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What causes frequent asthma?

What causes frequent asthma?

Lots of things: There are many asthma triggers. In some cases they can be identified & avoided, or desensitization therapy by an allergist might help. But in most cases, the triggers are difficult if not impossible to avoid, and the answer lies in calming down the asthma response with an inhaled corticosteroid. If asthma symptoms are frequent or severe, increased treatment is needed to avoid serious consequences. ...Read more

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Frequent Respiratory Infections (Definition)

Frequent lung infections is a clinical finding in which a person gets lung infections more often than is typical. This can occur due to lung problems or due to a weakened immune system, often due to immune system suppressing ...Read more


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What causes frequent kidney infections?

What causes frequent kidney infections?

Varies.: For females, it ismore common compared to male, due to the proximity of the bladder opening( urethra)to the anal opening.So wiping backwards is one way to reduce the risk.An abnormality of the urinary tract in both sexes such as posterior urethral valve in men, or polycystic kidney disease in both sexes will be another reason for frequent infections. ...Read more

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What causes frequent throat infections?

What causes frequent throat infections?

Many possibilities: Inadequate therapy, re-exposure or frequent exposure to persons with causative organisms (like schoolteachers), changes in immune function, chronic tonsillar infection, and so on and so on. ...Read more

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What causes leukopenia and frequent respiratory infections?

What  causes leukopenia and frequent respiratory infections?

Leukopenia: The list of things that can cause leukopenia is very long and includes both benign and malignant conditions. It is very important that this be evaluated by a hematologist, and maybe an immunologist, especially if the person is having frequent respiratory infections as well. ...Read more

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What causes frequent sinus infections?

What causes frequent sinus infections?

Usually viruses but: Recurring sinus infections are more often due to virus(and not bacteria)..They can be caused by frequent exposure to others who have respiratory infections(ie, teachers, students) ;or having underlying allergies; have some "anatomic" issues with your nasal and sinus passages; or rarely a "minor" immune problem. See an allergist for a careful evaluation. There are many good treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes frequent diarrhea?

What causes frequent diarrhea?

Multiple causes: There are numerous possible causes for diarrhea including: bowel infection, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis ; crohn disease), irritable bowel syndrome, food poisoning, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, certain medications (antibiotics), artificial sweeteners, etc. Consulting a gastroenterologist is recommended. ...Read more

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What causes frequent utis?

What causes frequent utis?

R/O VAGINITIS V UT: SX May be a UTI VS Vaginitis the cause can be multifaceted you need full exam , UAC&S pelvic exam cultures/labs and STD SCREEN to determine diagnosis and treatment options. MONISTAT only treats yeast infectionFirst line normally Macrobid/Bactrim/Cipro. Seek prompt medical attention. Some peoe anatomical have shorter urethra/Frequent Sex/Kidney Stones can increase UTI frequency ...Read more

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What causes bronchiolitis?

What causes bronchiolitis?

Lots of things: Could be rsv, hmpv, adenovirus, flu, paraflu, rhinovirus etc. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=5teb03heixw&feature=related to learn more. ...Read more

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What causes broncho-pneumonia?

What causes broncho-pneumonia?

Various: microrganisms can be responsible. Check this link: http://www.healthline.com/health/bronchopneumonia#Overview1 ...Read more

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What causes tachypnea and tachycardia in bacterial pneumonia?

What causes tachypnea and tachycardia in bacterial pneumonia?

Several things: The cause of tachypnea and tachycardia would be the increase in inflammatory mediators seen in infection and catecholamine levels associated with the stress response. There may also be lower levels of oxygenation and increased work of breathing. If there is some degree of respiratory muscle fatigue, then this stimulates rapid shallow breathing as well. The exact mechanisms are not well understood. ...Read more

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What causes atypical pneumonia to occur?

What causes atypical pneumonia to occur?

Atypical PNA.: Atypical pneumonia, otherwise known as walking pneumonia, is a type of pneumonia caused by certain bacteria (which you acquire from someone coughing) that generally cause a milder and longer lasting type of pneumonia. Often overlooked because the symptoms are so mild. Could cause cough, shortness of breath, chills, sweats, fever, chest discomfort. ...Read more

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What causes frequent headaches?

What causes frequent headaches?

Migraine?: Increasingly frequent headaches are associated often with chronic prescription or otc meds, with rebound. Migraine headaches can cluster and become more frequent if new triggers arise. Sometimes food sensitivities may be the answer, but other triggers include, sinus, tmj, neck, tos, hypertension, thyroid, etc. Most of these are easily treated and reversed. ...Read more

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What causes frequent headaches?

What causes frequent headaches?

Varies: Headaches are a common problem. The degree and nature of the headaches is important in seeking an etiology. Migraines are common and have characteristic features that are treated by a neurologist. Structural causes need to be ruled out as these are often treated surgically. For example, hydrocephalus, subdural hematomas/hygromas, brain tumors are often amenable to neurosurgery. ...Read more

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What causes frequent uti?

What causes frequent uti?

Many reasons: There are many reasons that can cause a UTI from hygiene, untreated uti, colonization of bacteria, systemic disease, foreign body, holding urine, unnatural connection between urethra to anus (fistua formation), thong underwear, tb, and others. A frequent UTI may also not be a uti, but interstitial cystitis. You complete tests to rule out the other causes. ...Read more

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What causes a chronic cough?

What causes a chronic cough?

Possibilities...: Chronic cough is usually due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of etiologies. If the cough is multi factorial, all etiologies must be treated for the cough to resolve. Sometimes testing is needed for all etiologies to be diagnosed and thus proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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What causes frequent farting?

What causes frequent farting?

Food you eat: When you eat, your digestive system works to break down food into usable energy to power the cells and the body's many processes and functions. But your gut finds certain foods too difficult to break down into just energy and waste, and gas is the leftover product when those foods sit in your colon. Portions of foods that can't be broken down and digested by the intestines travel to the colon, wh. ...Read more

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What causes frequent migranes?

What causes frequent migranes?

See below: There are many possible causes, stress would be high on my list. This is a good site to look at: http://www.Mychronicmigraine.Com. ...Read more

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What causes frequent bloating?

What causes frequent bloating?

Maybe IBS, but...: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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What could cause frequent sinus infections?

What could cause  frequent sinus infections?

Multiple things: Frequent colds (uri), nasal allergies, hay fever, smoking, nasal polyps, septal deviation, turbinate enlargement, and foreign material in the nose (common in kids) can lead to sinus infections. ...Read more

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What causes lung infection?

What causes lung infection?

Inhaled microorgani: Any bacteria or virus that penetrats on the lungs potentially can cause an infection...Called pneumonia. Rarely it could come from another part of the body via circulation. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

A condition in which the lungs become inflamed, most ...Read more