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What Are The Different Breathing Treatments That Are Available
Three Main Classes: There are three main classes of breathing treatments: 1. Short acting agents (albuterol, ipratropium, levalbuterol) 2. Longer acting agents that cause bronchodilation (salmeterol, tiotropium, formoterol) 3. Inhaled steroids (fluticasone, mometasone, and others) various combinations are used depending on the disease you have and the severity of the disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All types: It is not necessarily the type but your individual severity rating. Some people with intermittent (once in awhile attacks) wind up in the hospital while those with moderate to severe persistent asthma do not. Your individual reaction to the "triggers" is a determining factor. Check with your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various categories: We have rescue medications and preventive medications available. Your doctor will decide what is appropriate for you, one of those types, or both. Most likely they will be via inhalation, you will breathe the medication. Depending on where you live there exist a variety of different ones, different names, different devices, etc. ...Read more
Many, Many Types...: Arrhythmias come in many different forms: sinus arrhythmia is the normal variation of the heart by inhaling vs exhaling. Premature, isolated beats from the upper chamber or lower chamber are also benign arrhythmia. Atrial arrhythmias (coming from the upper chambers and be less dangerous) ventricular arrhythmias (coming from the lower chambers are more dangerous) symptoms are different for each. ...Read more
Dopamine is the : latest fad: The "happy" chemical, right? There's no way that can be answered in 400 characters. Dopamine plays a fundamental role in almost all aspects of behavior from motor control to mood regulation, cognition & addiction & reward. The popular books about it are garbage. See Principles of Neural Science by Kandel & Schwartz or The Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology by Cooper, Bloom & Roth. ...Read more
Many options: First things first. Find out why impotence or erectile dysfunction is present. For example, if guy is unhappy w/partner, no meds are going to work until relationship repaired. Also need to address health & lifestyle, eg no smoking, avoid excess alcohol, etc. And look for meds that cause ed like Finasteride & dutasteride. After all that, then consider cialis, levitra, (vardenafil) staxyn, stendra or viagra. ...Read more
LASIK, PRK: Lasik and prk are two different approaches to changing the focusing power of the eye to improve vision. There are several older approaches which are used very little anymore. Of course vision can be improved (meaning needing less eyeglass power) after cataract surgery as well. ...Read more
Asthma...: Asthma is actually one disease with many triggers. For example, for some asthmatics, exercise triggers their asthma to exacerbate and this is labeled exercise-induced asthma. Some patients are triggered by allergens while others are triggered by upper respiratory infections. In all cases, the asthma is the same but the triggers are different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the most effective treatments for excessive self-consciousness? Are there medications that can help or just therapy?
Ones that don't work: There are many treatments available. However, none of them work. Be satisfied with what you have, as long as it works properly. It's the skill of the wizard not the length of the wand. ...Read more
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