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How common is vocal cord dysfunctional in the diagnosis of late onset asthma?

How common is vocal cord dysfunctional in the diagnosis of late onset asthma?

See below: As far as i understand, vocal cord dysfunction and asthma are separate entities, but i would like to see a pulmonologist's opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I've late onset asthma cough variant since 2009. It is under control with inhaler use. My blood test shows 8 percent eisonophilis. Is it high?

I've late onset asthma cough variant since 2009.  It is under control with inhaler use. My blood test shows 8 percent eisonophilis. Is it high?

Slightly: There is a test called FeNO which is used in some Allergy offices. A positive test is a marker for activated eosinophils in the airway. Depending on the frequency and severity of your symptoms, an inhaled steroid may be indicated. ...Read more

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Doc says I've chronic bronchitis but I have no cough or sputum production my full pred.Value spirometry was 83% could it be late onset asthma ?

Doc says I've chronic bronchitis but I have no cough or sputum production my full pred.Value spirometry was 83% could it be late onset asthma ?

PFT report: If you have a copy of the report, I think it is a good idea to review it with your physician. The interpretation takes into account more than one airflow value. If you have a chronic cough and reflux, then also consider aspiration and bronchoconstriction as a cause. ...Read more

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No cough or sputum but I have a wheeze and tight chest. Pred. Value spirometry is 83%. Is this COPD or late onset asthma?

No cough or sputum but I have a wheeze and tight chest. Pred. Value spirometry is 83%. Is this COPD or late onset asthma?

More information pls: COPD patients typically will produce more sputum or mucus when they cough. Your symptoms may be either but without a history of smoking, asthma is more likely. Since you have had a PFT , asking for the FEV1/FVC ratio will help your physician determine whether there is a component of restriction as well. ...Read more

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So late, when i breathe out i feel the urge to cough and i cant help it. Happens mostly @ night. Asthma has been a bit troublesome lately as well. ?

So late, when i breathe out i feel the urge to cough and i cant help it. Happens mostly @ night. Asthma has been a bit troublesome lately as well. ?

?Uncontrolled asthma: Make sure you take your controller asthma meds on time, use rescue meds as short acting beta agonists, e.g. Albuterol, if you have cough, shortness of breath or wheezing, if you don't improve, better see your doctor for follow up/re-evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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I am 33 years old men and I have puberty of asthma when i was 10 yrs now i don't have facial hair ? What is the medication of late facial hair ?

I am 33 years old men and I have puberty of asthma when i was 10 yrs now i don't have facial hair ? What is the medication of late facial hair ?

Facial Hair: Unfortunately you may not be able to have facial hair. It is thought that up to 20% of men do not have hair follicles and cannot grow facial hair. ...Read more

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I am a 28years old student who has a long history of asthma. Of late I snore heavily & find it difficult to breathe when I lie. What's wrong with me?

I am a 28years old student who has a long history of asthma. Of late I snore heavily & find it difficult to breathe when I lie. What's wrong with me?

Tough to know: However, if you have allergic asthma then you may have allergic rhinitis as well. Inflammation of the nasal airway can contribute significantly to snoring (and asthma would not, unless you are wheezing and not snoring). Consider an evaluation for possible chronic rhinitis as several treatment modalities exist. Note that this is just one possible cause of snoring. ...Read more

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Period 2 days late. Had unprotected sex two days ago..he didnt cum inside. Ate bad food..on sunday felt sick afterwards.stress and asthma combo. Help?

Period 2 days late. Had unprotected sex two days ago..he didnt cum inside. Ate bad food..on sunday felt sick afterwards.stress and asthma combo. Help?

Here are some ...: Since ovulation (fertile time) occurs some 2 weeks before period, the time of your unprotected sex was well off ovulation so that the odd to conceive should be zero. Besides, symptoms of morning sickness usually start around 5-6 weeks after conception. So, focus on managing what you eat and drink as well as healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession as the foundation of all healthcare. ...Read more

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My period is 18 days late and I usually have a regular cycle. I am also getting asthma symptoms that I haven't had in years. Could the two be related?

My period is 18 days late and I usually have a regular cycle. I am also getting asthma symptoms that I haven't had in years. Could the two be related?

Not related: Asthma flare ups do not typically have an impact on menstrual cycles unless it was triggered by an infection, or if you are using oral steroids to control it. A more common cause of a late period would be pregnancy. ...Read more

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Coughing up small green mucus balls either in early morning or late night. Mucus is mostly clear but I get chest tightness and wheezing. Asthma?

Coughing up small green mucus balls either in early morning or late night.  Mucus is mostly clear but I get chest tightness and wheezing. Asthma?

Mgt.: I would suggest an evaluation with your PCP. Viral induced asthma is one possible cause of your symptoms. Avoid smoke exposure and please monitor your temperature and stay well hydrated.
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2 months offrequent late night breathlessness, cough/wheez-ing.Got chest xray done.Have bilateral apical pleural thickening. Would it lead to asthma?

2 months offrequent late night breathlessness, cough/wheez-ing.Got chest xray done.Have bilateral apical pleural thickening. Would it lead to asthma?

Unrelated: You seem to have asthma and need to consult your doctor who will likely obtain a breathing test on you to confirm the diagnosis then treat you accordingly. Since you have had sinusitis, it suggests that you have allergic rhinitis as well and thus an allergy consult may be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Do people get adult onset asthma?

Do people get adult onset asthma?

Yes: Yes they can but sometimes it's just a condition that's been there awhile and only recently diagnosed. In other cases the asthma results from a toxic exposure or infection or is a result of gastroesophageal reflux (gerd). ...Read more

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How common is adult onset asthma? nonsmoker

How common is adult onset asthma? nonsmoker

Not uncommon: Although it was believed that asthma could only start in childhood and in the 60's no one could have allergic asthma developing after age 40, it is clear now that asthma can indeed occur in adulthood. Based on my experience, I estimate that about 25% of the asthma cases develop during adulthood. ...Read more

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When is the typical onset of asthma? Can a person develop asthma as an adult?

When is the typical onset of asthma? Can a person develop asthma as an adult?

The : The simple answer is yes; asthma can develop at any age including adulthood. However, studies have shown that there is substantial complexity to this. Many young adults who are diagnosed with “adult onset” asthma actually turn out to have a history of wheezing during childhood or a history of atopy (allergies such as hayfever or eczema). This suggests that new onset asthma in young adulthood may have its origin in early childhood. Women also seem to be more susceptible than men in developing adult onset asthma. Studies have also shown that in contrast to childhood asthma (which many people grow out of), adult onset asthma tends to persist with at least the same level of severity if not worse as you get older. Diagnosing new onset asthma in older adults is more problematic as there are many other conditions that can mimic asthma and can lead to a misdiagnosis. Some examples of conditions that can do this include bronchiolitis, gastro-esophageal reflux disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (especially in smokers) and left-ventricular heart failure. Therefore, a diagnosis of adult onset asthma should only be made after extensive workup, preferably by a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Have adult onset asthma. Allergies make worse. Peak flow test was 38/58. Started qvar. Can i take long time? What long term use side effects? Age 57

Have adult onset asthma. Allergies make worse. Peak flow test was 38/58. Started qvar. Can i take  long time?  What long term use side effects? Age 57

Mgt: Your peak flow and continued symptoms indicate that your asthma control is not good. I would suggest continuing the QVAR and taking the asthma control test online at regular intervals. A HEPA filter unit at home can help to reduce indoor allergens. Avoiding smoke and other triggers is important in your mgt. Online consultation: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more

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Mediastinal adenopathy & left hilar adenopathy only with NO other symptoms other than adult onset asthma 4 months ago?could this be cancer 51nonsmoker, clean mamagram 2, please what else could it be

Mediastinal adenopathy & left hilar adenopathy only with NO other symptoms other than adult onset asthma 4 months ago?could this be cancer 51nonsmoker, clean mamagram 2, please what else could it be

There are a number: of causes of mediastinal adenopathy. Inflammatory processes, infections, sarcoid and other granulomatous processes, to name a few. Unfortunately, lymphoma and other neoplasms can do it too. You need to follow-up with your physician to determine the cause of the adenopathy. ...Read more

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