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Can you develop sports asthma?

Can you develop sports asthma?

Yes: Sports related asthma or better known as intermittent asthma is caused by overproduction inflammatory cells elicited by sports or intense activity. You may need medication and lung function testing if this is so. ...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


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Can you develop asthma when you are older?

Can you develop asthma when you are older?

Yes: It is possible to develop asthma in adulthood. Allergies may or may not be a trigger. Here is a really good link: http://www.Aafa.Org/display.Cfm?Id=8&sub=16&cont=36. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you are wheezing due to asthma?

How can you tell if you  are wheezing due to asthma?

Testing: It's best to have a spirometry test while symptomatic as this can help confirm if wheezing is a result of bronchospasm. You can also have the test repeated 20 minutes after using a dose of a bronchodilator medicine to see how helpful they are in your case. ...Read more

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Can you develop severe ragweed allergies?

Can you develop severe ragweed allergies?

Ragweed hater: Ragweed, a weed that pollenates from mid august till later september, is a major cause of respiratory allergy symptoms in much of the usa. The extent and severity of symptoms is dependent upon amount of exposure, degree of sensitivity, organ system involvement, and response to treatment. Therefore symptoms can very from mild to potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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If you have asthma, copd, bronchospasm can benzos aggravate the condition?

If you have asthma, copd, bronchospasm can benzos aggravate the condition?

No, but don't help: Benzos won't exacerbate the underlying medical condition, but because they tend to cause suppression of the respiratory center in the brain, they can make it harder for your body to respond optimally to it's internal compensatory mechanisms as well as to to medications. ...Read more

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Can you exercise if you have acute bronchitis?

Can you exercise if you have acute bronchitis?

Depends...: It depends on the level of illness and the intended exercise. If you have a fever or if you have a significant cough and/or shortness of breath, you should hold off on exercising until the infection is resolving. If you have only mild cold symptoms perhaps light exercise might be ok. To be certain of what is right in your case, see your doctor who can advise you on when you can resume exercise. ...Read more

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What can happen if you have an asthma attack?

What can happen if you have an asthma attack?

Mild to death: If the asthma attack is mild , you may get over it on your own. If it is severe, you may die from it. It is always a good idea to check with your family doctor who will be able to get a more accurate history and likely obtain a lung function test on you to assess the severity of your disease this in turn will determine the type of treatment required. ...Read more

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Can you develop allergy to latex?

Can you develop allergy to latex?

Yes: It is possible to develop allergy to latex, even in adulthood. Unfortunately, the testing for establishing a diagnosis is not as accurate as other allergy tests. ...Read more

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Can you have grief induced allergies?

Can you have grief induced allergies?

Not exactly: Strong emotions including grief can contribute to flares of hives and flares of asthma. Grief and stress can aggravate many physical symptoms such as headaches, abdominal pain, etc, but i'm unfamiliar with allergies being triggered by grief. ...Read more

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Can you get asthma in adults without having symptoms?

Can you get asthma in adults without having symptoms?

Not sure about quest: One of the primary diagnostic criteria for asthma are symptoms. Can asthma occur at any age- yes.But without any symptoms why would you think you have asthma? I either case a simple spirometry test and oral history can confirm or rule out asthma. ...Read more

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If you get croup when you are 2 how likely are you to develop asthma?

If you get croup when you are 2 how likely are you to develop asthma?

Not particularly: True asthma has a genetic component and will emerge over time.Most males that will have a significant form will be symptomatic by a year of age, and a respiratory infection may trigger a flare up. Croup as a common infectious syndrome can bring out asthma, but does not cause it. There are lots of wheezy asthma like problems in childhood that disappear as kids get older. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause you to have trouble breathing?

Can allergies cause you to have trouble breathing?

Yes: Yes, seasonal/perennial allergies can definitely make breathing worse, especially if you have IgE or allergic induced asthma. Maximizing control of both upper and lower airways will keep you from progressing to a full blown exacerbation. See Allergist for further workup and evaluation to determine if you are suffering from asthma related symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you take dianobol if you have food allergies, asthma and eczema?

Can you take dianobol if you have food allergies, asthma and eczema?

?: Dianabol is an anabolic steroid and a controlled substance in the us and western europe and is banned in the us. It can cause liver damage with long term use. I can't recommend it at all! for its association with asthma, allergies and eczema - ? ...Read more

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How can a doctor tell if you have asthma or emphysema?

How can a doctor  tell if you have asthma or emphysema?

Diagnostic Testing: A combination of various x-rays and pulmonary function testing, including perhaps what is called a methacholine challenge test will help make a definitive diagnosis. Be sure to consult with a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Are you born with or develop allergies to cats?

Are you born with or develop allergies to cats?

Develop: Allergic people are born with the tendency to develop allergies. Exposure to allergens and other environmental factors, then lead to their actual development. ...Read more

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Can you use an asthma inhaler if you don't have asthma?

Can you use an asthma inhaler if you don't have asthma?

You decide: Any medicine strong enough to do good is strong enough to do bad.I recall one runway model who found an inhaler dulled her appetite. She died when the heart stimulating effect in the med caused a fatal rhythm.Using any med without proper monitoring is foolish, but adults often make that choice. ...Read more

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Can you work as florist if you have chronic rhinitis?

Can you work as florist if you have chronic rhinitis?

Chronic Rhinitis: Idepends if your condition is due to allrgy to flowers and pollens chronic rhinitis can be caused due to 1 allergies which may be indoor like house dust or molds and outdoors like tree and plant pollens 2 vasomotor rhinitis not related to allergy 3 cold temperatures 4 certain foods and spices 5 drug side effects like some BP meds 6 deviated septom/large turbinates so only outdoor allergy will stop. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you have severe asthma could that make you more susceptible to pneumonia or anything?

Can you tell me if you have severe asthma could that make you more susceptible to pneumonia or anything?

Yes: There is evidence that asthmatics, particularly those who are not well controlled, may have an increased risk of pneumonia. If you suspect that you have pneumonia, because of fever or worsening of your asthma, please see your physician. A chest radiograph and lung function testing may be indicated. ...Read more