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How exactly does asthma affect the body?

How exactly does asthma affect the body?

Effects...: Asthma consists of bronchospasm and inflammation of the airways. Typical signs and symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, cough, etc. Asthma patients have exacerbations of disease and between episodes, many patients don't have any symptoms. There is no cure but there are effective treatments. ...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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How does bronchitis affect the lungs?

How does bronchitis affect the lungs?

Inflammation...: Acute bronchitis in caused by an infection in the airways that produces airway inflammation. In chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, the inflammation is caused by cigarette smoke (usually!). Because of the inflammation, patients develop a cough. The common factor is airway inflammation. ...Read more

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How will bronchitis affect the body?

How will bronchitis affect the body?

Symptoms...: Acute bronchitis, due to an infection of the airways, will cause cough productive of discolored sputum, fever, cold symptoms, body aches, headache, wheezing, shortness of breath, etc. These symptoms are due to inflammation and the body's immune reaction. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, results in shortness of breath, cough productive of sputum, wheezing, etc. Due to airway inflammation. ...Read more

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How does anxiety affect the body long term?

How does anxiety affect the body long term?

Several ways: Stress causes hormonal and chemo-transmitters changes which over extended periods cause a multitude of problems to your bodies glands and organs. The mind and body are intimately related. Heart , kidney, pancreas, and many more problems, including malignancies, can result from long term stress. ...Read more

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How do allergens affect the body?

How do allergens affect the body?

Depends on what kind: Respiratory allergens attach to eosinophils, mast cells or other cells and cause allergy symptoms; oral allergens get absorbed and bind to mast cells and cause allergy symptoms - just to give you an idea. ...Read more

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How does exercise/fitness affect the immune system?

How does exercise/fitness affect the immune system?

Yes, yes, yes.: Trust me, yes. Now you're getting into a lot of the biology and science of the human body, detailed analysis of immunity and the immune system, the plasticity and flexibility of the brain--once thought to be set in its ways, the human mind (the brain is physical matter, the mind is much much deeper, and machine will never even approach the complexity of the mind (no matter what cousin ray says)! ...Read more

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How does cortisol affect the body in general?

How does cortisol affect the body in general?

Antiinflammatory : Cortisol is a very important anti-inflammatory hormone secreted by your adrenal cortex. It is natures prednisone. Too little cortisol can manifest as low blood sugar, inflammation, anorexia and other symptoms (this would be called and adrenal crisis) too much cortisol = muscle wasting, osteoporosis, weight gain, high blood sugar, and other symptoms. ...Read more

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How does alcohol affect the body?

How does alcohol affect the body?

Alcohol: Alcohol affects every part of the body, from brain, to liver, heart, kidneys, blood, skin, only to mention a few. ...Read more

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How does bulimia affect the body?

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How does bulimia affect the body?

Eating do: Anorexia & bulimia lead to complications as noted in the diagram. ...Read more

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How does malaria affect the body?

How does malaria affect the body?

Malaria Symptoms: may include headache, fever, shivering, sweating, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, dry cough, muscle/joint/back pain & enlarged spleen. There is a cyclic pattern of being very cold & shivering followed by feeling very hot and sweating. Additionally one can develop jaundice, blood in urine, anemia, eye problems (nystagmus, problems with eye movements), seizures & coma. ...Read more

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What system of the body does mairjuana affect and control?

What system of the body does mairjuana affect and control?

All systems: All systems are eventually affected by thc as well as all other medications that are taken chronically. ...Read more

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How does epinephrine affect the heart?

How does epinephrine affect the heart?

Epinephrine: Epi causes both blood vessel constriction and increased force of contraction. It usually also increases the rate of contraction. It usually increases blood pressure and cardiac output . These are acute effects. ...Read more

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Why and how does listeriosis affect the body?

Why and how does listeriosis affect the body?

See below: It's a bacteria found in water & soil. Infected animals may also serve as sources. It may infect many different sites, such as the brain or spinal cord membranes or the bloodstream. Healthy adults & children can be infected, but rarely become seriously ill. High risk: people with weakened immune systems & those with chronic diseases. Sx's resemble other illnesses-fever/flu like. ...Read more

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How does rickets affect the body?

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How does rickets affect the body?

Poor mineralization : Longstanding untreated rickets results in greenstick fracture, bowlegs, kyphosis (hunchback), short stature, and rarely infantile tetany. The muscles are poorly developed with low tone. ...Read more

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How does smoking really affect the lungs?

How does smoking really affect the lungs?

Very negatively!: Smoking kills the hair cells (cilia) that sweep mucus from the lungs, deposits tar that turns lungs from pinkish to black, causes inflammation that damages the delicate membranes of the lung causing asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and harms immune cells making the lungs more prone to infection. The chemicals in tobacco damage the genetic material (dna) in your lungs causing cancer. ...Read more

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How does scoliosis affect the cells?

How does scoliosis affect the cells?

See below: Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. While this may lead to pain at times it does not affect the "cells". ...Read more

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How does prednicare affect the heart?

How does prednicare affect the heart?

Prednisolone: It's an steroid use by veterinarian to treat conditions like arthritis and allergies. It's an anti inflammatory agent. The effects depends on the condition of the dog and the dosage. Not commonly affect the heart but consult your veterinarian. Don't know if we have any vet at health tap. Hope my answer help you. ...Read more