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Does stress cause asthma symptoms?

Does stress cause asthma symptoms?

Stress and asthma: Stress is a known trigger of asthma symptoms, it does not cause it but exacerbates it. ...Read more

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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What over-the-counter drugs will treat symptoms associated with cough variant asthma?

What over-the-counter drugs will treat symptoms associated with cough variant asthma?

None: You need to see your doctor regarding this. Many people with cough-variant asthma actually needs a controller drug such as low-dose inhaled steroid or singulair (montelukast) to control the cough. Cough medicine is not recommended. ...Read more

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Please describe the differences in symptoms in cardiac related dyspnea, asthma related dyspnea, and anxiety related dyspnea?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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Please describe the differences in symptoms in cardiac related dyspnea, asthma related dyspnea, and anxiety related dyspnea?

Dyspnea = Dyspnea: Dyspnea is dyspnea. In other words, dyspnea is just medicalese for shortness of breath. What's more important is to determine the cause of dyspnea. But the symptoms will be similar, eg shortness of breath. So you need to go see your family doc for proper evaluation. With that said, dyspnea related to your heart might be aggravated by activity whereas asthma might cause wheezing just stiing still. ...Read more

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Why LPR cause asthma like symptoms?

Why LPR  cause asthma like symptoms?

Not really: It mimics post-nasal drips far more although it may also cause a dry cough. However there is no wheezing or sob usually associated with asthma. ...Read more

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What are some uncommon acute coronary syndrome symptoms?

What are some uncommon acute coronary syndrome symptoms?

Can be no symptom: Left elbow pain is an odd one i've seen. Isolated, painless, exertional shortness of breath (dyspnea) is a fairly common but atypical presentation. Pain lasting for hours is very unusual but i've seen it. Painless confusion in the very elderly is another odd presentation that sometimes happens. Strange presentations tend to occur in the very elderly-young people are more typical. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of experiencing COPD exacerbations?

What are symptoms of experiencing COPD exacerbations?

Many: Symptoms can include: increasing shortness of breath, cough with mucous production, wheezing and even chest pain or discomfort. If you are experiencing this please see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Does asthma usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Asthma is a chronic lung disease with multiples symptoms triggered by viral infections , weather changes and specific allergens like mold , dust, cat and dog mites, fish , peanut , eggs and long list. Cough , shortness of breath , chest pain , wheezing , among others. ...Read more

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Climactic variation and asthma symptoms? Is asthma strongly affected by climate?

Climactic variation and asthma symptoms? Is asthma strongly affected by climate?

Absolutely: High ozone alerts are associated with more er visits, cold air can trigger an attack, high pollen days also are a problem. ...Read more

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Do exercise asthma symptoms still occur in humid conditions?

Do exercise asthma symptoms still occur in humid conditions?

Yes: They can occur in increased humidity. Keep you rescue meds available for any flares. ...Read more

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Can exercise asthma symptoms still be present in humid conditions?

Can exercise asthma symptoms still be present in humid conditions?

Yes: They can - dry or cold conditions produce more frequent symptoms, but warm humid conditions can still bring on exercise induced asthma. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cough variant asthma?

What are the symptoms of cough variant asthma?

Cough: Cough and not shortness of breath or wheezing is the primary symptom. The lung function test is often normal but the patient usually responds well to anti-asthma drugs. ...Read more

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Is non-allergic rhinitis common in asthma? cough and mild wheezing are the only symptoms of asthma. No allergies- constant runny nose

Is non-allergic rhinitis common in asthma? cough and mild wheezing are the only symptoms of asthma. No allergies- constant runny nose

All connected: In Chinese medicine, your lungs are connected to your entire respiratory system, including your lungs, your throat, your bronchial tubes, and your nose. So if your lungs are weak in something like asthma it would be likely that you'd also have a runny nose. It means that you need some strengthening of your lungs, and you should probably quit smoking. ...Read more

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Are perimenopause symptoms similar to pregnancy symptoms?

Are perimenopause symptoms similar to pregnancy symptoms?

Not usually: Perimenopause symptoms include periods get closer together by 1-2 days and then space apart, vaginal dryness, hot flashes and night sweats. Pregnancy symptoms include nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness and of course a missed period. Some women do not have periods for 2-3 months when they are close to menopause. If you miss a period and you are usually regular, take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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What are some singulair (montelukast) withdrawal symptoms?

What are some singulair (montelukast) withdrawal symptoms?

Worse asthma!: If you stop your singulair, (montelukast) your asthma could worsen -- and that could be very bad. Please discuss any medication changes with your physician before doing them. ...Read more

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Can nasal congestion, sore throat, with fatigue sometimes be a symptoms of asthma attack onset?

Can nasal congestion, sore throat, with fatigue sometimes be a symptoms of asthma attack onset?

Allergies: These are symptoms of nasal allergies that often accompany asthma. If you have recurrent nasal symptoms, get them treated as it may aid in treatment of your asthma. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause worsening of asthma symptoms?

Oh yes...: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance ph testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more

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Can LPR cause Asthana like symptoms in non asthamatic I have severe breathlessness on exertion?

Can LPR cause Asthana like symptoms in non asthamatic I have severe breathlessness on exertion?

Improve: Are you referring to Ipatropium a drug that is used to treat asthma. If you are yes it can cause difficulty breathing as a serious side effect of that medication also you may have fast heart rate and other anticholinergic side effects ...Read more

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What can relieve my asthma symptoms?

What can relieve my asthma symptoms?

BRONCHIAL ASTHMA: First control the triggers. Then use rx such as the bronshodilators, corticosteroids. Treatments are better explained by your md. ...Read more

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How much do Laba hide asthma symptoms?

How much do Laba hide asthma symptoms?

Use LABA with ICS...: Asthma is a condition of intermittent wheeze / breathlessness & triggered by infection, allergy or exercise. SABAs (short acting beta agonists) are used as 'relievers' If you are requiring SABA more than 3 times a week you may need a regular ICS (inhaled corticosteroid) preventer. LABAs (long acting beta agonist) are used in conjunction with ICS to relieve ongoing symptoms despite regular ICS use. ...Read more

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Can asthma symptoms resolve on its own?

Can asthma symptoms resolve on its own?

asthma resolution: Yes sometimes asthma symptoms resolve on there own for various different reasons. ...Read more

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What are the most common asthma symptoms?

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Wheezing, SOB: Wheezing, cough, and shortness of breath (sob) are the classic symptoms of asthma. Most often, wheezing and shortness of breath follow the brief period of "cold" symptoms in infants/children. The cough is not so prominent as in bronchitis. Coughing or shortness of breath aggravated by excercise also raises suspicion of undiagnosed asthma. ...Read more

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My child's asthma symptoms come and go. Why?

My child's asthma symptoms come and go. Why?

Yes...: Asthma, by definition, consists of recurrent episodes of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. These episodes can be triggered by allergies, upper respiratory infections, etc. Between episodes, most patients are entirely normal. Patients should avoid known allergic triggers as much as possible. Patients with acute symptoms like wheezing, cough, shortness of breath need emergent eval, even er. ...Read more

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Can diet help with asthma symptoms? If so how?

Can diet help with asthma symptoms? If so how?

May help: Diets high in vitamin c (may affect inflammation) can be helpful and new evidence shows vitamin d is important for inhaled corticosteroid inhalers to be more effective. While diet can help, it is just a part of management that also includes quick relief medication, avoiding allergens and other triggers, daily controller medication (for persistent asthma), influenza vaccine, smoking cessation. ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve my asthma symptoms?

Many things: Aside from using your "rescue" inhaler there are a number of things you can do. If your attacks are triggered by allergies, remove as many of them as you can (cover mattresses with barriers for dust mites) if you have carpeting or rugs and are allergic to animal dander, try to remove them especially if they are left over from previous owners or tenants. Other things-talk over with your physician. ...Read more

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Where can I get immediate relief from asthma symptoms?

Albuterol: The quick relief medication albuterol is available as an inhaler or nebulizer and starts working in 5 minutes, peak effect near 30 minutes and lasts about 4 hours. If asthma symptoms occur more than twice a week during the day, twice a month at night, or interfere with daily activities then see an asthma specialist for a detailed plan on how to prevent and control asthma. Asthma can be serious! ...Read more

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Can you tell me of any good way to help asthma symptoms?

Can you tell me of any good way to help asthma symptoms?

Absolutely: First of all you must be tested and diagnosed with asthma. This is a simple office test your physician can perform. Your history of attacks including frequency and severity care important Recognizing those things that trigger an attack like animal dander, pollen etc must be avoided (if possible) reducing exposure to these triggers can be very beneficial to your condition. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Do exercise asthma symptoms still occur in humid conditions?

Yes: They can occur in increased humidity. Keep you rescue meds available for any flares. ...Read more

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Can a person get asthma symptoms from a bad flea infestation?

Can a person get asthma symptoms from a bad flea infestation?

Yes: Yes as As we can be triggered by many things infections information allergies insects ...Read more

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How do I know if I have asthma if i just have asthma symptoms?

How do I know if I have asthma if i just have asthma symptoms?

Complex answer: There is no single test that confirms asthma. Asthma is clinical diagnosis based upon the patients history, exam and testing ( spirometry, exhaled Nitric Oxide levels, allergy testing, response to bronchodilators). Many other diseases may mimic asthma and have similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Can exercise asthma symptoms still be present in humid conditions?

Yes: They can - dry or cold conditions produce more frequent symptoms, but warm humid conditions can still bring on exercise induced asthma. ...Read more

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How big a temperature change is needed to initiate asthma symptoms?

How big a temperature change is needed to initiate asthma symptoms?

Asthma: Asthmatic symptoms may be triggered by a drop in air temperature or a change in humidity as well, but there is no set limit or threshold when these symptoms occur owing to differences in different asthmatic patients. ...Read more

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Do asthma symptoms get better or get worse then a thunderstorm rolls in?

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Do asthma symptoms get better or get worse then a thunderstorm rolls in?

Depends: There has been report that thunderstorm often triggers asthma exacerbation presumably related to the increase mold count (alternaria) it generates. The question is less clear for those who are not allergic to this mold. I am unaware of any report finding that this improves asthma. ...Read more

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What are some drug-free alternatives that can help minimize asthma symptoms?

Removing triggers: allergy induced asthma can be helped by removing or minimizing your triggers. Animal dander, dust mites, pollen, etc. should be addressed. Remove rugs, carpeting, cover mattresses with a plastic cover are all good starting points. You can get "allergy reports" for your area from the internet especially during pollen seasons.Of course don't leave yourself without a "rescue" inhaler. Good Luck ...Read more

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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...Read more