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Folks with asthma may not be too happy about the change in seasons.
More people are suffering from past month than ever before but there's some misconceptions about what's fact and what's fiction so here to help without its Fox News medical -- -- doctor Marc Siegel good morning doctor mark.
-- -- -- -- this is a serious issue because it can be deadly.
Absolutely that is a fact that's our first factor which is there's 25 million sufferers.
3000 a year approximately according to the CDC -- from asthma.
Now most of that is preventable.
And most people the vast majority of people there have asthma it is a mild condition but if you're having severe symptoms you better watch it could you can.
Have a problem in a hurry we can't catch your breath bronco -- does work sometimes steroids and necessary.
Those who died from what -- they typically people who don't know that they have -- not where they have an asthma attack there and they just don't have their equipment.
Right it's the second one that you -- that people have it.
It happens very severely all of a sudden and they can't get the treatment they can't get to the ER fast -- okay can grow what does never go away.
Actually that's fiction it can't go away but what -- that happens is that for -- periods of time -- you don't have symptoms.
-- what are the words you might have in your childhood I will mark that down in your chart and I will know that something might trigger it later on when you're an adult we just.
Kids that have -- -- something in your environment smog and allergy that you suddenly get.
Something seasonal some so sometimes stresses we're gonna talk about.
Different things trigger asthma it never totally goes away it's an inflammation of the Airways of the -- so -- why is it worse than before more people suffer from -- to back.
Well I think smog is a reason.
I think that and there are more allergies than ever.
And also there's more things that are irritating our lungs than ever before right I you also talk about exercise and exercise can really exacerbate a problem -- that's actually fact -- -- -- your story this week of someone that got severely Gilbert didn't even though they had us look.
You can have exercise induced asthma without knowing it.
And you -- that in.
Be tested for -- and if you know you have it.
You take a bronco violated open up your Airways before you -- -- that's -- but it could be the only time.
You get as ministering -- adding you know if you have -- are just about -- Well you don't know that and actually.
Bad cough and -- for more than eight weeks a chronic -- is one of the most common reasons that people come to see me in the office and you know what.
25 to 30% of the time it's asthma so I'm looking for everything under the sun and -- maybe asthma -- variant asthma.
The only thing they have.
Is the -- interest and I have to do pulmonary function test after test -- -- and sometimes I can treat them with a medication called Cingular to get rid of it.
-- -- good reason to go to the doctor if you've got one of those lingering coughs bad cold season this year a lot of people have that doctor -- can bring on this and thank you so much good with this group is now --
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