Can cats cause asthma or breathing problems?

Yes. If you are allergic to cats then you would be more prone to coughing and wheezing with exposure. However, if you are not allergic, it is unlikely that cats will cause problems with your asthma.

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What causes breathing problems besides asthma?

Many things. However, i see that you are 33 so many things are less likely. Asthma is a very common disease and can present with a few different types of symptoms, like cough, shortness of breath, or even chest discomfort. Nevertheless, there are some more rare causes of breathing trouble in younger females. You should see your doc and discuss your symptoms thoroughly so they know how to evaluate you. Read more...

What is the difference between breathing problems caused by a panic attack and asthma?

Few differences. Asthma is a breathing out problem. Panic attacks are a breathing in problem). Asthma is relieved with albuterol inhalers, panic attacks are resolved by relaxing. Asthma is associated with allergic disease, panic attacks sometimes with anxiety/psychological disease. You can get a peak flow meter from your doctor to check your breathing when you're having an attack and/or breathing tests in office. Read more...

It's hard to know if my breathing problems are being caused by asthma or emphysema. How can we tell?

Pft's. Pulmonary function tests with carbon monoxide diffusion co-efficients will help to distinguish the two. Read more...
Pft's. Pulmonary function tests with carbon monoxide diffusion co-efficients will help to distinguish the two. Read more...
Pft's. Pulmonary function tests with carbon monoxide diffusion co-efficients will help to distinguish the two. Read more...
PFTs. Pulmonary function tests (pfts) can diagnose asthma and copd. Asthma has reversible obstruction whereas COPD has chronic obstruction. If your pfts show no obstruction when you are not having an exacerbation, the diagnosis is most likely asthma. If obstruction is still present and does not completely reverse with bronchodilator, the diagnosis is likely COPD (chronic obstructed pulmonary disease). Read more...

Can you tell me what is the difference between breathing problems caused by a panic attack and asthma?

Panic attack. Panic attack shortness of breath is psychologic and not physiologic. The shortness of breath with asthma is due to constriction of the bronchial tree diameter and increased airway resistance to air flow. Read more...

Recently got diagnosed with asthma. Will swimming in water with chlorine cause breathing problems from the smell if you're sensitive to smells?

Try it. Some people do complain of chlorine irritating their lungs. There was a study finding that people swimming in chlorinated water may actually develop asthma from the exposure. Since the reaction is variable among people , try swimming in the pool and see if it affects you. Read more...

Can musculoskeletal tension, rhinitis, and anxiety cause breathing problems. I had pft which confirmed asthma. I don't take any medications. Should i?

Asthma. Yes but keep in mind people who are short of breath will also have increased muscle tension so difficult to tell cause and effect. Sounds like you would benefit from treatment-may be able to get by with treatment for rhinitis alone but for sure if you are symptomatic then you should be on therapy. Read more...

Can cold medicine help with asthma or breathing problems?

Rarely. Most cold medications are not only useless in asthma, but also of very limited effectiveness in colds. Read more...
Not really... Cold medications don't help much with asthma. Allergy medications such as Claritin or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help the asthmatic if the asthma appears to be related to allergens, especially if there is post nasal drip. Read more...