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Can I Join The Police Force If I Have Asthma
Im a 30 year old police officer who has really bad asthma. Seems like meds arent even helping. Help?
More info needed: If asthma has been bad past week or two & you've had a cold or flu perhaps you have an acute exacerbation needing oral Prednisone for 5 days. If you & your doctor are having trouble controlling ongoing asthma think about contributing causes like reflux or chronic sinusitis. If despite all efforts asthma is refractory to treatment oxalizumab (xolair) could be a consideration for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lifestyle change: Avoid all milk products since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation. Also avoid grains, lentils. Consume veggies, flesh foods, olive oil. Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day and taking a good probiotic (not yogurt) help reduce inflammation Yoga breathing exercises 10-30 min/day help too. This may help avoid the need for meds ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I join the military if I have had asthma past the age of 13 but it goes away by the time I apply?
Can I join the military if I have had asthma past the age of 13, but I don't have it at the time that I apply?
Varies: Ask a recruiter. Toughest is applying to a service academy. I've found AF Academy worse than West Point and here in Annapolis. Not unusual someone with albuterol on record as a child comes to me for a PFT while applying. Normal PFT at application goes a long way. Interestingly toughest is applying to USCG (they are spread thin so if asthma attack they often must ask another service for help). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer