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My wife thinks I should see someone for my asthma. Should i?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
20 doctors agree
In brief: This is a question?
I've rarely met a married man who came to see me without the urging of his wife.
Because you are married you have at least one other person relying on your good health besides you. Perhaps there are more. Go see your primary care physician. I'll go out on a limb & say invite your wife to accompany you to the visit.

In brief: This is a question?
I've rarely met a married man who came to see me without the urging of his wife.
Because you are married you have at least one other person relying on your good health besides you. Perhaps there are more. Go see your primary care physician. I'll go out on a limb & say invite your wife to accompany you to the visit.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Omega Edwards, m.d.
I have been married for only twelve years and I have already learned that my wife is usually right. I agree with Dr. Yoder.
Dr. William Gershan
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
You should see someone for asthma (preferably a physician) if your symptoms are not well controlled or if the asthma is affecting your daily activities (e.
g. Missing work, unable to exercise fully) or your sleeping. Your wife may want you to see someone for one of these reasons.

In brief: Maybe
You should see someone for asthma (preferably a physician) if your symptoms are not well controlled or if the asthma is affecting your daily activities (e.
g. Missing work, unable to exercise fully) or your sleeping. Your wife may want you to see someone for one of these reasons.
Dr. William Gershan
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
"death by denial" is a classic male trait.
...Follow your wife's advice.

In brief: Yes
"death by denial" is a classic male trait.
...Follow your wife's advice.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes...
There are asthma treatments that will treat/prevent symptoms and many asthmatics have long, symptom-free intervals.
An evaluation by your doctor will insure that you are on the best regimen possible. Avoid smoking as well. Good luck!

In brief: Yes...
There are asthma treatments that will treat/prevent symptoms and many asthmatics have long, symptom-free intervals.
An evaluation by your doctor will insure that you are on the best regimen possible. Avoid smoking as well. Good luck!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Asthma is a disease that is potentially very serious.
Some with asthma have relatively mild symptoms others with asthma can have much more severe symptoms and can die from their disease. If one is being advised to seek care for their asthma it is probably a sign that symptoms are worse than the patient thinks they are.

In brief: Yes
Asthma is a disease that is potentially very serious.
Some with asthma have relatively mild symptoms others with asthma can have much more severe symptoms and can die from their disease. If one is being advised to seek care for their asthma it is probably a sign that symptoms are worse than the patient thinks they are.
Dr. Andrew Murphy
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