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What is a aspirated asthma attack

What is a aspirated asthma attack

Asthma attack: You're probably talking about an asthma attack caused by aspiration. This means inhaling something that should have been swallowed like food or stomach contents. This could set off an asthma attack. Aspiration can happen with people with swallowing difficulties such as with a stroke or when someone is intoxicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Asthma Exacerbation In Children (Definition)

A condition in which a person's airways become inflamed, swell, and produce extra mucus, making ...Read more


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What is an asthma attack?

What is an asthma attack?

Exacerbation...: An asthma "attack" is an acute exacerbation of asthma caused by bronchospasm and inflammation of the airways. These exacerbations are recurrent but patients are often completely normal between attacks. Symptoms during the episode include wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath. Patients may have low oxygen levels during the attack. Patients with these symptoms need immediate eval. ...Read more

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What is a panic attack? 

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What is a panic attack? 

Panic: Sudden onset of apprehension and fear, accompanied by physical symptom as sweating, dizziness, heart racing, rapid breathing, sense of urgency, etc. No clear trigger can be identified. ...Read more

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What is a panic attack like?

What is a panic attack like?

Panic attacks often: Last 2 to 10 mins. Sx’s can include: sense of severe anxiety or panic, chest tightness or pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins ; needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills ; heavy perspiration. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint ; physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going crazy, they are out of control or that. ...Read more

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What exactly is an asthma attack?

What exactly is an asthma attack?

Difficulty breathing: Asthma is due inflammation in the breathing tubes with mucus -- which causes narrowing of the tubes. It is often caused by allergies. Infection cold air. An allergist can help you figure out the cause and talk to you about an effective treatment plan. ...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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What is a silent heart attack?

What is a silent heart attack?

A silent heart attack is a heart attack that has few, if any, symptoms: You may have never had any symptoms to warn you that you've developed a heart problem, such as chest pain or shortness of breath. Some people later recall their silent heart attack was mistaken for indigestion, nausea, muscle pain or a bad case of the flu. The risk factors for a silent heart attack are the same as those for a heart attack with symptoms. The risk factors include: Smoking or chewing tobacco, Family history of heart disease, Age, High cholesterol, High blood pressure, Diabetes, Lack of exercise, Being overweight. Having a silent heart attack puts you at a greater risk of having another heart attack, which could be fatal. Having another heart attack also increases your risk of complications, such as heart failure. The only way to tell if you've had a silent heart attack is to have imaging tests, such as an electrocardiogram, echocardiogram or others. These tests can reveal changes that signal you've had a heart attack. If you wonder if you've had a silent heart attack, talk to your doctor. A review of your symptoms, health history and a physical exam can help your doctor decide if more tests are necessary. . ...Read more

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What is the difference between a panic attack and a heart attack?

What is the difference between a panic attack and a heart attack?

Panic attacks: Panic attacks are psychologic reactions which can have symptoms which mimic those of heart attack. A real heart attack is caused by a heart blood vessel blocking off and damaging a part of the heart. Heart attack can be fatal. Panic attack usually isn't fatal but can be psychologically incapacitating. ...Read more

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What is a gallbladder attack?

What is a gallbladder attack?

Pain! : Right abdominal pain under your ribs, fevers , nausea bloating, vomiting. Tender to the touch. If concerned, see your doctor. If really bad, go to ER ...Read more

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What is a heart attack like if woman?

What is a heart attack like if woman?

Variety of symptoms: Heart attack symptoms in women can be very different from the classic symptoms more commonly seen in men - chest pain and difficulty breathing. Women may have those symptoms but some women may have very nonspecific symptoms such as nausea, sweating, or slight difficulty breathing with exertion. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a panic and an anxiety attack like?

Anyone know what is a panic and an anxiety attack like?

Sxs: Panic attacks can develop rapidly and can include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache, shaking; difficulty swallowing or throat tightness; a >>. ...Read more

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Really cannot differentiate if it is a heart attack or a panic attack. How to tell the difference?

Really cannot differentiate if it is a heart attack or a panic attack. How to tell the difference?

Tests: Ekg and blood samples are needed. Most homes don't have this capability so you'll probably need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a panic attack like?

Anyone know what is a panic attack like?

Panic attack: A full panic attack is s sudden, "out of the blue" experience of intense fear and feeling that one is going to go crazy or die, accompanied by physical symptoms like rapid heart rate, bounding pulse, smothering sensation, dizziness/lightheadedness, chills or heat flush, tingling sensation, & chest pressure or pain, etc. It peaks within a few minutes & dissipates over ~30min. There is help! ...Read more

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Is there a difference between an Anxitey attack and a panic attack?

Is there a difference between an Anxitey attack and a panic attack?

Yes, how severe: The difference is one of degree of severity. Anxiety attacks are much more common, and be treated more easily. Panic attacks are much more severe, and are accompanied by breathing difficulties, agitation, and often feelings of impending doom or that one is dying. Both can be treated by cognitive behavioral psychotherapy with medication if needed. Both can have good outcomes. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is cardiac asthma?

What is cardiac asthma?

Cardiac asthma is not a form of asthma: It's a type of coughing or wheezing that occurs with left heart failure. Depending on how severe your symptoms are, this wheezing can be a medical emergency. Heart failure can cause fluid to build up in your lungs (pulmonary edema) and in and around your airways. The latter causes signs and symptoms — such as shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing — that may mimic asthma. True asthma is a chronic condition caused by inflammation of the airways, which can narrow them, leading to breathing difficulties. True asthma has nothing to do with fluid in the lungs or heart disease. The distinction is important because treatments for asthma and heart failure are different. Treatments for heart failure can help improve your symptoms for both the heart failure and the cardiac asthma. Overusing treatments for true asthma, such as rescue inhalers, may actually worsen cardiac asthma and could cause dangerous heart rhythms. ...Read more

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Can you describe what a panic attack is like?

Panic attack: Panic attacks can develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat;. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a panic attack and a seizure?

What is the difference between a panic attack and a seizure?

Seizure versus panic: Most panic attacks surface when a person is scared, starts holding their breath, become tearful, and frightened.What can you do? Start with taking deep breaths then the brain will have enough oxygen to do it's best to help you think clearly. I enjoy holding my breath in for 5 to 10 seconds and letting it out in 30 seconds. Seizues have more tightened muscles, including an "aura", and falling. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a panic attack and an anxiety attack?

What is the difference between a panic attack and an anxiety attack?

One in the same: There is no difference. Some people say looeyville; others say luhvillle. In other words, a panic attack and an anxiety attack are literally the same thing. :). ...Read more

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What is a good way for a heart attack patient be transported?

Quickly// variable: Aspirin oxygen by ambulance depending on location of patient, ambulance and hospital with cardiac capabilities supine head up 20 degrees if pulse and BP ok ( to reduce aspiration ) monitor pulse and BP if possible check ekg and call er and send. If way away- car as quickly as possible or meet the ambulance part way. ...Read more

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What is in an asthma medication anyway?

What is in an asthma medication anyway?

It depends: It depends on the type of medication. Asthma rescue medications typically contain albuterol, a medication that relaxes smooth muscles that can tighten and narrow the airways. Other asthma medications contain anti-inflammatory compounds like inhaled steroids, while others work by stabilizing specific "allergy" cells called mast cells. There are many different types of asthma medications! ...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