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Are onions good for asthma patients to eat?

Are onions good for asthma patients to eat?

No: Never heard of onion used as a treatment of anything. Even vampires are not afraid of it. ...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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Can cats cause/contribute to former asthma patients?

Depends.....: Although there can be long, symptom-free intervals, asthma is an incurable disease so there are no "former asthma patients". Cats can contribute to asthma exacerbations in a patient with asthma and a cat allergy. An allergist can determine if an asthmatic is allergic to cats and, if so, can recommend treatments. ...Read more

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Do freezing temperatures make it better or worse for an asthma patient?

Do freezing temperatures make it better or worse for an asthma patient?

Depends: Asthma attacks are triggered by cold air in some patients. Others who may be sensitive to pollen would have an easier time with no plants in bloom. ...Read more

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Is it possible for asthma patients to be prescribed more than one relief medication?

Is it possible for asthma patients to be prescribed more than one relief medication?

Yes: Asthma is an inflammatory airway disease that occasionally causes reversible obstruction of the airway. Immediate relief is necessary for reversal of obstruction but anti-inflammatory agents are used to control inflammation of the airway. Key to control of asthma is control of inflammation to prevent airway remodeling hence need for chronic polypharmacy / immnuotherapy. ...Read more

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Do you recommend a bronchoscopy for asthma patients?

Depends : Bronchoscopy is an useful tool to answer some clinical questions . In the context of asthma it is useful to answer questions such as difficult to control asthma , unexplained and difficult to control cough . These are some of the indications. In highly selected patients bronchial thermoplasty ( via a bronchoscope ) is a procedure that is offered to aid in control of very severe persistent asthma. ...Read more

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I am an asthma patient. One of my friend suggested yoga will help to control asthma. Is it true?

I am an asthma patient. One of my friend suggested yoga will help to control asthma. Is it true?

Won't hurt: There have been many non-traditional treatments proposed for asthma. This includes yoga, accupuncture, chiropractic manipulation, etc. These are in general unproven and controversial, primarily because there have not been good scientific studies to show benefit compared to placebo. I think yoga is excellent and perhaps the calming and centering nature of yoga can help a person feel better. ...Read more

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Does asthma affect my body weight? Or is it impossible for asthma patients to gain weight? If possible, what would be a recommended diet for us?

Does asthma affect my body weight? Or is it impossible for asthma patients  to gain weight? If possible, what  would be a recommended diet for us?

Yes: It can. Poorly controlled asthma can lead to weight loss and poor health in general. Patients with asthma do well with regular diet, but proper management of their asthma is also very important. ...Read more

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Are there increased risks with botox injections for migraines in patients that have asthma?

Are there increased risks with botox injections for migraines in patients that have asthma?

Unlikely: You should discuss this with your doctor but it would be unusual for just the asthma association to increase any risks. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Education (Definition)

Is a form of learning, in which knowledge, skills & habits of people are transferred from 1 generation to the next through teaching, training or research . It has effect on the way one thinks, feels & acts. It is derived from the latin word meaning to ...Read more