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Doctor insights on: Reversible Obstructive Airway Disease

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What are non-traditional drugs for reversible obstructive airway disease?

What are non-traditional drugs for reversible obstructive airway disease?

Check with MD: You need to talk to your md about your mallampati, airway, potential soft tissue in pharyngeal wall, and discuss sleep hygiene, cpap, and/or mrd treatment options. Read more

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What are some alternative drugs for reversible obstructive airway disease?

What are some alternative drugs for reversible obstructive airway disease?

Asthma: Are you describing something other than asthma? Alternatives to inhaled corticosteroids and beta-agonists? Some include inhaled anticholinergics, leukotriene modifying agents, cromolyn, theophyline, steroids, Xolair (with many alternative "biologics" in the pipeline). Read more

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How is reactive airways disease diagnosed?

How is reactive airways disease diagnosed?

Spirometry: This can be tested by the use of a spirometer, which may be in your doctor's office or at the local hospital, possibly with a methacholine challenge. Read more

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What is small airway disease? How to fix it?

Check with your doc: This could be a lot of stuff. Or possibly a falsely abnormal result. Check with your lung doc. It may indicate early lung disease. Better be safe. Read more

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What is minimal airway disease and what all causes it?

What is minimal airway disease and what all causes it?

Not sure: May be referring to reactive airway disease which is an asthma like disorder where allergies or exertion can stimulate wheezing. Ask your doctor for more complete information on the diagnosis. Read more

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Is chronic obstruction airways disease a progressive illness?

Is chronic obstruction airways disease a progressive illness?

Yes: Medical treatment can slow the progression of the disease and improve symptoms, but if you are a smoker and have copd, stop smoking now, it's the best thing you can do! Read more

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What symptoms mean that my child has reactive airways disease?

What symptoms mean that my child has reactive airways disease?

Cough/wheeze: We all have airways that have a protective apparatus that reacts to keep noxious gas or debris from filling the sensitive air blebs in our lung. When this works correctly, as soon as the triggering event is gone, the "gate keeper" opens it and normal breathing ensues. RAD is a condition where the gate tends to remain closed, producing wheezing or cough. Meds work to reduce the keep airways open. Read more

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I am an adult with reactive airways disease. Will this get worse with time?

I am an adult with reactive airways disease. Will this get worse with time?

Not necessarily: Reactive airways are a type of asthma that occur in reaction to viruses, respiratory infections, etc. As long as you recognize the symptoms early and treat them, you should be fine. Read more

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What is reactive airway disease?

What is reactive airway disease?

Reactive airway: Reactive airway disease merely means that the bronchioles are responding to an outside allergen resulting in constriction of the smooth muscles. Typical examples are bronchial asthma and bronchitis. Read more

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What can I do if I have reactive airway disease?

What can I do if I have reactive airway disease?

Prevention is best: There are usually specific triggers such as smoke inhalation, allergens, and upper respiratory infections that exacerbate the reactive airway. Avoidance of your individual triggers is best. Once an episode is triggered, bronchodilators and inhaled steroids are usually necessary, sometimes oral steroids may be required. 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 there an optimal pattern of breathing when you have obstructive airway disease?

Is there an optimal pattern of breathing when you have obstructive airway disease?

Pursed lip breathing: Pts with COPD who practice pursed lip breathing keep their airways open a little longer allowing more air into the lung. Most COPD pts learn this technique early on in their disease course. Read more

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Recently diagnosed with small airway disease and prescribed an inhaler. Should I be worried that I appear to need to use it daily (once or more)?

Recently diagnosed with small airway disease and prescribed an inhaler. Should I be worried that I appear to need to use it daily (once or more)?

Depends on med: If using a rescue inhaler, like albuterol, could benefit from a regular dose steroid / long-acting / combo inhaler to reduce need for other. Write down time when using inhaler ; then take to your dr. For review and medication optimization. Read more

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I have reactive airway disease and not asthma. What is the difference?

I have reactive airway disease and not asthma. What is the difference?

Very mild asthma: More and more we are shying away from using that term. It is usually used to label very mild asthma that flares up very infrequently, usually due to a well-defined trigger like infections, wheather change, pollen, etc. There's a reason asthma meds like albuterol are used for this. Read more

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What precautions should be taken.....regarding hyper reactive airway disease......

What precautions should be taken.....regarding hyper reactive airway disease......

Avoid allergens: Such as dust (both outside and at home), extreme climate and humidity, keep well hydrated, well rested and yes, do take the Flu and Pneumonia vaccines. Read more

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What is the difference between airway disease and asthma?

What is the difference between airway disease and asthma?

Difference...: Airways disease is a more general term that describes many disorders, including asthma. That is, asthma is one form of airways disease. Read more

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Please help! What is the optimal pattern of breathing for patient with obstructive airway disease?

Please help! What is the optimal pattern of breathing for patient with obstructive airway disease?

Any: There is no optimal patters. Breath normally & at times hold breath X few seconds & blow out through your moth partially close as in blowing a balloon. It will help ypur respiratory muscles. By keeping a slow pattern will oxygenated without causing acid-base problems Read more