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What are the signs that asthma is getting worse?

What are the signs that asthma is getting worse?

Difficulties: Difficulty breathing, increased cough, increased wheezing, trouble sleeping or cough at night, decreased exercise tolerance (you can't do as much), and so on. If you measure your breath, you may have a decrease in the amount you can forcibly breath out. If you have pulmonary function testing done, it shows more airway obstruction (usually). More importantly, you feel worse. ...Read more

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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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Have asthma. And it keeps getting worse no matter how much meds im on. Now my in halers don't work and have a nebulizer is this good or bad sign?

Have asthma. And it keeps getting worse no matter how much meds im on. Now my in halers don't work and have a nebulizer is this good or bad sign?

Check with lung doc: This is consistent with persistent asthma. Which can be cured. Check with your lung doc. You may need more inhaled steroids, tiotropium, laba, saba and possibly ige antagonist. Nebulizers and sprays do a similar job. Ask your doc about inhalation techniques. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with both chronic bronchitis and asthma and was wondering what the early signs of COPD are? My asthma has been gradually worsening

I've been diagnosed with both chronic bronchitis and asthma and was wondering what the early signs of COPD are? My asthma has been gradually worsening

Quit smoking: Even a single cigarette would impact your lung adversely so that's one thing you must do right now. The early sign of COPD is that your airway obstruction has become irreversible but I think you are still at an age when stopping smoking may reverse the trend. Smoking also reduces your airway's response to inhaled steroid as well. Quit and you'll be glad that you did. ...Read more

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I think my asthma is getting worse, what can I do?

Seek care: If one has asthma and it is not under control then seeking the opinion of a more informed physician would be appropriate - allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read more

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I want to breathe normally again. 3+ months ago i had pneumonia/bronchitis and now my asthma is getting worse. I'm on advair 100/50. I'm really scared?

I want to breathe normally again. 3+ months ago i had pneumonia/bronchitis and now my asthma is getting worse. I'm on advair 100/50. I'm really scared?

Don't panic: First..See your pcp or a pulmonologist. Your advair diskis is at the lowest dose. It also comes 250/50 and 500/50. You may need to have it increased. A rescue inhaler will also be of use..Like albuterol or atrovent (ipratropium) or both (combivent). You should find out if your allergic to anything and then remove those triggers from your environment. Flu & pneumonia shots will help prevent catastrophe. ...Read more

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How can my asthma get worse?

If off meds: Asthma can worsen when off meds, if exposed to allergens to which you are allergic, exposure to cold dry air or sometimes exercise, as well as being infected with the common cold. ...Read more

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Can asthma get worse or can other things trigger it?

Can asthma get worse or can other things trigger it?

Absolutely: Yes, one can have what are known as "exacerbations, " when the symptoms of asthma get worse. These are often triggered by exposure to smoke (e.G, cigarettes, wood smoke, etc.), molds, environmental allergens (e.g., pollen) or simply by exercising and increasing the workload on the lungs. ...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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Can someone explain to me how come my asthma getting worse?

Can someone explain to me how come my asthma getting worse?

Several reasons: When asthma is not controlled, consider an unidentified trigger such as an allergy, sinus infection or even ge reflux. Poor inhaler technique or insufficient dose of medication should be assessed. Consider seeing an allergist, they are uniquely qualified to assess asthma control and develop a treatment plan to get that asthma under control. ...Read more