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Is trouble breathing a sign of asthma?

Is trouble breathing a sign of asthma?

Trouble breathing that lasts more than a few weeks can be a sign of asthma: For many people, the main signs and symptoms of asthma are wheezing, shortness of breath, excess mucus and chest tightness. For others, chronic cough that comes and goes periodically may be the main or only symptom of asthma. These symptoms also can be caused by other conditions, including respiratory infections, bronchitis, hay fever (allergic rhinitis), certain medications, acid reflux and heart disease (cardiovascular disease). The following factors increase the likelihood that asthma may be causing your symptoms: You have periodic bouts of coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath that last more than a few weeks. , Symptoms seem to be caused by specific triggers, such as allergy-causing substances (allergens), cold air, exercise, or pollutants such as chemical fumes, engine exhaust or cigarette smoke. , You're an adult who had asthma or asthma-like symptoms as a child. , You have hay fever or other allergies, or you have family members with allergies or asthma. . See your doctor if you have a cough or other respiratory symptoms that last more than a few weeks. Even if it isn't asthma, it may be something that needs treatment. If you have severe trouble breathing or shortness of breath accompanied by chest pain or nausea, seek immediate emergency care. ...Read more

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Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (Definition)

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a form of chronic lung disease that affects newborns (mostly premature) and infants. It results from damage to the lungs caused by mechanical ventilation and long-term use of oxygen for more than 28 days. Most infants recover from BPD, but some may ...Read more


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Is having breathing troubles a symptom of allergies?

Is having breathing troubles a symptom of allergies?

Yes: Asthma is an allergic disease in a majority of cases. Allergies can also lead to vocal cord dysfunction, which can cause shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Is shortness of breath a comman symptom of gerd?

Is shortness of breath a comman symptom of gerd?

Hearburn: More common than shortness of breath *but* yes! gerd can trigger asthma-like trouble. Many other things can also make it hard for you to breathe so please talk with your doc. Hope you're feeling better soon. ...Read more

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Is laryngospasm a symptom of asthma or of anaphylaxis?

Is laryngospasm a symptom of asthma or of anaphylaxis?

Neither: Thiis is a reflex that occurs occasionally after surgery due to irritation of the larynx. It causes "roaring disease"in horses when they eat a plant that contains an enzyme that destroys vitamin b1. It is beause of an irritability of the recurrent laryngeal nerve that innervates the cords. Get rid of all sugar "junk" and try taking b1. See a nutritionist for details and look it up in wikipedia. ...Read more

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Is breathing difficulty a common symptom of anxiety attacks?

Is breathing difficulty a common symptom of anxiety attacks?

Yes: Feeling short of breath and not being able to catch your breath is one of the most common signs of a panic attack. You may want to try relaxation breathing as explained very well in the book: the relaxation response by benson. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is laryngospasm a symptom of asthma?

Is laryngospasm a symptom of asthma?

No: Vocal cord dysfunction with closing of the vocal cords inappropriately can cause wheezing in the throat can mimic asthma. Vocal cord dysfunction is frequently associated with acid reflux disease. Rhinoscopy can be helpful in making the diagnosis. Speech therapy can be very helpful in treating this condition. ...Read more

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Is difficulty breathing a common symptom of anxiety attcks?

Is difficulty breathing a common symptom of anxiety attcks?

Yes: This is common in a panic attack. In panic, all muscles in the body tense, so the chest muscles work against the lungs trying to inflate. Also, adrenaline makes your breathing rapid & shallow for efficient fight or flight. Best immediate action is fully exhale all the air, your diaphragm reflex will give you a better breath. Find a therapist who does exposure based therapy for panic disorder. ...Read more

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Is a shallow cough a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Is a shallow cough a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Very unlikely: A shallow cough has many more likely causes than ovarian cancer. The most common symptom of ovarian cancer is increased abdominal fullness, and unfortunately it is a late sign. ...Read more

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Is wheezing a sign of CHF?

Is wheezing a sign of CHF?

Cardiac wheeze.: While it could be a symptom of other conditions, wheezing can be consistent with CHF, as the fluid thickens the interstitium and affects air flow through the smaller airways. We call that a cardiac wheeze. ...Read more

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Is tightness of the lungs and a persistant cough an asthma symptom?

Yes: Chest tightness, shortness of breath, dry cough are considered classic symptoms of asthma. Please talk to your doctor regarding your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is wheezing a sign of hiv?

Is wheezing a sign of hiv?

No: In general terms wheezing is not a sign or symptom of hiv. Respiratory symptoms that developed because of HIV is the pneumocystis pneumonia that develops and wheezing is not a part of this. ...Read more

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Is claustrophobia a symptom of regression!?

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Is claustrophobia a symptom of regression!?

Phobias: Phobias are persistent fears of objects/situations, & are part of anxiety. Regression is going back to previous state. ...Read more

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Is it possible for trouble speaking, swallowing, & breathing to be symptoms of ms?

Is it possible for trouble speaking, swallowing, & breathing to be symptoms of ms?

Possible: Usually, trouble swallowing, breathing, are signs of end stage MS, and only rarely seen early in the disease. However, speech issues may be seen early and may be very subtle. ...Read more

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Is fatigue a symptom of lung cancer?

Is fatigue a symptom of lung cancer?

Yes: Yes, it can be. The following link lists some of the symptoms. http://goo.gl/vvhhy. ...Read more

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Is there optimal pattern of breathing with obstructive airway disease?

Is there optimal pattern of breathing with obstructive airway disease?

Hmm: There are different characteristics that make one persons sleep apnea better than another's, but there is no optimal pattern. Apneas are already abnormal breathing patterns. ...Read more

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Is pulmonary edema a sign or symptom for pneumonia?

Is pulmonary edema a sign or symptom for pneumonia?

No: Pulmonary edema refers to fluid in the lungs, whereas pneumonia is an infection in the lungs. They are different entities, although sometimes they are difficult to differentiate. ...Read more

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What is considered shortness of breath?

What is considered shortness of breath?

Short of breath: Generally a feeling of increased work to breathe is considered 'shortness of breath', generally the respiratory rate is increased at those times. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

What are the symptoms of bronchopulmonary dysplasia?

Breathing difficulty: Most infants who develop BPD are born more than 10 weeks before their due dates, weigh less than 2 pounds (about 1,000 grams) at birth, and have breathing problems. Infections that occur before or shortly after birth also can contribute to BPD.Infants that recover may have problems with asthma. More severe cases may require ventilatory support. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Difficulty Breathing (Definition)

If you are having difficulty breathing, you feel as though you are able to get enough air in, or get air out. Your oxygen ...Read more