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Anorexia & adult onset asthma. Won't take prednisone Albuterol triggers migraine Palpitations Dizzy Short of breath Exhausted Chest pain Stomach pain ?

Anorexia & adult onset asthma. Won't take prednisone Albuterol triggers migraine Palpitations Dizzy Short of breath Exhausted Chest pain Stomach pain ?

Dyspnea, Chest pain: 55 year old lady with anorexia. Anorexia is a life threatening condition. What you may think is adult onset asthma could be the serious repercussions of malnutrition. It's not your fault, anorexia affects many people in our society. However, I would highly recommend that you get medical attention immediately, it may save your life. ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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Losing weight. On steroid for asthma. Hurt myself lifting boxes. Mild mid-abdomen rt side pain on exam. Dr said steroid will help it too. What's it?

Losing weight. On steroid for asthma. Hurt myself lifting boxes. Mild mid-abdomen rt side pain on exam. Dr said steroid will help it too. What's it?

Muscle strain: The usual tx for a muscle strain (oral meds) is a non-steroidal anti inflammatory drug (nsaid). Prednisone is a steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. This would be the logic of it working in your injury. Of course wet warm soaks , etc wouldn't be out of the question either. ...Read more

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My child often has reduced breath sounds (mid, lower), with pain& bloated abdomen. Clear cxr. Besides asthma, what could cause be? Min. Change albuter

My child often has reduced breath sounds (mid, lower), with pain& bloated abdomen. Clear cxr. Besides asthma, what could cause be? Min. Change albuter

Look at diet: Bloating makes me think that perhaps there are some food intolerances....If this child is older than one...Consider adding probiotics (like culturelle) and removing dairy and gluten form the diet. You may want to discuss this further with your doctor. I also suggest a chinese medicine evaluation as I have great success with this in my patients. ...Read more

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What does it mean for a hyperaerated lung to press on the abdomen, is it dangerous for person to refuse an inhaler meant for an exercise induce asthma?

What does it mean for a hyperaerated lung to press on the abdomen, is it dangerous for person to refuse an inhaler meant for an exercise induce asthma?

Air can't get out: With asthma, patients get "hyperareated lungs", meaning there is much air trapped in the lungs because the patients cannot easily breathe out the air. It is dangerous when there is way too much air trapped in the lungs. It is not dangerous when the asthma is mild, but sometimes the mild asthma can turn into dangerous asthma over a few hours. We use the same inhalers for different types of asthma. ...Read more

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5 year old, no history asthma or allergy, no parasites. Eosinophils in June were 2.26. Test done two weeks ago were 1.35. Reactive nodes in abdomen, same as in July. Repeat bloods in 4 weeks. Ideas? Thanks

5 year old, no history asthma or allergy, no parasites. Eosinophils in June were 2.26. Test done two weeks ago were 1.35. Reactive nodes in abdomen, same as in July. Repeat bloods in 4 weeks. Ideas? Thanks

Not sure: why is testing being done? Eosin count of wbc diff in range you state not in abnl range for child. Reactive abdominal nodes? Assuming CT scan of abdomen done, but why? Best to follow closely with your child's treating provider and pose your questions to her/him. This forum too limited to try and answer your question well. Sorry unable to help much. ...Read more

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27female, fever ranging 99-102 36hr, headache, allergies , asthma &pain in left upper abdomen when I breath in full breath. Should I go to a doctor?

27female, fever ranging 99-102 36hr, headache, allergies , asthma &pain in left upper abdomen when I breath in full breath. Should I go to a doctor?

Yes: Please see your doctor. Fever, upper abd pain and asthma symptoms are not a good combination. You may need treatment for asthma or even pneumonia or both. The abdominal pain can be related to chest symptoms. ...Read more

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5 years boy, born premature, history of asthma, taking high dose cortison, recently comlaining of abdominal pain, fever for 2 months, weight loss?

5 years boy, born premature, history of asthma, taking high dose cortison, recently comlaining of abdominal pain, fever for 2 months, weight loss?

See doctor ASAP: Your child appears to be in great danger, see your pediatrician asap, the severity of the asthma indicates that he should be under care of a board-certified pediatric allergist. Do not delay. ...Read more

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My sons ige levels are 167and also has enlarged lymph nodes in his abdominal area he has no allergies or asthma and no one can seem to tell me what's?

My sons ige levels are 167and also has enlarged lymph nodes in his abdominal area he has no allergies or asthma and no one can seem to tell me what's?

Symptoms?: By themselves, these test results are not at all concerning. The total IgE level is slightly elevated, but well within "normal" range as this fluctuates for persons with and without clinically significant allergy. Lymph nodes also fluctuate in size depending on immune system activity and other factors. If he has specific symptoms, that could help us point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Hospital diagnosed me with asthma attack, bronchitis, and abdominal aortic aneurism, class today should stay at home while on prednisone for 3 days?

Hospital diagnosed me with asthma attack, bronchitis, and abdominal aortic aneurism, class today should  stay at home while on prednisone for 3 days?

Aneurysm??: If a 19 yo was diagnosed with an aneurysm much more information is needed. You should ask your doctor about the asthma and bronchitis, your ability to go to school depends on how stable you are. ...Read more

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54 year-old woman with a history of migraines and Raynaud, gets diagnosed with ischemic colitis, coronary artery spasms, and asthma during this.....?

54 year-old woman with a history of migraines and Raynaud, gets diagnosed with ischemic colitis, coronary artery spasms, and asthma during this.....?

Need to follow data: For this case we need to know the ANA and subsets, cardiolipins, lupus anticoagulant, Beta 2 glycoprotein but I would have expected that the workup at Cleveland Clinic would have covered this if you saw a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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21 year-old woman with acute onset of New Daily Persistent Headaches a year ago, unresponsive to the various prescription medications, but.....?

21 year-old woman with acute onset of New Daily Persistent Headaches a year ago, unresponsive to the various prescription medications, but.....?

Chronic Headaches: The first important thing to do is to start a journal about timing, duration, frequency, things that improve or worsen the episodes, a medical history and a record of what does and does not work to relieve the pain. A good neurologist should be able to help you make lifestyle and diet adjustments to reduce the potential for stress and triggers of more headaches in the future. ...Read more

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Why do I get a stomach ache while using asthma medication?

Why do I get a stomach ache while using asthma medication?

Depends on the med: A person can get stomache aches from various medicines, not just asthma meds. He can bring all his meds to his doctor to plan a way to figure out which one(s) is causing the stomach ache. Prednisone can be strong on the stomach lining and cause tummy aches, so a person taking Prednisone for asthma can have stomach symptoms. Also, tummy aches can occur just "coincidentally" with taking medications. ...Read more

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I have asthma and i feel like I have a knot in the middle of my stomach is that a normal symptom from that? I also feel like warm flashes?

I have asthma and i feel like I have a knot in the middle of my stomach is that a normal symptom from that? I also feel like warm flashes?

Gastritis: Asthma, gastritis, and sinusitis can all trigger activity of the vagus nerve which controls bronchial secretions, nasal secretions and stomach acid. It is suggested to treat the stomach acid and control the asthma. The warm flashes can be due to activity of the vagus nerve or fever from bronchial infection. ...Read more

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Can you have stomach pains when you have asthma?

Can you have stomach pains when you have asthma?

Yes: During an asthma exacerbation, your abdominal muscles are being overworked in an attempts to help you breathe. Therefore, you may have pain from this type of muscle strain. Also, if the exacerbation is complicated by pneumonia, pneumomediastinum, etc., then you could have referred pain into your abdomen. If you are a well controlled, asymptomatic asthmatic, the pain is not likely from asthma. ...Read more

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How long am i required to treat asthma with salmon cod liver oil?

How long am i required to treat asthma with salmon cod liver oil?

Never start: You might as well plant an owl feather in the backyard on a full moon. There is NO VALUE in such a treatment. ...Read more

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Fever bet 101 & 103 for 2 day cough very bad stomach hurtsfrom coughing pain / sore back lung area. Coughing makes pain worse. I Have COPD n asthma.

You definitely need: to be examined by your doctor. This may be a virus, even the flu, but you should be checked for pneumonia/bronchitis. Since you have COPD and asthma, it is even more important that you get examined so that you can be treated properly. ...Read more

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Can poorly or mildly controlled asthma cause one to chest breathe instead of stomach/diaphragmatic breathe?

Asthma: Asthma can be caused by allergy, infections, gerd and many other factors often in combination. To better control asthma look and control the causes - don't just focus on the wheezing. A good pulmonologist can help sort this out for you. ...Read more