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Could anorexia have a part in an asthma attack?

Could anorexia have a part in an asthma attack?

Not directly: Anorexia nervosa has not been associated with causing or inciting asthma attacks, but certainly a patient suffering from both is vulnerable to the consequences of asthma. Late stage anorexia often results in arrhythmias, dilated cardiomyopathy, and etc, making death from an asthma attack more likely. Further, i doubt an anorexic would take Prednisone willingly, again worsening risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder in which a person refuses to maintain a normal body weight, has a fear of being fat, and significantly misperceives their body weight or shape. People with anorexia tend to be female (about 90%). Patients are unaware that their preoccupation with weight is abnormal. They tend to see their low weight as an achievement, which limits ...Read more


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Could you tell me what happens if you call an ambulance for an asthma attack?

Could you tell me what happens if you call an ambulance for an asthma attack?

Help: Advanced life support medics will provide supplemental oxygen and nebulizer treatments with albuterol (+/-atrovent), possibly steroid dose and possibly Epinephrine injection. They may assist the breathing of the patient as well, depending on how severely ill he/she is on arrival. Then transport patient to er. ...Read more

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If you are sleeping and you wake up and have an asthma attack, what could have caused that?

Night: Asthma attacks are known to happen at 4 am due to increase bronchial tone at night. You should consider taking your asthma control medication regularly and keep albuterol inh at bedside. If you have these night time symptoms regularly please d/w your physician, . ...Read more

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Could consuming somethin really cold like ice help to stop or prevent an asthma attack?

Not really: If you are having symptoms due to an asthma flare up, the best strategy would be to use a rescue inhaler/nebulization treatment such as albuterol for quick relief of symptoms. If you continue to have frequent symptoms that recur more than 2 times per week or have frequent night-time symptoms, then you may also require a daily controller medication such as inhaled steroids as well. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Could i die if I have an asthma attack and i fall asleep?

Could i die if I have an asthma attack and i fall asleep?

Yes/No: Most people will not sleep during a severe asthma attack. Yes asthma can be fatal if a severe attack. One may fall asleep if the carbon dioxide goes up and you fatigue your muscles. Rare but can happen. Maintain good asthma control. ...Read more

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Could an asthma attack get worse after a day of exposure to dust mites?

Possibly....: If an asthmatic has a dust allergy, then a day of exposure to dust mites could lead to an asthma exacerbation. And, if an asthma exacerbation is already underway, then exposure to dust mites in a sensitive asthmatic could certainly worsen the exacerbation. ...Read more

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What is a aspirated asthma attack

What is a aspirated asthma attack

Asthma attack: You're probably talking about an asthma attack caused by aspiration. This means inhaling something that should have been swallowed like food or stomach contents. This could set off an asthma attack. Aspiration can happen with people with swallowing difficulties such as with a stroke or when someone is intoxicated. ...Read more

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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