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What Could Happen If Asthma Is Left Untreated
Death, debility: Untreated asthma could lead to sudden death, although usually a prolonged period of gradual worsening of airway obstruction leading to changes in the lung that cause permanent airway obstruction. Worsening quality of life and the inability to do simple things follows... And an untimely death is always nearby. Get treated! ...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
Asthma death: All asthma patients even mild are at risk for fatal asthma. Proper treatment and monitoring reduces that risk. Asthma death is usually a result of respiratory failure or complications related to its treatment. While it is often unpredictable, at times there are signs leading up to this. If you have frequent wheezing or albuterol use do not wait to get help from your dr. Or the er! ...Read more
Are a 17 year olds lungs damaged if they were filled with fluid for 4 months left untreated. We didn't know she had asthma until a dr visit?
Filled with fluid?: asthma is an inflammatory issue - but if she has never been told asthmatic unusual to diagnose at one visit. Why do you think they were filled with fluid for 4 mo? Cough alone can be from reflux, post-nasal drip, virus, allergies, pneumonia, cardiac reasons - and asthma - and many other reasons. So why the question about fluid for 4 mo? Did someone say she had fluid? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has asthma and has had an untreated upper respiratory infection for awhile. What could happen if it stays untreated?
URI: Depending upon the type of infection and the tissues involved it definitely has the potential to make asthmatics symptomatic or if symptomatic, worse. If your husband's wheezing increases, see a doctor asap. Treatment of the infection may or may not be appropriate depending upon the type of infection and its cause. Sounds as if it may be viral, in which case antibiotics are worthless. ...Read more
Many causes: Young people your age can get a transient entity call costrochondritis. It is an inflamation of muscles between the ribs. Because asthma can make breathing difficult, sometimes the muscles can be irratated. It is easily diagnosed by physical exam and can be treated with local heat and medication. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more
Mediastinal adenopathy & left hilar adenopathy only with NO other symptoms other than adult onset asthma 4 months ago?could this be cancer 51nonsmoker
When i cough n breath in deep from asthma my left lung area hurts bad. What could be causing this?
Chest pain going into my back left side, feel wheezy have asthma, PE 2011? Could this be another PE? Co-codamol not taking pain away 30/500
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