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Will losing weight help with asthma symptoms?

Will losing weight help with asthma symptoms?

Yes: When you are over weight, the extra weight you carry around will add to your shortness of breath. Also, the pressure your belly fat pushes up on the diaphragm, will increase your shortness of breath. Losing weight and increasing your physical fitness will help you. In order to do this, you need to have your asthma symptoms under control first. Be sure to see an asthma and allergy specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Does apple juice really help with asthma symptoms?

Does apple juice really help with asthma symptoms?

Myth: I can see no reason this juice would have any effect on asthma.It would provide some helpful hydration, but would not treat the problem. ...Read more

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Will Mucinex (guaifenesin) d help with asthma symptoms?

Will Mucinex (guaifenesin) d help with asthma symptoms?

Not much: Mucinex (guaifenesin) d helps to thin out mucous and decrease congestion. Asthma symptoms of wheezing and shortness of breath will not improve with Mucinex (guaifenesin) alone. Usually an inhailer to open the lung passages is required to improve asthma symptoms. ...Read more

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Can diet help with asthma symptoms? If so how?

Can diet help with asthma symptoms? If so how?

May help: Diets high in vitamin c (may affect inflammation) can be helpful and new evidence shows vitamin d is important for inhaled corticosteroid inhalers to be more effective. While diet can help, it is just a part of management that also includes quick relief medication, avoiding allergens and other triggers, daily controller medication (for persistent asthma), influenza vaccine, smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Is it possible that fluticasone propionate nasal spray can help with asthma symptoms?

Is it possible that fluticasone propionate nasal spray can help with asthma symptoms?

Possibly: Asthma that is allergy triggered can be positively affected by fluticasone. Of course, avoidance of the "trigger" (if possible) is even better. Air conditioning (HEPA filters) dust mite proof covers on bedding. removal of carpeting- especially if cats and dogs were involved could all help Good luck ...Read more

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Where can I get immediate relief from asthma symptoms?

Albuterol: The quick relief medication albuterol is available as an inhaler or nebulizer and starts working in 5 minutes, peak effect near 30 minutes and lasts about 4 hours. If asthma symptoms occur more than twice a week during the day, twice a month at night, or interfere with daily activities then see an asthma specialist for a detailed plan on how to prevent and control asthma. Asthma can be serious! ...Read more

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Can a person get asthma symptoms from a bad flea infestation?

Can a person get asthma symptoms from a bad flea infestation?

Yes: Yes as As we can be triggered by many things infections information allergies insects ...Read more

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Can exercise asthma symptoms still be present in humid conditions?

Can exercise asthma symptoms still be present in humid conditions?

Yes: They can - dry or cold conditions produce more frequent symptoms, but warm humid conditions can still bring on exercise induced asthma. ...Read more

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How can I prevent asthma symptoms?

How can I prevent asthma symptoms?

See an allergist: The best way to manage asthma is to identify your triggers, avoid them as much as you can, and use medications to control any residual inflammation. The mistake you want to avoid is not treating the asthmatic inflammation adequately - this leads to scar tissue formation and permanent loss of lung function. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing. It occurs when air flows through ...Read more