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History of asthma. Difficulty breathing, tiredness. Help

hi i have a question.. i had asthma when i was still a child it disappeared when i turned 7 yrs. old. i think i got this ailment from my father s side, my grandma had asthma and it was pretty bad. i am a premature baby, my mom gave birth to me on my seventh month on her tummy. i am fourteen years old now and i sort of kinda feel like somethings wrong with my breathing . i am usually a hyper person but my breathing is okay but now i get tired and i always feel like my lungs were heavy and sometimes it hurt. i m not telling to my parents about this because i think its not right, i m afraid they would just think that i m lying or something else... thank you and please answer
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
your asthma seems uncontrolled. kindly visit a pulmonologist to have a simple test done called spirometry, which is a just non-invasive breathing test, both pre and post bronchodilator. A reversibility of 12% and 200ml suggests asthma. accordingly you will be prescribed inhalers and will get relief in no will additionally need antihistamines and intranasal steroid spray if you have concomitant symptoms of allergic rhinitis which is common in asthmatics.
Answered: Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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Pulmonologist Dr. Jabeed P's  Response
Hello Kristina ,

You have written that you feel tired and heaviness in chest.

As you had Asthma that was relieved at around 7 years of age, there is a definite chance of asthma coming back at 14 years of age.

This can be assessed by pulmonary function test ( PFT ).

Other possibilities in your age are Anaemia ( low haemoglobin in blood) and heart disease.

These can be evaluated with Haemoglobin estimation and Echocardiography.

Your family physician would guide you further on this issue.

Do talk to your parents on these issues
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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