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Will having asthma affect me passing a medical?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Dpnds on definitions
Is the 'medical' a checkup, an insurance physical, an aviation medical exam (been an ame since 1997).
Importantly, is the diagnosis of asthma correct--not all that wheezes is asthma. How severe is it? Is it well controlled? Do u know how and when to take the oral or inhaler medication-many asmtcs do not, and many don't realize that a wheeze-free existence is the goal, with rescue inhaler prn....

In brief: Dpnds on definitions
Is the 'medical' a checkup, an insurance physical, an aviation medical exam (been an ame since 1997).
Importantly, is the diagnosis of asthma correct--not all that wheezes is asthma. How severe is it? Is it well controlled? Do u know how and when to take the oral or inhaler medication-many asmtcs do not, and many don't realize that a wheeze-free existence is the goal, with rescue inhaler prn....
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: No
Not necessarily - asthma is very common and can affect otherwise health people.
Many of my patients with asthma are able to pass medical insurance exams/tests without any change in their payments / premiums.

In brief: No
Not necessarily - asthma is very common and can affect otherwise health people.
Many of my patients with asthma are able to pass medical insurance exams/tests without any change in their payments / premiums.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Thank
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