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Could I have mild asthma and COPD at the same time?

Could I have mild asthma and COPD at the same time?

Absolutely: Asthma and COPD are technically two separate processes, though more research is showing similarities between the two. Both conditions are considered "obstructive" processes; that is, they obstruct air flow from the lungs out into the environment. Asthma typically affects the smaller airways, while COPD mostly affects the alveoli -- tiny air sacs at the very end of our airways. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, otherwise known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus for most days three months out of the year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. COPD is commonly associated with smoking. ...Read more


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I have a dry cough.every time it appears when I sleep in bed and at the same time a mild Asthma attack every day.how can I control the cough?

I have a dry cough.every time it appears when I sleep in bed and at the same time a mild Asthma attack every day.how can I control the cough?

Mgt: I would suggest pillow and mattress covers and keeping the bedroom including flooring thoroughly clean. Timing your dose of Albuterol before bedtime and taking the asthma control test online will help determine the next step. An online consult can be made online healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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I am 40 years old, have mild asthma and have had pneumonia 5 times. Once in 2006, twice in 2011 and twice in 2012. Why is this happening?

I am 40 years old, have mild asthma and have had pneumonia 5 times. Once in 2006, twice in 2011 and twice in 2012. Why is this happening?

Pneumonia: You must get your immune system evaluated. This should not happen just because of the asthma. Something else is going on. Ask to see an immunologist. ...Read more

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Should i see doctor, mild asthma stymptons for 2 weeks, using saba 2-4 times /day, symptoms only mild so worried i'm wasting docs time?

Should i see doctor, mild asthma stymptons for 2 weeks, using saba 2-4 times /day, symptoms only mild so worried i'm wasting docs time?

Yes: Use of your saba inhaler 2-4x a day for 2 weeks strongly suggests poorly controlled asthma. The key to asthma control is reducing airway inflammation. Sabas only provide symptom relief but do not decrease inflammation. You should be seen by your doctor and possibly be started on asthma anti-inflammatory medication. If you do not seek medical treatment, your mild symptoms may linger for weeks. ...Read more

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Could I still be a marine with mild asthma?

Could I still be a marine with mild asthma?

Asthma: "Asthma (493), including reactive airway disease, exercise-induced bronchospasm or asthmatic bronchitis, reliably diagnosed and symptomatic after the 13th birthday, is disqualifying. Reliable diagnostic criteria may include any of the following elements: substantiated history of cough, wheeze, chest tightness, and/or dyspnea that persists or recurs over a prolonged period of time, generally more > ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could still be a marine with mild asthma?

Can you tell me if i could still be a marine with mild asthma?

USMC Induction: see: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/lungs.htm "Asthma (493), including reactive airway disease, exercise-induced bronchospasm or asthmatic bronchitis, reliably diagnosed and symptomatic after the 13th birthday, is disqualifying. Reliable diagnostic criteria may include any of the following elements: substantiated history of cough, wheeze, chest tightness, and/or dyspnea that ...Read more

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Could anyone taking medicare help 65 year with cough mild asthma?

Could anyone taking medicare help 65 year with cough mild asthma?

Probably....: Initially you should be evaluated by your family doctor who can do an examination and some tests if needed. The family doctor can also begin therapy and then decide, based on how you respond, if you will need to be referred to a specialist. ...Read more

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How will I know if my child has mild asthma?

How will I know if my child has mild asthma?

Depends on symptoms: Depending on their age, children with asthma will have coughing, wheezing, and/or shortness of breath triggered by viral infections, exercise or allergic exposures. Younger children predominantly have colds that always "goes to their chest". If your child is already known to have asthma, mild persistent asthma is defined as symptoms or use of rescue inhaler > 2x per week, but not daily. ...Read more

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How to control mild asthma.Dr gave me foracort 200 for 2 months is it ok?

How to control mild asthma.Dr gave me foracort  200 for 2 months is it ok?

Yes: Should be fine. It is long acting, and used twice a day take care of your symptoms. If you break through notify your doctor. ...Read more

Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...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