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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. 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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Could eating sushi cause an asthma attack?

Could eating sushi cause an asthma attack?

Sure: If you are allergic to fish, or some ingredient in one of the rolls, or there is a perfumed customer next to you... ...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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Can plants cause asthma attack?

Asthma: If you are allergic to pollen yes you can have asthma from certain pollenating plants, see an allergist and determine what your triggers are to know what to avoid. ...Read more

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What can trigger an asthma attack?

What can trigger an asthma attack?

Many things: Anything from cold air to animal dander to anything you may have allergies to. The best thing is to get tested by your physician. If necessary an allergist or pulmonologist may be needed. ...Read more

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What to do during an asthma attack?

What to do during an asthma attack?

Rescue inhaler: A rescue inhaler (ie albuterol) is probably the best choice. If attacks are frequent and/or severe, an "asthma action plan" should be developed between you and your physician. This will spell out exactly what steps are to be taken. ...Read more

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Can I almost have an asthma attack?

Can I almost have an asthma attack?

Almost?: Shortness of breath does not necessarily mean asthma. Many people get this but do not have asthma. To make sure, get tested by your physician- its easy. Good luck. ...Read more

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How badly could an asthma attack be?

How badly could an asthma attack be?

It can be bad: Asthma is a chronic airway inflammatory disease and can present with acute attack of asthma which can be mild, moderate or severe Patients with Asthma often carry resque inhalers with them and are trained to use them when they get an acute attack and some acute attacks are so severe that those patients end up admitted to hospital for treatment Most can be and are controlled at home these days ...Read more

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What happens after a severe asthma attack?

Sometimes nothing: Unlike copd, after an asthma attack the person's lung function goes back to normal depending on the person's severity level. ...Read more

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Can a asthma attack get cured on its own?

Possibly: If the problem is from exposure to an allergen, it will eventually subside in several hours if it didn't kill you. This would be true for exercise as well. As for cure, there is no cure for asthma as yet even though we can usually control it. ...Read more

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What can you do if you have an asthma attack?

What can you do if you have an asthma attack?

Depends: If you are a known asthmatic you should have an asthma action plan from your caregiver that outlines how you should approach an asthma attack. Typically it includes the use of a short acting beta agonist like albuterol and systemic steroids if severe enough. ...Read more

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How does a person feel during an asthma attack?

Depends: This would obviously be related the the individual patient's perceptions. But generally speaking, one feels short of breath, is working harder to get a full breath, often feels very anxious, is scared and depending on the severity of the attack and were the treatment is going, the patient might be sleepy, lethargic or worse as the attack proceeds if the meds are not working. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Asthma Exacerbation In Children (Definition)

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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

An emotional disorder characterized by an obsessive desire to lose weight by refusing to ...Read more