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You Tube Asthma
Could intubation of a patient during resuscitation initiate an asthma attack by the presence of the tube?
Yes: An asthmatic patient has by definition an irritable airway and any irritation of the airway like being intubated can certainly trigger an asthmatic attack. Appropriate treatment is however available if and when such an attack occurs. ...Read more
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
I like to use an ambu bag for range of motion for my asthma i see kids on you tube do it and i want to do it to strenthing my lungs. Thanks you chad.
I have just had a asthma attack and my tubes are all fluffy. I am on a steroid inhale. I keep loosing my voice is that normal.
See doctor: This maans that your asthma medication needs to be revised. The throat problem is likely from the inhaled steroid which may cause a yeast infection at the throat (especially if you didn't gargle after each treatment) or a weakening of the muscle around the vocal cord. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
I have chronic asthma..doc in emergency room saw x-Ray and Tod me your air tubes tight and inflamed..I took prednisone 5 days..kind of better but stil?
Need Preventive: If you use more than two refills of albuterol inhalers per year or have been on an oral course of steroids more than once in the past year, then you definitely need to see a primary care physician for a preventive asthma inhaler. This preventive inhaler will help calm the inflammation in your lungs that is causing your chronic problems. Get an appointment right away! ...Read more
Allergens & Meds: The best way to decrease asthma attacks is to reduce breathing tube irritability. This is achieved by taking controller medications (inhaled corticosteroids or oral leukotriene antagonists) daily or more as prescribed by your doctor. If you are allergic reduce or eliminate exposure to dust mite, animal dander & molds. Avoid cigarette smoke & indoor & outdoor pollution. Take omega-3 & vitamin d. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Testing, discussion: Sometimes asthma is easy to spot. You start wheezing and having trouble breathing with exercise or viral illnesses. Or a chronic nighttime cough. However, if you aren't sure, such as a little tight cough after notable exercise, or if you're in the heat a lot, etc, then a visit to your doc can help. Sometimes pulmonary function testing (blowing into a special tube) can show if airflow is normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
All types: It is not necessarily the type but your individual severity rating. Some people with intermittent (once in awhile attacks) wind up in the hospital while those with moderate to severe persistent asthma do not. Your individual reaction to the "triggers" is a determining factor. Check with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Partially: Bronchospasm is the most important symptom in asthma - it causes the shortness of breath and all of the discomfort, etc associated with asthma. But the main problem is the underlying inflammation that leads to bronchoconstriction when exposed to allergens, odors and other irritants. The best long-term management of asthma is to treat the underlying inflammation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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