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What are the different types of asthma?

What are the different types of asthma?

Asthma...: Asthma is actually one disease with many triggers. For example, for some asthmatics, exercise triggers their asthma to exacerbate and this is labeled exercise-induced asthma. Some patients are triggered by allergens while others are triggered by upper respiratory infections. In all cases, the asthma is the same but the triggers are different. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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 many different types of asthma are there?

How many different types of asthma are there?

Unknown: Asthma is a syndrome, a collection of symptoms that respond to similar treatments. There is considerable debate about the number and type of clinical entities, stay tuned! ...Read more

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Could it be that I have something different then asthma?

Could it be that I have something different then asthma?

Albuterol work well?: An old but true saying "not all that wheezes is asthma". Typical symptoms of asthma: coughing that is worse with exercise, cold air, laughter and during sleep. Bottom line: coughing ; wheezing should get a lot better with albuterol. If to does you probably have asthma. If it doesn't you may have really bad asthma or something else. See a real doctor for help. ...Read more

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Asthma medication isn’t working I have tried 5 different things ?

Asthma medication isn’t working I have tried 5 different things 
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Which med?: Need to know which medications you have tried and for how long? First we need to make sure that you indeed have asthma instead of other entities such as vocal cord dysfunction. We need to know if there are other conditions such as GERD or sinusitis. Consider consulting with an allergist. ...Read more

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What different types of asthma exist and how many different types are there?

What different types of asthma exist and how many different types are there?

Several classificati: There are several ways to classify asthma - based on symptom frequency & severity, control of symptoms while on therapy, associated conditions (atopic versus non-atopic), mechanisms (aspirin-sensitivity, exercise induced) and now more recently based on inflammatory cell types (eosinophilic versus neutrophilic) etc. Identification of precipitating factors & comorbid conditions also define it furthe. ...Read more

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Have had asthma for 35 years do not smoke,dr now mentioned I have Corp.Is this any different thanks?

CORP?: I am not sure about your abbreviation. (Corp). Cor pulmonale is a type of heart failure usually caused by high blood pressure or long term lung disease. COPD is chronic obstructive lung disease and is usually related to smoking or long term exposure to fumes. Asthma can be a part of COPD. If this is not what you were looking for please restate the question. ...Read more

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Chart says nrml peak flow for womn my age is 422 so a peak flow of 390 not so diffrnt my norm is 600 is it different if i blow 390? In terms of asthma

Chart says nrml peak flow for womn my age is 422 so a peak flow of 390 not so diffrnt my norm is 600 is it different if i blow 390? In terms of asthma

Albuterol?: A lot depends on if the peak flow measurements are all done on the same machine or device. A peak flow of 600 on a hand held portable plastic device may be equal to a different number on an office spirometer. If you use the same device and your level falls from 600 to 390 then that is significant and you probably should be using albuterol, your quick reliever. ...Read more

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How are bronchitis and asthma different?

How are bronchitis and asthma different?

Indeed: Although both conditions involve inflammation in the airways, asthma is associated with airway constriction often related to allergy. People with asthma often have wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. Chronic bronchitis is usually associated with tobacco smoking (not allergy) and the symptoms consist mainly of a wet cough (phlegm production). ...Read more

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What are the different symptoms of a child with asthma?

What are the different symptoms of a child with asthma?

Cough and wheeze: Frequent cough and wheeze are the most typical symptoms in a child with asthma. Tthese symptoms will usually be worse at night and with viral colds. Less common symptoms of asthma include chest pain and chest tightness especially with activity. In children above 5 years of age, lung function testing is very helpful to diagnose asthma. ...Read more

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Could use some advice on asthma in a two year old - help!?

Understanding: This is a complex question. Understanding the disease, triggers, the therapy and consequences are a start.This sounds like you need a consultation with your doctor.Do you have a more specific question? ...Read more

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Would a person with stage 4 asthma take showers two times everyday?

Would a person with stage 4 asthma take showers two times everyday?

Yes: You can take as many showers you want but be sure to use a moisturizer afterwards else you will dry up like a prune. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a cough asthma? How is that different from asthma?

What does it mean to have a cough asthma? How is that different from asthma?

Cough variant asthma: Cough variant asthma is commonly a mild form of asthma. The hallmark of traditional asthma is a whistling noise with breathing known as a wheeze. In cough variant, there is less frequently a wheeze and more commonly a cough. The common medicines for asthma usually treat it. ...Read more

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On a spyrometry test is there diffrent flow readings for asthma and c o p d that differentiate the two?

On a spyrometry test is there diffrent flow readings for asthma and c o p d  that differentiate the two?

Reversibility: Both asthma and COPD will show an obstructive pattern on spirometry. However, if an asthmatic is given a bronchodilator, such as albuterol, there will be a significant improvement in spirometry. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have asthma.After doing any kind of prolonged exercise, i can't breath properly for a day or two?

What should I do if I have asthma.After doing any kind of prolonged exercise, i can't breath properly for a day or two?

See a physician: An asthma attack can occur during or immediately after prolonged exercise, or even 4-6 hours following due to a delayed reaction. Using your albuterol inhaler prior to exercise can minimize these attacks. However, your breathing may also be affected reasons other than asthma, and so seeing your doctor for a full evaluation would be a good idea. ...Read more

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I've had two asthma attacks in the past two days, how many times can I safely use my nebulizer a day? And if my attacks continue today what do I do?

I've had two asthma attacks in the past two days, how many times can I safely use my nebulizer a day? And if my attacks continue today what do I do?

See your doc soon: Albuterol nebulizers and/or inhalers can be used every 4 to 6 hrs as needed especially during an asthma flare. See your doc soon - you may need a Prednisone treatment and long acting inhalers taken twice daily that can control your asthma better. This would lower your need for using your albuterol so much. Common side effects from albuterol are increased heart rate and temporary tremors. Best! ...Read more

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How are allergies and asthma different?

Many things: Allergies are an immune response of the body to a foreign substance that causes release of certain chemicals in the body like histamine. Asthma can be triggered by an allergic reaction but not always (exercise, cold air, etc). ...Read more

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How are an allergy and asthma attack different?

How are an allergy and asthma attack different?

Allergy vs asthma: There are multiple triggers of asthma attacks including: colds, exercise, aspirin, cold air, sinus infection, acid reflux, air pollution, and allergies. About half of adults with asthma have an allergic trigger, while 80-90% of kids with asthma have allergic trigger to their asthma. Allergic reactions can affect nose and eyes without affecting lungs. If it leads to lung inflammation, it's asthma. ...Read more