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Doctor insights on: Late Onset Asthma

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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, caused ...Read more


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My Wife is experiencing headache (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: psychological stress, during menstruation, skipping meals) (occurred: > 3?

My Wife is experiencing  headache (time frame: gradual onset) (worsened by: psychological stress, during menstruation, skipping meals) (occurred: > 3?

Headache: PMS?: Headaches with stress or low blood sugar are common, and can also occur as pre-menstrual when estrogen levels fall rapidly, causing both emotional reactions (stress) and contractions of some blood vessels, which lead to headaches. "Missing meals" can cause temporary drops in blood sugar, which produce headaches as well. Consult a referral neurologist if these continue, for a specific cause. ...Read more

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Anorexia & adult onset asthma. Won't take prednisone Albuterol triggers migraine Palpitations Dizzy Short of breath Exhausted Chest pain Stomach pain ?

Anorexia & adult onset asthma. Won't take prednisone Albuterol triggers migraine Palpitations Dizzy Short of breath Exhausted Chest pain Stomach pain ?

Dyspnea, Chest pain: 55 year old lady with anorexia. Anorexia is a life threatening condition. What you may think is adult onset asthma could be the serious repercussions of malnutrition. It's not your fault, anorexia affects many people in our society. However, I would highly recommend that you get medical attention immediately, it may save your life. ...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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Why is late adolescence and early adulthood the peak years for developing schizophrenia?

Why is late adolescence and early adulthood the peak years for developing schizophrenia?

Greater demand: Subtle processing irregularities may not be identified in earlier years when the environmental demands were not as complex, , and individuals are developing skills to meet the needs of theri irregular processing instead of developing more typical skills so with the adolescent brain pruning thier function is more compromised that is functional. ...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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Wheezing, cough, short breath, COPD symptoms... 21 yr old male, nonsmoker. Has been diagnosed as severe bronchitis/pneumonia before. Symptoms back now?

Wheezing, cough, short breath, COPD symptoms... 21 yr old male, nonsmoker. Has been diagnosed as severe bronchitis/pneumonia before. Symptoms back now?

Asthma : At 21 it would seem to me that COPD is not an option rather acute flare up of asthma. And from what you say not well controlled. I suggest a visit to your primary care physician or allergist/pulmonologist to help control the symptoms ...Read more

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Are sore boobs, fever, cough & catarrh an early symptom of pregnancy?

Are sore boobs, fever, cough & catarrh an early symptom of pregnancy?

Can't understand: Part of the question. Temp may ^ with pregnancy - but should not be a fever. Breasts can be sore. Cough is not a pregnancy symptom. The only thing which is diagnostic in early pregnancy is a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Asthmatic, getting over flu-like illness. When can I exercise? Occasional cough, sinus drainage, on prednisone. Six days since onset.

Asthmatic, getting over flu-like illness. When can I exercise? Occasional cough, sinus drainage, on prednisone. Six days since onset.

As soon: As you have your breathing under control and fevers are over for at least 24 hours. Begin less vigorously and for shorter than usual and build back up over a couple weeks. Activity as tolerated is recommended during recovery especially as it promotes mental and physical health. ...Read more

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Sudden fever 102.5 no symptoms presenting at onset; cough later. No flu/strep/uti. Comes & goes. Highest 105.1.

Sudden fever 102.5 no symptoms presenting at onset; cough later. No flu/strep/uti. Comes & goes. Highest 105.1.

Get rechecked.: it can be scary when kids get sick. !05.1? How was this measured? Was a throat culture or just a rapid strep done? Any blood work or a urinalysis or X-ray? If fever not responding, esp. lasting over 3 days, or any trouble breathing, decrease in activity, stiff neck, etc., to ER or MD today. You are still worried and have not been reassured by your doc. Call or get rechecked. ...Read more

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Could late bloomers (in puberty) end puberty faster than early bloomers?

Could late bloomers (in puberty) end puberty faster than early bloomers?

More information:: Here: https://www.luriechildrens.org/en-us/care-services/conditions-treatments/late-puberty/Pages/index.aspx This may start to answer your concerns. ...Read more

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Lung Cancer Concern - 33 pk yr smoker. Short of breath, wheezing, sweats, non-stop coughing & phlegm especially in morning. Low dose CT? 47 Y/O.

Lung Cancer Concern - 33 pk yr smoker. Short of breath,  wheezing, sweats, non-stop coughing & phlegm especially in morning.  Low dose CT? 47 Y/O.

This is very serious: You need to do whatever it takes to stop smoking now. Otherwise this is your whole future. I doubt you have lung cancer, or that screening saves many lives, but nowadays who gets screened with low-dose CT is politics and you should accept if offered. You may have an acute infection, even pertussis. An antitrypsin level may be in order though with any result smoking cessation is imperative. ...Read more

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Clarification: Not currently symptomatic but diagnosis w/viral induced asthma in past. Am I at increased risk for aspergillosis having viral induced asthma?

Clarification: Not currently symptomatic but diagnosis w/viral induced asthma in past. Am I at increased risk for aspergillosis having viral induced asthma?

No: Aspergillosis is not the same as Aspergillus allergy. However there is a form of severe asthma called Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis which is associated with allergy to Aspergillus but only a small % of people with asthma actually develop this condition for reason still not entirely known although genetic predisposition is suspected. This has nothing to do with viral induced asthma. ...Read more

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Can heart attacks signs last days 23yo female?

Can heart attacks signs last days 23yo female?

Heart attack: Heart attacks are extremely rare in 23 y/o females. Should one have prolonged symptoms consistent with myocardial infarction, the possibility can't be discounted but statistically would still be unlikely to be a heart attack. ...Read more