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Can A Doctor Tell If You Smoke While You Are Taking An Asthma Test
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause problems with taking deep breaths? Doc said it could be asthma due to allergies but didn't do additional tests.
Possibily: I would ask your doctor to order pulmonary function tests to see if there is an underlying lung condition causing the shortness of breath. Often, if the PFTs are normal, the inability to get a deep enough breath is due to anxiety. Are you having any increased stress or anxiety problems? Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whatever works for U: Asthma varies in intensity from almost undetectable to life threatening.You may get by with a pill, a rescue inhaler, a daily inhaled steroid, a daily steroid pill, all or none of the items listed.You may need to keep a diary, do lung tests or not.It is all what works best for you.You find out what works best for you by working it out over time with your doc.It's not a one best for all condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: If you have no risk factors for lung disease like somking or enviormental factors then yes. A simple way is to treat with a beta agonist inhaler. If symptoms improve then possible reactive airways. If no improvement then more testing. A methacholine is a form of test. If negative then not asthma. If positive then could be reactive airway. Not always the case. All that wheezes not always asthma! ...Read more
Depends: If your history is suggestive your doctor could pursue some lung function testing that might confirm your suspicion. If s/he could not trigger some evidence of the disease with provocative testing, s/he might need you to return for an evaluation when/if you had some symptoms. With no suggestive history or findings on testing, it would not be evident on a physical alone. ...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 3 more doctor answers
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