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What tests exist to diagnose obstructive and restrictive lower airway diseases?

I'm interested in the false positive rate of asthma diagnoses. My current understanding is that in many places the common practice is to give out inhalers to any patient with low spirometry or peak ...
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What happens when you accidentally inhale smoke once? [closed]

I usually wear a mask to cover my mouth and nose, because I am very sensitive to pungent smells. But one day I forgot to bring them when going out. I was walking to my flat one day, and was passing by ...
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Where does the powder spray from an asthma inhaler go?

Curious to know what happens to the powder after an asthma inhaler is sprayed into the lungs. I presume that the majority will be naturally breathed out of the lungs. Is there residue left behind ...
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Why is it recommended to record the highest peak flow result and not an arithmetic mean average?

Asthmatics are encouraged to keep a peak flow dairy, which records the scores of their peak expiratory flow measured twice daily; once in the morning and once in the evening. They are instructed to ...
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Does tonsillectomy increase the incidence of bronchitis in asthmatics as compared to sufferers of chronic Tonsillitis

Has having allergy induced asthma which can also be aggravated by intense exercise been shown to get worse after having tonsils removed in adult males? A common treatment for repeatedly getting ...
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How many puffs of Salbutamol can be dangerous?

My 4 year old has viral induced wheezing. I brought him to A&E and they asked him to inhale some 30 puffs of Salbutamol (Salamol CFC-Free) within 60 minutes. He puked up two times and has now ...
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How far away from a highway should I live to avoid negative health effects?

Many articles on the internet claim that living near highways can be harmful to one's health. Here is an example: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/01/05/living-close-to-high-traffic-roads-...
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Can Asthma lead to a Cardiac Arrest and thus require CPR?

I recently read a story, in the story, there was a person that had a severe asthma attack. Another person came into his rescue and performed compressions and mouth to mouth. It wasnt stated whether ...
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Can anyone get asthma?

Can anyone get asthma? Or is it something that one is born with? Can the condition ever be "cured", or only symptoms remedied during an attack?
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Asthma without coughing, wheezing, or chest tightness?

Shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness are the four classic symptoms associated with asthma. Is it possible for someone to not experience any of the last three symptoms and still ...
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The upside to hookworms? Possible treatment to asthma?

I was listening to the "Hookworm" episode on "Stuff You Should Know" Podcast, and as a tangential comment, they mentioned that scientists theorize that hookworms may offer a another treatment option (...
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Exercise-Induced Asthma Daily Medication Use Short and Long Term Effects?

I have Exercise-Induced Asthma. I only feel satisfied when I'm either exhausted or when my muscles won't push any further. In general I don't like medication, I've always at least tried to have my ...
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Does the use of salbutamol by a asthma sufferer significantly improve his sport performances?

I was born a asthma sufferer. My asthma can be triggered by both sport and allergenes. I use a Ventolin inhaler (thus containing the active substance called "salbutamol") when the asthma becomes ...
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Asthma: using bronchodilator vs waiting?

Sometimes asthma attacks can go away on it's own. Let's assume you have a very mild attack that doesn't prevent your daily activities. Maybe it was triggered by cold air and you know that it's likely ...
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Tight upper back when running on a treadmill

When I go to the Gym and do running on a treadmill I get a tightness across my upper back when I run at 9km/h or more. It's worth noting that I have asthma and use the Brown preventer inhaler and the ...
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Are e-cigarettes any good if you have asthma?

I have ashtma. From my experience, smoking kills my lungs. After a few weeks, I simply have to stop, or otherwise I got such bad coughs that I have to puke sometimes. Though, my asthma is not there ...
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How is it determined that someone died from “air polution”?

I saw this question on another Stack Exchange site, and wondered, how do they even know that one person in China died from "air pollution"? How do these studies that lump millions of people into ...
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Is asthma a disease?

Our family doctor said that asthma is not a disease, is he right? I already searched and found every where asthma called as disease. Like http://www.webmd.com/asthma/guide/what-is-asthma Asthma ...
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Severe asthma and autoimmune skin reactions with no relief [closed]

I have lived almost my entire life in Ross County, Ohio, which is quite polluted. I remember smelling the paper mill when I was young, I don't even smell it anymore, but people comment about it when ...
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Role of Omega-3 in exercise induced bronchospasm?

I have mild exercise induced bronchospasm (EIB, once called exercise induced asthma), to where I have been prescribed inhalers (ProAir HFA - Albuterol sulfate) but have very rarely needed to use them ...
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Medications for asthma [closed]

What are the medications that are available for treating asthma? Do they have any side effects or long term effects on the patient's body?
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How cold can an asthmatic's drinking water be?

For an asthmatic, drinking cold water can apparently trigger (or worsen) an asthma attack. (See here for example.) How cold is cold water for this purpose? I'm trying to find some threshold, between ...