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How u know u have asthma?

How u know u have asthma?

See below: Asthma is a clinical syndrome that consists of shortness of breath, wheezing and cough. The diagnosis of asthma is made by taking an appropriate history, physical exam and performing breathing tests. ...Read more

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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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Will I always have asthma?

Will I always have asthma?

Yes: The basline symptoms may improve for years on end but you are always at risk of a flare. For that reason, getting annual flu shots are critical. ...Read more

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I have asthma so I must do?

I have asthma so I must do?

Were you tested?: If you have been tested a course of treatment should have been prescribed. Depending on the severity of your asthma, various treatments may be started. Mild infrequent attacks may be treated with a rescue inhaler whereas more frequent severe attacks may require a controller inhaler to be added. The best course must be determined by you and your physician. Good Luck ...Read more

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How to tell if I have asthma?

How to tell if I have asthma?

Spirometry: Asthma is a clinical and spirometric diagnosis. Histamine or methacholine challenge may be very helpful if testing is not clear. All that wheezes is not asthma. ...Read more

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Can niall horan have asthma ?

Can niall horan have asthma ?

Not sure: Niall horan is a member of the british boy band "one direction." asthma is common and there are many people including actors, musicians etc who have asthma. If asthma is controlled, a person can fully participate in all activities including singing in boy bands! ...Read more

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How to know if I have asthma?

How to know if I have asthma?

Time for a visit: To start write down all the symptoms you have that lead you to this question. Also record any information on family history, things that bring out symptoms, etc.Take this list to your doc and seek an evaluation.After this is reviewed and possible testing, this may be confirmed, excluded or neither. Not all that produces wheezing or cough is asthma. ...Read more

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Did our ancestors have asthma?

Did our ancestors have asthma?

Very possible: A problem with correctly diagnosing this condition 100 -200-300 years ago was the technology available at the time. In addition, if we rad the history books on medicine, asthma as we know it today may have been called something else. Like tuberculosis and consumption. Asthma is not a result of industrialization though this certainly did not help. ...Read more

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What is it like to have asthma?

What is it like to have asthma?

Many symptoms: Asthma is a narrowing of the small airways called bronchioles, due to allergen, viral infection, exercise, temperature changes, etc. Usually starts with dry cough, which becomes frequent and repetitive followed by wheezing, shortness of breath and then increased work of breathing. These symptoms often worsen until treated. Sometimes they occur rapidly within a few minutes or can take few days. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have asthma?

How do I know if I have asthma?

Testing and history: The best way is to see your physician. A good history and spirometry testing can be used to determine asthma and its severity. A family history and personal allergies are also important to discuss. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I find if I have asthma?

Testing, discussion: Sometimes asthma is easy to spot. You start wheezing and having trouble breathing with exercise or viral illnesses. Or a chronic nighttime cough. However, if you aren't sure, such as a little tight cough after notable exercise, or if you're in the heat a lot, etc, then a visit to your doc can help. Sometimes pulmonary function testing (blowing into a special tube) can show if airflow is normal. ...Read more

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