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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

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 nighttime 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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Can roach droppings trigger asthma attack?

Yes: Cockroach allergy is a major trigger for asthmatics that are sensitized to cockroach allergen. ...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 an 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 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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Please explain what happens during an asthma attack.?

Please explain what happens during an asthma attack.?

Inflammation!!: Although an emotional reaction can precipitate bronchospasm, asthma is caused by a chronic inflammation of the airways. This is possibly due to allergy but there are other causes. Increases in inflammation can cause the release of inflammatory mediators that result in bronchospasm with cough, wheeze and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Please, can you describe the primary signs of an asthma attack?

Cough and more: The major signs/symptoms of an asthma are cough, wheezing (especially on expiration), shortness of breath and chest tightness. These especially occur at night, with colds, around smoke or allergens and with exercise. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an asthma attack, especially in a child?

What are the symptoms of an asthma attack, especially in a child?

Many: Cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, pain with breathing, flaring of nose, use of muscles in the neck to breathe, retraction of the muscles between the ribs and under the rib cage.
In many young children it is simply persistent cough. ...Read more

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For how many months should be continued the medications for asthma attack?

It depends: You need to discuss this with your health care provider. It depends upon the severity of your asthma and what medications you are taking. The standard treatment for persistent asthma is an inhaled steroid used daily with a bronchodilator as a rescue inhaler. If you have persistent asthma you will probably need to take an inhaled steroid indefinitely.If you asthma is mild you may be able to stop it ...Read more

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What is an aspirated asthma attack

What is an 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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How can you prevent the asthma attack?

Preventive therapy: The best strategy to prevent asthma attacks is to use an anti-inflammatory medicine on a daily basis as preventive therapy. It will help suppress airway inflammation (which is the root cause of asthma) & prevent symptoms worsening to the point where you have an asthma attack. There is a wide spectrum of asthma severity & you may need different strength of meds based on yr symptoms & pfts. ...Read more

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Is it possible to induce an asthma attack?

Is it possible to induce an asthma attack?

Yes: Some physicians used to test for asthma with what is called a methacholine or histamine challenge test. These chemicals when inhaled in an asthmatic would cause bronchoconstriction of the airways at lower levels of the drugs than non-asthmatics. This is not done much (maybe not at all) anymore. Now asthma is generally diagnosed through clinical means — history and symptoms and reactions. ...Read more

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Will an epi-pen be used for an asthma attack?

Not Really: This is for severe allergic asthma attack with anaphylactic shock. For routine asthma attack not really. ...Read more

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I have allergen asthma attack is bad, , whatis ido?

You go to the ER: A "bad asthma" attack is best managed by lots of albuterol and by calling 911 or going to the nearest emergency room. Once stabilized, consider effective asthma maintenance treatment consisting of ltra, laba, anti-histamines and steroids. The allergen should be identified and avoided. Your doctor may have to enlist the assistance of a pulmonologist or immunologist to best manage your asthma. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Asthma Exacerbation In Children (Definition)

A condition in which a person's airways become inflamed, narrow and swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Anorexia Nervosa (Definition)

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