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Herbs That Exacerbate Asthma
Not really: None at least that have proven effective. The best way to prevent asthma attacks is to avoid any known triggers for your child's asthma. If your child is having nighttime symptoms or using their rescue inhaler (like albuterol) more than a couple times a week see your doctor. Your child may need to be on stronger medications. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No, but don't help: Benzos won't exacerbate the underlying medical condition, but because they tend to cause suppression of the respiratory center in the brain, they can make it harder for your body to respond optimally to it's internal compensatory mechanisms as well as to to medications. ...Read more
Since smoking lowers C3 levels, wouldn't smoking make certain autoimmune conditions worse...Because some autoimmune diseases lower c3?
Coping with anxiety can be a challenge and often requires making lifestyle changes: There aren't any diet changes that can cure anxiety, but watching what you eat may help. Try these steps: Eat a breakfast that includes some protein. , Eat complex carbohydrates. , Drink plenty of water. , Limit or avoid alcohol. , Limit or avoid caffeine. , Pay attention to food sensitivities. , Try to eat healthy, balanced meals. . Changes to your diet may make some difference to your general mood or sense of well-being, but they're not a substitute for treatment. If your anxiety is severe or interferes with your day-to-day activities or enjoyment of life, you may need counseling (psychotherapy), medication or other treatment. ...Read more
Can certain foods cause a full-blown asthma attack; not, however an Ige-mediated reaction. Mostly just shortness of breath that is asthma-like?
Unlikely: This would be unlikely unless there is some type of aspiration event. When there is aspiration of liquid food we have a reflex to shut off the upper airway. This usually results in difficulty breathing in, coughing, talking and respiratory distress. It would not last as long as a typical asthma attach. Acid reflux can give a sensation of shortness of breath ...Read more
Highly unlikely: Since the usual dose of inhaled steroid is relatively low, it has little systemic absorption and is not expected to have systemic symptoms. The higher dose inhaled steroid may cause some systemic effects but I'd still doubt that it would be a significant one. The bornchodilator does not usually lead to CNS symptoms. Thus the short answer would be "no" ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Gerd can be exacerbated by many different drugs, including anticholinergics, beta blockers, bronchodilators used for asthma, calcium channel blockers, Dopamine agonists, sedatives, and tricyclic anti-depressants. It is best to talk with your physician if you are on other medications to see if they may cause your gerd symptoms to worsen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which herbal supplements affect hbc pills? Are there any specific herbal teas to avoid? Would throat coat tea reduce effectiveness?
Reassurance : You can drink any herbal tea because no any of tea influence on effectiveness of your pills. Be well. ...Read more
Possbly: Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis to a variety of spices have been reported and usually affect adults. In a french study, allergy to spices was estimated to account for approximately 2 percent of adults with food allergic reactions, and was rare in children. If you have asthma symptoms with cinnamon then i would avoid this spice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I know some claim asthma medications can affect height. But what about adthma itself? Can asthma (not asthma meds) cause stunted growth?
Yes, in children: Asthma, as well as other chronic respiratory illnesses, can affect height if not well controlled, especially if being treated repeated with oral steroids due to recurrent flare-ups. Inhaled steroids used for control keep the lungs healthy and minimizes the negative impact, but can have some affect on growth at high doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been on inhaled corticosteroids for 5yrs worse breathing issues now than before. Can these medicines worsen asthma/increase responsiveness to triggers?
No: Coffee -- not caffeine -- can sometimes affect people's reactions to homeopathic medicines. Responding to homeopathic medicines depends on the person's innate restorative mechanisms. Some people's systems are very sensitive to coffee, which can disrupt their natural responses to correctly prescribed homeopathic remedies. It's the coffee bean -- not the caffeine -- causing the challenge here. ...Read more
Yes: Allergies and exercise are 2 of the most common triggers for exacerbation of asthma symptoms. If your asthma is not well controlled and you have allergies, treatment of the allergies is an important part of asthma therapy. If exercise is making your breathing worse it doesn't mean you can't do it. It suggests that your asthma is not well controlled and this should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not by themselves: When heart valves are anatomically damaged and affecting cardiac function, they need surgery by a trained cardiac surgeon. However, homeopathic treatment can assist the healing process. Also it can help heart disease such as angina, arrhythmias, and cardiac failure. Patients need to continue working with their cardiologists, but fruitful collaboration is possible. ...Read more
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