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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Can cats cause asthma or breathing problems?

Can cats cause asthma or breathing problems?

Yes: If you are allergic to cats then you would be more prone to coughing and wheezing with exposure. However, if you are not allergic, it is unlikely that cats will cause problems with your asthma. ...Read more

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What is the difference between breathing problems caused by a panic attack and asthma?

What is the difference between breathing problems caused by a panic attack and asthma?

Few differences: Asthma is a breathing out problem. Panic attacks are a breathing in problem). Asthma is relieved with albuterol inhalers, panic attacks are resolved by relaxing. Asthma is associated with allergic disease, panic attacks sometimes with anxiety/psychological disease. You can get a peak flow meter from your doctor to check your breathing when you're having an attack and/or breathing tests in office ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the difference between breathing problems caused by a panic attack and asthma?

Panic attack: Panic attack shortness of breath is psychologic and not physiologic. The shortness of breath with asthma is due to constriction of the bronchial tree diameter and increased airway resistance to air flow. ...Read more

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Can Propranolol cause breathing problems..not being able to take a deep breath?? Had tests done, nothing else wrong & no asthma. 20 mg 2X daily.

Can  Propranolol cause breathing problems..not being able to take a deep breath?? Had tests done, nothing else wrong & no asthma.  20 mg 2X daily.

Chest wall syndrome: Your ribs and chest are a cage and has to move when you breath. If the front ribs where attached to the sternum or costochondral joints are inflamed, that pain as you breath will hurt and cut your breath short. The will trigger anxiety and dizziness or lightheadedness. muscles. If you push on the in the front of your chest are tender. Use a heating pad, call your doc. ...Read more

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What causes breathing problems besides asthma?

What causes breathing problems besides asthma?

Many things: However, i see that you are 33 so many things are less likely. Asthma is a very common disease and can present with a few different types of symptoms, like cough, shortness of breath, or even chest discomfort. Nevertheless, there are some more rare causes of breathing trouble in younger females. You should see your doc and discuss your symptoms thoroughly so they know how to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Recently got diagnosed with asthma. Will swimming in water with chlorine cause breathing problems from the smell if you're sensitive to smells?

Recently got diagnosed with asthma. Will swimming in water with chlorine cause breathing problems from the smell if you're sensitive to smells?

Try it: Some people do complain of chlorine irritating their lungs. There was a study finding that people swimming in chlorinated water may actually develop asthma from the exposure. Since the reaction is variable among people , try swimming in the pool and see if it affects you. ...Read more

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Can musculoskeletal tension, rhinitis, and anxiety cause breathing problems. I had pft which confirmed asthma. I don't take any medications. Should i?

Asthma: Yes but keep in mind people who are short of breath will also have increased muscle tension so difficult to tell cause and effect. Sounds like you would benefit from treatment-may be able to get by with treatment for rhinitis alone but for sure if you are symptomatic then you should be on therapy. ...Read more

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Which other breathing problems are there besides asthma?

Which other breathing problems are there besides asthma?

Breathing problems: There are a legion of lung diseases which can cause breathing problems. These include infections, inflammations, infiltrations and tumors of the lung. A panoply of cardiac diseases can cause breathing problems. Muscular problems. ...Read more

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Emphysema (Definition)

Emphysema is a lung disease caused by destruction of lung tissue--specifically the alveoli, which are the smallest sac-like units of the lung responsible for oxygen exchange. It is characterized by shortness of breath, an expanded chest, and possible signs of low oxygen in the body such as bluish ...Read more


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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