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Asthma

Question
Posted by: | 2019/01/04

Q.

Reactive airway disease

I was diagnosed in 2017 with reactive airway disease. I would like to get a second opinion of some direction on what my next steps should be as I feel like my doctor made a very quick diagnosis. When exercising (playing soccer and running) there would be times when I had difficulty breathing, tightness in my chest, and a heart rate that was over 200 bpm. I am active and eat pretty healthy but my resting heart rate is consistently higher than expected. I went to my family doctor, he detected a heart murmur that had not been present before, but said it was likely nothing. I had multiple ecg's conducted and blood work done, the results did not provide must insight. I also wore a holter monitor for two weeks and my heart rate was consistently high and at seemingly random times (not exerting myself too much like going up the stairs) it would spike. I was referred to a pediatrician who diagnosed me with reactive airways. He never mentioned any of the results from tests or wearing the monitor and gave me a bricanyl inhaler. I was instructed to take the inhaler before exercise to prevent anything from happening but there have been a few instances where they symptoms still presented themselves. I would like to get a second opinion on if this seems to be the right diagnosis or if there are any other sort of steps I can do because I just have a feeling there is more to it then reactive airways.

Expert's Reply

A.

Asthma Expert
- 2019/01/10

It sounds like you need to see a pulmonologist. You can call 0214047650 and chat to arrange an appointment.

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