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Could a person with asthma experience shortness of breath every 5 minutes daily?

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In brief: Possibly

Very severe and/or poorly controlled asthma can lead to an almost constant situation.
Please go to your physician and get checked. You may want to investigate your surroundings for a trigger that is causing this situation. Often, occupational asthma occurs at work throughtout the day and may improve after leaving your workplace. Check things out.

In brief: Possibly

Very severe and/or poorly controlled asthma can lead to an almost constant situation.
Please go to your physician and get checked. You may want to investigate your surroundings for a trigger that is causing this situation. Often, occupational asthma occurs at work throughtout the day and may improve after leaving your workplace. Check things out.
Dr. Richard Williams
Dr. Richard Williams
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

It is possible that if your asthma is uncontrolled you could experience frequent shortness of breath.
Every five minutes is excessive even for poorly controlled asthma. It may be worth checking a peak flow rate which is an index of how severe your asthma is on a daily basis. You can get a peak flow meter from your doctor.

In brief: Possibly

It is possible that if your asthma is uncontrolled you could experience frequent shortness of breath.
Every five minutes is excessive even for poorly controlled asthma. It may be worth checking a peak flow rate which is an index of how severe your asthma is on a daily basis. You can get a peak flow meter from your doctor.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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In brief: If poorly controlled

Sounds like poorly controlled asthma with exacerbations! with fall and flu season around the corner , a quick visit to your md would help a lot! please start a asthma "diary" to help your md gauge and adjust your rescue and preventive meds, mdi and long term inhaled steroids , singular. And need for antibiotics i'd with secondary infections.
... Warm regards!

In brief: If poorly controlled

Sounds like poorly controlled asthma with exacerbations! with fall and flu season around the corner , a quick visit to your md would help a lot! please start a asthma "diary" to help your md gauge and adjust your rescue and preventive meds, mdi and long term inhaled steroids , singular. And need for antibiotics i'd with secondary infections.
... Warm regards!
Dr. Roseller B. Tapangan
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