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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
It's an infection.: Whooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable, violent coughing. the coughing can make it difficult to breathe. a deep "whooping" sound is often heard when the patient tries to take a breath. It is an upper respiratory infection caused by the bordetella pertussis or bordetella parapertussis bacteria. It can be prevented by vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many symptoms: Asthma is a narrowing of the small airways called bronchioles, due to allergen, viral infection, exercise, temperature changes, etc. Usually starts with dry cough, which becomes frequent and repetitive followed by wheezing, shortness of breath and then increased work of breathing. These symptoms often worsen until treated. Sometimes they occur rapidly within a few minutes or can take few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that coughing helps when a person is experiencing a heart attack? If yes, then how is it helpful? What does coughing do to such a person?
Some infection: If one has a respiratory infection in the nose, sinuses, throat, or the lungs, the damaged cells lining the inside of those areas will ooze some mucus, which is clear but can have some color. If lots of white blood cells, plus dead/dying germs and respiratory lining cells, get mixed in with mucus, one has phlegm. If one drinks adequate water, both phlegm & mucus should get more and looser. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma: IF you have been coughing, feel tightness in the chest, breathing faster, then you may be wheezing. You do not have these symptoms and have been just coughing then you may try Albuterol inhaler. If your cough resolves and breathing gets better then you may have cough variant asthma or wheezing. ...Read more
"obstruction": Both COPD and asthma are "obstructive" diseases - meaning that they make it hard to move air in and out of the lungs. COPD patients can have chronic bronchitis which is inflammation in the airways and/or emphysema which is disruption of the lung tissue due to smoking. COPD is almost always related to smoking. Asthma results from chronic airway inflammation - may be genetic or allergic. ...Read more
Sure, i've heard of pulmonary fibrosis. But now that my child may have it, I want to know what it really does to the body.?
Depends: On the cause of the fibrosis; may processes causes lung scarring (fibrosis). Some are well understood (e.g. Asbestos) and others are under investigation but not yet clearly understood (ipf/uip or so called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis). Each cause of fibrosis has a different outcome, and some have treatments while others do not (other than transplant). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does wheezing mean CHF is getting worse? I have asthma also and didn't know if it was my asthma or CHF. Is there a connection between the 2?
What does it mean for a hyperaerated lung to press on the abdomen, is it dangerous for person to refuse an inhaler meant for an exercise induce asthma?
Air can't get out: With asthma, patients get "hyperareated lungs", meaning there is much air trapped in the lungs because the patients cannot easily breathe out the air. It is dangerous when there is way too much air trapped in the lungs. It is not dangerous when the asthma is mild, but sometimes the mild asthma can turn into dangerous asthma over a few hours. We use the same inhalers for different types of asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could it mean if there is a wheeze on oonly one side of lung, which does not improve with ventolin, pf is completely normal, lung is also rattlin?
Needs evaluation: Do you have infection...Fever, cough...Sputum, what color? Blood count? Why are you on ventolin? Do you have asthma? You say that pulmonary functions (pf) are normal? Might need repeating pf? Are you a smoker? Are you taking other drugs...Bcp ? Need arterial blood gas, chest x-ray and/or ct scan ?Consult your doctor. Thank you. ...Read more
Just happens: There are no symptoms to an impending lung collapse; the question becomes why does the lung collapse in the first place? That root cause may have associated symptoms. ...Read more
If someone is told that there heart is only working at 5% what does this mean and what can happen to the person if this is so?
What can I do if my breathing treatment for asthma caused me to get a bloody nose is this normal?
How can someone contract tuberculosis and what does it do to that person? Why is it considered a 'lung disease'?
Inhaled infection: Tb generally enters the body by inhalation of droplets that were coughed out by an infected person around you. Once you inhale the droplets containing TB bug, it starts to multiply in your lungs & causes infection. It can also spread to lymph nodes & via bloodstream to other organs in the body but majority of infections are limited to lungs (hence considered a lung disease). ...Read more
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