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Are there any pills that help emphysema?

Are there any pills that help emphysema?

Yes: The best medications for emphysema, or copd, are inhaled; however, there is a newly approved oral medication called Daliresp (roflumilast) that has been shown to decrease the number of COPD flares. This won't work when you are wheezing or short of breath, but it should reduce the number of flares you have by about 15%. Talk to your doctor to see if this is a good option for you. ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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Does smoking cigars make birth control pills not work?

Does smoking cigars make birth control pills not work?

No: It doesn't inactivate the pills, but it can give you emphysema and lung cancer Smoking is not a good idea under any circumstances. ...Read more

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Any birth control pills that don't cause melasma or acne?

Any birth control pills that don't cause melasma or acne?

No: All of the available birth control pills, to my knowledge, have varying degrees of estrogen or estrogen-like components and as such can contribute to the development of melasma (in conjunction with sun-exposure). ...Read more

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Is there any interaction between birth control (lutera) and medical marijuana use (smoking)?

Is there any interaction between birth control (lutera) and medical marijuana use (smoking)?

Probably not but...: Smoking marijuana has plenty of other negative physical and psychological consequences that may impair your judgement and decision making putting you at risk for STDs etc. You should use caution whenever an illicit drug is used with a prescription medication. ...Read more

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Are there any birth control pills that won't cause forms of reproductive cancers?

Are there any birth control pills that won't cause forms of reproductive cancers?

Yes: Birth control pills prevent ovarian and endometrial cancers. Cervical cancer is increased due to most pill users do not use condoms and are more at risk for hpv infection which can cause cervical cancer. There is a small increase in breast cancer with more than 10 years use, but these patients tend to have a much less aggressive form o breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can smoking these herbal cigarettes give you cancer, emphysema?

Can smoking these herbal cigarettes give you cancer, emphysema?

Unclear: Not enough information available yet, but why take the chance? There is no benefit and plenty of risk associated with putting any smoke in your lungs when you don't have to. Most smoke of any kind contains irritants and potential carcinogens so it becomes a matter of how much for how long to determine risk. ...Read more

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Are there any long term effects of taking birth control pills? Eg. Pregnancy

Are there any long term effects of taking birth control pills? Eg. Pregnancy

No: There are no long term effects from the use of oral contraception except a reduction in ovarian cancer risk which is beneficial. Once you stop the pill, your fertility will be what it was prior to its' use and pregnancy is again possible. Quite the contrary, if you stop taking the pill or use it sporadically, unintended pregnancy risk is higher. ...Read more

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Would smoking marijuana while taking birth control pills drastically increase risk for blood clots? I know cigarette smoking is not recommended.

Would smoking marijuana while taking birth control pills drastically increase risk for blood clots? I know cigarette smoking is not recommended.

Nobody knows: This isn't the place to discuss the cannabis laws or to compare the risks to those of alcohol. The world medical community mostly considers our harsh cannabis laws to be ill-advised. Nobody's documented that blood clots are a risk for cannabis smokers, and we'd probably know by now if it was. Still -- why use a "recreational substance" that makes people goofy? It's your choice. ...Read more

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I'm currently on a progestin-only birth control pill. Can i take saw palmetto extract supplements without any drug interference?

I'm currently on a progestin-only birth control pill. Can i take saw palmetto extract supplements without any drug interference?

None known: There aren't any known interactions between those two. But that may just be because no research has been done about this potential interaction. ...Read more

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Are there any risks with skipping your period through birthcontrol (ie taking active pills only)?

Are there any risks with skipping your period through birthcontrol (ie taking active pills only)?

Going off schedule: The placebo pills have no hormones in them, so it's ok to skip them. However, a pack of pills is for 4 weeks, not a calendar month. There are 13 packs used each year, not 12. If a woman can stay on schedule even if she skips the placebo pills, then it would be ok for her to skip them. For most women, it is easier to take one pill a day and not think about when to start the next pack of pills. ...Read more

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Is there any other way to regulate my period without taking birth control? Age 18 birth control pill used: sprintec

If : If you mean anything other than birth control pills, then yes there are other options. The NuvaRing is a good birth control method that can help regulate your periods. The ring is inserted at the start of you cycle, it stays in for three weeks, then is out for the last week. If you meant a natural method, then unfortunately there is nothing you can do other than maintain a healthy weight. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have pulmonary fibrosis from smoking I've smoked since age 11, are there any psychotropic meds that can benefit the lungs?

I have pulmonary fibrosis from smoking I've smoked since age 11, are there any psychotropic meds that can benefit the lungs?

Not to my knowledge: To my knowledge, psychotropic medications (for depression, bipolar mania, etc.) have no effect on lung function. They are designed to affect the nerve cells / in the central nervous system, & can have neurologic side effects that then affect other parts of the body (dry mouth, etc). There may be individual drugs with adverse lung effects, but nothing benefits. I feel for you: IPF is a tough diseas ...Read more

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Ending birth control pills. Will there be any lingering effects?

Ending birth control pills. Will there be any lingering effects?

Should not be: If you are planning to get pregnant, please wait 1-2 regular (non-pill) cycles before starting to try. Use backup (condom) protection for that interval. ...Read more

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R there any side effects of using emergency contraceptive pills ..... How frequently can we take these pills?

Bleeding: The most common side effects of emergency contraception is irregular bleeding for 1-2 months after taking. Most widely used emergency contraceptive formulations are Progesterone only & there is no nausea. Plan b for example. Only older formulas using estrogen and Progesterone cause nausea. In some cases birth control pills can be used at high dose as emergency contraception and will cause nausea. ...Read more

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Emphysema (Definition)

A group of lung diseases that block airflow and make ...Read more