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How to stop a heart attack?

How to stop a heart attack?

Revascularization: The only way to stop a myocardial infarction is to re open the obstructed or nearly obstructed coronary artery. That is why if the coronary artery can be reopened within minutes after the obstruction the early and long term survival is improved. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Asthma Exacerbation In Children (Definition)

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How can you stop a panic attack?

Try The Opposite!: If u feel panic attack coming on or if u're in situation that might bring one on, try this: let it come! actually let it happen! so if u feel one coming on tell urself "i can handle it -even though it won't feel good!" and before one comes or while it's happening 1) do slow "belly breathing"; & 2) alternate between squeezing & relaxing different muscle groups. U'll learn u have control over them! ...Read more

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How can you stop an asthma attack with no inhaler?

How can you stop an asthma attack with no inhaler?

Inhaler: Always have an inhaler. I have seen many people de because of no inhaler. First thing an ambulance will give you is albuterol. ...Read more

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How to stop an asthma attack with an inhaler?

How to stop an asthma attack with an inhaler?

2puffs : An attack is usually cleared with 2 puffs of a short acting bronchodilator (such as albuterol). It is best to wait at least 1 minute between puffs. If you need the rescue inhaler frequently, you will need mediacal attention. If you need to use a short acting bronchodilator other than before exercise more than twice a week, you would need a preventative medication such as an inhaled steroid. ...Read more

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How to treat asthma and how to prevent allergic asthma attacks?

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

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If you're an asthmatic, how do you tell the difference between an asthma attack and a panic attack?

If you're an asthmatic, how do you tell the difference between an asthma attack and a panic attack?

Not easy: It can certainly result in a feeling of panic if you cannot breathe because of an asthma attack. So it is important to have a doctor examine you during an attack. By the exam or by testing it can be determined which came first. For instance, with asthma the doctor would probably hear wheezing during your attack. The oxygen level in your blood might be low. ...Read more

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How can I prevent an asthma attacks?

How can I prevent an asthma attacks?

Several Methods: Prevention and long-term control includes avoiding triggers of asthma, such as allergens, smoking and infections. Sometimes daily medicines such as inhaled bronchodilators, steroids, or oral leukotriene inhibitors singularly or in combination are necessary to prevent asthma.For this type of therapy, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How to stop a snack attack?

How to stop a snack attack?

Have a snack.: If you're hungry, have a snack. But...(1) have a healthy snack - fruits, vegetables, yogurt, brown rice. And (2) don't wait until you're starving to have your snack, as you'll eat anything you can get your hands on. Have a little snack when you become a little hungry in between meals. Don't wait to become ravenous before you decide to have a snack. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a panic attack to cause someone to stop breathing temporarily?

Is it possible for a panic attack to cause someone to stop breathing temporarily?

Yes/NO: During a panic attack , a person may experience multiple physical symptoms including breathing difficulty such as feeling that he/she can't take a deep enough breath or can't even yawn, or feeling of chocking or hyperventilation. ... Over 25 years, we have never seen a patient where they stopped breathing. Usually oxygen concentration is within normal limits. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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How do you recognize panic attack from a heart attack when it's happening to someone?

How do you recognize panic attack from a heart attack when it's happening to someone?

Doc Recognize: Panic attack vs Heart attack is something doctors deal with a lot. For a patient I would say that you should not make that difference. If you having chest pain or shortness of breath GO TO THE ER. Let us determine if you are having a panic attack or a heart attack. We are trained to tell the difference between the two, by asking questions, doing a physical, running EKG's, test etc. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop a panic attack?

What can I do to stop a panic attack?

Difficult: You must be quick, as there rapidly is an "off-the-cliff" point where self-help techniques can't overcome the tidal wave. Controlled / concentrated breathing techniques; positive phrase repitition; biofeedback; (temporary) situation avoidance (if possible), are a few options. A good therapist/psychologist can help give you "tools for your toolbox" to use when coming on. Good luck! ...Read more

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How might you help prevent and/or stop a panic attack occurring?

How might you help prevent and/or stop a panic attack occurring?

Multiple options: Holistic: concentrate on breathing. - take up meditation and learn how to put yourself into a relaxed state quickly - have hypnotherapy and installation of an "anchor" that you can use to quickly get you in a relaxed state. - do "progressive desensitization" where you gradually get more exposure to things that could cause you to panic. Prescriptive: ssri's for background, constant treatment... ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop having asthma attacks in the bath?

Can you tell me how to stop having asthma attacks in the bath?

Not sure: I am guessing that something in the bath is triggering your attacks. Perhaps too much steam, maybe a reaction to your soap/shampoo. Some bathroom cleaners contain bleach which can be a trigger since it can irritate your lungs. Do you get the same reaction when you go to a pool or use another bathroom (like a hotel)? Try changing some of the things you use and see what happens. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you're an asthmatic, how can you tell the difference between an asthma attack and a panic attack?

I'm just wondering, if you're an asthmatic, how can you tell the difference between an asthma attack and a panic attack?

Coughing: Asthma attacks and panic attacks share some characteristics - shortness of breath, chest discomfort, increasing heart rate & anxiety. Coughing accompanies these symptoms in asthma and is not usually present in an anxiety attack. ...Read more

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How to know if I have panic attack or asthma?

How to know if I have panic attack or asthma?

Asthma- panic: Panic attacks sxs: anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; They usually peak w/i 10 mins. Asthma sxs can include: difficulty breathing, chest > ...Read more

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I can't tell if this is an asthma attack or a panic attack. Please help?

I can't tell if this is an asthma attack or a panic attack. Please help?

Sensation differs: In panic, an individual usually gets a sensation that they can't catch their breath and often takes rapid, short breaths. It feels hard to INhale, and there may be a squeak noted in the upper windpipe. Episode usually preceded by sighing, feeling a lump in throat. In asthma, EXhaing is prolonged, due to narrow small airways and causes wheezing. May cough. Progress to both IN and EXhalation ...Read more

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How to prevent allrgic asthma attacks?

How to prevent allrgic asthma attacks?

Several ways: The most important thing is to avoid the trigger if known. Seasonal asthma such as from pollens may require an increase in controller medication before pollen season starts. Allergy injections are an excellent way to prevent allergic asthma after identifying the causative allergens. While this is more time consuming, it is the only real long-term treatment that is disease-modifying! ...Read more

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I would like guide to ways to stop a panic attack?

I would like guide to ways to stop a panic attack?

Relaxation breathing: You can teach yourself relaxation breathing by reading and applying the book: the relaxation response by herbert benson. Otherwise, the best thing to do during a panic attack is nothing. Let it go away on its' own and it will eventually go away. That is called desensitization. Another great book for anxiety is called: stop obsessing by edna foa. Good luck. ...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