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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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What are the causes of asthma attacks?

What are the causes of asthma attacks?

Many: Virus infection, exertion, air pollution, allergens, weather change, tobacco smoke, and even stress. ...Read more

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


Dr. Michael Zacharisen Dr. Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Might somebody have asthma and not have asthma attacks?

Might somebody have asthma and not have asthma attacks?

Yes: Asthma symptoms are cough, wheeze, chest tightness and shortness of breath. These symptoms can range from mild to severe. A person doesn't have to have an attack, the symptoms could be rather mild and intermittent. An allergist or pulmonologist can assess a persons asthma and determine the severity, control and best treatment approach. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Williams Dr. Williams
Pharmacy
14 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Asthma attacks in the night help!?

Very common: Night attacks of asthma are common. If they occur with some frequency (more than once weekly, your physician may prescribe a "controller" inhaler of cortisone. Additionally, dust mites are a common cause of attacks. Make sure your mattress in in a plastic barrier type cover. And your bedroom is as free from dust collectors (rugs, stuffed animals, etc) as possible. An air cleaner may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik Dr. Kaushik
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
University of Delhi, Lady Hardinge Medical College
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Could asthma attacks just go away?

Could asthma attacks just go away?

Lifestyle change: Avoid all milk products since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation. Also avoid grains, lentils. Consume veggies, flesh foods, olive oil. Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day and taking a good probiotic (not yogurt) help reduce inflammation Yoga breathing exercises 10-30 min/day help too. This may help avoid the need for meds ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Williams Dr. Williams
Pharmacy
14 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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My family thinks i fake asthma attacks?

My family thinks i fake asthma attacks?

?: If you have bee tested and confirmed that you have asthma, i don;t see their reasoning. However, attacks not only can be caused by the usual animal dander, dust mites, etc but emotional swings can also cause attacks. Crying, laughing, shock, etc can also cause attracks. If these are causing your attacks, it is easy to see why they feel this way. You all should talk this over with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Johnson Dr. Johnson
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
23 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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How to deal with constant asthma attacks?

Many controller meds: There are many medications available to control asthma symptoms. I recommend that you see your local provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen Dr. Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Can people usually survive asthma attacks?

Can people usually survive asthma attacks?

Yes: People with asthma frequently have attacks (unfortunately) but, death from asthma is uncommon. There are now less than 5000 deaths per year from asthma in the U.S. But an ever increasing number of people with asthma needing to use the er. There are several risk factors for death from asthma---not taking your asthma medication as directed is just one! ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What to do for my daughters asthma attacks?

Event plan: Asthma can usually be controlled if you develop a plan that deals with daily needs and recognizes pre-event signs before they trigger an attack.A good evaluation by your pcp with a written out plan if needed will control most.It usually incorporates a daily maintenance medication and symptom observation with added meds if coughing or wheezing appears. ...Read more

Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Is it possible to have asthma but without attacks?

Asthma: Asthma can be mild and subtle and some people only feel it when they exercise or if they have an upper respiratory infection. They may not develop an attack but feel pressure and shortness of breath that limit their physical abilities. ...Read more

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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I have asthma attacks in the morning. What do i do?

Asthma: You need to discuss these issues with your regular Dr who knows you best. May want to keep diary of your attacks and take in with you at next visit. Dogs? Cats? Gerbils?, pet mice? ...Read more

Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY Dr. IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
24 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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How can I reduce the frequency of my asthma attacks?

How can I reduce the frequency of my asthma attacks?

Asthma: Avoid triggers like cold & dry air, take inhaler correctly, keep track about how many day a week (day time) you use albuterol inhaler, treat your allergies, don't smoke. Just a few. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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How can I reduce the frequency of my asthma attacks?

How can I reduce the frequency of my asthma attacks?

Develop plan: A structured home treatment plan based on your pattern of symptoms & additional info like peak flow tests can often get your symptoms under control.Meet with your doc and take in a diary of any symptoms, triggering events, past treatment,etc. Then come up with a daily treatment plan with modifications based on daily events. Control is achievable but you must put in the work. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What are the most common triggers of asthma attacks?

What are the most common triggers of asthma attacks?

Depends: In childhood it is often the presence of inflammation from any of a number of infectious agents, often viral. Only 5% are thought related to allergy triggers but these can aggravate any compromised kid.As they age, the pattern may change. Exercise triggered events are common in the teen years but this pattern seems to fade in adulthood. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sanders Dr. Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
12 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Steven Machtinger Dr. Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
40 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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How can I reduce the number of asthma attacks i'm having?

How can I reduce the number of asthma attacks i'm having?

Allergens & Meds: The best way to decrease asthma attacks is to reduce breathing tube irritability. This is achieved by taking controller medications (inhaled corticosteroids or oral leukotriene antagonists) daily or more as prescribed by your doctor. If you are allergic reduce or eliminate exposure to dust mite, animal dander & molds. Avoid cigarette smoke & indoor & outdoor pollution. Take omega-3 & vitamin d. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Williams Dr. Williams
Pharmacy
14 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Is it possible to have asthma, but not have asthma attacks?

Is it possible to have asthma, but not have asthma attacks?

Control?: If you have been diagnosed with asthma that is intermittent, there may be long periods between attacks. If you have been diagnosed with a persistent type and on a "controller" inhaler, you may be under very good control. If you have never, never had an attack, i'm not sure how the diagnosis was made. Both spirometry and history are used in the diagnosis. Need more info. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Williams Dr. Williams
Pharmacy
14 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What are the causes of asthma attacks to become more frequent?

What are the causes of asthma attacks to become more frequent?

Frequently exposures: Asthma attacks come after exposure to a "trigger". Reducing contact with them will certainly help with your attack frequency. I know it can be hard to remove them completely, but anything that helps is good. Cover your mattresses, remove rugs (if possible), stay away from animals (dogs and cats mostly) and certainly get tested by your physician. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh Dr. Walsh
Addiction Medicine
13 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Is it possible to have asthma and not ever have asthma attacks?

Is it possible to have asthma and not ever have asthma attacks?

Yes: If you control your disease adequately you may have very minimal symptoms and live a normal life. It is not always possible to do so (i don't want to shame anyone with difficult to control asthma who is adherent to their regimen), but the vast majority of asthma sufferers never need to be hospitalized, and many can be symptom free. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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What are vegetables that you can eat to reduce asthma attacks?

What are vegetables that you can eat to reduce asthma attacks?

Hope there is such: Thing, unfortunately, at least for me, I'm not known of any, although eating healthy stuff is recommended in general, taking your controller medications regularly, avoiding triggers, and regular follow up with your doctor or asthma specialist, are the best measures to reduce asthma attacks, best wishes ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
10 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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I was just wondering how can I reduce my 17mo's asthma attacks?

Asthma: It looks like your child's asthma is not controlled. Asthma is a inflammation disease of the airway. Many things can cause it including allergies. Once it occurs frequently, we call it persistent asthma. Persistent asthma needs to be on an asthma controller every day even if the patient does well to prevent future attacks. Both allergist and pulmonologist are well trained in taking care of asthma. ...Read more