My daughter called me yesterday. She has been having breathing problems and was sent by her primary care physician to a cardiologist. They did a stress test, found no problems with her heart and suggested that she go to a pulmonary specialist as they feel her problem is “Rails” (I don’t know the spelling, but that is how it sounded).
Has any one heard of this ‘disease’? They told her that it can come about after having bronchitis, and that is is different than asthma.
Asthma runs in our family, I have it and so does my daughter’s daughter.
My daughter is a runner, she runs approximately 3 miles a day (in about 23 mins). She had a few problems in high school, but her problems recently began when she changed offices at work. Seems there is a ‘mold’ problem in the new building, and I believe that that is what is causing her problems.
Has anyone heard of anything called “Rails?” or something like that, that is a pulmonary problem? I went to Web MD, but couldn’t find anything, (perhaps because I don’t know how it is spelled). My daughter (who is 28 yrs old) didn’t think to ask any questions about it, and her health insurance isn’t the best so all these trips are costing her big time. She got the impression that it isn’t serious, and is considering not pursuing it, though her breathing problems are not going away.
I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks for listening.