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Is it common to develop asma at 42 years old?

Is it common to develop asma at 42 years old?

Yes, with co-factors: The symptoms of asthma can develop after some factor causes bronchial tube inflammation. For example a severe lung infection, an allergic wheezy reaction, an exposure where you breathe in harsh chemicals or even the early signs of COPD after years of smoking. These can trigger lung damage through inflammation which will make you more likely to wheeze. Most treatments help control the wheezing. ...Read more

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How can I have bronchospasnm but be told i don't have asma?

How can I have bronchospasnm but be told i don't have asma?

Bronchospasm: can be temporary, just a smooth muscle contracting in reaction to some trigger like acute inflammation, asthma is different, bronchospasm is part of the syndrome, chronic inflammation is the hallmark of the disease not just bronchospasm, hope I did explain ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I have bronchospasnm but be told i don't have asma?

Can you tell me how could I have bronchospasnm but be told i don't have asma?

If happens only once: Anyone can get bronchospasm if breathing noxious air, extremes of temperature or even certain viruses, yet never have another episode. Typically a one-time event is not treated as "asthma". However, if it continues to recur, or daily medication is recommended, chances are you do indeed have asthma. ...Read more

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What to do if I have asma and in the past three years I have gotten a few xrays.?

What to do if I have asma and in the past three years I have gotten a few xrays.?

See allergist: Chest x-ray is usually not indicated for asthma diagnosis or treatment. Excessive exposure to radiation may be harmful to you and in your case likely unnecessary. I urge you to consult an allergist in your area. ...Read more

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Can i ask if there's a anti imflamatory tablet. That don't affect asma ?

Can i ask if there's a anti imflamatory tablet. That don't affect asma ?

Yes: All anti inflammatory meds don't affect asthma. All asthma patients are not affected by anti inflammatory medications. Aspirin is usuall culprit. Celebrex (celecoxib). Can be tried. ...Read more

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My kid wich 5 month have an asma and he get hard coughing sometime its hard cough and its continue 5 to 10 minutes to get cough again help pls?

My kid wich 5 month have an asma and he get hard coughing sometime its hard cough and its continue 5 to 10 minutes to get cough again help pls?

Go to doctor : he needs his asthma controller therapy increased. Or started if he's on no asthma medications. This is a sign of poor asthma control. ...Read more

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Hello, I am 23 and I have asma since i was born. I already did all tradicional treatements but it doesn't work. What are the alternatives treatement?

Hello, I am 23 and I have asma since i was born. I already did all tradicional treatements but it doesn't work. What are the alternatives treatement?

Many alternatives: There are many good alternative treatments for asthma. I advise seeing a classical homeopath. Diet changes can help- see http://www.Drweil.Com/drw/u/art00306/asthma.Html herbs like boswellia ; reishi mushrooms can help, as can buteyko breathing: see http://thorax.Bmj.Com/content/55/11/925.Long ; http://www.Buteykobreathing.Org/ also see http://www.Townsendletter.Com/april2012/sublingual0412.Html. ...Read more

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Cough n cold remedy got border line asma?

Cough n cold remedy got border line asma?

What is the question: But if you do have asthma, you really need to see a doctor about this problem. Cough and cold remedies are not suitable for asthma treatment. ...Read more

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I have wheazing and a dry cough is it asma?

I have wheazing and a dry cough is it asma?

Wheezing: Possibly. The best thing to do is go to the doctor and be tested/ treated. All that wheezes is not asthma but wheezing and cough are common symptoms in people who do have asthma. Asthma should not be life threatening but when left untreated it can be. Make your appointment asap. ...Read more

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Do you have asma if you have difficulty breathing especially with intense activity and exercise?

Do you have asma if you have difficulty breathing especially with intense activity and exercise?

Depends: At your age and in the absence of diabetes, the problem is more likely respiratory than cardiac. However exercise-induced breathing problem is more likely from asthma but vocal cord dysfunction needs be considered as well. Suggest you consult your doctor or an allergist. ...Read more

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I have asma and I have been told if I notice i'm cough for awhile its like a mini asma attack is this true?

I have asma and I have been told if I notice i'm cough for awhile its like a mini asma attack is this true?

Possibly...: Sometimes bronchospasm manifests itself with coughing either by itself or in conjunction with wheezing. A persistent cough can be a sign of bronchospasm and asthma is recurrent bronchospasm so coughing can be a symptom of asthma exacerbation. It is not always less severe to have a cough rather than a wheeze so this should be treated like any other asthma exacerbation. (not a "mini attack"). ...Read more

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Is montelukast used for chronic asma & allergy?

Is montelukast used for chronic asma & allergy?

Yes: Sigulair (montelukast) is a leukotriene receptor antagonist used for the maintenance treatment of asthma and has the added benefit of relieving symptoms of seasonal allergies. In addition, montelukast is used for other conditions including exercise induced bronchospasm, AERD, and chronic urticaria (hives).This medication is NOT useful for the treatment of acute asthma attacks. ...Read more

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Im pregnant 25 weeks that is and i had been put on predozone for aucute asma is this safe?

Im pregnant 25 weeks that is and i had been put on predozone for aucute asma is this safe?

Yes : While every medicine we take when pregnant has some side effects, treating your acute asthma exacerbation is very important...You and your baby need oxygen! this is one case where the benefits outweigh the risks. Talk to your doctor about your concerns, but take your medication as prescribed. Feel better. ...Read more

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I have an asma, I read on the web that some times it's an heart asma and it do can be cured please adwise?

I have an asma, I read on the web that some times it's an heart asma and it do can be cured please adwise?

Cardiac asthma: Cardiac asthma is really a different problem (usually due to heart failure) than allergic asthma, although it has the same symptoms--wheezing and shortness of breath. In cardiac asthma the problem is that the heart is not pumping fluid well and some of it is backing up into the little air sacs in the lung. The primary treatment for this is a potent diuretic; bronchodilators may be used as well. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i catch a flu from taking to someone been 4 days fever chiils and lots coffin plus I have asma?

What do you suggest if i catch a flu from taking to someone been 4 days fever chiils and lots coffin plus I have asma?

Flu: Fluids, fluids, fluids, but my biggest concern is your asthma that can worsen with the flu, see your doctor, you may need a course of steroids and adjustments of your inhalers ...Read more

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How many cigarettes can a person with asthma before triggering an asma attack?

How many cigarettes can a person with asthma before triggering an asma attack?

None...: There is no number of cigarettes that are considered "safe". Even one cigarette causes airway inflammation that can lead to diseases like asthma, copd, various cancers, etc. See your doctor for help with smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in the neck all with in 11 years now .. I also have cfs , asma and fibro . and I smoke , any advice on what I might do ?

Can you tell me in the neck all with in 11 years now .. I also have cfs , asma and fibro . and I smoke , any advice on what I might do ?

No easy answer: Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia are not symptoms of lyme disease. Unfortunately, there is a plethora of misinformation about lyme disease and fibromyalgia. I suggest that you seek a physician, usually some allergists/immunologists and rheumatologists who have a special interest in CFS and fibromyalgia. Also would suggest UCLA and UCSF medical centers.. ...Read more

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Is a blood ASMA reading of 1:80 a sign of an underlying condition? ANA - Negative, RBCW - 16.5%, MCV - 79.6fL, MCH - 25.5pg, Haematocrit - 0.392.

Is a blood ASMA reading of 1:80 a sign of an underlying condition? ANA - Negative, RBCW - 16.5%, MCV - 79.6fL, MCH - 25.5pg, Haematocrit - 0.392.

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your blood parameters are okay. ASMA may be a false positive, with increasing age auto-antibodies appear in a number of people without any disease. You doctor, who ordered the tests would be better to discuss it with. ...Read more

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I had once positive ANA and asma test result, after one month i repeated the tests at the same lab and it gave negativ in both , what shd I do now ?

I had once positive ANA and asma test result, after one month i repeated the tests at the same lab and it gave negativ in both , what shd I do now ?

Laboratory problem: The efficiency of specific testing can be affected by a variety of problems. It may be dependent on the laboratory testing material, the efficiency of the testing, machine error, human error etc. The testing results needs to be filtered by your physician. Your doctor can also contact the lab to have them explain this disagreement. ...Read more