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Pulmonary embolism - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-embolism/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354653

Jan 9th, 2020 - Diagnosis Pulmonary embolism can be difficult to diagnose, especially in people who have underlying heart or lung disease. For that reason, your doctor will likely discuss your medical history, do a physical exam, and order one or more of the following tests. Blood tests Your doctor may order a blood test for the clot-dissolving substance D dimer. High levels may suggest an increased likelihood...

Pulmonary embolism - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-embolism/symptoms-causes/syc-20354647

Jan 9th, 2020 - Overview Pulmonary embolism Pulmonary embolism Pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot gets lodged in an artery in the lung, blocking blood flow to part of the lung. Blood clots most often originate in the legs and travel up through the right side of the heart and into the lungs. Pulmonary embolism is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in your lungs. In most cases, pulmonary emboli...

Asbestosis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/asbestosis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354643

Dec 26th, 2019 - Diagnosis Asbestosis can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms are similar to those of many other types of respiratory diseases. Physical exam As part of your evaluation, your doctor discusses your health history, occupation and exposure risk to asbestos. During a physical exam, your doctor uses a stethoscope to listen carefully to your lungs to determine if they make a crackl...

Asbestosis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/asbestosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20354637

Dec 26th, 2019 - Overview Bronchioles and alveoli in the lungs Bronchioles and alveoli in the lungs In your lungs, the main airways (bronchi) branch off into smaller and smaller passageways — the smallest, called bronchioles, lead to tiny air sacs (alveoli). Asbestosis (as-bes-TOE-sis) is a chronic lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Prolonged exposure to these fibers can cause lung tissue scarring...

Frontotemporal dementia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/frontotemporal-dementia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354741

Nov 4th, 2019 - Diagnosis There's no single test for frontotemporal dementia. Doctors look for signs and symptoms of the disease and try to exclude other possible causes. The disorder can be especially challenging to diagnose early because symptoms of frontotemporal dementia often overlap with those of other conditions. Blood tests To help rule out other conditions, such as liver or kidney disease, your doctor...

Whooping cough - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/whooping-cough/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20378978

Oct 8th, 2019 - Diagnosis Diagnosing whooping cough in its early stages can be difficult because the signs and symptoms resemble those of other common respiratory illnesses, such as a cold, the flu or bronchitis. Sometimes, doctors can diagnose whooping cough simply by asking about symptoms and listening to the cough. Medical tests may be needed to confirm the diagnosis. Such tests may include: A nose or throa...

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sars/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351771

Sep 23rd, 2019 - Diagnosis When SARS first surfaced, no specific tests were available. Now several laboratory tests can help detect the virus. But no known transmission of SARS has occurred anywhere in the world since 2004. Treatment Despite a concerted global effort, scientists have yet to find an effective treatment for SARS. Antibiotic drugs don't work against viruses, and antiviral drugs haven't shown much ...

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sars/symptoms-causes/syc-20351765

Sep 23rd, 2019 - Overview Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a contagious and sometimes fatal respiratory illness. SARS first appeared in China in November 2002. Within a few months, SARS spread worldwide, carried by unsuspecting travelers. SARS showed how quickly infection can spread in a highly mobile and interconnected world. On the other hand, a collaborative international effort allowed health exp...

Churg-Strauss syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/churg-strauss-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20353760

Sep 20th, 2019 - Overview Churg-Strauss syndrome is a disorder marked by blood vessel inflammation. This inflammation can restrict blood flow to organs and tissues, sometimes permanently damaging them. This condition is also known as eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). Asthma is the most common sign of Churg-Strauss syndrome. The disorder can also cause other problems, such as hay fever, rash,...

Churg-Strauss syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/churg-strauss-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353765

Sep 20th, 2019 - Diagnosis No specific test can confirm Churg-Strauss syndrome. Because signs and symptoms are similar to those of other diseases, it can be difficult to diagnose. The early signs and symptoms, such as asthma and sinusitis, tend to be fairly commonplace, so a diagnosis might not be made until the inflammation has caused serious damage to organs and nerves. The 6 criteria The American College of ...

Asthma attack - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/asthma-attack/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354274

Aug 1st, 2019 - Diagnosis For adults and children over 5 years old, lung (pulmonary) function tests are used to check how well the lungs are working. Poor lung function is a sign that your asthma isn't well controlled. In some cases, lung function tests are also used in asthma emergencies to help your doctor understand the severity of an asthma attack or how well treatment is working. Lung function tests inclu...

Asthma attack - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/asthma-attack/symptoms-causes/syc-20354268

Aug 1st, 2019 - Overview During an asthma attack, also called an asthma exacerbation, the airways become swollen and inflamed. The muscles around the airways contract and the airways produce extra mucus, causing the breathing (bronchial) tubes to narrow. During an attack, you may cough, wheeze and have trouble breathing. Symptoms of a minor asthma attack get better with prompt home treatment. A severe asthma a...

Airplane ear - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/airplane-ear/symptoms-causes/syc-20351701

Jul 30th, 2019 - Overview Airplane ear (ear barotrauma) is the stress on your eardrum that occurs when the air pressure in your middle ear and the air pressure in the environment are out of balance. You might get airplane ear when on an airplane that's climbing after takeoff or descending for landing. Airplane ear is also called ear barotrauma, barotitis media or aerotitis media. Self-care steps — such as yawni...

Nasal polyps - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nasal-polyps/symptoms-causes/syc-20351888

Jul 10th, 2019 - Overview Nasal polyps Nasal polyps Nasal polyps are soft, noncancerous growths on the lining of your nose or sinuses. They often occur in groups, like grapes on a stem. Nasal polyps are soft, painless, noncancerous growths on the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses. They hang down like teardrops or grapes. They result from chronic inflammation and are associated with asthma, recurring infe...

Chronic cough - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-cough/symptoms-causes/syc-20351575

Jul 8th, 2019 - Overview A chronic cough is a cough that lasts eight weeks or longer in adults, or four weeks in children. A chronic cough is more than just an annoyance. A chronic cough can interrupt your sleep and leave you feeling exhausted. Severe cases of chronic cough can cause vomiting, lightheadedness and even rib fractures. While it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint the problem that's triggering ...

Central sleep apnea - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/central-sleep-apnea/symptoms-causes/syc-20352109

Jun 24th, 2019 - Overview Central sleep apnea is a disorder in which your breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. Central sleep apnea occurs because your brain doesn't send proper signals to the muscles that control your breathing. This condition is different from obstructive sleep apnea, in which you can't breathe normally because of upper airway obstruction. Central sleep apnea is less common than...

Central sleep apnea - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/central-sleep-apnea/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352114

Jun 24th, 2019 - Diagnosis Your doctor may make an evaluation based on your signs and symptoms or may refer you to a sleep specialist in a sleep disorder center. A sleep specialist can help you decide on your need for further evaluation. Such an evaluation often involves overnight monitoring of your breathing and other body functions during a sleep study called polysomnography. During polysomnography, you're co...

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hantavirus-pulmonary-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351844

Jun 11th, 2019 - Diagnosis Blood tests can reveal if your body has made antibodies to a hantavirus. Your doctor may order other laboratory tests to rule out other conditions with similar symptoms. Treatment Specific treatment options for hantavirus pulmonary syndrome are limited. But the prognosis improves with early recognition, immediate hospitalization and adequate support for breathing. Supportive therapy P...

Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hantavirus-pulmonary-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20351838

Jun 11th, 2019 - Overview Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome is an infectious disease characterized by flu-like symptoms that can progress rapidly to potentially life-threatening breathing problems. Several types of hantaviruses can cause hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. They are carried by several types of rodents, particularly the deer mouse. You become infected primarily by breathing air infected with hantaviruses ...

Obstructive sleep apnea - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/obstructive-sleep-apnea/symptoms-causes/syc-20352090

Jun 4th, 2019 - Overview Obstructive sleep apnea Obstructive sleep apnea Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles that support the soft tissues in your throat, such as your tongue and soft palate, temporarily relax. When these muscles relax, your airway is narrowed or closed, and breathing is momentarily cut off. Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder. It causes breathing to rep...

Obstructive sleep apnea - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/obstructive-sleep-apnea/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352095

Jun 4th, 2019 - Diagnosis To diagnose your condition, your doctor may make an evaluation based on your signs and symptoms, an examination, and tests. Your doctor may refer you to a sleep specialist in a sleep center for further evaluation. You'll have a physical examination, and your doctor will examine the back of your throat, mouth and nose for extra tissue or abnormalities. Your doctor may measure your neck...

Obstructive sleep apnea - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/obstructive-sleep-apnea/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20352098

Jun 4th, 2019 - Obstructive sleep apnea care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic doctors trained in sleep medicine work together to determine the most appropriate treatment for your condition. Doctors trained in lung and breathing conditions (pulmonologists), brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists), mental health conditions (psychiatrists), pediatrics, heart disease (cardiologists)...

Pet allergy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pet-allergy/symptoms-causes/syc-20352192

May 13th, 2019 - Overview Pet allergy is an allergic reaction to proteins found in an animal's skin cells, saliva or urine. Signs of pet allergy include those common to hay fever, such as sneezing and runny nose. Some people may also experience signs of asthma, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing. Most often, pet allergy is triggered by exposure to the dead flakes of skin (dander) a pet sheds. Any animal ...

Dust mite allergy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dust-mites/symptoms-causes/syc-20352173

May 6th, 2019 - Overview Dust mite allergy is an allergic reaction to tiny bugs that commonly live in house dust. Signs of dust mite allergy include those common to hay fever, such as sneezing and runny nose. Many people with dust mite allergy also experience signs of asthma, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing. Dust mites, close relatives of ticks and spiders, are too small to see without a microscope. ...

Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension
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Apr 25th, 2019 - What is chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)? The lungs and heart must exert pressure to move blood throughout the body. CTEPH is high blood pressure in the arteries in the pulmonary system (lungs) caused by clots in the blood vessels that last after at least 3 months on blood thinners. The clots typically leave scar tissue in the arteries. How common is chronic thromboembolic ...

Mold allergy - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mold-allergy/symptoms-causes/syc-20351519

Apr 2nd, 2019 - Overview If you have a mold allergy, your immune system overreacts when you breathe in mold spores. A mold allergy can make you cough, make your eyes itch and cause other symptoms that make you miserable. In some people, mold allergy is linked to asthma and exposure causes restricted breathing and other airway symptoms. If you have a mold allergy, the best defense is to reduce your exposure to ...

Childhood asthma - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/childhood-asthma/symptoms-causes/syc-20351507

Mar 19th, 2019 - Overview In childhood asthma, the lungs and airways become easily inflamed when exposed to certain triggers, such as inhaling pollen or catching a cold or other respiratory infection. Childhood asthma can cause bothersome daily symptoms that interfere with play, sports, school and sleep. In some children, unmanaged asthma can cause dangerous asthma attacks. Childhood asthma isn't a different di...

Childhood asthma - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/childhood-asthma/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351513

Mar 19th, 2019 - Diagnosis Asthma can be hard to diagnose. Your child's doctor will consider the symptoms and their frequency and your child's medical history. Your child might need tests to rule out other conditions and to identify the most likely cause of the symptoms. A number of childhood conditions can have symptoms similar to those caused by asthma. To complicate the issue further, these conditions also c...

Pneumothorax - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pneumothorax/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350372

Feb 27th, 2019 - Diagnosis A pneumothorax is generally diagnosed using a chest X-ray. In some cases, a computerized tomography (CT) scan may be needed to provide more-detailed images. Ultrasound imaging also may be used to identify a pneumothorax. More Information Chest X-rays CT scan Treatment The goal in treating a pneumothorax is to relieve the pressure on your lung, allowing it to re-expand. Depending on th...

Pneumothorax - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pneumothorax/symptoms-causes/syc-20350367

Feb 27th, 2019 - Overview Collapsed and normal lung Collapsed and normal lung In a collapsed lung, air from the lung leaks into the chest cavity. The example shown is a complete left pneumothorax. A pneumothorax (noo-moe-THOR-aks) is a collapsed lung. A pneumothorax occurs when air leaks into the space between your lung and chest wall. This air pushes on the outside of your lung and makes it collapse. Pneumotho...

Sarcoidosis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sarcoidosis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350363

Jan 29th, 2019 - Diagnosis Sarcoidosis can be difficult to diagnose because the disease often produces few signs and symptoms in its early stages. When symptoms do occur, they may mimic those of other disorders. Your doctor will likely start with a physical exam and discuss your symptoms. He or she will also listen carefully to your heart and lungs, check your lymph nodes for swelling, and examine any skin lesi...

Tuberculosis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tuberculosis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351256

Jan 29th, 2019 - Diagnosis During the physical exam, your doctor will check your lymph nodes for swelling and use a stethoscope to listen carefully to the sounds your lungs make while you breathe. The most commonly used diagnostic tool for tuberculosis is a simple skin test, though blood tests are becoming more commonplace. A small amount of a substance called PPD tuberculin is injected just below the skin of y...

Sarcoidosis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sarcoidosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20350358

Jan 29th, 2019 - Overview Sarcoidosis is a disease characterized by the growth of tiny collections of inflammatory cells (granulomas) in any part of your body — most commonly the lungs and lymph nodes. But it can also affect the eyes, skin, heart and other organs. The cause of sarcoidosis is unknown, but experts think it results from the body's immune system responding to an unknown substance. Some research sug...

Tuberculosis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tuberculosis/symptoms-causes/syc-20351250

Jan 29th, 2019 - Overview Tuberculosis (TB) is a potentially serious infectious disease that mainly affects your lungs. The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are spread from one person to another through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes. Once rare in developed countries, tuberculosis infections began increasing in 1985, partly because of the emergence of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS....

Selective IgA deficiency - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/selective-iga-deficiency/symptoms-causes/syc-20362236

Dec 20th, 2018 - Overview Selective IgA deficiency is an immune system condition in which you lack or don't have enough immunoglobulin A (IgA), a protein that fights infection (antibody). Most people with selective IgA deficiency don't have recurrent infections. However, some people who have IgA deficiency experience pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, allergies, asthma and diarrhea. Autoimmune disease...

Selective IgA deficiency - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/selective-iga-deficiency/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20450490

Dec 20th, 2018 - Treatment Most people with selective IgA deficiency don't need treatment unless they have frequent infections. In some cases, treatment may include a long course of antibiotics to help prevent an infection from returning. By Mayo Clinic Staff Selective IgA deficiency care at Mayo Clinic Request an Appointment at Mayo Clinic Symptoms & causesDoctors & departments Dec. 21, 2018 Print Share on: Fa...

Systemic capillary leak syndrome - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/systemic-capillary-leak-syndrome/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20449539

Dec 7th, 2018 - Treatment The cause of systemic capillary leak syndrome is unknown, and there's no known cure. Treatment during episodes aims to stabilize symptoms and prevent severe complications. The use of intravenous fluids must be monitored carefully. Monthly infusions of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) can help prevent future episodes. Preventive treatment with certain oral medications originally desig...

Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)
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Oct 22nd, 2018 - What is pulmonary hypertension (PH)? Pulmonary hypertension is a rare lung disorder in which the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs become narrowed, making it difficult for blood to flow through the vessels. As a result, the blood pressure in these arteries -- called pulmonary arteries -- rises far above normal levels. This abnormally high pressure strains the right ventricle...

Pulmonary Hypertension (PH)
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/6530-pulmonary-hypertension

Oct 22nd, 2018 - What is pulmonary hypertension (PH)? Pulmonary hypertension is a rare lung disorder in which the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs become narrowed, making it difficult for blood to flow through the vessels. As a result, the blood pressure in these arteries -- called pulmonary arteries -- rises far above normal levels. This abnormally high pressure strains the right ventricle...

Exercise-induced asthma - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/exercise-induced-asthma/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20372306

Oct 15th, 2018 - Diagnosis Spirometer Spirometer A spirometer is a diagnostic device that measures the amount of air you're able to breathe in and out and the time it takes you to exhale completely after you take a deep breath. In addition to asking questions about your symptoms, your doctor will conduct a medical exam. Doctors typically order tests to assess your lung function and rule out other conditions tha...

Exercise-induced asthma - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/exercise-induced-asthma/symptoms-causes/syc-20372300

Oct 15th, 2018 - Overview Exercised-induced asthma is a narrowing of the airways in the lungs triggered by strenuous exercise. It causes shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and other symptoms during or after exercise. The preferred term for this condition is exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (brong-koh-kun-STRIK-shun). This term is more accurate because the exercise induces narrowing of airways (bronchoc...

Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pediatric-sleep-apnea/symptoms-causes/syc-20376196

Sep 17th, 2018 - Overview Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which your child's breathing is partially or completely blocked repeatedly during sleep. The condition is due to narrowing or blockage of the upper airway during sleep. There are differences between pediatric obstructive sleep apnea and adult sleep apnea. While adults usually have daytime sleepiness, children are more likely to h...

Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pediatric-sleep-apnea/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20376206

Sep 17th, 2018 - Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team Mayo Clinic doctors who treat children for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea are pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists with extensive expertise in sleep medicine. Pediatric sleep services are offered through the Center for Sleep Medicine at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota. The center is fully accredited by t...

Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pediatric-sleep-apnea/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20376199

Sep 17th, 2018 - Diagnosis To diagnose pediatric sleep apnea, the doctor will review your child's symptoms and medical history and conduct a physical exam. He or she might order several tests to diagnose the condition. Tests might include: Polysomnogram. Doctors evaluate your child's condition during an overnight sleep study. This test uses sensors applied to the body to record brain wave activity, breathing pa...

Asthma - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/asthma/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20369660

Sep 12th, 2018 - Diagnosis Physical exam To rule out other possible conditions — such as a respiratory infection or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) — your doctor will do a physical exam and ask you questions about your signs and symptoms and about any other health problems. Tests to measure lung function You may also be given lung (pulmonary) function tests to determine how much air moves in and ou...

Asthma - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/asthma/symptoms-causes/syc-20369653

Sep 12th, 2018 - Overview Asthma attack Asthma attack If you have asthma, the inside walls of the airways in your lungs can become inflamed and swollen. In addition, membranes in your airway linings may secrete excess mucus. The result is an asthma attack. During an asthma attack, your narrowed airways make it harder to breathe and you may cough and wheeze. Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and...

Asthma - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/asthma/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20369666

Sep 12th, 2018 - Asthma care at Mayo Clinic Experience and expertise. The Allergic Diseases Research Laboratory at Mayo Clinic has spent decades researching the immune system and exploring the causes of asthma, with the goal of developing new treatments and eventually finding a cure. Cutting-edge medicine. Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers continually develop and test new treatments for asthma. Your doctor wi...

Atelectasis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/atelectasis/symptoms-causes/syc-20369684

Sep 4th, 2018 - Overview Atelectasis (at-uh-LEK-tuh-sis) is a complete or partial collapse of the entire lung or area (lobe) of the lung. It occurs when the tiny air sacs (alveoli) within the lung become deflated or possibly filled with alveolar fluid. Atelectasis is one of the most common breathing (respiratory) complications after surgery. It's also a possible complication of other respiratory problems, incl...

Atelectasis - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/atelectasis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20369688

Sep 4th, 2018 - Diagnosis A doctor's examination and plain chest X-ray may be all that is needed to diagnose atelectasis. However, other tests may be done to confirm the diagnosis or determine the type or severity of atelectasis. They include: CT scan. Since a CT is a more sensitive technique than an X-ray, it may sometimes help better detect the cause and type of atelectasis. Oximetry. This simple test uses a...

Tularemia - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tularemia/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20378639

Aug 28th, 2018 - Diagnosis Because it's rare and because it shares symptoms with other diseases, tularemia may be difficult to diagnose. Doctors may check for F. tularensis in a blood or sputum sample that's cultured to encourage the growth of the bacteria. Sometimes tularemia can be identified by antibodies to the bacteria in a sample of blood, but these only develop several weeks after infection. You're also ...