Doctor insights on:
How Does Asthma Affect The Respiratory System
Asthma will be prob.: The diving medical community is divided on the question of asthmatics diving. The uk, which has the most permissive guidelines, allows people with well-controlled asthma, who meet several additional criteria, to dive under certain circumstances. In australia, it is essentially forbidden for asthmatics to dive. You should consult a diving medicine specialist in your area for specific details. ...Read more
I have never had any respiratory issues before (also not as a child). is it possible for me to just suddenly develop asthma?
A respiratory infection is an acute, infection that generally improves with antibiotic therapy. Asthma is a chronic condition. Attacks are usual brought on by "triggers" like animal dander, dust mites, cold air, etc. If you suspect asthma, get checked by your physician and treated if needed.
Good luck. ...Read more
Allergist: A board certified allergist - for a list in your area see www. Aaaai. Org and click on find an allergist. ...Read more
Testing for asthma is a very simple process. It is mostly dependent on your oral history of attacks, when where and why. Respiratory infections can also be diagnosed through routine tests. If you think you are having symptoms of either, please get checked by your physician.
Good luck. ...Read more
Indirectly...: Fractured rib can lead to shallow breathing due to pain which can lead to retained secretions. The retained secretions can lead to bronchitis or pneumonia. The bronchitis or pneumonia can lead to an asthma exacerbation that can result in respiratory failure. This would be a relatively rare but theoretically possible sequence of events prevented by deep breathing and secretion clearance. ...Read more
Matt is 18 mnth's, he's had 3 respiratory arrests and 3 admissions to hospital for respiratory distress. My doctor tells me it's asthma do you agree?
Is it founded that those with respiratory disorders such as asthma are more susceptible to uri's and pneumonia?
Yes: It's very likely to be the case. The increased inflammation and irritation make you much more vulnerable to contracting viruses and bacterial infection than a person w/o the disease. Also, some of the medications you might take could lower resistance. Work w/ your doctor to find ways to strengthen or normalize your immune system. It's not easy - but diet/exercise/stress reduction can help. Best! ...Read more
Had a spiro test at my dive medical, FEV1/FVC 69. Needs to be >75%. Seeing a respiratory specialist. No asthma or smoking. 29yr female. Any thoughts?
Mgt/workup: This may indicate airflow obstruction, but it would be helpful to actually view the test results by setting up an online consultation. You can also enter your medical history during the virtual appointment. ...Read more
My 4yo (ex33wk, asthma, dysphagia, laryn/tracheomalacia) gets a painfully distended belly many days, worse w ill. Could this be respiratory? What poss?
See doctor: It can be several dangerous issues. I recommend following up with the doctor immediately to evaluate in person. ...Read more
Sinus infection: Most viral respiratory infections will resolve spontaneously after 7=10 days. Persistent cold like symptoms is suggestive of sinus infection. Frequently with sinus infections there is associated cough. Sinusitis will sometimes also resolve spontaneously or respond to antibiotics. ...Read more
Is a bronchospasm possible in someone without asthma or a respiratory disease? A single cough sets me off, and not even a forceful one!
Bronchospasm: Bronchospasm is possible at any time and for any reason. However, not all wheezing equates to bronchospasm. There are multiple reasons to produce the familiar whistling sound- chest auscultation is a must. Having said that, undiagnosed underlying reactive airway disease is certainly possible especially in your age group. Would suggest specialty evaluation after you see your primary doctor. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor online
- How does diabetes affect the respiratory system?
- How does down syndrome affect the respiratory system?
- How does emphysema affect the respiratory system?
- How does the common cold affect the respiratory system?
- How does tuberculosis affect the respiratory system?
- How does bronchitis affect the respiratory system?
- How does the respiratory system affect the nervous system?
- How does alcohol affect the respiratory system?
- How does the flu affect the respiratory system?