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Doctor insights on: What Is Samters Triad Syndrome

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Can you explain what is samter's triad syndrome?

Can you explain what is samter's triad syndrome?

Sampter's triad: "sampter's triad" or "triad asthma" is asthma that occurs in combination with Aspirin (or other nsaid) allergy and nasal polyps. It is believed that this condition results from an abnormal production of leukotrienes(inflammatorymediators /bronchoconstrictors). Many persons with this condition respond well to treatment with leukotriene blockers (singulair) or inhibitors (zyflo). ...Read more

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Is getting hives from nsaids the same as having samters triad? is one more serious than the other? are skin-only reactions likely to stay that way?

Is getting hives from nsaids the same as having samters triad? is one more serious than the other? are skin-only reactions likely to stay that way?

No: Santeros triad is related to aspirin, asthma and nasal polyps. A rash with NSAID's is a sign of an allergic reaction. It could become worse and even life threatening. You should not continue to take a mecication which is causing a rash unless your doctor specifically tells you it is not an allergy and OK to take. ...Read more

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I have samter's triad, what can I do to help myself?

I have samter's triad, what can I do to help myself?

See an allergist: Samter's triad (aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease-aerd) has multiple respiratory symptoms including asthma and nasal polyps. There are various conservative treatments, but Aspirin desensitization by an allergist is a proven and effective treatment. ...Read more

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What is whipple triad?

What is whipple triad?

Clinical findings: Fasting hypoglycemia measures less than 50 mg/dL, symptoms of hypoglycemia and immediate relief of administration of intravenous glucose. Suggests insulinoma. ...Read more

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What increases the female athlete triad?

What increases the female athlete triad?

Keep it reasonable.: If your girl is working out too much, she needs to slow down. The threshold is having no periods; osteoporosis and anorexia are the other two pieces as you probably know. If periods are skipped, it's time to train less. The consequences of ignoring this can be severe; osteoporosis in one's teens can be very debilitating. ...Read more

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What can cause the female athlete triad?

What can cause  the female athlete triad?

Keep it reasonable.: If your girl is working out too much, she needs to slow down. The threshold is having no periods; osteoporosis and anorexia are the other two pieces as you probably know. If periods are skipped, it's time to train less. The consequences of ignoring this can be severe; osteoporosis in one's teens can be very debilitating. ...Read more

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How do you treat the female athlete triad?

How do you treat the female athlete triad?

Keep it reasonable.: If your girl is working out too much, she needs to slow down. The threshold is having no periods; osteoporosis and anorexia are the other two pieces as you probably know. If periods are skipped, it's time to train less. The consequences of ignoring this can be severe; osteoporosis in one's teens can be very debilitating. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose the female athlete triad?

Keep it reasonable.: If your girl is working out too much, she needs to slow down. The threshold is having no periods; osteoporosis and anorexia are the other two pieces as you probably know. If periods are skipped, it's time to train less. The consequences of ignoring this can be severe; osteoporosis in one's teens can be very debilitating. ...Read more

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What are the symptomsof the female athlete triad?

What are the symptomsof the female athlete triad?

Weight loss, etc. : Lack of menstrual periods, weight loss (in most), stress fractures due to decreased bone density, fatigue due to poor nutrition and poor athletic performance are key symptoms to look for in the female triad. ...Read more

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Should female athelets triad stop exercise at all or only reduce it?

Should female athelets triad stop exercise at all or only reduce it?

Regular exercise is: Healthy for you and thus one should preferably exercise regularly whether in competitive sports or not. Of course, one needs not go to the extreme unless there is a need for it. ...Read more