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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)

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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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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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 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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