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ASTHMA Symptoms and Causes

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways. Your airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have Asthma, the inside walls of your airways become sore and swollen. That makes them very sensitive, and they may react strongly to things that you are allergic to or find irritating. When your airways react, they get narrower and your lungs get less air.

Symptoms of Asthma include

  • Wheezing
  • Coughing, especially early in the morning or at night
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath

Not all people who have Asthma have these symptoms. Having these symptoms doesn't always mean that you have Asthma. Your doctor will diagnose Asthma based on lung function tests, your medical history, and a physical exam. You may also have allergy tests.

When your Asthma symptoms become worse than usual, it's called an Asthma attack. Severe Asthma attacks may require emergency care, and they can be fatal.

Asthma is treated with two kinds of medicines: quick-relief medicines to stop Asthma symptoms and long-term control medicines to prevent symptoms.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Bad gastritis or abdominal pain; had to get into tub with hot shower on my belly;never had a worse experience or pain; thought I was going to die; malaise; moderate ear pain

Does Zyrtec inrease blood sugar levels? I have been taking 10m a day for 10 days and have notices symptoms of high blood sugar, when tested it was in the high 100's. Has anyone heard of this side effect?

Have you had him checked for P.A.N.D.A.S which is a syndrome related to strep throat. One major symptom can be sudden onset of Tourette's. ALso can cause OCD, depression, and other psychiatric conditions. My son has it. SOme doctors don't believe in

Hi, my father is 64. He has alergical asthma.Also he has cronical 'C' hepatit. Could he be treated by Diprospan injection?

I have a 12 year old son who took Zyrtec for year-round allergies. He now has tourettes syndrome and westrongly feelthe Zyrtec played a role in this health issue. I started searching the web for info regarding

I have had and am having a bad reaction to Zyrtec. My eyes are inflamed and my throat is sore. Lips are swollen. My tongue is white. I will be forced to go to the Emergency at the hospital.

I have Type 2 Diabetes, when taking my level in the morning I noticed my level was elevated, and the only thing I had ingested was a Zyrtec pill about 2 hours prior? Could the pill be the cause?

I took one dose and experienced a bout of pancreatitis. I suffer from chronic pancreatitis and know what most of my 'triggers' are.....never thought a simple allergy medication would cause such a problem, I think I would rather suffer allergies than

I took Zyrtec for a week and while it does solve my allergy issues, it makes me a raving lunatic. Severe aggression, mood swings, and nightmares are the norm for me n this medicine. I would not recommend it if you are taking any a

Just been given a blue pump but its not stopping the wheezing and want a good nioghts sleep... Is it ok to take some benylin??

<b><span style='font-weight: normal;'><b>After 6 weeks of oral lamisil I experienced</b>eczema, muscle weakness, asthma, bloody bowels, lower abdominal pain, dizziness, extreme f

Marax was the asthma the best medicine for me to treat asthma. Inhalers do not work. Apparently centuries of using the contents of Marax with success does not count with the FDA. Shame on them. Bring back this medication.

i had suffering asthma since abaut 15 years. but since use seretide inhaler i am feeling more better. but i am affraid seretide inhaler 125 mg for along time. now iam still breast feeding for my third baby. and also iam affraid also increase m

1+ years on this carvedilol 12.5 once a day then increased to 2x per day. Asthma symptoms, tightness in the chest, confusion, dizziness, some heart palpitation, ringing in the ears, disorientation (the worst). 57 yr old male, reasonable health for a

Although my asthma feels very mild while using Advair I have gained weight (7 pounds) and have been getting acne around my chin area. The first time I was on advair I experienced the same side effects.

Basicaly deltacortil is steriod.People use deltacortil for all of these diseases. for Example Leucamia Lecuria Chest Inf loss of Protien in urine Asthma Arhtritis .joints pain Back pain. Any problem u not diagnosis in pt dr prescribed delta

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Developed Asthma after contacting a very bad chest infection. Was hospitalised and prescribed antibiotic and Seride 250 evohaler. Have since developed palpitations and my heart is definitely missing beats particularly when I am in bed. Also have deve

Female 42 175lbs side effects after two weeks twice daily dosage: several migraines, itchy rash, hoarseness, swelling on face, blurry vision, dizziness, joint pain. No other meds. used. Treatment for EI Asthma

Female patient 39 taking prednisone for asthma. Prednisone 20 mg 4 days on and then one day off/one day onfor8 days. Menstrual type bleeding although not during menstrual period. Severe pelvic cramps and urgency of urination. Swol

ASTHMA Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.