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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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read more
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 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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers