pred or inhalers. Not asthma?
I know some claim asthma medications can affect height. But what about adthma itself? Can asthma (not asthma meds) cause stunted growth?
Yes, in children: Asthma, as well as other chronic respiratory illnesses, can affect height if not well controlled, especially if being treated repeated with oral steroids due to recurrent flare-ups. Inhaled steroids used for control keep the lungs healthy and minimizes the negative impact, but can have some affect on growth at high doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you differentiate between COPD and asthma? Can stress on top of asthma, allergies, and panic attacks cause copd? I have trouble exhaling fully.
Reversibility: Asthma and COPD overlap however asthma shows reversible pft changes where the changes with COPD are more fixed. In addition COPD is a disease mostly of older people who have been smokers, asthma can affect anyone including young people and is often associated with a hx of allergies. In some patients the tow disease coexist. Stress/anxiety make both worse but do not "cause" copd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will having to breathe in four years of second hand smoke nearly on a 24-7 basis outside cause lung cancer?
I have asthma now I'm assuming caused by GERD, AFTER multiple episodes of bronchitis. If the GERD is managed, Will the asthma stop?
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