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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 any way a doctor , can tell if you still have asthma ? What test do you have to take to prove you don't have asthma ?
Lung function test: A lung function test can usually tell whether you still have asthma at that moment.Even if you have no symptoms, the lung function can tell whether you still have asthma or not. If you have allergic asthma, a FeNO breath test can determine whether the airway is still inflamed. Rarely a methacholine challenge test can be done to find out if you may still have asthma. Daily PFR may be helpful. ...Read more
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
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
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?
Quit smoking: The most obvious answer of course is that you have to stop smoking. There is no benefit from smoking, and as long as you continue to do so, you will be short of breath and have increased mucous and cough. You know this. Smoking makes asthma, GERD and COPD worse if you have them. Smoking causes other serious chronic health problems, such as cancers, stroke, heart disease. Have you tried Chantix? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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