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Can A Doctor Tell If You Smoke While You Are Taking An Asthma Test
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
Is there a test my doctor can do to tell if I have exercise induced asthma and/or allergies? I have been running on my treadmill just fine for the past month. I am doing a routine with alternating 90 second and 3 minute runs and walks. Yesterday, i took m
Lung function: Asthma can be diagnosed clinically, but often times pulmonary function testing (pft) will help in the diagnosis. Pfts allow doctors to evaluate the your lung's volume and airflow and can tell if your smaller or larger airways are a problem. In addition, allergy testing may be indicated if you also have allergy symptoms as they may need to be evaluated as well. ...Read more
Shortness of breath with mucus for a year. Doc has said Gerd. Doesn't think asthma. Smoked 10 yrs.25. Lung test normal. Copd?Pneumonia? Just smoking?
Consult an allergist: There are many causes for breathing difficulties and I think you are too young to have chronic bronchitis from smoking. If you have problem getting enough air when breathing in, conditions such as vocal cord dysfunction needs be ruled out as well. You should definitely stop smoking however regardless what is causing the breathing issue. ...Read more
Not easy: Asthma is a clinical diagnosis based on recurrent episodes of reversible airway flow obstruction that result in a wide variety of symptoms (cough, wheezing, chest pain or tightness etc.). There's no one clinical diagnostic marker of asthma, but a constellation of features on history, exam & lung function testing are required. Many conditions that can mimic asthma sympotms also need to be ruled out. ...Read more
My doctor did a pft test on me and said I have asthma but i would like a second opinion where in las vegas should I go for that?
Allergist or pulm.: Pft's can help make the diagnosis, but symptoms and response to medication are often needed to confirm. If there was a significant change after bronchodilator (medicine to open the airways) or methacholine (which causes constriction) that would help to demonstrate asthma. Smoking cessation is important for you, especially given your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
History and physical: Asthma is a common disorder defined by episodic symptoms, most commonly cough and wheeze. The best way to determine if a child has asthma is a) appropriate history and physical b) a trial of asthma medications if indicated c) lung function testing in older children (usually 6 or older). I find that the vast majority of time the history is adequate to make the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why wouldn't the doc tell me about taking bactrim w my asthma. So is it safe?? What do I need to know. It says to beware or not take it w asthma..help
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