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Can I Still Lead A Normal Life If I Have Asthma
Yes...: There are effective asthma treatments and most patients are symptom-free between exacerbations and there are often long periods of time between exacerbations. There are many athletes, even professional and olympic-level, who have asthma. So you can live a normal life with asthma! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Absolutely. There are only a few occupations, like scuba diving, that are not appropriate for people with asthma. Once your asthma is controlled with medications there is no reason you can't do medicine. Many doctors who have health problems are better doctors because of it, because they can relate to their patient's experience. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have asthma. However hasn't effected me since i was younger. How can I tell if its acting up or if i'm having having a attack.
Lung function : Although asthma may undergo remission (no symptoms) around age 7 for many children, it often lingers on even though the sufferers may not be aware of it especially when people often adapt their lifestyle to their disease. I would recommend that you get a lung function test done to be sure that you do not have asthma. If you have an attack, you will be the first one to notice it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad idea: While it is a noble calling, you will be exposed to dense smoke, intensely hot dry air, dust, and ashes all of which can trigger your asthma and may lead to a life threatening attack. Since others are relying on you to be both a rescuer and a part of the team, getting taken out in the middle of action might make you a liability. Police work, medicine, etc are all still available... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gas bloat syndrome as a result of a fundoplication probably 10 years ago. I am miserable with it. Can i ever get my life back to normal?
Revision ?: Your complaint of gas bloat syndrome is pretty classical after a fundollication. While it doesn't happen all the time, it occurs about 10% of the time. If your symptoms are interfering with your life you should consider seeing a surgeon that specializes in this procedure to discuss the risks and benefits of taking the wrap down. Good luck. ...Read more
Can I have COPD and not know it until after I had heart attack and chf?And could I have had COPD for a long time and not know it? Could it bring it on
COPD Symptoms.: A couple of things could have happened here. (1) it may have been present but not symptomatic enough for you to have noticed. (2) It could have been there but its symptoms could have been attributed to other conditions, such as CHF. ...Read more
I have never had any respiratory issues before (also not as a child). is it possible for me to just suddenly develop asthma?
I have had sinus infection 2 months ago and then developed asthma and now i might have strep. Does this have anything to do with low IgA levels?
Low IgA levels: Low IgA levels are found in about 1 in 600 births - so this is very common. The majority of patients are usually asymptomatic or have some mild increase in sino-pulmonary infections. Additionally low igg levels can sometimes be seen in association with low IgA levels and if so then can see an increase in similar infections as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a crooked spine since birth. It interferes with kidney, bladder, sexual functions. How can I get this treated so i can have a normal life?
Cardiac Enlargement: That is a great question and your cardiologist (you should have one) would advise you based on the type of enlargement. At 41 years old you should not have congestive heart failure and an echocardiogram would show what part of your heart is enlarged. There are cases where strenuous exercise is prohibited. In short, you should not get any advice without knowing more about your condition. ...Read more
I have a retracted nipple/slit. I can still bring it out. Not sure if I had it my whole life or not def over a year. I'm early 30s should I be worried?
Explanation: Construction of nipple have a lot of variations and usually it for life. It could be flat nipples or inverted. No reason to worry about. ...Read more
I have had a slight pectus excavatum and was wondering if this could cause me to have shortness in breath and no matter how much t
I have asthma and almost every day I have thick mucus
So I'm worried will it lead to lung cancer in future?
Even though my PFT results are not bad
Can I have asthma, despite symptoms only really starting as an adult, if I didn't have it as a kid?
I want to have a baby but I have a abnormal thyroid problm and i'm on Synthroid (thyroxine) for it but i don't have a period can I still get pregnant ?
May be.....: You need to confirm that hypothyroid is well controlled by checking lab. Test :tsh and free t4. Same time you need to have further evaluation for having no period by endocrinologist., :reason could be one f many : premature ovarian failure, polycystic ovarian syndrome- pcos, most common. ...Read more
I want to have a baby but I have a abnormal thyroid and don't have a period can I still get pregnant ?
Yes: In theory, you can still get pregnant. It is amazing how our bodies are set up to make pregnancies. However, it would be a lot easier knowing that your thyroid is in a normal balance with proper medication. Also, you may need hormonal manipulation to make sure that you are having ovulatory cycles at all. It may be time to talk to the endocrinologist... ...Read more
27 years old with hyperinflated lungs? I have had chronic anxiety and stress and am wondering if this could have caused it or is it asthma or copd?
I am 41 years old and i will sometimes have a period every 15 days, i would like to be able to conceive, but i'm wondering if these are symptoms of menopause. I have a very low libido and would like that to improve, do you have any advice?
I : I would recommend discussing your irregular periods and desire to conceive with your obgyn or a reproductive endocrinologist (an obgyn that has doen subspeciality training in infertility). Irregular menstrual cycles can mean that you are not ovulating on a regular basis. If you are not ovulating on a regular basis, you will have less chances to conceive. Given your age, the sooner to find out why you are having irregular periods, the better. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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