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Causes Of Airway Constriction
An abscess tooth untreated for many years can cause bodily infections, but can it cause asthma-like symptoms (excessive mucus, airway constriction)?
It is a possibility: The bacteria from an infected gums travels through the blood stream to other areas/organs of the body can cause bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) can also make you generally ill, effect any body system and cause cause asthma-like symptoms. Regular dentist visits can do more than keep your smile attractive, it may prevent general health problems. ...Read more
Time to call 911?: Chest pain may be an emergency. If so, one can call 911 for an ambulance and not try to drive to the ER. An ambulance can provide oxygen and monitoring on the way to the ER. Doctors will rule out heart attack, pneumothorax (collapsed lung), rib cartilage pains (costochondritis), heartburn (gastric reflux), etc. Throat constriction may be an allergic reaction emergency, another reason to call 911. ...Read more
Immediately after consuming water, sugary drinks, anything fizzy and some foods I produce huge amounts of sputum in my upper airway, no constriction.
Symptoms: Strep throat or sore throat? Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Perhaps you have a virus. For really sore throat, temp of 104 or above or difficulty breathing - please see your doctor. ...Read more
I had throat constriction, coughing and stuffy nose with sore tonsils. Everything is gone but now I have an itch in my throat and cant stop coughing?
UpperRespiratoryInfx: Symptoms of upper respiratory infection aka common cold can last several weeks. Recent study concluded that average cough lasts 18d. In other words, as long as you're getting better, you're getting better, right? However, you should see your Family Doc if symptoms persist or get worse. ...Read more
I have sore throat that always leads to tonsilitis. It keeps coming like 2x/yr. This time its a dry cough w/ restlessness n lung constriction.
Sore throat: A chronic recurring sore throat with pulmonary symptoms may be a result of chronic allergies, sinusitis, post nasal drip, asthma, or ge reflux. It is best to see your primary care provider who will direct you to the right treatment plan based on symptoms, exam and appropriate diagnostic test if needed. ...Read more
Triggers: We all have receptors in our airways that are triggered by irritants, cold air, cigarette smoke, inhaled dusts which can cause airway or bronchospasms. Also, often times airways can spasm after exercise, which is known as exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. If you have allergies, your airways could also be more reactive to those particular allergies. ...Read more
Could mast cell activation disorder cause a virus to trigger severe sinus symptoms and reactive airways?
Mast cell disorders: A variety of “triggers” may induce a mast cell response. These include drug abuse, alcohol drinking, preservatives, stress, sunlight, environmental toxins, bacteria/fungi/mold, artificial colors or flavorings, heat/cold, and presumably viral infection. Minimizing your exposure to these triggers may help redcuce your risk of triggering mast cell activation. ...Read more
What causes someone to feel short of breath when leaning back in a seat, even when their airways are clear?
Many possibilities: There canbe real shortness of breath or sensation of shortness of breath. How do you know your airway is clear? Obstructive things can cause this and you could need to see an ent for this. But other things cam cause this as well including reflux, cardiac issues, thyroid problems etc. If this is getting worse quickly see someone asap. ...Read more
Diagnosed/w Restric Airways Dis on Tues Started on ovar. During choir cough became very deep&chest tighter RAD cause? Concerning? Calling dr tomorrow.
R/O RAD/ASTHMA: GET CHECKED FOR BRONCHITIS : RAD and underlying allergies which frequently coexist. You need a through exam blood work /CXR/ PFTS WITH DLCO. Depending on the results treatment will be indicated. You also need a personal peak flow meter to keep track of peak flow and treat accordingly if numbers are low with albuterol. If you are using it a lot you may need l advair.SINGULAIR (montelukast) HELPS BOTH ...Read more
Once airways are damaged due wedge biopsy or severe persistant cough, will alveoli grow back like normal in time? Or will this cause irreversible damage
Scar: The lung tissue removed in the biopsy will not grow back and lesion will heal with a local scar. However, the amount of tissue removed during wedge biopsy is not likely to materially reduce lung mass. ...Read more
Similar to "OSA": "osa" is obstructive sleep apnea. Uars is repeated arousals from deeper stages of sleep that occur when your upper airway collapses during sleep (its natural for some collapse to occur in everyone). Its a problem when the collapse causes a reduction in airflow, which your brain "sees" then wakes you up to open your airway. Its probably a less severe but similar form of sleep disorder than osa. ...Read more
Only slightly: Blockage of the upper airway includes, the tonsils, the base of the tongue, the shape of the epiglottis, the mobility of the vocal folds and the nasal airway. Although I have never hear of "upper airway resistance syndrome, the major factor in obstructing the upper air way is the base of the tongue. A deviated nasal septum plays a small role. ...Read more
If the airway to the lungs is restricted for long enough would that cause the capillaries to burst?
No: No. It would however cause deathGet a more detailed answer ›
Can upper airway resistance syndrome be caused by your diet? Even if you are skinny? Can inflammatory foods cause uars?
It could: When the sinuses are inflamed, the nasal tissue swelling will increase when lying flat. Other nasal conditions such as inferior turbinate hypetrophy can behave the same way. I would recommend visiting an ENT physician. ...Read more
Yes.: Your nose may be blocked with secretions. ...Read more
? Stricture: One possibility is an esophageal stricture. Esophageal stricture is a narrowing or tightening of the esophagus that causes swallowing difficulties. Make sure you follow-up with your GI dr. As I see you had an endoscopy already. A video swallowing study may be very helpful, which assesses your ability to swallow different food substances and liquids, and may help pinpoint where and why. Best wishes ...Read more
If nicotine causes coronary artery constriction, after a cigarette how long would this effect last?
Nicotine: Elimination half time is about 2hrs, in roughly 10hrs its pretty much gone, the coronary constriction will be decreasing after 2hrs but complete time to resolution will vary person to person ...Read more
As I know the apnea's root cause is not only from the airway obstruction, but from my brain which does not send orders to breathe. Is that true?
Yes: Apnea comes in three varieties: central sleep apnea (csa) - the brain tells the body to stop breathing. This is not common in a normal, healthy patient. It can be seen in normal patients with transitions from one stage of sleep to the next. Csa is common in patients with heart disease and/or stroke. Obstructive apnea (osa) is where the airway collapses. Mixed apnea is a combination of osa/csa. ...Read more
When eating / drinking, food / liquid goes down wrong pipe, does it stay in the airway? How come it doesn't cause aspiration pneumonia every time?
I am taking 40mg of Nexium (esomeprazole) daily for a year. I read Nexium (esomeprazole) can cause constriction of blood vessels. Are the effects reversible if I stop now?
Changes in the Temp.: Exposing your self to high temp or low temp is the most common cause. Other reasons are certain medications and some diseases. ...Read more
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