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Could anorexia have a part in an asthma attack?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not directly

Anorexia nervosa has not been associated with causing or inciting asthma attacks, but certainly a patient suffering from both is vulnerable to the consequences of asthma.
Late stage anorexia often results in arrhythmias, dilated cardiomyopathy, and etc, making death from an asthma attack more likely. Further, i doubt an anorexic would take Prednisone willingly, again worsening risk.

In brief: Not directly

Anorexia nervosa has not been associated with causing or inciting asthma attacks, but certainly a patient suffering from both is vulnerable to the consequences of asthma.
Late stage anorexia often results in arrhythmias, dilated cardiomyopathy, and etc, making death from an asthma attack more likely. Further, i doubt an anorexic would take Prednisone willingly, again worsening risk.
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Athma attack results in lowering of oxygen level in blood.
Affected individuals feel shortness of breath and hyperventilate to increase oxygen level leading to swallowing of excessive amount of air. As a consequence, young children often feel nauseated or actually vomit during the asthma attack.

In brief: No

Athma attack results in lowering of oxygen level in blood.
Affected individuals feel shortness of breath and hyperventilate to increase oxygen level leading to swallowing of excessive amount of air. As a consequence, young children often feel nauseated or actually vomit during the asthma attack.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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