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Asthma Attack Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Panic Attacks: Relax: If you are experiencing a panic attack, sit down in a safe place and focus on deep breathing slowly and regularly. Try just that for a few minutes. Consider a combination of treatments if you experience them often: medications such as ssris (avoid benzodiazepines except for emergency situations), learn relaxation techniques, ejercise daily, sleep well and avoid alcohol and caffeine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek support: Look into getting some psychological help along with medical attention. A molar pregnancy can be devastating whether or not you are wanting to be pregnant. The good news is that there is effective treatment out there for panic attacks. You need to take the time to get yourself individual help. Seek support. Best wishes. ...Read more
Normal?: Normal is such a complex and dangerous and comforting word all wrapped in 2 syllables. More information is needed to consider your situation. A physician can visit with you, take a full history, perform an exam, and then talk about what it might be. Have you seen a GI doctor yet? They are the kings and queens of gerd when there is any complexity. ...Read more
Do panic attacks cause pulmonary hypertension? Or could pulmonary hypertension cause panic attacks?
No and yes: Panic attacks, while frightening cannot cause any disease themselves. Pulmonary hypertension is a chronic heart/lung disease which develops over years. Any disease process which causes shortness of breath can trigger panic attacks in people who are prone. Panic attacks are an inappropriate triggering of the system which helps us recognize when we are in danger, so shortness of breath can trip it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually none: In otherwise young healthy individuals (no heart disease) the increased heart rate that can occur during an asthma attack or be related to treating an asthma attack (albuterol inhaler), will resolve on its own and not lead to heart problems. If the heartbeat, is irregular (skipping beats), associated with palpitations or greater than 180 beats per minutes, a heart doctor should be involved. ...Read more
???: Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Aspiration can occur due to reflux from the stomach. To aspirate (medically) is to inhale (fluid or a foreign body) into the bronchi and lungs, often after vomiting. ...Read more
Asthma vs panic: Asthma attacks are due to allergic triggers setting off an inflammatory response in the lungs, narrowing breathing pathways. Panic attacks are due to emotional triggers, often associated with hyperventilation and a feeling of difficulty breathing. They are also associated with dizziness and numbness and tingling of the extremities and around the mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Rheumatic fever (rf) is casued by a bacterial infection (streptococcus) and can cause heart valve problems. Asthma is a condition of the lungs and airway obstruction and spasm. However, if heart valves are affected by rf, then they can leak and cause symptoms that mimic asthma. This condition of commonly referred to as cardiac asthma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic ; Anxiety: I agree with dr. Burns that asthma can certainly develop secondary to gerd. However, physical sensations can be especially alarming to people who are prone to anxiety. This does not mean that gerd "causes" the anxiety or panic attacks -- your system is just extremely fine-tuned to physical sensation. This triggers your oversensitive system to react with anxiety. Cbt can help anxiety a lot! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is dextromethorphan safe? I have anxiety disorder, hypertension, pre-diabetic, and history of heart attack.
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