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Why LPR cause asthma like symptoms?

Why LPR  cause asthma like symptoms?

Not really: It mimics post-nasal drips far more although it may also cause a dry cough. However there is no wheezing or sob usually associated with asthma. ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more


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Does anxiety cause asthma like symptoms such as tight chest and breathlessness?

Does anxiety cause asthma like symptoms such as tight chest and breathlessness?

Stress relief: Yes it can. It can mimic heart disease. Try and learn self relaxation techniques, like meditation or self hypnosis. Exercise regularly and avoid stimulants. Get your sleep and eat small frequent meals. Some people get anxiety reactions from certain foods and additives like msg. Your doctor might prescribe an "emergency pill" for anxiety like Propranolol or xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more

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If LPR don't cause asthma like symptoms?Thn why it causes shortness of breath

If LPR don't cause asthma like symptoms?Thn why it causes shortness of breath

Something else: I had already mentioned vocal cord dysfunction from lpr as a potential cause. But you need to rule out other factors too and getting a lung function test would be the least you can do. ...Read more

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Can bronchiecstasis cause GERD like symptoms?

Can bronchiecstasis cause GERD like symptoms?

GERD bronchiectasis: Bronchiectasis does not usually cause gastroesophageal reflux. Acid reflux can cause throat irritation, postnasal drip and hoarseness, as well as recurrent cough, chest congestion and lung inflammation leading to asthma and/or bronchitis/ pneumonia. Ger can cause bronchiectasis by aspiration of food material secondary to reflux causing lung destruction and bronchiectasis. ...Read more

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Do pleurisy symptoms feel like heartburn?

Do pleurisy symptoms feel like heartburn?

Generally not: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs, and many details of this are in prior answers. 'heartburn' is a layman's term of a sensation anywhere from the upper abdomen to the throat of a 'burning' or heat or acid taste. It is generally caused by acid or stomach contents returning into the esophagus, and the pain caused by it is not related to breathing, as is pleurisy. ...Read more

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Does asthma symptomps always include cough?

Does asthma symptomps always include cough?

Often, not always: cough is usually present, as excess mucus from inflammation is a problem. But some predominantly wheeze. Some cough exclusively (cough asthma). But - don't rule out asthma because cough is not present. Get checked, and be sure to perform spirometry befor and after a bronchodilator medication. ...Read more

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Itchy feeling in lungs, constant non productive cough, no sinus or drainage issues. Do have asthma, but albuterol isn't helping. Asthma or other?

Itchy feeling in lungs, constant non productive cough, no sinus or drainage issues. Do have asthma, but albuterol isn't helping. Asthma or other?

See doctor: This indicates that your asthma is not well controlled and frequent use of albuterol for relief often leads to worsening in asthma. Seek medical care before it is too late. It appears that you will need a controller medication and soon. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter drugs will treat symptoms associated with cough variant asthma?

What over-the-counter drugs will treat symptoms associated with cough variant asthma?

None: You need to see your doctor regarding this. Many people with cough-variant asthma actually needs a controller drug such as low-dose inhaled steroid or singulair (montelukast) to control the cough. Cough medicine is not recommended. ...Read more

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Can allergies have flu like symptoms?

Can allergies have flu like symptoms?

Allergies don't: Usually make you feel like you have been run over by a mac truck - the way the flu can. Flu symptoms can include fever, chills, sore throat, cough, headaches, nasal congestion marked aching of muscles and joints ; significant fatigue. When present, nausea, vomiting and loose stools are more often seen in children. ...Read more

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Can LPR cause Asthana like symptoms in non asthamatic I have severe breathlessness on exertion?

Can LPR cause Asthana like symptoms in non asthamatic I have severe breathlessness on exertion?

Improve: Are you referring to Ipatropium a drug that is used to treat asthma. If you are yes it can cause difficulty breathing as a serious side effect of that medication also you may have fast heart rate and other anticholinergic side effects ...Read more

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Can you have COPD when you're 27? This doesn't feel like asthma or allergies. I have every symptom of chronic hyperventilation syndrome.

Can you have COPD when you're 27? This doesn't feel like asthma or allergies. I have every symptom of chronic hyperventilation syndrome.

Unlikely: There is a rare inherited enzyme deficiency that can cause early onset COPD but patients are normally in their forties before they are affected. Chronic hyperventilation syndrome is different from copd. If you are having breathing difficulties you should see your doctor, some simple tests can be done to isolate what it is that you may have. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause asthma like symptoms in toddlers?

Can acid reflux cause asthma like symptoms in toddlers?

Yes, but....: Asthma and reflux can often present together but often are confused for one another because both can cause chronic cough and wheeze. Both are serious medical conditions that should be taken care of and followed by a physician. Please have toddler checked by pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can a common cold or asthma cause Rhonchi sounds?

Can a common cold or asthma cause Rhonchi sounds?

Yes: rhonchi are caused by a blockage in the airways or fluid in the bronchial passageway so yes asthma and less commonly common cold can be associated with rhonchi ...Read more

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Could my symptom sound like tachycarida?

Could my symptom sound like tachycarida?

Racing heart : Tachycardia literally means rapid heart beating. Normal heart rate is between 60-100 beats per minute. If you feel your heart is racing or feeling palpitations of the heart check your heart rate (pulse). Simply count number of pulses at your radial (just above wrist on the thumb side) if higher than 100 per minute specially over 110/min seek attention. Serious condition like hyperthyroidism? ...Read more

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Could constant tonsil stones cause a general sick feeling (achy, headache, flu like symptoms) and chronic cough?

Could constant tonsil stones cause a general sick feeling (achy, headache, flu like symptoms) and chronic cough?

Depends size: I could imagine. It really depends the size. I wonder how crowded your pharynx is. There also may be postnasal drip causing cough. Have it checked by your doc. ...Read more

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Chest pains due to cough and flu like symptoms?

Chest pains due to cough and flu like symptoms?

Chest pain: You can get chest pain with flu ; cough. Flu can also turn in to pneumonia when one tends to develop the fever again. ...Read more

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Is laryngospasm a symptom of asthma?

Is laryngospasm a symptom of asthma?

No: Vocal cord dysfunction with closing of the vocal cords inappropriately can cause wheezing in the throat can mimic asthma. Vocal cord dysfunction is frequently associated with acid reflux disease. Rhinoscopy can be helpful in making the diagnosis. Speech therapy can be very helpful in treating this condition. ...Read more

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How is cough variant asthma diagnosed?

How is cough variant asthma diagnosed?

Asthma: Cough is just a symptom of asthma. If your docotr hears wheezing and is recurrent problem, then you may have asthma for sure. Your docotr needs to do lung trests to establish diagnosis of asthma along with clinicla diagnosis.Some pts. Cough at night only & it becomes difficult 2diagnose as the docotr may not be able to listen for wheezing at this time unless u go 2 the er. All coughs is not asthma. ...Read more

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How is cough variant asthma diagnosed?

How is cough variant asthma diagnosed?

Mostly by history: This is asthma which is primarily manifested by coughing and not measurable evidence of airway constriction. The response to low-dose inhaled steroid , bronchodilator, and/or leukotriene modifier supports the diagnosis. It is possible that this may be a prelude to persistent asthma later on in life. ...Read more