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Doctor insights on: Uncontrolled Asthma

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is 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 breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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For someone with uncontrolled asthma on max treatment how to start exercise n get more energy? Only asthmas the problem

For someone with uncontrolled asthma on max treatment how to start exercise n get more energy? Only asthmas the problem

Exercise: Start with indoor exercises such as swimming and walking indoor (if you live in a cold environment). take albuterol 20 min before exercise and warm up slowly. Warming up is very critical for a person with asthma, otherwise you may develop shortness of breath quickly and may not be able to exercise ...Read more

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I have uncontrolled asthma. Also, rhinitis and reflux. Do the latter conditions contribute to the asthma symptoms? How to manage so it's not a cycle?

I have uncontrolled asthma. Also, rhinitis and reflux. Do the latter conditions contribute to the asthma symptoms? How to manage so it's not a cycle?

Yes: With all those symptoms complicating each other, i would see an allergist. They are best equipped to consider all of the symptoms and work out a plan to help. ...Read more

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Pulmonary function test in the past show asthma diagnosis. Tomorrow I have repeated pft for uncontrolled asthma. Any suggestions?

Asthma mgt: I would suggest asking for an interpretation in comparison with your prior test. PFTs are one part of the evaluation. If you have uncontrolled asthma, an asthma action plan and review of your medications and triggers is suggested. ...Read more

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On Plaquinel for susp. RA but stopped for 3 days as I'm sick. Now on Prednisone for uncontrolled asthma w/ 3 puffers. Is Plaquinel safe when I'm sick?

On Plaquinel for susp. RA but stopped for 3 days as I'm sick.  Now on Prednisone for uncontrolled asthma w/ 3 puffers. Is Plaquinel safe when I'm sick?

Yes, but...: It is slow acting and missing a few days will do no harm. The half-life of HO-Q is nearly three days. But you can take it-no reason to stop, unless overwhelmed by your pill burden. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've being sent to a pulmonologist due to uncontrolled asthma and returning upper respiratory infections and asthmatic bronchitis. What should I expect?

To get better!: A typical visit to the pulmonologist should start with a thorough history of your respiratory symptoms. Next would be an examination, paying particular attention to the lungs and your breathing. That would likely be followed by pulmonary function (or breathing) testing to evaluate the lungs better. They may also want to get a chest x-ray. This will all help to determine what is the best therapy. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with asthma when i get sick from a cold I am left with a bothersome cough sometimes it is uncontrollable. Is this asthma as we'll?

Yes: A simple upper respiratory viral infection can definitely trigger asthma symptoms. Might be a good idea to use your asthma inhalers for the duration of such events. ...Read more

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Chronic bronchial asthma. 2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?

Chronic bronchial asthma.  2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?

Pneumonia: You have acute pneumonia or bacterial bronchitis and you need urgent medical attention. You also list no medical history of any conditions or medications. Without adequate information about your general health, we cannot provide you with any more advice. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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