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  • 15 days ago

    Another 'do I have asthma?' - spirometry result is bad, have allergies, but no wheezing or coughing

    33 y/o female ex smoker. I took the spirometry test for four times and all showed I have breathing issues. I also have dust mite allergy and get nasal congestion/stuffy nose pretty frequently. I took a blood test too, I'm not anemic. My chest x-ray and heart test were fine. I never cough, have no wheezing. But I do have shortness of breath though that gets worse sometimes. Chest tightness as well. It doesn't get worse because I move around. My doctor is confused too. She says her 'guess'....
  • 1 month ago

    How long to restore normal breathing after prolonged CPAP machine

    My husband snores every night but I got used to it. It started before he became obese and had asthma. But now he finds it difficult to breathe at night. The snores stop all of a sudden and he will be gasping for breath. This happened for some time. We visited the doctor and he recommended to reduce the weight and obesity. Till then doctor suggested a CPAP machine to use for the while. Now its almost one year and he has reduced his weight significantly. He has been using the CPAP machine for almost....
  • 1 month ago

    Trouble with Breathing

    i'm a 20 year old female who was a smoker for 5+ years, but now i am almost 1 year cigarette free. i've noticed that i've always had a shortness of breath and hard time breathing. it also sometimes feels like someone is sitting on my chest not allowing me to breathe. i figured because i quit smoking this stuff would improve over the course of a year but it hasn't. my grandmother (ex-smoker) and mother (never a smoker) both have been diagnosed with COPD and asthma. i plan on making....
  • 1 month ago

    What Should I do

    Hi All, Recently I called residential pest control to my house while I was on vacation with my family. We came two days after the pest control left. After reaching home I started to have suffocation while breathing. I don't know why its the first time I am having the problem. Is it the symptoms of Asthma?
  • 1 month ago

    Do I have Asthma

    For the last year I have been really struggling. I’m a 50 year old woman going through the menopause and having weird symptoms such as having feelings of something crawling underneath my skin as well as the usual flushes. I’m taking an antihistamine which helps with the itching and Maca capsules which are a godsend for the sweats. Anyway I have noticed when I exercise and exert myself just slightly I become short of breath, coughing and wheezing... I mentioned it to my doctor who prescribed me an....
  • 2 months ago

    Does poor air quality can be a problem ?

    Hi All, My mom was diagnosed with cataract last week. As Doctor suggested me to go ahead with operation at the earliest, so I told mom to go and get yourself admitted to the hospital. The doctor quickly completed the operation and told her to stay at the hospital for a couple of days so he can examine the progress and her health. At that time, I visited her a couple of times, all the time she uses to complain me about an odour with she is irritated. in the first case didn't mind it but she again....
  • Do I have asthma?

    I am a 13 yr old female who has trouble breathing in or anywhere around smoke, humid air, dust, and pollen. My allergist (I have severe allergies to dust and pollen) says it's just allergies. I went to a sweat lodge (basically a tent filled with humid air) and I couldn't breathe. It felt like someone as closing my throat and sitting on my chest. My friend had to help me out because I felt like passing out. Is this asthma? Also I have had bronchitis before and took ProAir and it felt much....
  • 2 months ago

    asthma and panic attack triggers

    do nhs really know what causes asthma to flare up in public because I don't think they day for example if people had a stroke or eppilpsy and seen something not nice like a police chase in public it could flare up a panic attack and spark a brian chain reaction setting off asthma and epplipsy at the same time iam a social worker at level three and going to university at a older age next year to do my health and social carem ba honure degree at derby university mr martyn bell heanor Derbyshire....
  • 2 months ago

    Could it be lung or heart problem?

    It was started three years ago, i think it will be fine but two years ago i feel something strange in my lungs. The syntoms of shortness of breathing is just mild i experienced it twice a month. Also in my heart it hurts sometimes, but lately it's hard for me to breath and also my heart sometimes squezing and also my chest. I have agoraphobia,cherophobia,pistanthrophobia,thallasophobia,heliophobia,traumatophobia,and i dont what is the reason maybe my phobia sometimes triggered also but this month....
  • 2 months ago

    it's hard to take a deep breath

    Is it possible to have lung issues without having a low pulse ox? I have a hard time taking a real deep breath and can't hold my breath now for more than about 30-45 seconds. My pulse ox was normal at my last dr visit. 53 yo female. Thanks.