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Is Asma Hereditary
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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