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How do I know if I have Cardiac Asthma? What is the symptoms of Cardiac Asthma?

How do I know if I have Cardiac Asthma? What is the symptoms of Cardiac Asthma?

Shortness of breath: and wheezing. The trigger for asthma in this case is the back-up of fluid into the lungs because the heart is not working effectively. When treating, we struggle to fix the breathing unless heart function is optimized. Usually, this pertains only to persons with known underlying heart disease and older than yourself. If you found this term in an online search, I wouldn't consider it further. ...Read more

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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My child's asthma symptoms come and go. Why?

My child's asthma symptoms come and go. Why?

Yes...: Asthma, by definition, consists of recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. These episodes can be triggered by allergies, upper respiratory infections, etc. Between episodes, most patients are entirely normal. Patients should avoid known allergic triggers as much as possible. Patients with acute symptoms like wheezing, cough, shortness of breath need emergent eval, even er. ...Read more

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Does apple juice really help with asthma symptoms?

Does apple juice really help with asthma symptoms?

Myth: I can see no reason this juice would have any effect on asthma.It would provide some helpful hydration, but would not treat the problem. ...Read more

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If I don't have asthma, why am I having exercise induced asthma symptoms?

If I don't have asthma, why am I having exercise induced asthma symptoms?

Depends: This would depend on whether you exercise induced symptoms are truly asthma related or not. If the symptoms happen within moments to minutes of starting exercise, they are not asthma symptoms but rather vocal cord dysfunction, which would require an evaluation by a pulmonologist regardless; if the symptoms start within 15-20 minutes then they may be related to exercise-induced asthma. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a hamster cause an asthma attack or trigger some asthma symptoms?

Would it be possible that a hamster cause an asthma attack or trigger some asthma symptoms?

Certainly possible: Some people's asthma is triggered by allergens in the air. While you may not be allergic to the hamster itself, you may be allergic to the material in its bedding. Monitor your symptoms and see when they are worse. If it's only when cleaning the cage, you may be able to where a simple mask or try changing the bedding material. If it's bad all the time though, may want to find him a new home. ...Read more

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How should I correct accidental flovent hfa 220 overuse? I read not to stop taking it suddenly as it can make asthma symptoms worse?

How should I correct accidental flovent hfa 220 overuse? I read not to stop taking it suddenly as it can make asthma symptoms worse?

Normal dose : You should just go back to using the prescribed dose. And make sure you don't have any sores in your mouth or throat that could be consistent with thrush (a yeast infection). Otherwise, no need to worry. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies i can try to help soothe my asthma symptoms..Such as wheezing or breathlessnes, other than using my inhaler?

Are there any home remedies i can try to help soothe my asthma symptoms..Such as wheezing or breathlessnes, other than using my inhaler?

Inhaler is best: Quick-relief medication like albuterol is preferred way to get relief from asthma symptoms. It helps to stay calm, relax, remove yourself from asthma triggers (if present) it's controversial, but yoga can help with breathing relaxation. ...Read more

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Dx w/viral induced asthma b4-never get asthma symptoms unless I get bad cold-Raked tons of wet leaves yesterday w/o knowing of aspergillosis. worried!

Dx w/viral induced asthma b4-never get asthma symptoms unless I get bad cold-Raked tons of wet leaves yesterday w/o knowing of aspergillosis. worried!

Mold allergy?: Since decaying leaves are laden with molds, their spores become airborne when you start raking them. If you are allergic to molds, this activity may trigger your asthma. Aspergillus however is just one of several molds that may be present on these leaves. Allergic bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis is not that common a condition, your risk in developing it from this exposure alone is very low. ...Read more

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What can relieve my asthma symptoms?

What can relieve my asthma symptoms?

BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: First control the triggers. Then use rx such as the bronshodilators, corticosteroids. Treatments are better explained by your md. ...Read more

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Can asthma symptoms resolve on its own?

Can asthma symptoms resolve on its own?

asthma resolution: Yes sometimes asthma symptoms resolve on there own for various different reasons. ...Read more

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What are the most common asthma symptoms?

What are the most common asthma symptoms?

Wheezing, SOB: Wheezing, cough, and shortness of breath (sob) are the classic symptoms of asthma. Most often, wheezing and shortness of breath follow the brief period of "cold" symptoms in infants/children. The cough is not so prominent as in bronchitis. Coughing or shortness of breath aggravated by excercise also raises suspicion of undiagnosed asthma. ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve my asthma symptoms?

Many things: Aside from using your "rescue" inhaler there are a number of things you can do. If your attacks are triggered by allergies, remove as many of them as you can (cover mattresses with barriers for dust mites) if you have carpeting or rugs and are allergic to animal dander, try to remove them especially if they are left over from previous owners or tenants. Other things-talk over with your physician. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have asthma if i just have asthma symptoms?

How do I know if I have asthma if i just have asthma symptoms?

Complex answer: There is no single test that confirms asthma. Asthma is clinical diagnosis based upon the patients history, exam and testing ( spirometry, exhaled Nitric Oxide levels, allergy testing, response to bronchodilators). Many other diseases may mimic asthma and have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I prevent asthma symptoms?

How can I prevent asthma symptoms?

See an allergist: The best way to manage asthma is to identify your triggers, avoid them as much as you can, and use medications to control any residual inflammation. The mistake you want to avoid is not treating the asthmatic inflammation adequately - this leads to scar tissue formation and permanent loss of lung function. ...Read more

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Climactic variation and asthma symptoms? Is asthma strongly affected by climate?

Absolutely: High ozone alerts are associated with more er visits, cold air can trigger an attack, high pollen days also are a problem. ...Read more

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On and off chest pain .No asthma symptoms.

On and off chest pain .No asthma symptoms.

See doctor: Description too vague but need to see a doctor. Make sure that Ibuprofen is not causing abdominal pain. ...Read more

Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more


Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...Read more