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A 31-year-old male asked:

can panic attacks (not just anxiety) occur non-stop?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Shouldn't: Usually a panic attack peaks within 10 minutes and then symptoms begin to subside (with possible on-going anxiety). Although there are some people who have experienced multiple daily panic attacks - the active phase should not be continuous.
Dr. Herbert Popolow
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Yes: The more panic attacks you have the more likely you'll continue to have them. They are almost never life-threatening. Find a psychotherapist who specializes in cognitive- behavioral psychotherapy, a proven effective treatment. It;s likely you are exaggerating the physical harm in your mind.

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How can I prevent an asthma attacks?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Several Methods: Prevention and long-term control includes avoiding triggers of asthma, such as allergens, smoking and infections. Sometimes daily medicines such as inhaled bronchodilators, steroids, or oral leukotriene inhibitors singularly or in combination are necessary to prevent asthma.For this type of therapy, consult your doctor.
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If I had a heart attack, what is the likelihood that I will not survive?

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Dependends on risk: Survival likelihood depends on the extent of their heart attack and the health and age of the patient. One commonly used tools to calculate likelihood of dying considers age, history of diabetes, high blood pressure, or angina, evidence of heart failure, severity of attack, weight, and timing of therapy. Risk of dying within 30 days with mid-high score is 1-36%. After 30 days, it's 1-17% for 1 yr.
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Can alcoholism contribute to a heart attack?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: While limited alcohol consumption may help reduce risk for heart attack, higher intake seems to increase the risk. In someone with alcoholism though, no alcohol intake is recommended. More alcohol consumption is also associated with high blood pressure, stomach and liver problems, and also a number of cancers.
A 51-year-old member asked:

Why do paramedics use defibrillators with a heart attack patient?

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Dr. Latisha Smith
Wound care 38 years experience
Restore heart rhythm: During a heart attack the heart tissues are starved for oxygen. When this happens the heart rhythm deteriorates and instead of beating the heart muscle fibrillates- sort of wiggles- instead of contracting as a unit. This is called ventricular fibrillation. Delivering a jolt of electricity to the heart interrupts the wiggles and allows the heart muscle to resume normal contractions.
A 48-year-old member asked:

If someone stopped breathing during an asthma attack what would the doctors do for them?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
VEry Dangerous: If one were to stop breathing during an asthma attack then very aggressive invasive procedures would be done to save that persons life. Most likely that person would be inutubated, have a breathing tube placed in their airway, so that they could be mechanically ventilated. Depending upon others clinical conditions of pt more maneuvers would be done as well.

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