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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?

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

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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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How much does living in a city, or even a suburb, affect children with asthma?

How much does living in a city, or even a suburb, affect children with asthma?

Depends: Asthma can effect anyone. However one can see some differences in various populations. Poor socioeconomic circumstances, lack of access to care, exposure to different allergens and pollution all effect the development of asthma and its progression. ...Read more

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My asthma keeps worsening, what to do? Living in shanghai.

My asthma keeps worsening, what to do? Living in shanghai.

See a specialist: No matter where you live, it seems you need to increase (or start) a daily control medication. For "out of control asthma", an allergist or pulmonologist is the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Is there being any research done to cure asthma? Any breakthroughs lately or new medicine. I get tired of living with it...

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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 ?

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 ?

Depends.: Different people have different sensitivity to different types of pollutants. Of course asthma can progress, but this can also happen practically anywhere if you develop house dust or pollen allergy. ...Read more

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Ive been living in an apartment with black mold and i have asthma im also allergic to mold and mildew?

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

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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?

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?

Rats/mice: Definitely! all animals can make asthma symptoms worse with their dander, but spores from their droppings may also be contributing. Either rid the place of the rats.Mice, or find another place to live. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Definition...: Asthma is a disease of the airways characterized by recurrent acute exacerbations of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. Between exacerbations, most asthmatics have no symptoms. There is no cure but there are effective treatments. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Airway Obstruction: Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs that causes wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath due to airway obstruction. The symptoms are usually episodic, but can be present on a daily basis. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

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 more

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What is asthma?

A condition: a condition based on inflammation of the airways that causes increased secretions, cough and difficulty breathing ...Read more

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What is asthma?

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 more

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What is asthma?

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 more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

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 more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

InflammatoryDisease: Asthma is a chronic Inflamatory Disease of the Airway and causes recurrent symptoms and airflow obstruction and reversible airflow obstruction and Bonchospasm It can present as cough,wheezing and Shortness of Breath ...Read more

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What causes asthma?

What causes asthma?

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 more

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How asthma happens?

How asthma happens?

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

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Hi what is asthma ?

Hi what is asthma ?

InflammatoryDisease: Asthma is a chronic Inflamatory Disease of the Airway and causes recurrent symptoms and airflow obstruction and reversible airflow obstruction and Bonchospasm It can present as cough,wheezing and Shortness of Breath ...Read more

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