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Living With Asthma
Male 31 living with asthma since birth (premature baby). Expert doc always end on Deltacortril since my memories todate. Is there no other best med?
Not only asthma: That you seem to have, your expert doctor, as you say, always ends you up on steroids, it is either your case warrants that, or there are other issues with your lungs given that you were born prematurely and probably have other lung problems. You can still seek another opinion by another expert in pulmonary diseases, meanwhile keep taking all your prescribed inhalers, wish you wellness ...Read more
Is there being any research done to cure asthma? Any breakthroughs lately or new medicine. I get tired of living with it...
No cure but: There are many new drugs to control asthma but you should try the usual and less expensive ones first. I note that you are not on any controller drug. There are many drugs blocking specific agents which cause asthma in the pipeline also if conventional treatment failed. Consider seeing an allergist who can assist you in avoidance measures and treatment including allergy shots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is my 5 year old son at a higher risk of developing asthma at any stage in his life by living in a house with 3 indoor cats?
If you & his Mom : both have asthma, your son has about a 50-65% chance of having asthma. Other than genetic loading, no one can tell you the risk that any of the myriad of potential triggers for asthma, including specific allergens, will cause him to wheeze in the future. The only exception is that 2nd & 3rd hand smoke is not good for any child. Learning to be responsible for pet care is a useful life lesson. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Living in beijing for 5 years, got asthma when I do sports, which salbutamol before exercising solved, what are the risks on continue living here ?
Ive been living in an apartment with black mold and i have asthma im also allergic to mold and mildew?
Choices: There are hundreds of dark/black molds and only one dangerous one that I know of. Many have allergic sensitivity to molds and mildew. Every time you go outside in a humid area you are exposed to mold on the trees/plants. Mildew is often found in shower stalls & other moist areas. Your statement has not shown a definite link of any problems to living there. ...Read more
I have rats+mice living in my loft & inside my floor[i can hear]although floor is covered, can this presence be cause of my illnesses[asthma, ENT issues?
Chronic disease: It is chronic inflammatory disease of the airways with symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. This is related narrowed airways from inflammatory changes of the airway walls and spasm of the muscle in the airways(bronchospasm). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Airway inflammation: Main components of asthma are inflammation and constriction of small airways, making more difficult to breathe. When exposed to virus or allergen, wheezing can occur.The more severe inflammation and constriction, the worse the asthmatic attack. Cells in the airways might make more mucus than usual plugging up airways. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma: Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs that can cause constriction of the airways and causes shortness of breath, cough and wheezing and is usually treated with bronchodilators and antiinflammatory inhalers, and sometimes other medications are indicated depending on the severity of the disease. A pulmonologist or allergist can diagnose and treat it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic disease: Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by sudden recurring attacks of wheezing, coughing and sometimes labored breathing. It is characterized by contraction of the muscular walls of the bronchial tubes and inflamation. If left untreated can cause significant respiratory distress and death. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Also infection: While 80% of asthma patients have allergies, there are patients whose asthma starts after they had a respiratory infection. Those infections can be due to viruses such as influenza (the real flu) or certain bacteria such as mycoplasma or chlamydia. Such patients are usually older and have no history of allergy. Still, patients who already have asthma and get infected, their asthma will get worse. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Inflammation: There are many causes of asthma, allergies and pollution and reactions to infections are just a few. Inflammation builds up in the airways and so does tightening of the muscles in their walls and then asthma is triggered by certain factors and mucus can plug the airways in severe cases. ...Read more