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Breathlessness With Asthma
Can cold air cause breathlessness without asthma? It's my trigger but inhalers barely help! (Ventolin, plus Clenil and Serevent (salmeterol) twice a day)
Consider other cause: Cold air exposure is a common trigger. Could be undiagnosed/improperly treated asthma or another condition that mimics asthma like vocal cord dysfunction. Would suggest seeing specialist for further workup and evaluation. An allergist would be someone good to talk to. ...Read more
Not online: The causes vary from lung issues to heart issues to blood issues and more. Without reviewing your history, doing an exam and testing as needed there is no way to ake that determination. I suggest you schedule a visit and have it evaluated. It may be something easily fixed or something life changing. ...Read more
Distress: The natural response to severe shortness of breath can reach panic level. I find that using anxiety to describe this reaction is extremely dangerous since it significantly downplays the urgency of the situation and may lead to administration of anxiolytics which could be detrimental. ...Read more
Can allergies developed at the age of 17 outgrown. Ige level 302 while normal is till100. Absolute eosinophil count 410. Breathlessness is it asthma?
Yes: Allergies can develop at any age. While your numbers are elevated, they are not so bad that you need panic or run to er. Call your primary care doctor or an allergist so you can discuss your specific symptoms, have a good check-up that focusses on areas involved (for instance your lungs) and then any tests, (breathing, blood, etc) that can enlighten both you and doc as to cause of symptoms and tx. ...Read more
For about 2 months i've been coughing, wheezing, had chest tightness and breathlessness. Is seeing an allergy/asthma dr a good idea?
Yes, good idea: An allergist can assist you in identifying the triggers of the cough, wheeze, etc, perform an examination, perform a breathing test called spirometry, and prescribe the right medications to control/prevent the symptoms as well as a quick relief medication to give rapid relief. ...Read more
Breathing feels heavy, feeling breathless, not wheezy. I have asthma, with some relief from ventolin, still taking this more than usual?
Did ive a problem if after 5 min i did an exercise then i felt breathlessness,usually im not like that.i did not have any asthma or resp disease.
Breathless: If your handle means you are 53yo think about your heart or how in shape you are; if breathlessness continues see your doctor. ...Read more
Breathlessness and I have a tickling narrowing feeling at the end of each breath and heaviness in centre-slight left. No history of asthma any causes?
Multiple: Shortness of breath may be caused by a number of underlying conditions, including asthma, cardiac disease, embolism, muscle fatigue and pulmonary hypertension. Your physician may order a pulmonary function test with and without a bronchodilator, an EKG and a Chest radiograph after obtaining a detailed medical history and physical examination to help determine the cause. ...Read more
I occasionally ve mild asthma symptoms, but if i ve no breathlessness should I still use the inhalors, ?
I ve bronciectasis too. Thanks
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
I am having nasal congestion, breathlessness and pain in my midback that i could not stand up properly. I have asthma, but this feels different?
Lpr reflux patients how common is reflux induced asthma I have lpr read on forums that swollen airways causes breathlessness wts treatment non acidic ?
Reflux control: Antacids are part of the treatment, but mainly ither measures need to be done as well: weight control, avoiding overfeeding, excess carbonated beverages, caffeine, fatty foods, avoid eating and sleeping right after, sit uprightor walk after meals, same measures as controlling GERD or heartburn, of course take asthma meds too as prescribed, take care ...Read more
Been experiencing breathlessness daily for 4 months now. It feels like my throat is closing. No discomfort in chest, diagnosed with asthma. is it?
Asthma vs. VCD: Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) or paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction is a condition that can mimic asthma but involves breathlessness focused in the throat area rather than lower airways where asthma usually hangs out. Can get a methacholine challenge test to confirm/deny asthma diagnosis and consider getting a videostroboscopy to evaluate VCD. ...Read more
Can wrong breathing cause chronic breathlessness? I have no symptoms of asthma or heart problems;only tiredness along with breathlessness. Any clues?
2 months offrequent late night breathlessness, cough/wheez-ing.Got chest xray done.Have bilateral apical pleural thickening. Would it lead to asthma?
Unrelated: You seem to have asthma and need to consult your doctor who will likely obtain a breathing test on you to confirm the diagnosis then treat you accordingly. Since you have had sinusitis, it suggests that you have allergic rhinitis as well and thus an allergy consult may be worthwhile. ...Read more
Breathlessness. Chest tight. Heart racing. Before I developed a wheeze docs said it's acidity or anxiety. After slight wheeze, they asthma? What is it
Heart rate at rest 120, on steroids due to asthma - overweight vicious circle of breathlessness = lack of exercise - how worried should I be?
Cyclic trap: Yes. The oral steroid/asthma/under-activity/obesity cycle is easy to fall into and difficult to escape. However the tachycardia is not necessarily associated and may be a marker for other organ system(s)(cardiovascular) involvement. You need to see an asthma specialist and if you have, see another one. Otherwise this will only get worse! ...Read more
My peak flow is 50 lower than usual, i feel breathless and have a wheeze is this serious asthma i'm panicking. How low does pf go before its serious?
It depends: Any peak flow results that are below 80% of your "personal best" are grounds for concern and need immediate action. If any readings ever dip to 50% or less (your "red" zone), you need to go to the er immediately. You should follow your own "action plan" (rescue inhaler, then inhaled or oral steroids). If you are very breathless after the inhaler or your lips are bluish, go to the er asap. ...Read more
I've been wondering for a while if my asthma has returned as I feel breathless, tight chested and easily tiered even though i walk 4 times a week.
Never goes away: Asthma is a chronic disease that never "goes away". Instead, symptoms can be under good control. No matter how in shape you are, you can have recurrence of symptoms at any time in your life. It may have been a heavy pollen day on your last run or you caught a virus that is triggering symptoms. So yes, you can have recurrence of symptoms any day and any time in your life - see your doc ASAP! ...Read more
If i don't ve asthma, but just bronciectasis, should I use inhalors regularly?
I ve no breathless mostly but shd I use them to keep lungs clear of mucus
Bronchiectasis: You should (or already have) see a pulmonologist to monitor and maintain adequate pulmonary function. If your pulmonologist recommended a treatment there is probably a good reason. If you are unsure why, you must definitely ask him/her why they have started therapy. Better to ask questions and know why and what you are using. ...Read more
Im 17 and suffer from asthma .I feel breathless at night .I have been prescribed dulera (formoterol and mometasone) but im scared to take it due to its side effects. What to do?
Take the dulera (formoterol and mometasone): If you are young and healthy and truly have asthma, Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) would be a good choice as a controller medication for asthma. If you are scared to take it, sit down with the doctor who prescribed it for you and ask them questions about your fears regarding the medication. I think that if you do you will feel much better about taking it. ...Read more
Can a person have an asthma attack without feeling breathless and no wheezing. Can the only symptom be coughing?
I get breathless with wheezing early in the norning only when i have wet cough and it goes away when i use my inhaler. Asthma?
I ve bronceictasis and mild asthma, do I need 2 use inhalor.Ie;seretide regularly to keep chest free from mucus?Or only should take it when breathless
Regular use: Seretide is meant to be a controller medication that should be used on a daily basis. It will not be effective for immediate relief of acute symptoms and should not be used as a rescue inhaler when you are acutely ill. Please discuss an action plan with your doctor so you know which medicines to use daily & which ones are to be used when you are having acute symptoms. ...Read more
Hi,when i walk up the stairs I become breathless and dizzy. I am 18 and my family is known to suffer from asthma, do I too? and how can I check ?
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