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Could asthma effect badly pregnancy and delivery! thanks?

Could asthma effect  badly pregnancy and delivery! thanks?

Asthma and pregnancy: With appropriate asthma therapy, most women can breathe easily, have a normal pregnancy, and deliver a healthy baby. Overall, the risk of poorly controlled asthma is much greater than the risk of taking medications to control asthma. Asthma therapy during pregnancy is most successful when a woman receives regular medical care and follows her treatment plan closely. Before. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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I have asthma and Im pregnant. Could my asthma affect my baby or labor/delivery ?

I have asthma and Im pregnant. Could my asthma affect my baby or labor/delivery ?

Only if severe: Asthma can cause less oxygen for you and the fetus This is rare if the asthma is treated well and responds. Seeing a provider early in pregnancy and maintaining good control usually avoids any potential problem ...Read more

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How to know it is asthma early signs?

How to know it is asthma early signs?

Get tested: Often symptoms that seem like asthma can be something else. A good history of your attacks including how often they occur is vital. A spirometry test is also used to determine if your attack is asthma or something else. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure asthma in early stage?

Is it possible to cure asthma in early stage?

Define asthma: Much of the wheezing in early childhood is treated with the same meds as asthma, but it is not.Many of these have infection triggered wheezing and will grow out of the tendency by age 5 or so. I don't consider these true asthma and seldom use the label in the young.True asthma is a long term condition.It has a genetic component and environmental triggers.You learn to control it. ...Read more

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Why does asthma appear just before sleep and in the early morning?

Why does asthma appear just before sleep and in the early morning?

See below: You may have post-nasal drip or gastric reflux; both of these disorders get worse when you lie down and exacerbate your asthma. Or, you may be allergic to something in your bedroom. ...Read more

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Could a child develop asthma from semi-traumatic situations early on?

Could a child develop asthma from semi-traumatic situations early on?

Yes: Asthma can be triggered not by the trauma, but the stress of the trauma. Emotional upset is a known trigger of asthma. ...Read more

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Do twins born early have a higher risk of asthma or other problems?

Do twins born early  have a higher risk of asthma or other problems?

Yes.: All preemies have increased risk for asthma, chronic lung disease, allergies, poor concentration and growth. Twins are no different. ...Read more

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I have asthma in my early 20s. How likely is it that I also could have gerd?

I have asthma in my early 20s. How likely is it that I also could have gerd?

GERD: Your chances of gerd are about the same as everyone else. Try some maalox or other ant acids especially at night. Continued discomfort needs assesment by your family dr. ...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


Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Premature Delivery (Definition)

Premature delivery is birth prior to the 37th ...Read more