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Asthma

Diagnosing Asthma

08/16/2001

Question:

Does an increase in heart rate and trouble getting a deep breath be asthma? I was told that I have not real asthma. Can dizziness occur as well? Thank you. In other words is this similar to an asthma attack?

Answer:

It sounds like you`re asking for a specific diagnosis, which is more than I can provide online. Only a detailed history and physical exam by a healthcare professional can provide enough information to make a specific diagnosis. Please discuss your concerns with your healthcare provider.

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Response by:

Mitchell C Rashkin, MD Mitchell C Rashkin, MD
Professor of Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati