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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?

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

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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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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?

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?

IF this is new, seek: Help in an ED. Very unlikely to be a heart attack unless you take cocaine or have a congenital condition, but chest pain with arm numbness is nothing to fool around with. Could be blood clot, collapsed lung, lots of things. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Asthma medication isn’t working I have tried 5 different things?

Asthma medication isn’t working I have tried 5 different things?

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

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What are the asthma medications a diabetic person shouldn't take?

What are the asthma medications a diabetic person shouldn't take?

Steroids...: ...Can interfere with glycemic control in diabetics, but they can also be life savers in people with asthma. ...Read more

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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 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?

Hard to answer: To be sure you should be tested with a spirometer. If you have infrequent or no "asthma attacks" you may not need any medications. But just to make sure, get tested and work with your physician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Does anybody know good preventive medications for asthma that don't have a lot of side effects?

Low dose inh steroid: Low dose inhaled corticosteroids are very safe; if you brush your teeth afterwards there may be no side effects. ...Read more

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What are the key factors of asthma in a 4 yr old? I don't want to out him on unnecessary medication.

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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Best medication to treat asthma.

Best medication to treat asthma.

Inhaled Steroids: Inhaled steroids are the first meds to add after a rescue inhaler like salmeterol. Best to see a specialist. ...Read more

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What are the best asthma medications out there?

Depends: 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

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My asthma worsens whenever I take pain medication. Why?

My asthma worsens whenever I take pain medication. Why?

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

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What would happen if someone took asthma medication for a month and did not have asthma after all?

What would happen if someone took asthma medication for a month and did not have asthma after all?

Little if anything: Common day asthma medications work by assisting the bodies own efforts to remain stable. It uses variations of chemical messengers that the body make normally. A few days or weeks of use would have minimal effect. ...Read more

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What new medications are used for treating asthma?

What new medications are used for treating asthma?

Variety: The bottom line is the same, as far as licensed medications. For prevention we have inhaled corticosteroids. In a variety of brands and devices. If you have an allergic component and meet certain criteria, you may qualify for an injection treatment (Xolair). ...Read more

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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!?

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

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Is tilade (nedocromil) asthma medication?

Is tilade (nedocromil) asthma medication?

Yes...: Tilade (nedocromil) is an asthma medication, especially effective for asthmatics with allergic triggers. ...Read more

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What's tilade (nedocromil) asthma medication?

What's tilade (nedocromil) asthma medication?

Nedocromil: Tilade (nedocromil) is the brand name for inhaled Nedocromil which was used to treat asthma but as it was less effective than inhaled corticosteroids, e.g. Flovent, asmanex, qvar, etc. It's popularity fell and it stopped being sold in the us in june 2010. ...Read more

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Can medications for asthma treatment be administered via picc line?

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

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What happens if you take narcotic pain medication while you have asthma?

Usually nothing: Most opioid pain medications will not effect your asthma directly, however some opioids (such as morphine) can cause histamine release which could trigger an asthma attack. ...Read more

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Please tell me what asthma medication are safe to take while breastfeeding?

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.
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Does anyone know how to get over an asthma attack without taking any medication?

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

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Is QVAR and effective control medication for asthma management? Side effects please?

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

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How can I become symptom free from asthma without using inhalers or any other medications?

Asthma: Persistent asthma means the airways in the lungs are inflamed. While avoiding allergens and other triggers may help, most people require medication to prevent and control symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have asthma, how can I control it while running what medication is the best?

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

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How can I better my alertness and looks on days when I take multiple allergy/asthma medications?

How can I better my alertness and looks on days when I take multiple allergy/asthma medications?

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