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What makes GERD symptoms worse?

What makes GERD symptoms worse?

See below: Eating within 3 hours of bedtime, overating, meals high in fat, tomatoes, spicy foods, nicotine, chocolate, peppermint, and alcohol can all make gerd worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Can cinnamon make asthma symptoms worse?

Can cinnamon make asthma symptoms worse?

Possbly: Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis to a variety of spices have been reported and usually affect adults. In a french study, allergy to spices was estimated to account for approximately 2 percent of adults with food allergic reactions, and was rare in children. If you have asthma symptoms with cinnamon then i would avoid this spice. ...Read more

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Which panic attack symptoms do you get cause mine are getting worse?

Which panic attack symptoms do you get cause mine are getting worse?

See list: Panic attacks can develop rapidly and can include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache, shaking; difficulty swallowing or throat tightness;>>. ...Read more

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Can ibs-c symptoms get worse overtime or untreated/suspected sibo symptoms get worse overtime?

Can ibs-c symptoms get worse overtime or untreated/suspected sibo symptoms get worse overtime?

It's possible: The bacteria in your gut actually 'train' your immune system. An imbalance (sibo) can leave your immune system reacting inappropriately (too little or too much) to foods, infections, stressors, etc. Work with an integrative or functional medicine doctor to address this and keep track of any foods that make you feel worse. Elimination diets and appropriate pre- and probiotics can help. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies make asthma worse?

Can seasonal allergies make asthma worse?

Yes: Yes, seasonal allergies can definitely make your asthma worse, especially if you have IgE or allergic induced asthma. Make sure your allergies and asthma are both well controlled with daily nasal sprays and inhaled sprays. Maximizing control of both upper and lower airways will keep you from progressing to a full blown exacerbation. See Allergist for further workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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Abdominal symptoms getting worse means you might have appendicitis?

Abdominal symptoms getting worse means you might have appendicitis?

See your doctor: Appendicitis starts with a vague abdominal pain and may be associated with nausea and vomiting. Appendicitis does not get better on its own -- usually it will get worse and the pain will start to localize often to the right lower portion of the abdomen. But don't be fooled -- sometimes a sick appendix ruptures giving temporary relief. This is still an emergency! better to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can CHF make my asthma worse?

Can CHF make my asthma worse?

Yes, possible: Either due to the condition itself, if decompensated heart failure, symptoms can mimic/exacerbate asthma, or due to medicines used to manage heart failure as beta blockers, need to follow up closely with your doctor and go through the list of medicines, symptoms and triggers, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Could allergy shots make allergy symptoms worse?

Could allergy shots make allergy symptoms worse?

Sometimes: Occasionally allergy shots can exacerbate allergy symptoms especially if symptoms are severe or you are sick. This is why allergy shot should be given in doctors office. ...Read more

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Does stress make meniere's symptoms worse? 

Does stress make meniere's symptoms worse? 

Meniere's syndrome: Yes, stress and other factors can make meniere's worse. A good ENT can help. Janet callahan at mgh in boston is an expert in treating this. ...Read more

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Could fibromyalgia symptoms become worse with time?

Could fibromyalgia symptoms become worse with time?

Depends: Fibromyalgia can also get better with time. Talk to your doctor or rheumatologist about treatment options including medications, physical therapy and cbt and sleep. ...Read more

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Can humidity make asthma worse?

Can humidity make asthma worse?

Yes: Each asthmatic patient is unique in some respects.Thus for some, increased humidity is a problem . Discuss this with your doctor if this applies to you and be prepared to have a medication plan. ...Read more

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Could a humidifier make your allergy symptoms worse?

Could a humidifier make your allergy symptoms worse?

Yep: Humidifiers are great devices to use unless they are not properly maintained. They should be regularly cleaned and water should be changed daily to prevent mold/mildew which can make allergy worse. ...Read more

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Do asthma symptoms get better or get worse then a thunderstorm rolls in?

Do asthma symptoms get better or get worse then a thunderstorm rolls in?

Depends: There has been report that thunderstorm often triggers asthma exacerbation presumably related to the increase mold count (alternaria) it generates. The question is less clear for those who are not allergic to this mold. I am unaware of any report finding that this improves asthma. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w bacterial infection (sore throat & flu sympt) Cough is getting worse (times) and now chest and upper back pain. Doesn't feel like asthma.

Diagnosed w bacterial infection (sore throat & flu sympt) Cough is getting worse (times) and now chest and upper back pain. Doesn't  feel like asthma.

Mgt/workup: Since you have had a bacterial or flu like illness, the cough may be a result of bronchitis, pneumonia or inflammation of the lung/lining of the lung. I would suggest a pulmonary function test if it does not improve within three weeks. ...Read more

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Is asthma related to getting chronic bronchitis?

Is asthma related to getting chronic bronchitis?

No....: Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, usually caused by smoking. Unless the asthmatic is also a smoker, they are not at increased risk of developing chronic bronchitis. ...Read more

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Nasal/Chest congestion, constant cough and white foamy sputum which gets worse at night/after eating , Diagnosed viral tracheitis, i think its worse?

Nasal/Chest congestion, constant cough and white foamy sputum which gets worse at night/after eating , Diagnosed viral tracheitis, i think its worse?

Determine the cause: Depending on the cause, the treatment can be given. A majority of chronic coughs can be associated with 1.Asthma 2.Post nasal drip 3. Acid reflux. For more acute conditions such as what you describe, should be explored in greater detail with a physician who will also perform a physician exam. ...Read more

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Ive had a severe cough for 5 days. Chest pain andbody aches. No nasal congestion. Symptoms getting worse. Could I have bronchitis or walking pneumonia?

Ive had a severe cough for 5 days. Chest pain andbody aches. No nasal congestion. Symptoms getting worse. Could I have bronchitis or walking pneumonia?

Possibly BOTH: You must be examined and if needed, get a chest xray. DO NOT IGNORE THESE SYMPTOMS!!- GO DIRECTLY TO THE ER OR UC CLINIC ...Read more

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Why does cough from bronchitis get worse at night?

Why does cough from bronchitis get worse at night?

Many reasons: Most likely due to humidity, position, temperature changes; can be d/t environment changes (@ home not work) and allergens present; can be meds wearing off from earlier in day. Should discuss w/your dr to see how to best manage symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...Read more