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How Does Asthma Affect The Lungs
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
I have asthma and am going to be donating my organs. Would whoever got my lungs have asthma, even if they didn't before?
Training your lungs to exhale fully. Is this possible if you have asthma? I can't seem to expel air all the way out of my lungs. What is the cause?
Treat the asthma: Your symptoms will improve once you control your asthma with proper medications. Inflammation in your airways from asthma cause them to narrow and prevent you from breathing properly. You will be able to exhale better once you are controlled. Consult with an allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are a 17 year olds lungs damaged if they were filled with fluid for 4 months left untreated. We didn't know she had asthma until a dr visit?
Filled with fluid?: asthma is an inflammatory issue - but if she has never been told asthmatic unusual to diagnose at one visit. Why do you think they were filled with fluid for 4 mo? Cough alone can be from reflux, post-nasal drip, virus, allergies, pneumonia, cardiac reasons - and asthma - and many other reasons. So why the question about fluid for 4 mo? Did someone say she had fluid? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My lungs feel cold, I don't feel cold but my lungs/chest feesl cold. The past few days it's a more constant feeling. Is this part of the asthma?
Do I have asthma? Through my entire life I have had these pains in what i thought were my lungs. It didn't happen all the time, or at all often. Maybe a handful of times in a year, when i would take a deep breath i get a sharp pain, usually in the right s
Not necessarily : Your symptoms do not fit into the expected mold of asthma. However, to make sure, you should get tested. Talk to your physician and give a good history of your symptoms, your family history of asthma (if any) and when, where and why you get your symptoms. A simple spirometry test will also be in order to rule out any other possibilities. Get tested as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Exercise is always good, but needs to be approached in a gradual fashion. Firstly, the asthma must be well-controlled. For some this may mean the use of a rescue inhaler (albuterol) 30min before exercising, while for others it may mean taking a controller inhaler on a daily basis. Then the exercise needs to be increased as tolerated for endurance. Up to 10% of olympic athletes have asthma! ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Inflammation: Asthma is a chronic disease that is the result of inflammation in the airways of the lungs. It can be worsened by a number of triggers, and the disease is managed with medications that control the inflammation and open the airways. Some people will require multiple medications to control their asthma, while others will need only one. It's severity can also vary throughout one's life. ...Read more
Possibilities: There's an increased chance of feeding problems and ge reflux, especially in very young children. Understandably, some children have anxiety about the attacks. Some have attacks when anxious. Family functioning can be impacted. Therapy for child and family may be needed. If attacks/absences are :frequent, "section 504" accomodations at school can help the child keep up with work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't take anything for asthma and its mainly allergic asthma, but is there anything i can do to learn how to exhale fully? My lungs seem to stop.
Not sure: If tobacco lungs means chronic bronchitis(copd) your physican can probably test you for whether its asthma or copd. In either case -i kown this is easier said that done- you should quit and quit now!. Wheter bronchitis or asthma tobacco smoking only makes it worse. There are many apps on line for smoking cessation. Look into them. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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