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Blow to the chest cause asthma ?

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I was involved in a car accident 3 years ago, I suffered a blow to the chest from air bag. I'm short, so I was close to the wheel. I was cleared at the hospital. Could this have caused me to have asthma? Or something along those lines. I have noticed the symptoms over the years but I think they're at their worst now because I'm actually noticing them more. I randomly get chest tightness, and its difficult to breath. It's gotten to the point where I have to take a second and focus on breathing because I struggle to get a full breath. It feels really scary. This happens even when I'm not doing much activity other than normal daily routine.

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replied September 7th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Asthma is something you cannot miss. There are many good tests which can specifically tell if there is any level of severity of asthma even mild to moderate. With your trauma history few years back, I would say it is anxiety and stress causing you to panic and that panic attack presents like it is something related to asthma . However , there is no harm to get evaluated for any underlying pulmonary Pathology otherwise some pain Killers and reassurance is all you need.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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