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Is there a correlation between alcohol and asthma?

Is there a correlation between alcohol and asthma?

Not directly: Some asthmatics are allergic to alcohol and drinking may exacerbate their asthma. Also, drinking is often done together with smoking - cigarettes and other substances, which is definitely bad for asthma! being under the influence may lower your threshold for avoiding triggers. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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How does drinking excessive amounts of alcohol affect asthma?

How does drinking excessive amounts of alcohol affect asthma?

There have been: reports of alcohol triggering asthma attacks. The major offenders were wines, especially red wines...it is theorized that the sulfite preservatives in wine or histamines from bacteria/yeast produced when alcohol ferments may be the culprits. So it seems to be the type of alcohol drunk more than the amount. However, perhaps only 1/3 of asthmatics reports any adverse effects from drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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Could an inhaler for asthma raise your blood alcohol level?

Could an inhaler for asthma raise your blood alcohol level?

No: There's no alcohol in an albuterol inhaler and even if there were there definitely wouldn't be enough to give a positive test. Even breath sprays that do have alcohol in them (Binaca) don't give a positive result 5 minutes after a spray. ...Read more

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I have asthma which isnt so bad but whenever i drink alcohol my chest feels heavy so my ? Is can asthma have something to do with this and why and how

I have asthma which isnt so bad but whenever i drink alcohol my chest feels heavy so my ? Is can asthma have something to do with this and why and how

Alcohol: Alcohol affects every part of the body, from brain, to liver, heart, kidneys, blood, skin, only to mention a few. Also, alcohol interferes with your asthma medications & make it difficult to control the attacks. ...Read more

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Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease" . Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.

Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease" . Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.

Mast cell activation: constellation of symptoms are worrisome for mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS = classic IGE to food or airborne particles, and now non-IGE mediated triggers of mast cells, such as alcohol, stress, hormonal .changes. Get evaluated by an allergy specialist who has expertise in mast cell activation, food $ drug allergy, hives, asthma. Avoid known triggers until evaluation. need epipen (epinephrine)? ...Read more

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My friend has diabetes n ashma n her blood it's thick. She smokes a fair bit n drinks alcohol. She complaints of fast n slow heart beats. Is this bad?

My friend has diabetes n ashma n her blood it's thick. She smokes a fair bit n drinks alcohol.  She complaints of fast n slow heart beats. Is this bad?

Unhealthy Female: In medicine we do not use the words "bad" or "good".. Your friend is very very unhealthy and her life is going to end at a point that is much shorter than it would if she made some drastic life style changes. ...Read more

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What asthma medicine is without side effects?

What asthma medicine is without side effects?

None: The side effects of asthma meds depend on their types. Albuterol can increase heart rate, cause shakiness; singulair (montelukast) may be related to mood changes; and inhaled steroid can potentially have small increase chances of diabetes, osteoporosis, cataracts. Overall, asthma medicines are very safe to take. But asthma itself can be dangerous. It is always a balance of benifit and risk. ...Read more

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What asthma medicine can I take without side effects?

What asthma medicine can I take without side effects?

Side effects...: Unfortunately, all medications have side effects, including asthma meds. See your doctor for the specific side effects of the meds prescribed to you. ...Read more

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What asthma medicine can I take without negative side effects?

What asthma medicine can I take without negative side effects?

See below: This depends on how you define "bad side effects". All medicines have side effect, some worse than others and depending on the individual. Thus, a testing period is usually done to see how one reacts to the medicines. See you doctor for more info. ...Read more

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What effects has people who are smoking on people who have asthma?

What effects has people who are smoking on people who have asthma?

Mild to Severe: Tobacco smoke is a known trigger for many ashtmatics. This can trigger episodes from mild to severe depending on the severity of the asthma. Best to avoid the smoke and other triggers www.Medac4u.Com. ...Read more

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