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Can asthma affect child's behaviour?

Can asthma affect child's behaviour?

Yes: When asthma is well controlled a child with asthma can exercise and sleep well without coughing/wheezing at night. Asthma can cause difficulty breathing and lower oxygen saturation levels. A child will become tired while breathing, exercising and cough or wheeze at night. Asthma symptoms can affect the child's energy level, sleep pattern. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Does smoking affect allergies related to breathing?

Does smoking affect allergies related to breathing?

Don't smoke: Smoke of all kinds is a potent trigger of inflammation in the respiratory tract. It will worsen asthma, allergies and sinus disease. Smoke will make you prone to infections because it paralyzes the cilia or microscopic hairs that help to clear infections from the lungs and sinuses. Smoke may also increase the likelihood of getting allergic to new things in the environment. Don't smoke! ...Read more

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Can vapor cigarettes affect asthma?

Can vapor cigarettes affect asthma?

A Hooka?: Do you mean a nicotine e-cigarette or inhaling tobacco via a hooka? The nicotine would not affect the asthma much if at all but I am not aware that this has been studied. ...Read more

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How does asthma affect my lungs?

How does asthma affect my lungs?

It narrows the...: ...Airways by the process of inflammation in the airway walls and so increases their resistance to air movement. ...Read more

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Can a concave chest affect asthma attack?

It depends...: A concave chest, also known as a pectus deformity, can cause diminished lung function if severe. Usually however, a pectus deformity does not contribute to an asthma attack. It would be helpful to have lung function evaluated before and during an episode to know what the difference is and whether further evaluation by a chest wall surgeon should be pursued. ...Read more

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Does COPD affect small children?

Does COPD affect small children?

No: Not typically. The biggest risk factors for COPD are years of smoke exposure and a certain enzyme deficiency that is hereditary. Smoke exposure during the childhood years increases the risk of developing COPD over time, but to have the onset of COPD in childhood would be extremely rare. ...Read more

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How can asthma affect vital capacity?

Slightly reduced: Asthma can cause a slight drop in vital capacity but a greater reduction in flow rates (such as fev1). Hence the ratio of fev1 to forced vital capacity is also reduced, suggestive of the characteristic pattern of obstruction. It is important to review the technique of pft to ensure adequate effort was put in while testing as that can also lead to falsely reduced vital capacity. Talk 2 yr lung doc. ...Read more

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Does air pollution affect emphysema?

Does air pollution affect emphysema?

Yes: The air pollution can make the symptoms in patients with emphysema worse, like cough or shortness of breath. It depends. ...Read more

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Can weed affect your asthma worse than cigarettes?

CHOOSE YOUR POISON !: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged & deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing & ^ in sputum production. ...Read more

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How does asthma affect pregnancy?

How does asthma affect pregnancy?

Variably: It is important for both mother and baby that the asthma remains under good control, and this can be achieved with medications. Pulmicort and singulair (montelukast) have category b ratings for pregnancy.It is reported that approximatley 1/3 of pregnant asthmatics improve, 1/3 worsen and 1/3 remain the same. Deterioration of asthma during pregnancy can deprive the baby of oxygen and lead to premature birth. ...Read more

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Does smoking affect migraines?

Does smoking affect migraines?

Definitely a trigger: A variety of external and internal factors can trigger a migraine attack in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to migraine. External triggers such as weather-related changes, high humidity, sensory input such as flashing lights, sunlight, loud noises, and exposure to odors, smoking, alcohol (red wine) and stress have all been implicated in migraine. ...Read more

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Does smoking affect my emphysema?

Does smoking affect my emphysema?

Causes emphysema!: I completely agree with dr ferranti's answer. The only thing i will add is that smoking is the number one cause of emphysema/copd. It is never too late to stop. While the damage does not reverse, the rate of damage returns to a more normal level of expected decline. Stopping at any time can add years to life and maybe delay disability. Please stop! ...Read more

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Could smoking affect pulmonary atresia?

Could smoking affect pulmonary atresia?

Smoking : Smoking adversely effects many parts of the body. The organs that are mostly effected are obviously the lungs. Damaging the lungs with smoking can cause pulmonary hypertension, having pulmonary atresia as an already existing problem the two can become exponentially worse and if severe can cause right heart failure. ...Read more

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Does restrictive lung disease affect children?

Does restrictive lung disease affect children?

Yes: But more often children are affected be "reactive or constrictive" lung disease like asthma.Restrictive lung disease(think emphysema) usually affects older people(cystic fibrosis is the exception). ...Read more

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How does emphysema affect your respiratory system?

How does emphysema affect your respiratory system?

Emphysema.: Emphysema is a destruction of lung tissue with resultant reduction in oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange and respiratory effort. It's usually due to smoking but could be due to other medial conditions. It's treatable but not curable. ...Read more

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Does bronchitis affect the healthy?

Does bronchitis affect the healthy?

Yes...: Acute bronchitis is due to an infection in the airways and otherwise healthy people can get this. Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD that is typically caused by smoking. Smokers who are otherwise healthy can develop chronic bronchitis. ...Read more

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How can asthma affect your heart?

How can asthma affect your heart?

Several ways: In very severe prolonged asthma: if you become hypoxic (low oxygen) and acidotic (build up of carbon dioxide), your heart may go out of rhythm (fibrillate) and stop. Over many years of copd, the damaged lungs cause elevated pressure in the pulmonary artery causing the right ventricle to thicken (cor pulmonale), enlarge, and fail. ...Read more

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How can asthma affect a persons breathing rate?

How can  asthma affect a persons breathing rate?

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

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How does asthma attack affect spo2 level ?

How does asthma attack affect spo2 level
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Rarely: Your asthma will have to reach a life-threatening degree of severity before the pO2 would be noticeably reduced. An overwhelming % of asthma attacks is not associated with decreased pO2 level. ...Read more

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Does prednisone affect your heart ?

Does prednisone affect your heart ?

Dose dependent: It is a steroid that can promote salt and water retention...So it is a possible consideration in hypertension and congestive heart failure. Generally used in least possible doses to treat another condition. ...Read more