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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 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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Is it possible I have developed adult asthma? What could cause this?

Yes: Asthma can occur at any age unfortunately. Causes are varied. I would to to your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Is blue skin caused by asthma exacerbation in adults? What are the symptoms?

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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Can asthma be caused by smoking around the child or adult?

Can asthma be caused by smoking around the child or adult?

Yes: Absolutely! the question asks about "second-hand" smoking, which can certainly cause asthma. However, even "third-hand" smoking where the smoke toxins are carried in hair, clothing, skin, etc. Can cause asthma. That means even going outside for a smoke and coming back in without the cigarette can still put loved-ones at risk! smoking is a very selfish and inconsiderate act. ...Read more

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What would cause an inspiratory wheeze in an adult? I have no history of asthma or smoking.

What would cause an inspiratory wheeze in an adult? I have no history of asthma or smoking.

Possible stridor..: If there is a high-pitched sound when you inhale, this could be stridor which is caused by a narrowing of the upper airway. You need to see a doctor asap; if you are short of breath, go to the er. If this is stridor, it could lead to upper airway obstruction, which can be life-threatening. Get to a doctor today for evaluation and treatment! ...Read more

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I read that 45-70% of adults with asthma also have GERD? What is the cause? My asthma is caused by allergies. Could GERD be cause by allergies?

I read that 45-70% of adults with asthma also have GERD? What is the cause? My asthma is caused by allergies. Could GERD be cause by allergies?

GERD: Most cases of Gastro-esophageal reflux are due to the loose sphincter at the junction of the esophagus with the stomach. This allows some the gastric secretions to get up to the upper aero-digestive tract and this can trigger cough and even wheezing. In some of these cases with the reflux is properly treated the asthma symptoms can also improve ...Read more

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Hyper reactive airway issues or adult onset asthma 29 yr w/m no previous issues can't find cause or treatment to get out of distress? Please help!

Specialist: About 20% of all adult onset asthma is occupationally triggered. Recent infections can trigger ongoing lung problems that may be difficult to treat. An asthma specialist either allergist or pulmonologist can provide a thorough evaluation to assist in finding the diagnosis and correct treatment. ...Read more

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How common is it to develop asthmas as an adult? What usually triggers this?

How common is it to develop asthmas as an adult? What usually triggers this?

Not uncommon.: Sometimes a viral infection can trigger this...or it is possible to develop seasonal or other allergies, even if they weren't there when younger. There are other lung conditions that can mimic asthma, so just be sure you've discussed this with your doctor or a pulmonologist or allergist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop true asthma as an adult?

Is it possible to develop true asthma as an adult?

Yes it is Possible: Yes it is Possible to develop true Asthma as an adult. Actually you can develop Asthma at any age ...Read more

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Can you get asthma in adults without having symptoms?

Can you get asthma in adults without having symptoms?

Not sure about quest: One of the primary diagnostic criteria for asthma are symptoms. Can asthma occur at any age- yes.But without any symptoms why would you think you have asthma? I either case a simple spirometry test and oral history can confirm or rule out asthma. ...Read more

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I have asthma and was i was wondering does fans cause flare up's?

I have asthma and was i was wondering does fans cause flare up's?

Quite possible: Fans stir allergens up into the air where they can get inhaled and cause trouble. Dust mite particles will otherwise settle down in 20 min; turning the fan down churns them back up. Worse for cat proteins, in the air hours after even a cat leaves the room. Nasal allergies are one thing; breathing is another! ...Read more

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Can I have asthma, despite symptoms only really starting as an adult, if I didn't have it as a kid?

Can I have asthma, despite symptoms only really starting as an adult, if I didn't have it as a kid?

Yes...: Asthma can begin at any age, including in an adult without any childhood history. So, see your doctor so a diagnosis can be made and treatment initiated. ...Read more

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Can smoking pot cause asthma?

Can smoking pot cause asthma?

Not cause/trigger: Smoking of any product can trigger asthma in someone with the genetic tendency. It is an airway irritant. Chlorine gas can make anyone wheeze during exposure but those without asthma will stop wheezing sooner. If you have the genetics for asthma, you should enjoy your cannabis via a different route, or just live with the balancing act of treating the consequences. ...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 pneumonia cause permanent asthma?

Can pneumonia cause permanent asthma?

?: pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung itself, while asthma is an inflammation of the airways, both are interconnected, but pneumonia has its causes, mainly infection, with either viruses or bacteria, and other micro-organisms, usually doesn't lead to asthma, but can flare it up if already present, hope that answers your question ...Read more

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Can uncontrolled asthma cause headaches?

Can uncontrolled asthma cause headaches?

Asthma + headache: Headache can be a symptom of uncontrolled asthma. Important to connect with doctor to create an asthma action plan for effective treatment of asthma. ...Read more

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Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Asthma in children more common than in adults?

Yes: According to CDC statistics asthma incidence (new cases per year) among adults (age 18+ years) was 3.8/1000, whereas that among children was 12.5/1000. Incidence among children aged 0–4 years was 23.4/1000, more than five times greater than that among youth aged 12–17 years (4.4/1000). ...Read more

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Can smoking only a couple of times cause asthma?

Can smoking only a couple of times cause asthma?

2 times?: A couple of times an hour? A day? A week? A month? Please provide more information. At any rate, smoking is not good for you, so you should not do it. ...Read more

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Can asthma cause pain in the middle of the chest?

No: Asthma typically doesn't cause chest pain. Reflux disease (gerd) can cause chest pain and may also contribute to uncontrolled asthma. However, you should see your doctor to make sure this is not related to heart disease. ...Read more

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Can cats cause/contribute to former asthma patients?

Can cats cause/contribute to former asthma patients?

Depends.....: Although there can be long, symptom-free intervals, asthma is an incurable disease so there are no "former asthma patients". Cats can contribute to asthma exacerbations in a patient with asthma and a cat allergy. An allergist can determine if an asthmatic is allergic to cats and, if so, can recommend treatments. ...Read more

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Leaking Air Inside Chest (Definition)

Pneumomediastinum is air in the mediastinum. The mediastinum is the space in the middle of the ...Read more