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How Asthalin Nebulization Helps To Treat Hyperkalemia
Hyperkalemia in an elevated potassium level in the blood. It can be mild to severe. The most common causes are kidney disease, Addison's disease, dehydration, and multiple drug therapies. It can occur in crush injuries and rhabdomyolysis (rapid breakdown of muscle) or hemolysis (breakdown of blood cells). Severe hyperkalemia can be fatal and cause the heart to stop beating or become very slow. It is usually treated by resin exchange agents (Kayexalate or others) or dialysis and fluids. Sometimes glucose, Insulin and sodium bicarbonate can be utilized as ...Read more
Action plan: I strongly suggest that you consult an allergist first and get tested for allergies as both are interrelated. Once you know your triggers, you are given information to avoid them and avoid flare ups of your asthma, and then an asthma action plan is provided by your doctor. You need to use inhalers but other medications can also be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inhaled steroids: There are a few medications to treat asthma, but the mainstay are inhaled corticosteroids. While they are steroids, they have a very localized effect and are very safe. If they are not effective alone at preventing asthma, we have a number of other medications we can use. ...Read more
Acid-base: Hyperventilation drives the carbondioxide from the lungs , so you develop respiratory alkalosis which causes hypokalemia( low potassium).If someone has hyperkalemia and hyperventilation, they probably have some other underlying cause like metabolic acidosis which could be due to several reasons like severe diarrhea, kidney failure, infection.These are only few and one should consult nephrologist. ...Read more
Asthma: Proair is a brand name for albuterol, used to open airways during times of shortness of breath as a rescue medication for people with asthma. Sometimes people without asthma can get asthma like symptoms such as wheezing and inhalers like proair are helpful for these situations as well. It is short and quick acting making it ideal for rescue in times of acute sumptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Choose parents well: There are many components to the asthma experience & by far the most important is genetic. Those born into families where one or both parents have or had asthma have a higher lifetime risk. There is an interaction with eczema, allergies &asthma within families. You can reduce the impact by avoiding smoking or exposure to fumes, etc.But this comes out if your born susceptible, when the time comes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other BP meds: There are many alternative families of BP meds that can be used in asthmatic patients. Even if one has a medical condition where a beta blocker is the best choice, there are some of that family that affect asthma less than others. Discuss options with fp/allergist/ pulmonologist/internist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Asthma therapy...: The treatment of asthma consists of decreasing airway inflammation and controlling bronchospasm. There are various medications, some inhaled and others systemic, to accomplish this. Exacerbations are reduced when prescribed medications are taken and smoking is avoided. Exercise under your doctor's supervision. ...Read more
I want to know what montelukast sodium and levocetirizine dihydrochloride syrup is used to treat?
See an allergist: The best treatment for allergic rhinitis is allergy shots. You need an evaluation by an allergist or ENT allergist. We have several medications that can help. Shots or sublingual drops can have a significant and long term effect on the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Cough is not a disease, it is a symptom, and can also be evaluated by the same docs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely!!: Can be done. First, confirm asthma, assess severity via history, examination and lung function testing. Identify and avoid triggers and allergens. Identify and manage comorbidities such as obesity, sinus disease, allergies, acid reflux; stop smoking. Establish relationship with a responsive asthma specialist, be compliant with medication, monitor for response and side effects. Voila! ...Read more
You don't: Asthma is a chronic condition of increased small airway reactions. There are genetic and environmental factors that persist throughout life, usually becoming evident in childhood. One learns to live with their asthma & present medications offer a near normal existence to most. There is no cure, there are programs that promote stability & reduced flare ups through early recognition of problems. ...Read more
Info available: There has been much work on developing evidence based guidelines for asthma care. Patients who get evidence based care have better outcomes. Here is a link to a valuable document: http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/guidelines/asthma/asthma_qrg.Pdf generally, your child should be receiving care that is coherent with these guidelines. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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