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Is Asthma A Restrictive Or Obstructive Disorder
Obstruction: Airway "obstruction" refers to limitation of air flow through the airways. Asthma is a disease of chronic airway inflammation that can "obstruct" flow. "restriction" refers to processes that keep the lungs from opening fully when you inhale. Restriction can result from fibrosis, or thickening, of the lung. It can even be from something as simple as obesity that keeps you from breathing deeply. ...Read more
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
I have small airway disease, not asthma, which means I have problems getting air out of my lungs. Is this restrictive or obstructive? The doctor didn't put me on any treatment.
Lung volumes show significantly decreased functional residual capacity , but otherwise normal, what's this mean? Doc says I have asthma but decreased frc online says restrictive disease im scared!
Decrease FRC: Frc is the volume of air present in the lungs at the end of passive expiration. Obesity and posture will decrease the frc. I am imaging you just got a complete pulmonary function test. In asthmatic patient, the FRC can be normal or high if associated with emphysema or more chronic obstructive conditions. Low FRC with normal pft is not diagnostic of restrictive lung disease. Trust your lung doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which of these are restrictive: obstructive pulmonary diseases are asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema?
Restriction: Airway "obstruction" refers to limitation of air flow through the airways. "restriction" refers to processes that keep the lungs from opening fully when you inhale. Restriction can result from fibrosis, or thickening, of the lung as with diseases like idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. It can even be from something as simple as obesity or muscle weakness that keeps you from breathing deeply. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I know obstructive pulmonary diseases are asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema but what are the restrictive ones?
See below: Exam question? The interstitial lung diseases (there are many) like Interstitial pneumonias from collagen vascular disease or idiopathic, Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia (BOOP), Respiratory Bronchiolitis Associated Interstitial Lung Disease (RBILD), Drug induced lung disease; also Obesity, Pregnancy, and Cirrhosis with ascites. Many others. ...Read more
Many ways: Depending on both the severity and frequency of your attacks, treatment will vary. Common symptoms include shortness of breath and cough. Minimizing your exposure to "triggers" that cause your attacks is very important. Animal dander, dust mites plant pollen pollution to mention few can be triggers. Investigate all possibilities and get tested by your physician. ...Read more
Doctor test: A respiratory doctor can likely figure this out based on a good history form you and a breathing test. Please consult one soon. ...Read more
Can chrnoic hyperventilation syndrome cause extra mucus to form on your lungs? I'm trying to figure out if this is asthma or a dif breathing disorder.
Do people in the same family suffer from an immune disorder such as allergies, asthma, or arthritis?
Typically: Tendencies toward allergies and other immunologic diseases definitely run in families, but there's a lot of variation. Allergic parents won't necessarily have allergic kids (70% risk if both parents are allergic), and non allergic parents might have allergic kids. Only an allergic tendency, not necessarily specific allergies, is passed on; kids might not have the same allergies as their parents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7 y/o with ?Asthma and tic disorder, coughing a lot, more at rest than when active (but happens both circumstances). Could the cough be a tic?
Yes: A child with previously know tic disorder may demonstrate new tics as he or she grows up. Most tics do not necessarily need to be treated. The key thing to evaluate is whether the coughing is causing any functional difficulties such as problems with speech or school difficulties. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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