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Can Coffee Affect Bronchitis
Terribly negative: Smoking often triggers asthma and may lead to emphysema and chronic obstructive lung disease (copd). It also makes your airways (lungs) less responsive to inhaled cortisone. The american lung association has advice on smoking cessation and you may check with your local hospital re. Such a program. Can you name me one thing good about tobacco related to health? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does drinking a lot of caffeinated beverages affect glaucoma and does having sinus congestion affect glaucoma?
Probably not: There is a temporary increase in the eye pressure to a small degree from the ingestion of a large volume of liquid until the kidney gets rid of it. The caffeine does not alter the fluid relationships in the eye and so is not a problem. Sinus congestion is an independent problem and unrelated to eye pressure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't smoke: Smoke of all kinds is a potent trigger of inflammation in the respiratory tract. It will worsen asthma, allergies and sinus disease. Smoke will make you prone to infections because it paralyzes the cilia or microscopic hairs that help to clear infections from the lungs and sinuses. Smoke may also increase the likelihood of getting allergic to new things in the environment. Don't smoke! ...Read more
CHOOSE YOUR POISON !: Marijuana smoke contains bronchial irritants. Inhalation with marijuana is more prolonged & deeper than with tobacco. Higher combustion temperatures are reached because it is smoked to a shorter butt. This leads to a carboxyhemoglobin concentration that is 5 x ^ than tobacco. 3 x more tar is inhaled. Prolonged use of cannabis can lead to airway inflammation, wheezing & ^ in sputum production. ...Read more
How does caffeine affect rheumatoid arthritis? Can drinking coffee (other common drugs) cause or aggravate rheumatoid arthritis?
YEs it can: Many asthmatics are what is caused atopic ( allergy based attacks). Allergies to roses, hay-fever, pollen, etc can cause attacks. If it is that serious a problem, discuss getting allergy injections with your physician. Remember to keep your rescue inhaler with you and if on a controller- use it ! good luck. ...Read more
Inflammation...: Acute bronchitis in caused by an infection in the airways that produces airway inflammation. In chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, the inflammation is caused by cigarette smoke (usually!). Because of the inflammation, patients develop a cough. The common factor is airway inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic sinusitis: chronic sinusitis saps strength and energy through its impact on sleep, with drainage, discharge, coughing, sneezing, and mouth breathing The medications often prescribed or of OTC variety also can be very sedating, despite "nonsedating" labels. Finally, fatigue has emerged as a better predictor of sinusitis than even headache and pressure. ...Read more
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