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What are the causes of asthma attacks?

What are the causes of asthma attacks?

Many: Virus infection, exertion, air pollution, allergens, weather change, tobacco smoke, and even stress. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Might somebody have asthma and not have asthma attacks?

Might somebody have asthma and not have asthma attacks?

Yes: Asthma symptoms are cough, wheeze, chest tightness and shortness of breath. These symptoms can range from mild to severe. A person doesn't have to have an attack, the symptoms could be rather mild and intermittent. An allergist or pulmonologist can assess a persons asthma and determine the severity, control and best treatment approach. ...Read more

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Asthma attacks in the night help!?

Very common: Night attacks of asthma are common. If they occur with some frequency (more than once weekly, your physician may prescribe a "controller" inhaler of cortisone. Additionally, dust mites are a common cause of attacks. Make sure your mattress in in a plastic barrier type cover. And your bedroom is as free from dust collectors (rugs, stuffed animals, etc) as possible. An air cleaner may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Could asthma attacks just go away?

Could asthma attacks just go away?

Lifestyle change: Avoid all milk products since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation. Also avoid grains, lentils. Consume veggies, flesh foods, olive oil. Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day and taking a good probiotic (not yogurt) help reduce inflammation Yoga breathing exercises 10-30 min/day help too. This may help avoid the need for meds ...Read more

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Could anger trigger asthma attacks?

Could anger trigger asthma attacks?

Not typical: Anger may cause an increase in anxiety which could mimic asthma. Sometimes strong emotions may also cause a histamine release which could flare certain asthma symptoms. Recommend control asthma and temper. ...Read more

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My family thinks i fake asthma attacks?

My family thinks i fake asthma attacks?

?: If you have bee tested and confirmed that you have asthma, i don;t see their reasoning. However, attacks not only can be caused by the usual animal dander, dust mites, etc but emotional swings can also cause attacks. Crying, laughing, shock, etc can also cause attracks. If these are causing your attacks, it is easy to see why they feel this way. You all should talk this over with your physician. ...Read more

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How to deal with constant asthma attacks?

Many controller meds: There are many medications available to control asthma symptoms. I recommend that you see your local provider. ...Read more

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Can people usually survive asthma attacks?

Can people usually survive asthma attacks?

Yes: People with asthma frequently have attacks (unfortunately) but, death from asthma is uncommon. There are now less than 5000 deaths per year from asthma in the U.S. But an ever increasing number of people with asthma needing to use the er. There are several risk factors for death from asthma---not taking your asthma medication as directed is just one! ...Read more

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What to do for my daughters asthma attacks?

Event plan: Asthma can usually be controlled if you develop a plan that deals with daily needs and recognizes pre-event signs before they trigger an attack.A good evaluation by your pcp with a written out plan if needed will control most.It usually incorporates a daily maintenance medication and symptom observation with added meds if coughing or wheezing appears. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have asthma but without attacks?

Asthma: Asthma can be mild and subtle and some people only feel it when they exercise or if they have an upper respiratory infection. They may not develop an attack but feel pressure and shortness of breath that limit their physical abilities. ...Read more