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What is cardiac asthma along with cardiac asthma symptoms and causes?

Cardiac asthma should not be confused with bronchial asthma. Cardiac asthma is not asthma but is called cardiac asthma due to the symptoms of coughing or wheezing similar to bronchial asthma that occurs from heart failure. Another symptom of cardiac asthma that may mimic asthma is shortness of breath. Cardiac asthma is caused from excess fluid buildup in the lungs and airways as a result of heart failure. It is mainly caused by congestive heart failure or pulmonary edema. Bronchial asthma does not have anything to do with fluid buildup; it is a restriction of airways due to inflammation.

Cardiac asthma can be overwhelming to deal with if not properly learned about cardiac asthma. Being unclear of what may indicate cardiac asthma or how to treat it can often lead to questions like those answered below by Experts.

If an individual has bronchial asthma and is taking the correct medicines to control it why would there be wheezing when lying down?

Bronchial asthma is not typically associated with wheezing when lying down but is a symptom of cardiac asthma. Cardiac asthma occurs when there is an insufficient pumping of the body’s blood by the heart. Cardiac asthma can cause wheezing when in a lying position or even after exertion. Cardiac asthma can be caused by congestive heart failure or pulmonary edema and should be checked out.

What would cause fluid to fill the lungs after back surgery and cause that person to have symptoms of asthma?

Fluid may fill up the lungs during surgery due to the fact that the heart is not properly pumping blood to the body. This malfunction is called congestive heart failure. Congestive heart failure can lead to difficulty in breathing and this difficulty is called cardiac asthma not to be confused with bronchial asthma. The symptoms of cardiac asthma and bronchial asthma can be similar but cardiac asthma has to do with the fluid buildup due to heart failure versus bronchial asthma that is a restriction of the airways.

What might cause a person with asthma and GERD to experience wheezing when lying down but pneumonia tested negative?

Bronchial asthma or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) do not typically have the symptom of wheezing when lying down. This symptom is most often associated with cardiac asthma if pneumonia is not present. An ultrasound of the heart can be given to diagnose more definitively.

What could causes pain below the breast bone, feeling of fullness but no appetite, burping, and shortness of breath with little exertion?

Acid reflux can cause symptoms of chest pain, no appetite, burping, and shortness of breath. If there is also a history of breathing difficulties when walking then cardiac asthma should be checked. Cardiac asthma is caused by congestive heart failure or pulmonary edema. Testing can be done such as echocardiogram to rule out cardiac asthma.

Being up to date and knowledgeable about cardiac asthma can be beneficial when faced with cardiac asthma questions. Experts can help answer if cardiac asthma is treatable or if cardiac asthma is infectious. Get the answers to what cardiac asthma is or what causes cardiac asthma by asking an Expert today.
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