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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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


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Currently on oral steroids for Asthma but still peak flow is around 350 and drops to around 260, soon as I got to work (clothing store) it starts off and continues all day and worked there 4 years now?

Currently on oral steroids for Asthma but still peak flow is around 350 and drops to around 260, soon as I got to work (clothing store) it starts off and continues all day and worked there 4 years now?

Occupational asthma?: Great that you are tracking with peak flow monitoring. Continue this mornings, evenings, at work and also on days off. Document it. If you are still recovering from a flare up such as after a cold then it could be any kind of dust, smoke or fumes including perfumes and off-gassing from new clothing that's irritating it. This may resolve once the flare is over. Continue inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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Still sick i got sick last month, ( or longer) I have asthma have never really had an issue with it until now. Went to the ER finally. Had some bronchitis going on sent home with antibotics, felt a little better, went back to work got sick again, a lot pa

Still sick i got sick last month, ( or longer) I have asthma have never really had an issue with it until now. Went to the ER finally. Had some bronchitis going on sent home with antibotics, felt a little better, went back to work got sick again, a lot pa

Agree: I agree with the other poster, if this indeed is the case, as a pulmonary specialist, i would want to do a work up on your that may include breathing tests, chest imaging, and an immune system (immunoglobulin) assessment. If you are a smoker i would highly recommend you quit asap to see if that helps. ...Read more

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How can I tell If I still have asthma?

How can I tell If I still have asthma?

If you have Symptoms: You can only tell if you still have Asthma by your sumptoms If you have cough on and off If you have wheezing If you have shortness of breath If you still using or need Inhalers If answer to all these is no.Then yopur Asthma is in Renission Means you dont have Asthma signs at this time,but it can flare up again sometime in future and that is a possibility ...Read more

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How can people with asthma still smoke?

How can people with asthma still smoke?

At their own risk: This question could probably be raised about everyone, not just people with lung conditions like asthma. Asthmatics are at increased risks given their underlying poor lung function. Smoking can cause their asthma to worsen, increase number of flares, and make their asthma refractory to daily controller therapy. Everyone, including asthmatics, should be encouraged to quit if they are current smoker ...Read more

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Can I still lead a normal life if I have asthma?

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 more

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Can i still remove my asthma now I am already 22 years old?

Can i still remove my asthma now I am already 22 years old?

Asthma: Asthma is a chronic, life-long condition. Though there is much debate if children outgrow asthma, it is highly unlikely in my opinion. I believe that they never had asthma in the first place but rather small airway, lots of drainage and possibly big tonsils. True asthma is a life-long ailment. ...Read more

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I had asthma as a child. Is it possible i could still have it?

I had asthma as a child. Is it possible i could still have it?

Yes.: If you have avoided triggers that bring on attacks, you can have no episodes of asthma for many years, but the sensitivity might remain. Of course, "mild intermittent" asthma is lots better than "persistent, " which is when attacks are much more frequent. ...Read more

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Do I still have asthma if I haven't had symptoms for over 5 years?

Do I still have asthma if I haven't had symptoms for over 5 years?

U may: Asthma is considered a chronic disease, especially if it continues into adulthood. If u have not had asthma symptoms for 5 yr, u may be entering a quiescent period of asthma, called "remission". U should talk w ur allergist or pulmonologist, they may want to decrease or take u off ur controller medication for a period of time to see. It may come back later in life. ...Read more

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