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What sort of problem is adult asthma?

What sort of problem is adult asthma?

Asthma: Potentially serious and deadly if not treated. Differennt kinds: intermitten t(<2x/wk), persistent (>2x/wk); mild-moderate-severe. Exercise induced asthma. Other triggered by chemical, allergens, pollution. Treatment needs to be based on your severity, frequency, and previous medications and other factor in your health profile. . Your asthma is not your friend's asthma. See md. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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I am 40yrs old and i have to wear adult diapers, because i have asthma and when i cough i leak maybe a little and sometimes a lot what I'd the problem?

I am 40yrs old and i have to wear adult diapers, because i have asthma and when i cough i leak maybe a little and sometimes a lot what I'd the problem?

It is important to: know your medication regimen. There are remedies available to treat this cough that is incapacitating you in this way. Please video-consult with a Healthtap pulmonologist to discuss improving control of asthma. Please follow up with your regular provider as well. ...Read more

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Why might someone have difficulty breathing sometimes if they don't have asthma?

Why might someone have difficulty breathing sometimes if they don't have asthma?

Many causes: There are many possibilities: vocal cord dysfunction, reflux, panic attacks to things more in the lungs like pneumonia or growths. A good history and physical exam should help determine the most likely cause. See your doctor. ...Read more

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If you watch someone with asthma develop extreme difficulty and then turn blue and stop breathing, what should you do?

If you watch someone with asthma develop extreme difficulty and then turn blue and stop breathing, what should you do?

CPR & 911: Regardless of the cause of apnea do the following, (1) check airway for obstruction like a foreign body (2) give 2 rescue breaths if patient is not breathing (3) dial 911 (4) check pulse for circulation (5) begin chest compressions if there is no pulse and you know how (6) continue CPR until paramedics arrive & take over. Everyone should know basic CPR especially when family members are at risk. ...Read more

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Serious chest pain and breathing difficulty? Asthma at 60?

Serious chest pain and breathing difficulty? Asthma at 60?

Can be a heart probl: Chest pain and shortness of breath including wheezing can be a sign of heart disease specially at the age of 60. It is important that you check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Experiencing difficulty breathing while eating. Doesn't have asthma.

Experiencing difficulty breathing while eating. Doesn't have asthma.

Swallowing: Could this be a problem with swallowing mechanics? Is there associated choking or coughing while eating? You may have pharyngolaryngeal reflux. If so a speech pathologist can evaluate you for swallowing problems and refer you to either a neurologist or otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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I hve anmia for hvy menstrl blding and everytime on hvy blding day I have brthing difficulty, chst pain, bloating .Why ? I also have mild asthma.

I hve anmia for hvy menstrl blding and everytime on hvy blding day  I have brthing difficulty, chst pain, bloating .Why ? I also have mild asthma.

Complicated: If you have significant anemia, breathing problem and fatigue are not unexpected ( i hope you are taking iron supplements). The anemia plus the asthma (+ menses) may work together to cause the breathing problem when each individually would not . Why you are on tranexamic acid. No asthma control medication? As for bloating, this is not an uncommon complaint during menses. See internist/allergist. ...Read more

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Difficulty Concentrating (Definition)

Concentration refers to a person's ability to intentionally direct their attention to a task and be able to maintain in in the face of distractions ...Read more


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