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How do you differentiate between COPD and asthma? Can stress on top of asthma, allergies, and panic attacks cause copd? I have trouble exhaling fully.

How do you differentiate between COPD and asthma? Can stress on top of asthma, allergies, and panic attacks cause copd? I have trouble exhaling fully.

Reversibility: Asthma and COPD overlap however asthma shows reversible pft changes where the changes with COPD are more fixed. In addition COPD is a disease mostly of older people who have been smokers, asthma can affect anyone including young people and is often associated with a hx of allergies. In some patients the tow disease coexist. Stress/anxiety make both worse but do not "cause" copd. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more


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I have tightness in my throat and it's not that bad but I can't tell if it is a allergies or panic attacks?

I have tightness in my throat  and it's not that bad but I can't tell if it is a allergies or panic attacks?

Well: If it is allergies then you would likely have other allergy symptoms such as itching of the throat, nose or eyes, sneezing, runny nose, nasal stuffiness. Do you have problems with anxiety? Are you under a lot of stress right now? I would see your doctor for evaluation and to get the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Which food allergies can cause panic attacks?

Which food allergies can cause panic attacks?

Allergy panic: Having any severe allergic reaction can be anxiety provoking and result in a panic attack in the susceptible person. Allergic reactions can cause increased heart rate, heaviness in the throat or chest, shortness of breath, and a feeling of unwellness. These symptoms are similar to those found in panic attacks. Usually people will also have hives, itchy, rash, and skin flushing as well. ...Read more

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What are some good pills to take for pollen allergies? I have anxiety and panic attacks i don't know if the pills trigger anxiety.

What are some good pills to take for pollen allergies? I have anxiety and panic attacks i don't know if the pills trigger anxiety.

Pollen allergies: There a variety of third generation anti histamines which can be purchased over the counter. Thay are allegra, clalaritin, xyrtec. ...Read more

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Emts thought my allergy induced asthma attack was a panic attack, could this be true?

Emts thought my allergy induced asthma attack was a panic attack, could this be true?

Maybe: Did you have a thorough medical assessment ? There could sometimes be a mix of symptoms. Since there may be some overlap in sxs - a concentrated eval is the best way to distinguish. ...Read more

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Can allergies and claritin make anxiety worse? I almost had a panic attack this morning.

Can allergies and claritin make anxiety worse? I almost had a panic attack this morning.

Possibly.: Allergic inflammation and its effect on alertness can certainly affect anxiety. Claritin is less likely, but also possible. You should definitely discuss all this with your psychiatrist or psychologist to help prevent panic attacks. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Panic Attacks (Definition)

Panic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder in which someone has repeated attacks of intense fear that something bad will occur when not expected. The person lives in fear that ...Read more