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Dr. April Hartman Dr. Hartman
Pediatrics
19 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Can croup lead to other breathing problems like asthma?

Can croup lead to other breathing problems like asthma?

Croup: Croup is caused by the parainfluenza virus most of the time and causes swelling around the vocal cords in the throat which results in a distinctive cough. Asthma is a disease of the lungs, and although flare ups are sometimes triggered by viruses they do not cause it. Some viruses, like RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), can cause damage to the lungs resulting in asthma-like symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Brian Bezack Dr. Bezack
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
14 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky Dr. Belilovsky
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Can cold medicine help with asthma or breathing problems?

Can cold medicine help with asthma or breathing problems?

Rarely.: Most cold medications are not only useless in asthma, but also of very limited effectiveness in colds. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Serota Dr. Serota
Dermatology
10 years in practice
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
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Can my girlfriend have asthma issues (breathing problems) during sex?

Can my girlfriend have asthma issues (breathing problems) during sex?

Yes: Any physical activity can trigger asthma. She could try pre-treating with albuterol 15 min prior if that is the only time she has symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Murphy Dr. Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
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Please tell me, could chest breathing be related to breathing problems/asthma?

Please tell me, could chest breathing be related to breathing problems/asthma?

Possible: There are multiple different causes of breathing problems and asthma could be one of them. One's physician can help to sort this out and come to a diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Williams Dr. Williams
Pharmacy
14 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Can I use an inhaler for breathing problems if i know for sure i don't have asthma?

Can I use an inhaler for breathing problems if i know for sure i don't have asthma?

Why?: If you have breathing problems you should be checked. Treating youself may mask a potentially serious problem. On the other hand, your breathing problems may have nothing to do with your lungs but being caused by somethign else. Se a physician and get checked (don't be afraid). ...Read more

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau Dr. Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
32 years in practice
Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg
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What is your opinion on e-cig? Is it healthy for people that have asthma? Or for anyone with breathing problems.

What is your opinion on e-cig? Is it healthy for people that have asthma? Or for anyone with breathing problems.

No way: E cigarettes are not healthy. They should not be used with asthma or lung and breathing problems. There is less harm than with regular tobacco but still harm. ...Read more

Dr. Matthew Majzun Dr. Majzun
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
10 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Sue Ferranti Dr. Ferranti
Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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How would a person know whether it was an allergy or asthma causing breathing problems?

How would a person know whether it was an allergy or asthma causing breathing problems?

Doctor Eval..: Asthma is recurrent bronchospasm and airway inflammation and it can be caused by allergies. Allergic symptoms can include bronchospasm. So, in order to know if bronchospasm is due to allergy, you would need to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Marc Serota Dr. Serota
Dermatology
10 years in practice
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Kevin Windisch Dr. Windisch
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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It's hard to know if my breathing problems are being caused by asthma or emphysema. How can we tell?

It's hard to know if my breathing problems are being caused by asthma or emphysema. How can we tell?

Pft's: Pulmonary function tests with carbon monoxide diffusion co-efficients will help to distinguish the two. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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

Dr. Stephen Rodrigues Dr. Rodrigues
Family Medicine
34 years in practice
Gumma Medical College AKA Gunma University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear Dr. Brown-Puryear
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
18 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Having breathing problems/dizziness from i think asthma. Should i take nebulizer, rescue inhaler, advair or xanax (alprazolam). I don't like taking any of them...

Having breathing problems/dizziness from i think asthma. Should i take nebulizer, rescue inhaler, advair or xanax (alprazolam). I don't like taking any of them...

Asthma vs. Anxiety: If already have history of asthma & u r prescribed medications for it, it is best to take that medication first, then if no relief as far as breathing, have it checked. ...Read more

Dr. Rada Ivanov Dr. Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
27 years in practice
Medical Academy, Higher Medical Institute of Sofia
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Was just wondering if breathing problems similar to asthma plus shoulder pain in the left arm could be a pe?

Was just wondering if breathing problems similar to asthma plus shoulder pain in the left arm could be a pe?

Yes: Could be a pe, heart attack and many other things ranging from the innocent (pulled muscle) to the very serious. Get yourself checked! ...Read more

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Dr. Ron Citron Dr. Citron
Internal Medicine - Oncology
52 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa Dr. Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Posture related breathing problems. I'm unable to exhale fully and don't know if its asthma, airway remodeling, allergies, or something else. ?

Posture related breathing problems. I'm unable to exhale fully and don't know if its asthma, airway remodeling, allergies, or something else. ?

No: That is a common and overrated opinion about bad posturing. The only known posture related breathing restriction is related to rotoscoliosis or abnormal bending and rotation of the back bone -- most 'bad' posture is not caused by rotoscoliosis but more from lack of fitness and obesity. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Croup (Definition)

A description of variety on upper respiratory tract condition in children, including laryngitis, laryngotracheitis, laryngotracheobronchitis, bacterial ...Read more