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Does stress cause asthma symptoms?

Does stress cause asthma symptoms?

Stress and asthma: Stress is a known trigger of asthma symptoms, it does not cause it but exacerbates it. ...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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Can acid reflux cause worsening of asthma symptoms?

Can acid reflux cause worsening of asthma symptoms?

Oh yes...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more

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Will kitchen smoke cause asthma symptoms to act up?

Will kitchen smoke cause asthma symptoms to act up?

Absolutely: Any kind of smoke - kitchen, barbecue, cigarettes, a fire, industrial etc may cause your asthma to flare. ...Read more

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Burning feeling in my chest after eating, causing me asthma symptoms. What does this sound like?

Reflux?: Looks like you are suffering from acid reflux (gerd) which has been known to be a trigger for asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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Does asthma usually cause many symptoms?

Does asthma usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Asthma is a chronic lung disease with multiples symptoms triggered by viral infections , weather changes and specific allergens like mold , dust, cat and dog mites, fish , peanut , eggs and long list. Cough , shortness of breath , chest pain , wheezing , among others. ...Read more

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Which are the are the causes of asthma and there symptoms?

Which are the are the causes of asthma and there symptoms?

Many different cause: Though the end result of inflammation and constriction of your bronchioles is the same, the causes or triggers vary.Allergies, pollution and other environmental matter, strong emotions, exercise and cold air are some of the causes. Symptoms also vary from cough to shortness of breath. I recommend to first get tested and give a good history of your "attacks" to your physician. ...Read more

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What causes trachea spasms (which blocks air passage) whenever coughing occurs? Is that an asthma symptom?

What causes trachea spasms (which blocks air passage) whenever coughing occurs? Is that an asthma symptom?

Age dependent: The trachea of younger kids is somewhat rubbery, like a soft silicone or thin walled plastic. It does not spasm, like the soft walls of the gut, but it can and does vibrate enough to produce some odd sounds ( the croup noise) common from ~6mo-6yr. In tracheo-malacia, ( a transient condition) the walls are much weaker and actually cave in on each other, but soft walls not spasm is the problem. ...Read more

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Why LPR cause asthma like symptoms?

Not really: It mimics post-nasal drips far more although it may also cause a dry cough. However there is no wheezing or sob usually associated with asthma. ...Read more

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Is blue skin caused by asthma exacerbation in adults? What are the symptoms?

Is blue skin caused by asthma exacerbation in adults? What are the symptoms?

Serious complication: Cyanosis in an asthmatic is an ominous sign, life threatening. ...Read more

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What is the chance that blue skin is caused by asthma exacerbation in children? What are the usual symptoms?

What is the chance that blue skin is caused by asthma exacerbation in children? What are the usual symptoms?

Unlikely: If an asthma attack is very severe it can lead to respiratory failure where, the oxygen level can decrease and lead to cyanosis (bluish color of the lip and around the mouth). This is a very late sign in an asthma attack and an emergency. The usual signs of asthma in children is relentless cough, wheezing, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Iam 24 years old female ..Suffer from asthma and took many medication ..I want to ask if zaditin cause psychological symptoms or not ?

Iam 24 years old female ..Suffer from asthma and took many medication ..I want to ask if zaditin cause psychological symptoms or not ?

Sort of, at times: Zaditin=ketotifen. It's a fairly simple & benign antihistamine-type med. It can, in susceptible people, cause drowsiness or at times irritability. Maybe some dizziness. Depending on other factors, including other meds, in your life at the time, this could possibly result in temporary mood changes & other psychological symptoms. If so, the effects are quickly reversible. ...Read more

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I take a lot of deep breaths on daily basis & sigh a lot also. People ask what's wrong & y I do that. I have asthma, can it cause those symptoms?

I take a lot of deep breaths on daily basis & sigh a lot also. People ask what's wrong & y I do that. I have asthma, can it cause those symptoms?

If you have asthma,: You should be taking your inhaled steroids twice daily and rescue inhaler ( a bronchodilator) like albutetol or ventolin or proventil (albuterol) or pro air inhalers every 4-6 hours since you are in the red zone right now.You need to do this daily for few months to be free from above symptoms .You can add singulair or montelukast as maintenance once daily. Need close follow up w ur doctor.Asthma is serious! ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause asthma like symptoms in toddlers?

Can acid reflux cause asthma like symptoms in toddlers?

Yes, but....: Asthma and reflux can often present together but often are confused for one another because both can cause chronic cough and wheeze. Both are serious medical conditions that should be taken care of and followed by a physician. Please have toddler checked by pediatrician. ...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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Can GERD (acid reflex issues) affect and cause asthma related symptoms?

Can GERD (acid reflex issues) affect and cause asthma related symptoms?

Yes...: It has been shown that gerd can increase airway bronchospasm thus leading to asthma symptoms. Therefore, if gerd is present in an asthmatic, it should be treated to reduce the likelihood of asthma sxs/exacerbation. ...Read more

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If LPR don't cause asthma like symptoms?Thn why it causes shortness of breath

If LPR don't cause asthma like symptoms?Thn why it causes shortness of breath

Something else: I had already mentioned vocal cord dysfunction from lpr as a potential cause. But you need to rule out other factors too and getting a lung function test would be the least you can do. ...Read more