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Could allergy induced asthma turn in copd?

Could allergy induced asthma turn in copd?

Yes.: Uncontrolled persistent asthma causes airway remodeling that can slowly progress to emphysema (quicker in smokers and people with severe reflux). Treatment of underlying conditions can deter that from happening. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more


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Could allergies and exercise induce asthma?

Could allergies and exercise induce asthma?

Yes: Allergies and exercise are 2 of the most common triggers for exacerbation of asthma symptoms. If your asthma is not well controlled and you have allergies, treatment of the allergies is an important part of asthma therapy. If exercise is making your breathing worse it doesn't mean you can't do it. It suggests that your asthma is not well controlled and this should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can smoke inhalation cause asthma?

Can  smoke inhalation cause asthma?

Possibly: It depends on what you mean. Inhaling virtually any type of smoke will trigger an asthma attack in those whose asthma is not well controlled, and often even in those in whom it is. For a non asthmatic, significant smoke inhalation, such as being in a burning building, can damage the lungs in such a way as to cause asthma. I have a firefighter in my practice on permanent disability for this. ...Read more

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Can carvedilol cause exercise induced asthma?

Can carvedilol cause exercise induced asthma?

Theoretically yes bu: Non-selective beta blockers tend to worsen asthma and ideally should be avoided. However you will need to weigh the risk'/benefit ratio of getting another drug to control your hypertension. A more cardioselective beta blocker can usually be tolerated by those with asthma reducing the 1 sec airflow rate by about 8% but paradoxically making the airway more responsible to bronchodilator. ...Read more

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How is asthma triggered by dust?

How is asthma triggered by dust?

Different Ways: Also thick particulates in the air can trigger asthma without allergies, such as a dust cloud. And see dr windisch's answer. ...Read more

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Best asthma medication for reactive airways Viral induced?

Best asthma medication for reactive airways
Viral induced?

Asthma?: If you have asthma, you need to address inflammation and airway reactivity hence the advice to use both a bronchodilator and an inhaled steroid. If you are having wheezing from a viral illness and the wheezing is reversed with a bronchodilator, there is a possibility that you have had mild asthma and symptoms were not enough to get your attention until the respiratory illness. ...Read more

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Can steady exposure to carbon monoxide cause respiratory problems like emphysema, copd, asthma?

Can steady exposure to carbon monoxide cause respiratory problems like emphysema, copd, asthma?

Would never happen: Carbon monoxide has strong affinity to the hemoglobin and its diffusibility through membrane is high. Before any other condition like asthma, COPD can occur from it, a person is dead. There will be no study to prove that. ...Read more

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Do ozone pools cause asthma?

Do ozone pools cause asthma?

Probably not: Unlike pool chlorine which is a known trigger for asthmatics, at this time ozone has not been reported to cause any triggers. Interestingly, many highly trained, olympic level swimmers do suffer from asthma which has been related to constant exposure to pool chlorine. Ozone appears to be a safer, though more expensive alternative. ...Read more

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Anyone taken cromolyn for exercise induced asthma?

Anyone taken cromolyn for exercise induced asthma?

Therapy...: Cromolyn sodium inhaler can be used to treat exercise-induced asthma. Follow your doctor's instructions to use this inhaler effectively, . ...Read more

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Does asthma lead to rhinitis?

Does asthma lead to rhinitis?

Probably not: It's not very easy to study this; thus, since it is far more common for rhinitis to lead to asthma, it is hard to be sure that the reverse can't happen. In people in whom this is suspect, it is more likely that the allergies didn't cause a lot of noticeable symptoms before the asthma symptoms developed, and simply became more bothersome afterwards. ...Read more

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Can spiriva be prescribed for exercise induced asthma?

No: A the present time spiriva is only indicated for use in patients with copd. Based on how the medication works and what causes exercise-induced asthma, it is not likely that spiriva would give any significant relief to those symptoms. ...Read more

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If you have asthma, copd, bronchospasm can benzos aggravate the condition?

If you have asthma, copd, bronchospasm can benzos aggravate the condition?

No, but don't help: Benzos won't exacerbate the underlying medical condition, but because they tend to cause suppression of the respiratory center in the brain, they can make it harder for your body to respond optimally to it's internal compensatory mechanisms as well as to to medications. ...Read more

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Can asthma meds cause asthma?

Can asthma meds cause asthma?

Unfortunately, yes: Many medicines can cause asthma as a side effect, (airway tightness rather). The most known for that are the LABAs (Long Acting Beta Agonists) meant for long term control of asthma and for airways to remain open for a longer period, but unfortunately led in some patients, especially during an asthma flare, to a paradoxical effect: airway tightening!! Hence the black box warning by the FDA ...Read more

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Can diarrhea trigger an asthma attack?

Can diarrhea trigger an asthma attack?

No: Not associated with it except during an anaphylactic shock when one's asthma may act up and some have gastrointestinal symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Could exercise prevent asthma?

No: Exercise improves exercise tolerance, but does nothing to help asthma. That being said, it does not worsen it either. ...Read more

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What is best climate for copd, asthma bronkitis, any repiratory disease?

What is best climate for copd, asthma bronkitis, any repiratory disease?

Smoke free: The best bet is to avoid exposure to cigarette smoke & high levels of ambient air pollution. There is no one size fits all answer for this - it depends on each patient's clinical profile and individual characteristics. ...Read more

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Itchy after swiming or if i use detergent with chlorine, rash appears if i dont shower And i get chlorine induced asthma. Does this mean I am allergic?

Itchy after swiming or if i use detergent with chlorine, rash appears if i dont shower And i get chlorine induced asthma. Does this mean I am allergic?

May be: or it is just the irritating effect of the chlorine, check this link below, you can work with your allergist t solve this problem, also check acaai.org or aaaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck http://acaai.org/allergies/types/allergy-myths/chlorine-allergy ...Read more

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Dx: chlorine induced asthma (swimming); and skin rxns to chlorine prod/pool. PCP said chlorine allergy; but told that isn't real by others.Is it real?

Dx: chlorine induced asthma (swimming); and skin rxns to chlorine prod/pool. PCP said chlorine allergy; but told that isn't real by others.Is it real?

Allergy & Irritation: Chlorine is irritating to the parts of our bodies, and can depend on how sensitive our living tissues are to the chemical, and how high the concentration of chlorine is. A true allergy to chlorine refers to reactions of chlorine with our immune systems (think of hay fever, dust allergy, food allergy). One can try allergy meds, but they may not help much if chlorine is directly irritating tissues. ...Read more

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Does the chlorine in pools aggravate asthma? I seem to get asthma attacks more when swimming than when doing other exercise.

Does the chlorine in pools aggravate asthma?  I seem to get asthma attacks more when swimming than when doing other exercise.

Chlorine in pools: Yes, chlorine in pools can definitely be a chemical irritant not only for asthma, but also for nasal and sinus conditions and can lead to sinusitis that also can trigger asthma. So it's potentially a problem two ways. A lot of pools are being converted to salt water mixes that require a lot fewer chemicals. If you own the pool, you could check into that. It never hurts to bring up the possibility. ...Read more

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Recently got diagnosed with asthma. Will swimming in water with chlorine cause breathing problems from the smell if you're sensitive to smells?

Recently got diagnosed with asthma. Will swimming in water with chlorine cause breathing problems from the smell if you're sensitive to smells?

Try it: Some people do complain of chlorine irritating their lungs. There was a study finding that people swimming in chlorinated water may actually develop asthma from the exposure. Since the reaction is variable among people , try swimming in the pool and see if it affects you. ...Read more

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VERY sensitive/allergic to chlorine (asthma and skin rxn) Swallowed some pool water at practice; started coughing up phlegm and then threw up. Bad??

VERY sensitive/allergic to chlorine (asthma and skin rxn) Swallowed some pool water at practice; started coughing up phlegm and then threw up. Bad??

It may be: Immediately, you have to worry about your throat closing and not able to breath. However, if you're writing this, I believe enough time has passed that you don't have to worry about this. Watch for signs of an allergic reaction, itching, swelling, a rash, runny nose/eyes or trouble breathing. If any of these develop seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Does physical exercise induce asthma? What are the symptoms of asthma, and can physical exercise induce the symptoms?

Does physical exercise induce asthma? What are the symptoms of asthma, and can physical exercise induce the symptoms?

Yes: Exercise induced asthma is a real thing. It usually occurs during the exercise and is otherwise absent when not exercising. Check with your physician and get tested to make sure. ...Read more

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Could allergies and exercise induce asthma?

Yes: Allergies and exercise are 2 of the most common triggers for exacerbation of asthma symptoms. If your asthma is not well controlled and you have allergies, treatment of the allergies is an important part of asthma therapy. If exercise is making your breathing worse it doesn't mean you can't do it. It suggests that your asthma is not well controlled and this should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to induce an asthma attack?

Is it possible to induce an asthma attack?

Yes: Some physicians used to test for asthma with what is called a methacholine or histamine challenge test. These chemicals when inhaled in an asthmatic would cause bronchoconstriction of the airways at lower levels of the drugs than non-asthmatics. This is not done much (maybe not at all) anymore. Now asthma is generally diagnosed through clinical means - history and symptoms and reactions. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute renal failure and end-stage renal failure?what is asthma ?Can you tell me if someone is put on life support do they induce a coma or can that person b awake just.

What is the difference between acute renal failure and end-stage renal failure?what is asthma ?Can you tell me if someone is put on life support do they induce a coma or can that person b awake just.

A lot of information: acute renal failure when the kidney get insulted right now, and it has the potential to turn around,and becomes normal again. end stage renal disease is when the kidney are no longer working,to the point it required dialysis,and there is no hope of turning around,beside dialysis,patient might need a kidney transplant. not everybody on life support required induced coma,unless the problem in brain. ...Read more

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What does it mean for a hyperaerated lung to press on the abdomen, is it dangerous for person to refuse an inhaler meant for an exercise induce asthma?

What does it mean for a hyperaerated lung to press on the abdomen, is it dangerous for person to refuse an inhaler meant for an exercise induce asthma?

Air can't get out: With asthma, patients get "hyperareated lungs", meaning there is much air trapped in the lungs because the patients cannot easily breathe out the air. It is dangerous when there is way too much air trapped in the lungs. It is not dangerous when the asthma is mild, but sometimes the mild asthma can turn into dangerous asthma over a few hours. We use the same inhalers for different types of asthma. ...Read more

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I get morning migraines heada%e7he from lack of oxygen due to sleep apnea induce asthma attack at night. Cpap triger asthma attacks with coughing spel?

I get morning migraines heada%e7he from lack of oxygen due to sleep apnea induce asthma attack at night. Cpap triger asthma attacks with coughing spel?

Dryness?: One of the chief complaints of CPAP is dryness which may contribute to your asthma. Humidification can be added to your CPAP device, and another comment would be about the proper cleaning of the unit. ...Read more

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Can a person with exercise induce asthama have normal pft is there any test to confirm it?

Can a person with exercise induce asthama have normal pft is there any test to confirm it?

Excercise challenge: if you excercise for 20 minutes then have spirometry performed, it will show evidence of airway hyper reactivity, gooluck ...Read more

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I am allergic to chlorine (asthmatic reaction), and after a 2 hours around an indoor pool I have a headache. Are the two related? Can I swim tonight?

I am allergic to chlorine (asthmatic reaction), and after a 2 hours around an indoor pool I have a headache. Are the two related? Can I swim tonight?

Chlorine sensitive: Your doctor that treats you for asthma may know better. Your history would be informative here. The chlorine reaction is more irritant in nature, so it is ok to have exposure (not necessarily life threatening). You may benefit from using inhalant medication including corticosteroid inhaler or albuterol before swimming. The headache may or may not be related to respiratory effects. ...Read more

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I am allergic to chlorine (asthmatic reaction), and after a 2 hour diving practice last night I have had a headache. Could it be from the chlorine?

I am allergic to chlorine (asthmatic reaction), and after a 2 hour diving practice last night I have had a headache. Could it be from the chlorine?

Unlikely: Anyone can react to chlorine odor/gas with bronchospasm (asthmatic changes).It is a primary irritant that can set off the lungs mechanism that prevents irritants from entering the air exchange alveoli. It is not an allergic response. Since its action is limited to your lung tissue I would look to another cause for your headaches. Stress from any source can bring them on. ...Read more

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How long does smoking induced asthma stay with you?

How long does smoking induced asthma stay with you?

Nobody knows: It could be weeks or years. Normally, smoking causes copd, not asthma, and COPD stays with you for life. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of menthol induced asthma?

Menthol: It is popular to try peppermint and menthol to treat asthma but rarely it can cause asthma. Here is a case study. J investig allergol clin immunol. 2001;11(1):56-8. ...Read more

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What medical conditions can mimick symptoms of excersised induced asthma ?

Vocal cord dysfcn: The first condition that comes to mind is vocal cord dysfunction, where they close creating a blockage of the airway when you are trying to get air. It takes working with a speech pathologist to learn how to relax the voice box during these sporadic events, that can strike suddenly during exercise. ...Read more