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Alcohol Effects To 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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
I have asthma which isn't 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 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)?
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.
Symptoms...: Asthma is characterized by recurrent episodes of wheezing, shortness of breath and cough due to bronchospasm and airway inflammation. Between episodes most asthmatics are symptom-free. There are effective meds to treat the exacerbations. If your symptoms are severe during an episode, go to the er for treatment. Refrain from smoking to minimize the airway inflammation.See 2 more doctor answers
ADVAIR DISKUS: Combination of inhaled corticosteroid and salmeterol, along acting beta2-agonist are used in asthma and copd.Possible se may increase death from asthma patients. COPD has increase risk of pneumonia. Other se are allergic reactions, increase bp, tremor, glaucoma and cataracts, slow grouth in children.See 1 more doctor answer
Side effects: Yes. Long acting bronchodilators should not be taken alone as they can be dangerous. Inhaled steroids can cause yeast infections and hoarsness. Bronchodilators sometimes cause shakiness and extra heart beats. There are other possible side effects as well but in general aerobid and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) as examples are well tolerated over a long time and preferable to the alternative, which is having asthma a.
Possibly: There is a normal decrease in lung function with age. Untreated asthma can worsen the decline in function. Asthma can be sneaky, slowly getting worse over time. You make think it's mild, but you're doing less and less without realizing it. I would recommend routine follow up and lung function testing.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Humid air and upright position.Get a more detailed answer ›
Low dose inh steroid: Low dose inhaled corticosteroids are very safe; if you brush your teeth afterwards there may be no side effects.
Can you grow out of asthma? I smoke and am around allergies often but with no effects on my " asthma" I was diagnosed with 12 years ago.
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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