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Please describe the types of and symptoms of asthma?

Please describe the types of and symptoms of asthma?

Difficulty breathing: The main symptom of asthma is shortness of breath, which can be accompanied by wheezing and/or coughing. There are several different types - asthma due to allergens, viral infections, exercise, cold air and irritants, to name a few. Some types of asthma don't respond well to the kinds of medication typically used to treat it. You need to discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...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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What are the symptoms of asthma? And gerd?

What are the symptoms of asthma? And gerd?

Asthma symptoms: The common symptoms of asthma are recurrent or frequent episodes of cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness. The triggers are frequently colds, cold air, exercise, allergens, and symptoms at night. For GE reflux disease, symptoms can include cough, regurgitation, heartburn. It is more common to see GE reflux symptoms in patients with asthma. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of allergic bronchitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of allergic bronchitis?

Asthma: Allergic bronchitis is commonly referred to as asthma. This is a recurrent / intermittent or ongoing condition of bronchial tubes characterized by variable narrowing of the airways from swelling, inflammation and constriction or obstruction. Typical symptoms include wheezing, cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Triggers are in part due to allergic inflammation. ...Read more

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Can the thyroid cause symptoms of heart pain and shortness of breath?

Can the thyroid cause symptoms of heart pain and shortness of breath?

Yes: If the thyroid is overactive it can cause palpitations and cause blood pressure to go up. The heart can beat faster. One can feel discomfort as a result. These changes can also make one feel short of breath. If the thyroid function is really low, fluid can build up around the heart (rare) & the heart rate can be slow. This can cause shortness of breath too. ...Read more

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Which are the signs and symptoms of suddenly developing asthma?

Which are the signs and symptoms of suddenly developing asthma?

Respiratory: The respiratory symptoms that suggest asthma are recurrent cough, wheezing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. A person could have all of these symptoms, a combination or only one. Symptoms usually worsen at night, with exercise and are prolonged with colds. ...Read more

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Symptoms signs and treatment of pneumonitist?

Symptoms signs and treatment of pneumonitist?

Pnuemonitis: Pneumonitis is a general term that refers to inflammation of lung tissue. Difficulty breathing, often accompanied by a cough, is the most common symptom along with cough, fatigue, loss of appetite, unintentional weight loss. Specialized tests are necessary to make a diagnosis. Treatment focuses on avoiding irritants and reducing inflammation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of asthma attacks?

Many: Virus infection, exertion, air pollution, allergens, weather change, tobacco smoke, and even stress. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of acute sinusitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of acute sinusitis?

Multiple: Congestion, purulent nasal discharge, facial pain or pressure over frontal or maxillary sinuses. This pain can also be felt around temporal area, and can lead to tooth sensitivity or pain. Fever is somewhat rare. Usually the longer you have had the symptoms, the more likely it is bacterial (vs viral or even plain allergies). ...Read more

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What are the causes of bronchitis and laryngitis?

Bacteria, viruses: Both virus and bacteria , sometimes fungus can affect medium size wind pipes and cause inflamatory swelling....Narrowing and wheezing. ...Read more

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Tell me the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbation?

Tell me the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbation?

COPD...: Some of the signs and symptoms of COPD exacerbation include increased shortness of breath, increased cough, change in sputum color, decreased oxygen level, decrease in activity level, decreased appetite, decrease ability to sleep or an increase in sleep, headache, etc. If the exacerbation is due to infection, there may also be fever, chills, cold symptoms, etc. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cough variant asthma?

What are the symptoms of cough variant asthma?

Cough: Cough and not shortness of breath or wheezing is the primary symptom. The lung function test is often normal but the patient usually responds well to anti-asthma drugs. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of COPD ?

What are the signs and symptoms of COPD ?

Signs/ symptoms copd: Symptoms are cough and expectoration, shortness of breath, chest tightness.Physical signs are laboured breathig, diminished breath sounds and/or wheezing.In advanced cases you may se signs and symptoms of right heart failure. ...Read more

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What are main symptoms and causes of vertigo?

What are main symptoms and causes of vertigo?

Vertigo: Sensation of severe spinning, self or surrounding, swaying or rocking sensation, usually associated with nausea and may be vomiting. Causes include inner ear infection, meniere's disease, positional vertigo, autoimmune disease of inner ear and others. See an ENT doctor! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of bronchitis and treatment?

couh ,fever: Symptoms include cough , mild fever, body aches, headache, wheezing . Treatment depends on bacteria or viral includind support med for cough , for fever , for body aches.It is best to see doctor to evaluat you and give proper med. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms, causes, and treatments of depression and anxiety?

What are the symptoms, causes, and treatments of depression and anxiety?

Dep.: Called neurovegetative symptoms; sad affect, changes in energy/appetite/sleep, feelings of hopelessness/helplessness, thoughts of self harm, guilt feelings, crying spells, lack of concentration. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of severe anxiety?

What are signs and symptoms of severe anxiety?

Nervousness: Constant worrying and fearfulness to name a few. Anxiety can also lead to physical symptoms like stomach, back or headaches. If left untreated ulcers and irritable bowels, high blood pressure. If you suffer from anxiety get help. Contact a clinical psychologist to reduce stress , see your primary care physician for any physical complaints and stop the other physical symptoms from occurring. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of sinusitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of sinusitis?

A few symptoms: Facial pain or pressure, "Stuffed-up" nose, Runny nose, Loss of smell, Cough or congestion, Fever, Bad breath, Fatigue, Dental pain. See your MD or an ENT doc for assessment/treatment ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of pulmonary hypertensipn?

What are signs and symptoms of pulmonary hypertensipn?

Many, see list: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (pah) symptoms are caused by a lack of oxygen due to narrowed blood vessels in the lungs and increased stress on the heart. 1 breathlessness or shortness of breath (dyspnea), the most common symptom 2 feeling tired all the time 3 dizziness, especially when climbing stairs or when standing up 4 fainting (syncope) 5 swollen ankles & legs (edema). ...Read more

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What are the causes and symptoms of mesothelioma?

What are the causes and symptoms of mesothelioma?

Cancer of cells: Lining of the chest cavity and lungs is called mesothelioma. It produces fluid, leading to shortness of breath and cough. Invading the chest, it can cause pain, especilaly on deep breath and cough. Fatigue and weight loss are signals of advanced disease and may indicat difficulty tolerating treatment. Asbestos is a known cause, 30 years post exposure mean time. ...Read more

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