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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
If treatments for asthma diagnosis aren't helping wit a chronic cough, should my daughter be tested for other things?If so, wat?Been coughing for 7wks+
Pulmonary function test in the past show asthma diagnosis. Tomorrow I have repeated pft for uncontrolled asthma. Any suggestions?
I have a faint rash to my neck/cheek, asthma diagnosis 2 yrs ago requiring freq streriods, migraines, and chronic neck/upper back pain. Could this be lupus?
Need evaluation: Lupus is an autoimmune disorder where the body "reacts against self" for unknown reasons. Lupus can be difficult to diagnose and requires blood tests. Almost all patients with lupus have joint pain/arthritis and many have chest pain, fatigue, fever, hair loss, mouth sores, sensitivity to sunlight and rash on face. Almost any body organ system can be affected. Asthma is not associated with lupus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can singulair, advair, albuterol, claritin, flonase, omeprazole, simvastatin in combination cause calf and leg cramps? Brand new asthma diagnosis.
Can having dermatomyositis cause asthma symptoms? Diagnosised 2 years ago with asthma, now dm. Just looking to see if there's a connection. Thank you
Nop: There is no connection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Breathing Tests: COPD and asthma both present with airway obstruction however timing of presentation is helpful to determine cause. Asthma usually presents in childhood but can present in adults, however COPD usually presents only in adults over the age of 40 who are current or former smokers. Spirometry or Pulmonary Function Testing can differentiate between these two conditions. See an Allergist or Pulmonologist ...Read more
Clarification: Not currently symptomatic but diagnosis w/viral induced asthma in past. Am I at increased risk for aspergillosis having viral induced asthma?
No: Aspergillosis is not the same as Aspergillus allergy. However there is a form of severe asthma called Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis which is associated with allergy to Aspergillus but only a small % of people with asthma actually develop this condition for reason still not entirely known although genetic predisposition is suspected. This has nothing to do with viral induced asthma. ...Read more
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