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Can asthma cause a lung to collapse?

However, if asthma is left untreated, the chronic inflammation associated with this disease can cause the airway obstruction to become fixed! ! Any Suggestions here?

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  1. Alicia Reply:

    The severity and symptoms of hyperinflated lungs will also be determined by age Most cases of hyperinflation of the lung are caused by either asthma or emphysema. A pneumothorax, or collapsed lung, is a condition that occurs when air Source:http://www.ehow.com/about_5122191_causes-hyperinflated-lungs.html

  2. Ailene Reply:

    A collapsed lung most often occurs in hospitalized patients undergoing certain procedures and people who experience chest trauma. Certain lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and cystic fibrosis, incr

  3. Magaly Reply:

    … by persons with a lung disease; the most common cause of recurrent wheezing is asthma attacks, though it can also be a symptom of lung cancer. … of deflated alveoli, as occurs in some diseases that lead to collapse of parts of the lungs.

  4. Dean Reply:

    Smoking Tobacco Source:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_might_cause_a_collapsed_lung

  5. Star Reply:

    A collapsed lung most often occurs in hospitalized patients undergoing certain procedures and people who experience chest trauma. Certain lung diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and cystic fibrosis, incr… Source:http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111101181622AAQjRpB

  6. Francis Reply:

    A collapsed lung happens when you have some sort of trauma to the lung area. One is a stab wound or a gun shot, any kind or trauma is the main cause. Some times an infection like pneumonia can cause it as well. There has also been cases whe… Source:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/what_causes_a_collapsed_lung

  7. Tamera Reply:

    Changes in humidity is always bad for asthma, running or not! And running, out in the open with dust and fumes all around you?? You are killing yourself! I cant speak for collapsed lungs but I can tell you that asthma ultimately affects your heart as you grow older! So take care of your asthma now, make your heart stronger by doing cardio exercises your other lung can take! My wife was asthmatic! It affected her heart leading to her death to cardiac arrest after an evening of asthma attack!

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