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Does Asthma Medication Affect Your Penis
I take l-argenine for improved blood flow to the penis and it works! It aggravates my mild asthma some, but I tolerate it. Is it ok to keep taking?
Not a good idea: Endogenous nitric oxide (NO) is involved in the pathogenesis of asthma and can lead to inflammation and contraction of the airways. NO is actually produced by the metabolism of L-arginine. So if you are supplementing with this substance, you could in theory increase the NO in your body leading to worsening asthma symptoms. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/arginine/safety/hrb-20058733 ...Read more
Numbness of the left arm, heavy feeling in chest, pain in lower left side of pelvis. No previous diagnosis of asthma. What could be happening?
Which med?: Need to know which medications you have tried and for how long? First we need to make sure that you indeed have asthma instead of other entities such as vocal cord dysfunction. We need to know if there are other conditions such as GERD or sinusitis. Consider consulting with an allergist. ...Read more
I have asthma but don't use any meds. When I take a deep breath I feel a mild discomfort in my chest. Do I need medications?
I have an inhaler and I don't want to take medication. I'm 17 and I was wondering if there is another natural way to get rid of asthma?
Beware: Asthma is quite variable from person to person and within a single person has periods of more or less symptoms. You may have mild asthma and be able to get by ignoring mild events. However, asthma is also a stealth disease. It can sneak up and go into a big attack that is life threatening. The frequency of sudden death in asthma remains relatively constant in spite of progress in treatment. ...Read more
Is there any breathing techniques I can learn to learn how to exhale fully? I'm 27 and have asthma. I don't take any medication. I'm not exhaling out.
Yes: Pulmonary rehab is helpful to learn how to strengthen respiratory muscles but a 27 year old should have sufficient muscle strength in this area. Asthma is a disease where the airways narrow or go into spasm causing airway obstruction. The obstruction is more noticeable upon exhalation. ...Read more
What are the key factors of asthma in a 4 yr old? I don't want to out him on unnecessary medication.
Check out these: Links. Minimize his exposure to dust, pollens, smoke and other triggering factors. Ask questions from his pediatrician and allergist. Take care and god bless u! http://m.kidshealth. Org/kid/asthma_basics/what/asthma.html. Http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2010/04/06/managing-your-childs-asthma-with-natural-medicine. Aspx#! ...Read more
I am 33 years old men and I have puberty of asthma when I was 10 yrs now I don't have facial hair? What is the medication of late facial hair?
Facial Hair: Unfortunately you may not be able to have facial hair. It is thought that up to 20% of men do not have hair follicles and cannot grow facial hair. ...Read more
Asthma question I'm a 33 years old caucasian female. I've had undiagnosed asthma since 1998. They diagnosed it in 2009. The doctor said it wasn't bad enoough for medication. I exercise and bike for 2 hours every day without any problem. I cough every day
That: That isn't normal to have yellow phlegm after exercising. If you smoke then please stop. Please see your doctor or a pulmonologist for a complete evaluation of your asthma. If you had worse secretions, green sputum, fever, or shortness of breath, then you would have to go to the er. ...Read more
If your attacks are not regular and occur infrequent, you may only require a "rescue" inhaler. If they are frequent you may need a "controller" type. It would be up to your physician after taking your history and some non-invasive tests to determine which may be best for you.
Good luck. ...Read more
Nsaids?: Some asthmatics have Aspirin and other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug sensitivities; you may be one of these unfortunates. See your pulmonologist or allergist for assessment - you may be started on high dose Aspirin or placed on strict avoidance regimens depending on your risk profile. In the meanwhile, avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, or similar drugs. ...Read more
What would happen if someone took asthma medication for a month and did not have asthma after all?
I already had 6 days cough, and I still don't get better even I'm taking medications and im afraid it triggers my asthma if can't be treated. Help!?
It may trigger!:
Good evening, juliean
respiratory infections can trigger an asthma attack. Most respiratory infections are due to some viral infections, in which case you will get better without any antibiotics. Bacterial infections which require an antibiotic usually make you feel feverish. An aggressive treatment of symptoms of asthma such as use of inhalers may prevent triggering an asthma attack. ...Read more
It's the weekend, should I go to the emergency room? I have been having severe asthma attacks in the morning. I don't take any medication because it has always been very mild, but the past few weeks it has become increasingly worse and this morning I alm
Not for control.: There are no maintenance medications for asthma that are administered iv. A few acute care meds are given IV and could be administered via picc, but that would only occur when you asthma is not well controlled. Better to use inhaled medications to keep asthma well controlled and stay out of trouble. ...Read more
Most are OK:
I feel your concern is about the inhaler steroids used as a controller. For the most part, very little of the drug is inhaled into your blood stream and eventually in your breast milk. If you are concerned, please discuss your questions with your child's pediatrician.
Good Luck. ...Read more
Risk of dying: I am not sure why you are opposed to asthma medications or taking them, or why you would not want to take medications to get over a flare of asthma. Theophyline in tea is a natural medication for asthma, but its use usually requires monitoring blood levels to avoid toxicity. Inhaled steroids and albuterol are both safe and effective, and generic forms are available if cost is an issue. ...Read more
Yes: In general, yes but not all people with asthma responds to QVar which is an inhaled steroid. The major side effects are hoarseness and thrush at the throat area which can be mostly prevented by using an aerochamber and gargling with water after each treatment session. Large doses in young children may resulted in around 1/2 inch of loss in eventual height. ...Read more
Continue running: If you and your physician have determined that you have exercise induced asthma, you may choose to use your rescue inhaler prior to running. Don;t do this without first talking it over with your physician. Surprisingly many elite athletes- including marathoners- have exercise induced asthma so don't stop running. ...Read more
Control allergies: Patients with allergies and asthma can have tiredness as a common symptom. Sleep patterns can be disrupted and some older antihistamines cause a lot of drowsiness. Take non-sedating antihistamines, keep your allergies and asthma under good control and get a good nights rest. Some people get allergic "shiners" under their eyes when their allergies are not well controlled. ...Read more
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