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Can Prednisolone cause stomach bloating? Have been taking for three days, x3 5mg for asthma issues. Stomach was also cramping a bit yesterday. Thanks!

Can Prednisolone cause stomach bloating? Have been taking for three days, x3 5mg for asthma issues. Stomach was also cramping a bit yesterday. Thanks!

Yes: Prednisone can cause stomach problem. If it is absolutely needed for your asthma, ask your doctor if you may need a proton pump inhibitor and/or antihistamine 2 agent to combat the stomach problem until the course of prednisone has been completed. ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Could it be Asthma or GERD Bloating causing wheezy chest? When I am laying down in Bed at night or even Heart or Bisoprolol taken in the Evening?

Could it be Asthma or GERD Bloating causing wheezy chest? When I am laying down in Bed at night or even Heart or Bisoprolol taken in the Evening?

Either, really.: Both asthma and GERD can cause wheezing, especially at night. As well, given your cardiac history, there is such a thing as a "cardiac wheeze" which is related to congestion of the lung interstitium with fluid. These possibilities need to be addressed formally. ...Read more

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I hve anmia for hvy menstrl blding and everytime on hvy blding day I have brthing difficulty, chst pain, bloating. Why? I also have mild asthma.

I hve anmia for hvy menstrl blding and everytime on hvy blding day I have brthing difficulty, chst pain, bloating. Why? I also have mild asthma.

Complicated: If you have significant anemia, breathing problem and fatigue are not unexpected (i hope you are taking iron supplements). The anemia plus the asthma (+ menses) may work together to cause the breathing problem when each individually would not. Why you are on tranexamic acid. No asthma control medication?
As for bloating, this is not an uncommon complaint during menses. See internist/allergist. ...Read more

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I'm overweight and have asthma. When I try to work out I get winded really fast. What are my best options?

I'm overweight and have asthma. When I try to work out I get winded really fast. What are my best options?

Control the weight: Overweight asthmatics find that their asthma is much more difficult to control, and are frustrated that they can't exercise enough to lose weight. Please read "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes. This explains that exercise is NOT the way to lose weight. Developing a low-carb diet is much more effective. You'll find that your asthma will be much easier to control once you get your BMI under 30 or 25. ...Read more

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I have asthma I like to bike and run I take ad air and rescue inhaler but still get winded?

I have asthma I like to bike and run I take ad air and rescue inhaler but still get winded?

Premedicate: Treatment for exercise induced asthma includes a slow warm up, rescue inhaler before exercise and continue daily controller medications. If difficulty breathing is on "inspiration" then a diagnosis of vocal cord dysfunction should be ruled out. Also, other causes of difficulty breathing should be evaluated for such as heart issues, blood clots, etc. A lung specialist can direct the evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been having a hard time breathing, ex-smoker, had asthma as a child. Could I possibly have it again? Even a flight of stairs makes me winded.

Yes, possibly: There are lots of possible causes for what you describe and adult asthma is one. Make a doctor's appointment to get an answer and start the proper treatment. Hopefully it will be a mild condition that can be well controlled. Congratulations on being an ex! I imagine you are glad not to have to say "i smoke" when you see the doctor, right? Good luck! ...Read more

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I get winded very easily by walking up stairs or walking fast I am pretty fit and I am healthy weight but I do have asthma how can I make the shortened of breath go away?

I get winded very easily by walking up stairs or walking fast I am pretty fit and I am healthy weight but I do have asthma how can I make the shortened of breath go away?

Asthma control: Your shortness of breath may be a sign of uncontrolled asthma. If you are not already taking a daily medication, it may be time for one. If the asthma is well controlled and you continue to experience shortness of breath, other causes should be investigated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is good exercise technique for someone with severe exercise-induced asthma? I get easily winded walking up a flight of stairs.

What is good exercise technique for someone with severe exercise-induced asthma? I get easily winded walking up a flight of stairs.

Listen to your body: You would benefit from a thorough check up for nutritional deficiencies like vit d3, magnesium, zinc and iron which could be aggravating a problem with shortness of breath and bronchoconstriction. Practice relaxation abdominal breathing so that you can do this while walking and going up stairs. Get a good night sleep, de-stress, eat 6 small healthy meals and move for 10 minutes after each meal. ...Read more

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Could never inflate balloons or sing much. Easily winded. Talking gets tiring but docs say no ILD or even asthma. Confused. What 2 do? Atopy 2 blame?

Could never inflate balloons or sing much. Easily winded. Talking gets tiring but docs say no ILD or even asthma. Confused. What 2 do? Atopy 2 blame?

?: With the symptoms described I would think asthma first, after making sure your heart is fine and you don't have anemia, see an allergist/asthma specialist, given that you have history of atopy, goodluck ...Read more

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Can asthma exist w/o identifiable attacks? Easily winded, fatigue from talking. No anemia, ILD or heart issue. Slight weeze, no identifiable attacks

Can asthma exist w/o identifiable attacks? Easily winded, fatigue from talking. No anemia, ILD or heart issue. Slight weeze, no identifiable attacks

Yes: Not every person with asthma necessarily suffers from acute attacks especially in the early phase of asthma. You need to check with your doctor to find what what the cause may be. At the minimum, a lung function test should be obtained then go from there. ...Read more

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Been checking up with the heart and lung doc lung says only Asthma. Just walking down stairs I get winded bad. Inhaler not helping had 6 palpitations in less than a minute today? What could it be? Got a full heart work up and it’s clear.

Been checking up with the heart and lung doc lung says only Asthma. Just walking down stairs I get winded bad. Inhaler not helping had 6 palpitations in less than a minute today? What could it be? Got a full heart work up and it’s clear.

I advise continued: Evaluation. If it's "only asthma" the inhalers should be having some effect. Maybe steroids/Prednisone will need to be considered. Full work up likely includes CT/MRI, exercise echocardiogram and/or cardiopulmonary exercise testing. While anxiety would not be my first consideration, it has to be considered as another possibility. At your young age, a definite cause should be found/treated. ...Read more

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What can cause Air Trapping in the absence of COPD/Asthma?

What can cause Air Trapping in the absence of COPD/Asthma?

Obstructed airways: I think context would be helpful in order to answer this question satisfactorily. Air trapping is a symptom or sign of obstructed airways where the air has an easier time getting in than out. Conditions like COPD, Emphysema and Asthma are the usual causes and can be seen on xray as flattening of the diaphragm and on spirometry as a increased Functional Residual Capacity. Other causes are rare. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have destroyed air sacs or alveoli caused from asthma?

What exactly does it mean to have destroyed air sacs or alveoli caused from asthma?

Emphysema: Destruction of alveoli occurs with emphysema induced by smoking or in an inherited disorder called Alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency. Asthma has inflammation, swelling, mucus production and may have scarring (remodelling) of the lining within the small airways, but should not destroy alveoli. ...Read more

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Training your lungs to exhale fully. Is this possible if you have asthma? I can't seem to expel air all the way out of my lungs. What is the cause?

Training your lungs to exhale fully. Is this possible if you have asthma? I can't seem to expel air all the way out of my lungs. What is the cause?

Treat the asthma: Your symptoms will improve once you control your asthma with proper medications. Inflammation in your airways from asthma cause them to narrow and prevent you from breathing properly. You will be able to exhale better once you are controlled. Consult with an allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Why does cold air cause asthma?

Why does cold air cause asthma?

Asthma: Because any irritant triggers a reaction called bronco-spam which give you asthma. ...Read more

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Is air pollution a major cause of asthma?

Is air pollution a major cause of asthma?

Yes: Various toxins (pollution) the air can trigger asthma attacks, however, the most common reasons for asthma attacks are viral illnesses and allergies. ...Read more

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Why would the rise in asthma attacks not be caused by air pollution?

Why would the rise in asthma attacks not be caused by air pollution?

It may be!: There are many theories about the reason for an increasing number of asthma patients. These include increased use of antibiotics (hygiene hypothesis), use of Acetaminophen in children, air pollution (diesel particles and particulate matter pm2.5), allergies, etc. Air pollution is a clear contributor to respiratory disease including triggering asthma already present and perhaps inducing asthma. ...Read more

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What causes trachea spasms (which blocks air passage) whenever coughing occurs? Is that an asthma symptom?

What causes trachea spasms (which blocks air passage) whenever coughing occurs? Is that an asthma symptom?

Age dependent: The trachea of younger kids is somewhat rubbery, like a soft silicone or thin walled plastic. It does not spasm, like the soft walls of the gut, but it can and does vibrate enough to produce some odd sounds (the croup noise) common from ~6mo-6yr. In tracheo-malacia, (a transient condition) the walls are much weaker and actually cave in on each other, but soft walls not spasm is the problem. ...Read more

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Can air trapping be caused by asthma or is it always associated with smoking/copd??

Can air trapping be caused by asthma or is it always associated with smoking/copd??

Air trapping: Can be caused by any obstructive lung disease including asthma, it is simply inability to fully exhale, disappears with good asthma control, ...Read more

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Sometimes I 'feel' the sensation of air suddenly leaving my lungs. I have consistently had lots of phlegm cause by something asthma related, any ideas?

Sometimes I 'feel' the sensation of air suddenly leaving my lungs. I have consistently had lots of phlegm cause by something asthma related, any ideas?

See an allergist: It may be asthma or allergies. Much more information is needed to answer your question accurately. The best advice I can give is that shortness of breath and increased phlegm sounds like allergies and asthma and an allergist or allergologist can help you. ...Read more

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Can cold air cause breathlessness without asthma? It's my trigger but inhalers barely help! (Ventolin, plus Clenil and Serevent (salmeterol) twice a day)

Can cold air cause breathlessness without asthma? It's my trigger but inhalers barely help! (Ventolin, plus Clenil and Serevent (salmeterol) twice a day)

Consider other cause: Cold air exposure is a common trigger. Could be undiagnosed/improperly treated asthma or another condition that mimics asthma like vocal cord dysfunction. Would suggest seeing specialist for further workup and evaluation. An allergist would be someone good to talk to. ...Read more

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I suffer from Asthma and currently have very thick mucus in my air ways which causes a wheezing sound when I breathe, please suggest some antibiotic?

I suffer from Asthma and currently have very thick mucus in my air ways which causes a wheezing sound when I breathe, please suggest some antibiotic?

Asthma treatment: 23 year old male with asthma and wheezing, complaining of thick mucus. Thick mucus could be a sign of an infection which in turn makes asthma symptoms worse and prolonged. Asthma is a disease that requires prescription therapies like albuterol and inhaled corticosteroids. I wouldn't recommend an antibiotic unless you are seen by a doctor. Often, asthma and infection are confused, needs an exam. ...Read more

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What causes extreme gas? What causes extreme gas & bloating? It basically just feels like my body is constantly full of air all the time.

What causes extreme gas? What causes extreme gas & bloating? It basically just feels like my body is constantly full of air all the time.

Digestion: You likely lack enzymes necessary to digest the food. I have no vested interest in this product but do recommend "digest extra" sold at the vitamin shoppe. It has all the enzymes your body needs for food breakdown and usually does the trick. ...Read more

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This term is used to note that something ...Read more