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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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Panic (Definition)

Panic is a psychological and somatic state of anxiety usually involving extreme fear, characterized by symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid pounding heartbeat, sometimes dizziness or light-headedness, tunnel vision, a sense of unreality, and a feeling of needing to escape from ...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, (fexofenadine) clalaritin, xyrtec. ...Read more

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

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

Possibly.: Allergic inflammation and its effect on alertness can certainly affect anxiety. Claritin (loratadine) is less likely, but also possible. You should definitely discuss all this with your psychiatrist or psychologist to help prevent panic attacks. ...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 asthma cause tension headache, anxiety and panic attacks at the same time? And what is the connection to food allergy? "chocolate cause headache"

Can asthma cause tension headache, anxiety and panic attacks at the same time? And what is the connection to food allergy? "chocolate cause headache"

Asthma symptoms: If asthma is not controlled and you continue to have difficulty breathing, it is a yes. Not able to breath well can cause anxiety, heart race or panic attack, and headache. Most of the time asthma is related to environmental allergies in the us. Having one allergic disease give to a risk of getting another one including food allergy. Chocolate, tea, coffee contain caffeine ; can cause headache. ...Read more

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Musculoskeletal tension, poor posture, rounded shoulders, panic attacks, anxiety, asthma, & allergies has caused my chest to tighten & restrict lungs.

Musculoskeletal tension, poor posture, rounded shoulders, panic attacks, anxiety, asthma, & allergies has caused my chest to tighten & restrict lungs.

Too many things: You have mentioned many things, and I am sorry you are suffering with them. For your lungs to feel restricted and be tight however, asthma and allergies (exacerbated by anxiety) seem to be the only pertinent conditions to look at for an explanation. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is a panic attack? 

What is a panic attack? 

Panic: Sudden onset of apprehension and fear, accompanied by physical symptom as sweating, dizziness, heart racing, rapid breathing, sense of urgency, etc. No clear trigger can be identified. ...Read more

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What cause panic attack?

What cause panic attack?

Interpretation: Your interpretation of the situation your are in as well as the symptoms you are feeling can lead to a panic attack. Breathing changes are also a factor. ...Read more

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How do I stop panic attacks?

How do I stop panic attacks?

Several ways : Panic attacks can be just that-panic attacks. Or it could be issues with heart irregularities, mitral valve insufficiency for instance. When do they occur & under what circumstances, or are they random?Does exercise trigger them? Are they associated with any medication you may be taking, adhd meds for instance? Answering these questions with your physician will then determine correct treatment. ...Read more

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What is a panic attack like?

What is a panic attack like?

Panic attacks often: Last 2 to 10 mins. Sx’s can include: sense of severe anxiety or panic, chest tightness or pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins ; needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills ; heavy perspiration. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint ; physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going crazy, they are out of control or that. ...Read more

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Tell me about panic attacks?

A panic attack is : due to anxiety. Panic attacks sxs: Anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; they usually peak w/i 10 mins. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Panic Attack (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