I Have Chronic Shallow Breathing and I Also Have Low Blood Pressure. I Hate This

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I have chronic shallow breathing and I also have low blood pressure. I hate the shallow breathing because it can be a bigger pain than most people imagine. I have problems all day long today and that is not something new. I have this problem even when I am talking to someone. I was told by the nurse in school that I have asthma. But the doctor told me that he won't be able to check if I don't have any attack. This means that I can't get it checked till I induce an attack on me. But I wonder if there are no other ways to check for the presence of asthma. I also have allergic reactions towards pollution and pollen in the air. My father calls this hay fever. I don't have a lot of wheezing but I cough all the time. I wanted to know whether asthma can cause other complications like hypoglycemia, oral thrush etc. I hope that somebody will be able to help me out with the problem.
asked Mar 16, 2007 by anonymous
edited Feb 6, 2013 by nikkilu

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When your shallow breathing reoccurs, you can have a Lung Function Test. Your doctor will use a test called spirometry to check how your lungs are working. This test measures how much air you can breathe in and out through your mouth. It also measures how fast you can blow air out. A significant difference between asthma and rhinitis is that the latter causes obstruction in the nose. Blocked and runny nose occurs because the inside of the nose has become inflamed. Therefore it does not affect lung capacity. With asthma the breathlessness and wheezing is caused by narrowing of the small branched airways in the lungs or bronchioles. Oral thrush can be due to long term use of asthma inhalers. Hypoglycemia is not a known complication of asthma.
answered Feb 6, 2013 by nikkilu Diamond Guide (4,299 points)

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