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Was in itu with asthma but still very tired after a month why is this tiredness?

Was in itu with asthma but still very tired after a month why is this tiredness?

Asthma: Asthma may sometimes mask pneumonia or bronchitis. A chest xray may be helpful to rule them out. In addition if your are taking steroids and/or Codeine these drugs can mamke you tired ...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


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I have switched asthma medication to a revlar ellipta and have been experiencing extreme fatigue and tiredness. Is this normal?

I have switched asthma medication to a revlar ellipta and have been experiencing extreme fatigue and tiredness. Is this normal?

Not necessarily: Be sure to call and discuss with your treating doctor as it is important to assure not only the medication is working properly, but your underlying condition is being cared for in the best possible way. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can wrong breathing cause chronic breathlessness? I have no symptoms of asthma or heart problems;only tiredness along with breathlessness. Any clues?

Can wrong breathing cause chronic breathlessness? I have no symptoms  of asthma or heart problems;only tiredness along with breathlessness. Any clues?

See your doctor: breathlessness and being tired can be symptoms of asthma or heart disease, please get checked first to make sure that you don't have any heart or lung disease, other causse could be anemia, anxiety, overweight, etc, so get yourself checked, good luck ...Read more

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22 year old female... Constant shortness of breathe, tiredness, dry cough, and anxiety. I have celiac disease, asthma, and chronic fatigue.

22 year old female... Constant shortness of breathe, tiredness, dry cough, and anxiety. I have celiac disease, asthma, and chronic fatigue.

Consider allergist: It sounds like your asthma is still not completely controlled. A board-certified allergist can be really helpful if you haven't seen one yet. Tai chi or chi gung classes can help with breathing technique and anxiety. See therapist for help with anxiety triggers. Take care of yourself! ...Read more

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Can asthma cause a person to become tired easily?

Yes: If not properly controlled can cause nocturnal awakening and increase work of breathing during the day can definitely cause fatigue. ...Read more

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I always had a great cardio. But nowadays I tend to get tired very quickly in jiujitsu. Could it be asthma?How do I know?

I always had a great cardio. But nowadays I tend to get tired very quickly in jiujitsu. Could it be asthma?How do I know?

Wheezing?: The hallmark symptom of asthma is wheezing--you may feel tightness in your chest, and hear a whistling sound in your chest. It may be hard to inhale and even harder to exhale. Your family might even be able to hear you wheeze. Cold air could make it worse. There are other things that can cause fatigue and shortness of breath while exercising. See your doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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Is there being any research done to cure asthma? Any breakthroughs lately or new medicine. I get tired of living with it...

Is there being any research done to cure asthma? Any breakthroughs lately or new medicine. I get tired of living with it...

No cure but: There are many new drugs to control asthma but you should try the usual and less expensive ones first. I note that you are not on any controller drug. There are many drugs blocking specific agents which cause asthma in the pipeline also if conventional treatment failed. Consider seeing an allergist who can assist you in avoidance measures and treatment including allergy shots. ...Read more

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How normal is it for asthma inhalers to make you tired?

How normal is it for asthma inhalers to make you tired?

On the contrary: Not normal. Just the opposite: most asthma "reliever" inhalers have derivatives of adrenaline ("adrenergic"), make you hyper. But...tho adrenergic inhalers stimulate most muscles (tremor, shaking), they also relax cramped smooth bronchial tube muscles that are choking off the flow of air to the alveoli, and suddenly you can breathe. This may finally let you cough out mucus, and get some sleep. ...Read more

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