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Can I Join The Police Force If I Have Asthma
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
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
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