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Does Adult Asthma Cause Pneumomediastinum
Er 2day w/severe back pain following straining w/bm (ongoing constip & dark blood in stool). diangosis w/high WBC + pneumomediastinum (cat scan). No asthma, no perf in esoph or lungs ... What's going on?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Serious complication: Cyanosis in an asthmatic is an ominous sign, life threatening. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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