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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Whe is a good time to see a specialist for asthma?

Every day at we get lots of asthma related questions. Below are some questions I thought my readers at the RT Cave would enjoy.

Your Question: I've been seeing the same doctor for a long time now, and am still having trouble with my asthma? When is a good time to recommend to my doctor I see a specialist?

My Humble Answer: Actually, that might be a good idea. The asthma guidelines note that if you are not meeting. The asthma guidelines notes the indications for when it's time to see a specialist for your asthma here. Click on that link and scroll down to page 68. Based on what you describe here, it might be time. Good luck getting your asthma under control.

Your Question: My husband coughs violently when using his rescue inhaler. Can this be remedied?

My Humble Response: This sounds like something he ought to discuss with his asthma doctor. It could be due to poor technique. He may want to check out this link to make sure he is using it correctly, or have his doctor or nurse watch him use it to see if he is using it properly. An inhaler should always be used with a spacer.

If that if not the problem, his doctor may want to do some tests to get to the root of the problem, or, perhaps, change your husbands medicine regime. For more information about asthma medicines, check out this link.

Or, perhaps your husband is being exposed to his asthma triggers. To learn more about this check out this link. For further information, check out this link.

Your Question: Can mould cause asthma?

My Humble Answer: Mould can be an asthma trigger. To learn what your asthma triggers are and how to avoid them, check out this link.

Your Question: Does asthma cause sore throat?

Or is there sometime a sore throat with having asthma. I'm 51 and wasn't aware of asthma till I was 42, and does putting on extra weight trigger these coughing attacks.

My Humble Answer: A sore throat does not always accrue when your having asthma, although it may be an early warning sign of an oncoming asthma attack that is unique to you.

Viral respiratory infections are one of the leading "trigger" of asthma.

Gaining weight is not an asthma trigger, yet it can cause you to feel winded. There have been many studies linking being "over weight" with worsening asthma.

One of the BEST ways of gaining control of your asthma is to exercise. No matter how bad your asthma is, you need to participate in some level of exercise.

I GUARANTEE if once you exercise a few weeks you'll see your asthma getting better, plus you'll feel better to boot.

If you have any further questions email me, or Visit's" Q&A section.

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