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Doctor insights on: Is It Unadvisable To Go Out Into Below Freezing Weather If You Have Copd

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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If you have severe allergies, how likely is it that you'll go into anaphylactic shock?

If you have severe allergies, how likely is it that you'll go into anaphylactic shock?

Anaphylaxis risk : Unless you have already experienced a severe systemic allergic response, otherwise kniwn as anaphylaxis, your risk of having a life-threatening reaction is likely to be small. If you already had a test showing some impressive reactions, the higher the reaction, the greater your risk, but even with very high numbers, not every person will get a severe systemic when exposed. Avoid ; carry epipen (epinephrine). ...Read more

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Do I have to be awake for my liver biopsy? I know they want you to hold your breath when the doctor sticks in the needle, but is that really necessary? I’m afraid i’ll move or have a panic attack just as he sticks in the needle.

Do I have to be awake for my liver biopsy? I know they want you to hold your breath when the doctor sticks in the needle, but is that really necessary? I’m afraid i’ll move or have a panic attack just as he sticks in the needle.

Awake & comfortable: You need not be fully awake but general anesthesia for a quick procedure such as a liver biopsy is not necessary. Moderate sedation is often used in this situation to relieve anxiety and pain. Also, the performing physician should make sure to use adequate local anesthesia. The combination of sedation and good local anesthesia should make this a very safe and comfortable procedure. ...Read more

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What to drink when you are constipated? Your poop is just right there but would not come out. And it hurt where is at. Or should go to er?

What to drink when you are constipated? Your poop is just right there but would not come out. And it hurt where is at.  Or should go to er?

Water: No need to go to the er. Maybe your family doctor, but not er. Try this. Drink three liters of water over the next hour and see what happens. ...Read more

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Is it normal right before you get knocked out by general anesthesia to feel like you cant get any oxygen and to have a heavy chest ? through the mask?

Is it normal right before you get knocked out by general anesthesia to feel like you cant get any oxygen and to have a heavy chest ? through the mask?

Most likely normal: Before giving general anesthesia is standard procedure to provide with the Mask 100% O2,for about 5 to 7 minutes,depending of your lungs health, to replace the air contained on your lungs, and increase the O2 reserve in case an emergency situation happens during intubation or airway manipulation. Chest tightness just before starting anesthesia is mot likely due to anxiety, narcotic or asthma ...Read more

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Is it really running away from your problems if in actual case you just want to seek solitude to work things through and revitalise ?

Is it really running away from your problems if in actual case you just want to seek solitude to work things through and revitalise ?

Solitude: Everyone needs some time apart. Sometimes in solitude you might think clearer or think things throurgh more clearly. If you think you are developing depression, find help asap before its too late or more difficult to get out of depression. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to suddenly stop taking singulair (montelukast)? I will run out in 6 weeks, and it doesn't look like i'll be able to get an appointment in time.

Is it dangerous to suddenly stop taking singulair (montelukast)? I will run out in 6 weeks, and it doesn't look like i'll be able to get an appointment in time.

There's no warning: There is no warning of danger in abruptly stopping singulair (montelukast) - so don't be afraid. But, if you are really pleased with its' performance and really want to continue, i'd hope the physician's office could call-in a short extension without an appointment. If the pharmacist is familiar with you & the physician, they might provide enough to span until your appointment. It's worth inquiring, right? ...Read more

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If fluid goes into lungs while drinking, can this cause person to choke and die , if efforts to cough it out doesn't work or one couldnt cough?

If fluid goes into lungs while drinking, can this cause person to choke and die , if efforts to cough it out doesn't work or one couldnt cough?

Yes, possible : This is called aspiration. A massive aspiration event could cause drowning and death. More often, small amounts of repeated aspiration lead to a pneumonia. Unless the cause of the aspiration is addressed, it will continue to be a threat to the person's life and well-being. ...Read more

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I have asthma & no inhaler but i want to be able to run farther then 100ft w/o being out of breath, what is the best way to control it during exercise?

I have asthma & no inhaler but i want to be able to run farther then 100ft w/o being out of breath, what is the best way to control it during exercise?

Maintenance med.: Your lung function test needs to be evaluated by either a pulmonologist or allergist. A maintenance medication may be indicated. A steroid inhaler or singulair (montelukast) may help you achieve your goals depending on the severity of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What will happen if you go into a tanning bed while on antibiotics that say not to be in direct sunlight?

What will happen if you go into a tanning bed while on antibiotics that say not to be in direct sunlight?

Photosensitivity: When drugs advise against being in direct sunlight they are warning against developing a photosensitive reaction. There are two types - phototoxic & photoallergic, & these occur when you combine the drug with exposure to the sun. Remember that photosensitivity is not limited solely to natural sunlight, it can occur when using tanning beds, which produce uva & uvb rays similar to the sun. ...Read more

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Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more


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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

Also known as COPD, may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. ...Read more