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Are there any potential threats from bronchoconstriction?

Are there any potential threats from bronchoconstriction?

Stop breathing: Bronchoconstriction, or narrowing of the airways due to swelling and/or spasm, decreases airflow into the lungs, and increases the effort needed to get that air in. This combination of stresses lowers the oxygen level, and if severe enough, a person can become weak, confused, collapse from exhaustion or even stop breathing altogether. This is how people can even die from an asthma attack. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Bronchoconstriction (Definition)

Bronchconstriction is the constriction of the airways in the lungsdue to the tightening of the surrounding smooth muscle which causes cough, wheezing ...Read more


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Are there any medical dangers resulting from a seizure?

Are there any medical dangers resulting from a seizure?

Yes: Could be injured by falling or coming into contact with machinery, could fracture a bone or vertebra, could in very rare situations aspirate food or liquid if occurred during a meal. But it is rare to suffocate during a seizure. Biggest risk is likely sudep, sudden death in sleep, but, most of these folks had inadequate medication. ...Read more

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Are there any serious potential complications of urticaria and angioedema?

Are there any serious potential complications of urticaria and angioedema?

Depends on cause: The risk of severe laryngeal swelling or throat swelling depends on the cause of your hives and swelling. This risk can be high in food/ drug allergy but may be low some chronic hive disorder. An accurate diagnosis can help stratify risk. ...Read more

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Are there any known complications from ercp?

Are there any known complications from ercp?

Yes: The most common complication associated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the development of pancreatitis after the procedure. This complication occurs in about 5% of people who undergo the procedure. Other complications include damage to the intestines, bleeding, and problems with the contrast dye or anesthesia used. ...Read more

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Are there any known bad side effects or death from smoking marijuana?

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Are there any known bad side effects or death from smoking marijuana?

Lung cancer & psych: Long-term effects of marijuana use include lung cancer (since marijuana smoking, like cigarette smoking, includes tar), dental problems, and the development/exacerbation of psychosis. On the short-term though, there is no significant mortality due to marijuana use and no deaths from marijuana overdose have ever been reported. ...Read more

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Are there any dangerous side-effects from cervical traction?

Are there any dangerous side-effects from cervical traction?

There can be: Be careful. Some conditions are known to respond to traction others do not. Theoretically the side effects of traction may include paralysis and death obviously these are incredibly rare but talk to your physician first. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects or risks to treatment of legal blindness?

Are there any side effects or risks to treatment of legal blindness?

Always : There are always side effects from treatment for any condition. It would probably be best to discuss the specific risks and benefits of your proposed treatment with your physician. Some forms of legal blindness are treatable while others, unfortunately, are not. ...Read more

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Are there any risks from taking anti-depressants?

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Are there any risks from taking anti-depressants?

AD's.: Side-effects, withdrawal if stopped abruptly, taking too much, & inconsistent compliance. Also, if prescribed for bipolar mood disorders they may trigger mania. ...Read more

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Can there be any known side effects of electronic cigarettes besides nicotine?

Can there be any known side effects of electronic cigarettes besides nicotine?

That's the problem: Tobacco companies producing e-cigs have not had to do any research because courts ruled that it is just another kind of cigarette, and the fda has no jurisdiction. The propellant is propylene glycol, which is in an oil. What this does when inhaled is simply unknown in humans. The additives, flavorings, preservatives and whatever else is in them also have not been studied. We simply cannot say now. ...Read more

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Are there any long-term consequences of gerd?

Are there any long-term consequences of gerd?

Yes: Esophageal strictures (narrowing of the esophagus) and esophageal cancer are some of the potential long term consequences of gerd. ...Read more

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Are there any risks from e-cigs ?

Are there any risks from e-cigs ?

See below: Risks are not completely known though one study has vbulletin shown that it has helped people quit smoking, saying that, it should not really replace smoking permanently but as a tool to help somebody quit. ...Read more

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Are there any possible negative effects of eye dilation?

Are there any possible negative effects of eye dilation?

Light sensitivity: The principal one is sensitivity to light as the dilated pupil allows more light to enter the eye. Dilation commonly disturbs the focus, especially at near. Rarely in older far sighted people, dilation can induce a type of glaucoma. ...Read more

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Are there any major side effects from statins?

Are there any major side effects from statins?

Yes: The most common side effects from statins include 1) myalgia and increased CPK from skeletal muscle and 2) elevated liver function tests reflecting liver inflammation. A vast majority of these side effects are benign. There have been instances of severe skeletal muscle damage or severe liver damage but these episodes are very unusual. ...Read more

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Are there any dangerous side effects from toremifene?

Are there any dangerous side effects from toremifene?

Yes: The following site provides an extensive list of side effects for toremifene, some mild-moderate, others more serious, such as blood clots (thromboemboli) in legs/lungs, increased risk of endometrial cancer, damage to fetus, etc. http://upmc.com/patients-visitors/education/cancer-chemo/pages/toremifene-citrate.aspx. ...Read more

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Are there any emotional side effects to narcotics?

Are there any emotional side effects to narcotics?

Depression is common: Long-term use of opioids in the treatment of pain can cause depression. It is important for you to let your physician know that you are experiencing this important side effect, especially since uncontrolled depression can make pain worse. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects from velashape? What kinds of risks and side effects are possible from velashape? .

Are there any side effects from velashape? What kinds of risks and side effects are possible from velashape?

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Can hurt: The most common side effect is bruising and it only lasts for a few days. There is a chance for scabbing or blistering and it usually occurs for people with very loose skin. That isn't very common and it can be prevented by lowering the level of the energy delivered to the skin. The redness and swelling after the treatment is normal and it usually lasts for a couple of hours. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects from methadone?

Are there any side effects from methadone?

Yes: All opioids cause nausea, itching, sedation, confusion, constipation, hormone depletion, depression, loss of libido, also possibly hyperalgesia (paradoxical increase in pain). Methadone is unique in changing heart rhythms at higher doses that can cause sudden cardiac dearh. ...Read more

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Are there any complications from coccydnia?

Are there any complications from coccydnia?

Watch for this: If you have a lot hair in this area, your "coccydnia" can be confused with a pilonidal cyst. This is an abscess that requires surgical drainage. If your diagnosis was from the web instead of from a doctor, you should see a doctor. The cause of coccydnia can be unknown, but some known causes require immediate attention depending on the severity of the pain. ...Read more