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Doctor insights on: Herbs That Exacerbate Asthma

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Can asthma be triggered by roaches? I heard that they can trigger asthma attacks?

Can asthma be triggered by roaches? I heard that they can trigger asthma attacks?

Possible: Asthma can be triggered by environmental allergens such as pet dander and insects like roaches. Best to avoid known triggers. Triggers can be different in different people. ...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, caused ...Read more


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Are there any herbs that help with childhood 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 more

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If you have asthma, copd, bronchospasm can benzos aggravate the condition?

If you have asthma, copd, bronchospasm can benzos aggravate the condition?

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

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Since smoking lowers C3 levels, wouldn't smoking make certain autoimmune conditions worse...Because some autoimmune diseases lower c3?

Since smoking lowers C3 levels, wouldn't smoking make certain autoimmune conditions worse...Because some autoimmune diseases lower c3?

Smoking makes worse: Complement is low and systemic lupus because it is activated by the lupus. Smoking activates the alternative complement pathway and lowers some pf the complement compoments. Low complement does not cause connective tissue disease. ...Read more

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Is it true that certain foods worsen anxiety and others have a calming effect?

Is it true that certain foods worsen anxiety and others have a calming effect?

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

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What are some things that exacerbate copd?

What are some things that exacerbate copd?

Top Five: The top fice factors that can cause a COPD exacerbation include allergies, bacterial/viral infection, pulmonary embolism, heart attack and non compliance to medical regimen. There are others but these cover the majority. ...Read more

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Can certain foods cause a full-blown asthma attack; not, however an Ige-mediated reaction. Mostly just shortness of breath that is asthma-like?

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

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Foods that can worsen eczema?

Foods that can worsen eczema?

Eczema & foods: Cow's milk, chicken eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and gluten. Any food that one is allergic to will worsen eczema. Other factors that produce the same effect - smoking; wearing non-cotton fabrics, fabric softener sheets. ...Read more

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Do asthma inhalers interact or cause problems with paranoid schizophrenia medicines?

Do asthma inhalers interact or cause problems with paranoid schizophrenia medicines?

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 more

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Could tea have any beneficial effects on COPD emphysema chronic bronchitis sufferers?

Could tea have any beneficial effects on COPD emphysema chronic bronchitis sufferers?

Very little.: If the tea has caffeine then this is a very minimal bronchodilator response. Best thing is good nutritional status and physical activity. Follow up with md and use inhalers. Also most important stay off cigs. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that can make GERD worse?

Are there any medications that can make GERD worse?

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 more

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Ever heard of acid reflux meds to help asthma in adults?

Ever heard of acid reflux meds to help asthma in adults?

Yes: There are cases of acid reflux in children that trigger asthmatic symptoms. In these cases treating the reflux often improves the asthma. This may also be true in adults. Chack with your pcp. ...Read more

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Can cinnamon make asthma symptoms worse?

Can cinnamon make asthma symptoms worse?

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 more

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I know some claim asthma medications can affect height. But what about adthma itself? Can asthma (not asthma meds) cause stunted growth?

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 more

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Could caffeine react with homeopathic medicines?

Could caffeine react with homeopathic medicines?

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

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Could allergies and exercise induce asthma?

Could allergies and exercise induce asthma?

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 more

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Are there any homeopathic medications that can cure heart valve diseases?

Are there any homeopathic medications that can cure heart valve diseases?

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