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Have been coughing on and off for 18 months have been told numerous tjongs asthma, gastric reflux have been treated for both but still coghing?

Have been coughing on and off for 18 months have been told numerous tjongs asthma, gastric reflux have been treated for both but still coghing?

Cough: If treatment for asthma and gerd did not improve your cough, then you should consider seeing an allergist, you may have post nasal drip from rhinitis ( allergic or not) and/or chronic sinusitis. Also review the other medications you are taking with your doctor, same can cause a side effect, such as ace inhibitors for hypertension. ...Read more

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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 am 26yrs old, BMI of 60 (from uk) have severe allergic asthma, due to have a gastric sleeve done. Is this best for me? They say a bypass is to risky

I am 26yrs old, BMI of 60 (from uk) have severe allergic asthma, due to have a gastric sleeve done. Is this best for me? They say a bypass is to risky

Maybe...: Again without examining you directly; commenting on your case is difficult. Please get with your physicians and plot out the appropriate course for your weight reduction! ...Read more

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How to cure asthma?

How to cure asthma?

You don't: Asthma is a chronic condition of increased small airway reactions. There are genetic and environmental factors that persist throughout life, usually becoming evident in childhood. One learns to live with their asthma & present medications offer a near normal existence to most. There is no cure, there are programs that promote stability & reduced flare ups through early recognition of problems. ...Read more

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What is skin asthma?

A misnomer: It's a form of skin allergy called eczema, also called atopic dermatitis. It manifests as red scaly patches anywhere in the body. Treatment includes heavy moisturization and avoidance of allergens if possible. Several oral medications are also available. ...Read more

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Can asthma be cured?

Can asthma be cured?

Controlled: Asthma is a chronic disease and the aim is to control the symptoms. It is not "cured" but as it is controlled symptoms become less frequent. Always look for triggers in the environment and i your home, as well as seasonal allergic triggers. Infections, scents, changes in weather can all trigger symptoms. Learn about your meds and always follow your action plan. ...Read more

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Is asthma communicable?

Is asthma communicable?

No: It is not; asthma is the body's response to allergens or irritants in the air. Individual's responses to these stimuli vary widely, but they are not shared. ...Read more

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Is asthma a disability?

No....: Asthma is a disease characterized by recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. However, between episodes, most patients are completely asymptomatic. It is a very treatable disease and does not result in disability even though it is not curable. ...Read more

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What's cause of asthma?

Many: The most important factor is genetics, the second is the environment. At least half of the asthma cases are related to allergies, others mostly unknown and often called intrinsic asthma. Tobacco exposure, viral infection, aside from allergic triggers, often exacerbate asthma. For further details check www.Aaaai.Org. ...Read more

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How is asthma diagnosed?

How is asthma diagnosed?

Lung testing.: Asthma involves inflammation, muscle spasm and mucus production in the airways. It is diagnosed by history, physical exam, and lung function testing. Patients often complain of chest tightness, wheezing, cough, and shortness of breath. It can occur in any age group, although it is the most common chronic illness in children. ...Read more

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