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This category is for questions about the respiratory issues dealing with asthma. Asthma is characterized by decreased levels of oxygen reaching the lungs due to an obstruction, resulting in "asthma attacks" or worse. There are millions of people with this disease. Here you can ask about its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

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Can metoprolol be used in bronchial asthma patient?

It shouldn't be because beta blockers can have the effect of bronchoconstriction which should be avoided in a person who is already prone to that problem. ...
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How many people die a year from asthma worldwide?

AROUND 300 million people suffer from asthma around the world and 255,000 people die due to this disease every year. ...
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What different kinds of asthma are there?

1. Exercise-Induced Asthma Exercise can make asthma symptoms worse. This is called exercise-induced asthma. Exercise can cause asthma symptoms in up to 80 percent of people with asthma. Treatment and monitoring can allow people with exercise-induced asthma to participate fully in the physical activity or exercise of their choice. 2. Nocturnal Asthma Worsening of asthma at night is very common. Many factors may contribute to the increased symptoms, including: - Exposure to allergens in the bedroom, particularly dust mites - Delayed allergic response, which may occur...
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How do you know if you have asthma?

Asthma cannot be self-diagnosed. If you suffer from the following symptoms on a regular basis you should see your doctor or physician: coughing wheezing shortness of breath tightening of the chest tiredness after activities that you would normally do easily elevated breathing rate The tests that your medical practitioner might run to establish whether or not you do have asthma include peak flow tests, lung function tests, and possibly allergy testing as well. ...
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What happens if someone who doesn't have asthma takes asthma drugs?

The answer is the airways will open slightly more - so very little will happen in reality. It has been known for some sportsmen to use inhalers to open their airways more during playing even though they dont have asthma ...
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Can an attack of dizziness be an asthma attack?

Dizzy Attack Here is advice: No, you can feel very dizzy whilst having an asthma attack obviously due to the restricted oxygen supply tothe brain, however unless there is a severe wheeze, accompanied by extreme discomfort and or a severe persistant struggling cough, then it is not an asthma attack. i personally suffered with childhood asthma and so i know the signs and then i used to worry about asthma as an adult, however i have now developed panic attacks which one of...
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How do you know if your chihuahua has asthma?

It doesnt have the energy to shake lol kidding ask a vet
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Can asthma cause ulcerative colitis?

Both asthma and ulcerative are examples of inflammatory diseases (there are many more). Clinical studies have shown that if you have one inflammatory disease there is a higher chance you might develop another - so to take this example, someone with asthma is slightly more likely to develop colitis (however, it doesn't mean that they definately will though). Scientists think this link occurs is because in inflammatory diseases the immune system goes into overdrive for the wrong reasons (in asthma it might be an...
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How is asthma treated?

They are given puffer to get extra oxygen in their lung.There is no cure for asthma, but you can treat it and manage your symptoms. With proper asthma treatment, you should be almost symptom-free and enjoy an active life.Asthma is a long-term disease -- you have it all the time, even when you don't feel the symptoms. To stay healthy and safe, follow your asthma treatment every day, even on days when you feel fine. You should avoid cold air, quit...
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Can asthma transmission to people?

i have no idea wat u talkin bout Yes, it can be passed down through the character sequences in the DNA, but no, it can not be spread from person-to-person. If you mean can you get asthma from someone else who has it the answer is no. Asthma is an allergic reaction, not actually a disease, and therefore cannot be given to other people. Trust me I have it. ...
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How do you prevent asthma attacks?

If possible, avoid whatever it is that triggers you asthma. You need to work with your doctor to determine the right combination of medications for you. Asthma can be very well controlled with daily medications to where you rarely have to use a rescue inhaler even if you're around triggers or exercise. There are therapists who teach classes to teach people (children included) how to breath properly during an asthma attack. Most people panic. It's training the person not to panic and...
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Who does asthma affect you when you play sports?

Asthma effects you when you play sports because the Bronchi is very sensitive and can cause irritating in the lungs, this causes loss of breath and maybe vomiting which will effect how long you can last in sports before your too out of breath. ...
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What is a nursing diagnosis for rsv?

Impaired gas exchange r/t respiratory secretions AEB fine crackles on auscultation, frequent productive cough, etc. ...
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What is the surgical and medical management of asthma?

Medical management of asthma makes use of bronchodilators, whether oral or inhaled. Surgical management occurs in extreme cases (e.g. life threatening) and makes use of a procedure called the tracheotomy, to do so. ...
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Side effects of asthma pump usage?

Some side affects that i personaly have noticed was the overwelming feeling of shakiness. When i take my usual two puffs my hands shake and i feel realy jittery, but it only last for a short time. ...
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Do any allergies cause shortness of breath?

1. Yes, Shortness of breath is a common symptom of asthma, but in some cases, allergies can cause asthma-like symptoms. Exercise-induced asthma causes shortness of breath. 2. Allergies can trigger asthma symptoms, especially during physical activity. 3. Asthma is actually an allergic reaction when your lungs inflame and swell making it hard to breath. 4. Allergens can make our airways red, swollen, and filled with sticky mucus. So Allergies cause shortness of breath. 5. If you're unsure what are causes of shortness breath, consult with...
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Is there adult-onset asthma?

Adult asthma I developed "adult asthma" a few years ago (37 years old now). I was having very hard time breathing and catching my breath. I had a severe case of bronchitis a few months before these breathing symptoms started. I used an inhaler on a daily basis and stopped running and other outdoor activities. I finally went to an allergy specialist and have been doing much better. I receive the drops under my tongue instead of a shot. It has already...
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Should you see an allergy doctor about your child's asthma?

Yes you should. For both asthma and allergies, a doctor in general practice may not recognize allergies. Some doctors do recognize and treat allergies while others do not. An allergist (sometimes listed as "Allergies and Immunology") specializes in this particular area and are up-to-date (we hope! As in some countries, allergists don't even know what anaphylaxis is.) on treatments. As with any doctor, it is good to get recommendations from your doctor, friends, or professional organizations. If you are uncomfortable with one allergist,...
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If you have a lot of symptoms of asthma but not all of them could you have asthma?

Just because you don't have every symptom associated with asthma doesnt mean you couldn't have it. I have had asthma for 24 years and never have I had the "asthma cough" that many people get. If you think you may have developed the disease by all means go to the doctor. they can proscribe a medicine that is right for you but don't take singular i have been taking it for 13 years and there has been a resent study that...
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What causes asthma?

The causes of asthma aren't clear. But we do know that certain factors may increase the likelihood of developing asthma, or of it becoming persistent. Allergic or extrinsic asthma is the most common type of asthma and results from breathing in certain allergens and irritants that cause an allergic reaction and asthma attack. Allergic asthma can affect anyone at any age, but children are more likely to suffer from this inflammatory condition. Researchers believe that both hereditary and environmental factors are responsible for...
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Is coughing a symptom of asthma?

Coughing Could be. But if that is your only symptom, it is more likely an allergy. Does it come around the same time every year? You could be allergic to something in the air. I had a cough for 6 months with no other symptoms every year around Aug thru Nov. Now that I am working on my allergies that time period is not as bad as before. Allergy tests are not painful and very very useful. It is not necessary that coughing...
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Does your throat swell up when you are having difficulties with asthma?

no it doesn't asthma affects primarily the lower respiratory area i.e. lungs No, usually the hardness to breath is caused by a sticky gunge produced by the air sacs in your lungs when something irritates them. The gunge can narrow your wind pipe. Dont worry it sounds worse than it actually is! ...
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Are allergies asthmas and coughs related?

Asthma and allergies as far as the relation. Allergies tend to trigger histamine to be released which can cause swelling, rashes, itching, etc. The swelling can have the side effect of fluid accumulation from mucus membranes. Asthma is a constriction of tiny muscles deep in the lungs, as they constrict it takes more time and force to breath through the smaller tubes. an allergy can cause swelling of the tissue in the upper and lower airways having the same affect as asthma...