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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Can i get diagnosed with asthma at 17 years old? (all my symptoms match and i notice them getting worse at my school daily....)
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What will happen if i stop using my controller medicine for my asthma and when will i know my asthma is starting to get worse again?
More frequent attack: If you have persistent asthma and use a controller, it's primary function is to reduce the number of attacks you experience. This will probably increase if you stop the controller without consulting your physician first. You will know its starting to get worse by the number of attacks you experience as well as their severity. Talk it over with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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