Is there a connection between NYC and asthma symptoms?
I'm an asthmatic taking brovana, pulmicort and singulair daily. Is it normal to have asthma symptoms after spending a day in NYC in the summer? I find that whenever I go to the city, I always end up wheezing and my chest is sore / short of breath. Is this typical? As I was walking yesterday, it started...
Asked by Ivana Wesby 6 months ago.
I'm an asthmatic taking brovana, pulmicort and singulair daily. Is it normal to have asthma symptoms after spending a day in NYC in the summer? I find that whenever I go to the city, I always end up wheezing and my chest is sore / short of breath. Is this typical? As I was walking yesterday, it started acting up a lot and today I feel worse. It was also very hot and humid yesterday. Answered by Freda Hadsall 6 months ago.
Well...they both suck. Answered by Jamar Bucci 6 months ago.
Most likely there is. Asthma is triggered by allergens and pollutants in the air. Humidity sucks when you have asthma also. So with all of the above im sure its affecting your asthma :) Answered by Johnnie Erck 6 months ago.
Saw a commercial for inhalent that helps with allergens such as cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes, etc.?
Thank you ZMC! It was Astelin. :-)
Asked by Mikel Amr 6 months ago.
The newest oral inhaler is called Brovana. But this is more for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and emphysema.....not for those allergens you mentioned. ?? Answered by Pasty Woodal 6 months ago.
I believe the commercial was for Astelin. Hope I'm right and it brings you some relief! Answered by Veronika Najar 6 months ago.
I have 32% of my lungs left?
i went to the doc, and for about 8 years i thought i has asthma but i went to a new doc, the other day and he said i only had 32% of my lungs left? if you go to a doc, for something like this please tell me if your Nub, are lower then 32%? i have trouble with my breathing but its not bad like people that wears...
Asked by Corina Abdelwahed 6 months ago.
i went to the doc, and for about 8 years i thought i has asthma but i went to a new doc, the other day and he said i only had 32% of my lungs left? if you go to a doc, for something like this please tell me if your Nub, are lower then 32%? i have trouble with my breathing but its not bad like people that wears oxygen! but i cant walk up hill or stuff like that! Please give me your story! Thanks! Answered by Jacquelyn Gramlich 6 months ago.
I was diagnosed with CO PD about 6 years ago. I use a neb 2x day. The new one is called Brovana and I am fixing to use it once a day and use my Abutoral Am/PM unless I get in trouble with my breathing. Then I'll use it more. The best thing was the oxygen at night. My oxygen level was 98% yesterday. I would advise you to see a specialist for your condition. If I listened to everything the Dr. said I'd be taking a shoebox full of stuff. It is VERY important to keep your body moving. Exercise, work anything, but keep moving. Change your diet to a more healthy one.Give up red meat and get enough fiber. There are good diets on the net. Start with the Asthma Society. Tune into what your body is telling you. What works for me may not work for you, but I hope I've given you enough info to help. God Bless and good luck. Answered by Cleo Hazlitt 6 months ago.
What are the two newest respiratory medications to be marketed?
Asked by Merrill Datamphay 6 months ago.
Symbicort is a new one in the US. It is much like Advair. Symbicort has a steroid (Pulomicort) and a long acting bronchodilator (Foradill) in one dry powder inhaler. BROVANA is a twice daily, long-term maintenance treatment of bronchoconstriction in patients with COPD, which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. BROVANA represents an exciting new treatment option for the millions of patients with COPD. Brovana is made by the makers of Xopenex. Sprivia has been on the market for just over a year now. Some people dont know about it. Spiriva (tiotropium bromide inhalation powder) is indicated for the long-term, once-daily, maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Answered by Pearline Ginter 6 months ago.
FWIW Ive been taking Spiriva for about 3 years, I tried Floridil, this now has a black box warning label Answered by Boyce Rieffenberger 6 months ago.
I need help with chronic severe asthma.?
I have suffered with asthma for the past four years, since I was 17. Over the past few month my asthma has drastically increased becoming a chronic and undetermined problem. I have been tested for all know north american allergies just a few years ago and was completely allergen free, there is nothing in particular...
Asked by Charlene Mcewan 6 months ago.
I have suffered with asthma for the past four years, since I was 17. Over the past few month my asthma has drastically increased becoming a chronic and undetermined problem. I have been tested for all know north american allergies just a few years ago and was completely allergen free, there is nothing in particular that I can find that is causing my asthma to worsen. I have been sent to the emergency room for asthma attacks five times in the past four months. I hate hospitals, and I hate going to the ER over and over again, getting the same treatment and it not working. My most recent attack I was hospitalized for two days, they gave me nebulizer breathing treatments every 2 to 4 hours, the oxygen/albuterol/advair combo helped breifly but within a few minutes after the treatment my breathing/ wheezing was back to where it was. Currently I'm unable to get out of bed or out of a sitting position even just to walk a few feet without my chest tightening, getting extreme shortness of breath, and literally having to sit down or lean up against something for several minutes just to "catch my breath". Also stress is a factor, anytime I hear people yelling, or becoming stressed out, I get this uncontrollable panic which also trigger's my asthma. I'm currently at home, taking my 50mg of prednisone as prescribed, I have an albuterol (pro air) inhaler, which does not seeem to work at all, it seems to have little or no effect on my shortness of breath and wheezing. The wheezing is terrible and constant, it is so loud it sounds like screaming in my lungs when I am sleeping especially it becomes so loud it wakes me up. It is painful, I'm constantly coughing, usually a dry cough not bringing anything up, causing more soreness and pain in the muscles around my lungs and stomach, I just want to feel better and normal, this is no way for a non smoking female in her early 20s to live, I just want to know of any home rememedies or anything that could be causing this to worsen that Im not aware of, not being able to breathe properly is scary, not to mention it is completely interfering with my life not even being able to get out of bed, even though I know Im not sick because I just got out of te hospital and I was cleared for pnemonia and bronchitis or any other cold or flu that could be causing the breathing malfunction or worsening it. even talking is a chore in itself. I have to have constant attention to make sure I dont get up to get anything and get whisked into a suddden attack. I need HELP. Please! From someone who really knows what they're talking about, like an asthma specialist or an herbist who is skilled in home remedies for respiratory issues. Just knowing II could get an attack at anytime and be brain dead in 5 minutes is horrifying and Im constantly struggling to breathe as is, I feel like I'm 90 years old, I just want to feel normal again. Please, Im begging someone who has information that can REALLY help me to come forward with their information. God bless you and please find it in your heart to pray for me in hopes I can overcome this hurdle in life. Answered by Filiberto Minelli 6 months ago.
I understand your pain, frustration and fear all too well. I'm 30 but my asthma got worse once I hit my 20's. In my teens, it was very mild, but mine progressed to severe asthma just like yours. I've been in your shoes too many times. I'm on 5 prescriptions daily, including daily nebs and inhaled steroids. Mostly I have good days, but when it gets out of whack, I'm left debilitated for weeks. I just came out of a 4 month struggle with being sick and having asthma flair ups... Unless you have asthma, no one will ever TRULY understand the struggle or the physical pain and mental frustration we go through... In terms of some holistic remedies... I have found that Flaxseed Oil works for fighting inflammation. It's a natural anti-inflammatory. I take at LEAST 3 capsules (sometimes double that) when I'm starting to feel wheezy and tight. Honestly, I do notice a difference when I take them, so you should try it! I take a ton of vitamin supplements as well. They say Vitamin C is good overall - I think it also works as an anti-inflammatory. -- When you're getting stressed, try camomile tea. Sometimes I notice that it helps relax me and my airways. What daily medicine do you take? I take Advair, Brovana (neb), Pulmicort (neb), Singulair and Zyrtec. I also have acid reflux and they say that can affect your asthma if the acid is getting to your bronchial tubes. I take aciphex for that as well. Umm....trying to think what else I can pass along to you.... Do you have a pulmonologist and an allergist? Always good to have your specialists up to speed on what's going on. Prednisone SUCKS! I hate when they put me on that... If anything, just know you're not alone. Sometimes I feel like I'm 90 as well and I just turned 30. Do you own your own nebulizer at home? You should definitely have one available and do it every 4 hours when your asthma gets out of control. Caffeine also works as a natural bronchodilator. In emergencies, sometimes I drink black coffee or take an AMP energy drink or something. I hope I helped. Hang in there!!!! Answered by Stephania Groft 6 months ago.
Asthma is an allergy and is triggered by something. The best non medication treatment for asthma is learning your triggers and avoiding them. Common triggers are smoke, dust, mold, mildew, plants, dust mites, pets and grass/weeds. If you can not figure our your triggers, you may need to see an allergist and have allergy screening done. This may point out your triggers. The National Asthma Prevention Program and the Expert Panel of Diagnosis and Management of Asthma both agree if you have to use a prescription inhaler such as albuterol more then two time per week, your asthma is NOT in control and you will need a prescription controller medication. Controller medications are steroids (Asthmacort Asthmanex, Flovent, Pulmocort), Leukotriene modifier (Singulair, Aculade, Zyflo) or mast cell stabilizers (Cromolyn sodium, Intal, Tilade). You may want to talk to your doctor about several strong controller medications and maybe Xolair shots. If you want a proven, all-natural way to cure your asthma, without having to pay for useless medications with harmful side-effects, then this is the most important page you'll ever read. Answered by Brynn Galhardo 6 months ago.
I do not suffer from asthma, thank goodness, but as a retired physiotherapist I came in contact with it for many years, although mainly in the younger age group. Just through my own observation, I noticed that one of the main triggers was stress and unfortunately these attacks would trigger more stress through panic. Since the usual medications do not seem to be effective, perhaps you could do what we ended up doing, that was setting up a group of like sufferers and their parents, if necessary and exchanging self help advice. We even at one time invited someone who was conversant in yoga and relaxation techniques to attend to give advice. I'm sorry I can't be of more help but not having suffered from it I can only give advice through my own observation and experience. By the way I too take flaxseed in the crushed form, on my breakfast cereal. Answered by Marco Zerbel 6 months ago.
stay inside Answered by Karma Hollars 6 months ago.
Question about nebulizer medications?
I have COPD, with emphysema, chronic bronchitis and frequents asthma attacks. I am highly allergic to sulfa. I am somewhat confused by the medications I have been prescribed in the past to put in my nebulizer .I know when I was hospitalized in March with a bad reaction to Bactrim the M.D. would only let me have...
Asked by Anna Langhans 6 months ago.
I have COPD, with emphysema, chronic bronchitis and frequents asthma attacks. I am highly allergic to sulfa. I am somewhat confused by the medications I have been prescribed in the past to put in my nebulizer . I know when I was hospitalized in March with a bad reaction to Bactrim the M.D. would only let me have Xopenex via neb...even though my pulmo had me on Brovana,albuterol and atrovent (mixed together) 2 times a day. And atrovent and albuterol (mixed together )two times a day. The pulmo also had me on amoxilllian 500mg 3 times a day for seven days "every" month. The pulmo I was going to is quite a distance away and I am looking for a closer one, in the mean time can you advise me about the nebulizer meds and what would be safe for someone who is so sensitive to sulfa? Until I get in to see a pulmo in a neighboring city, I am taking albuterol via neb and using the proair puffer. Any information would be appreciated Answered by Jude Sabb 6 months ago.
I know you may fill a gig pig at time's but your doctor is try to fine out what will work best for you only you know your body better then you tell your doctor what have worked for you in the pass this may help him to fine out which medications will work for you Gemini Answered by Carita Lick 6 months ago.
I would be concerned taking Amoxicillin, that is in the penicillin family and is a no- no if you are allergic to molds. I too am allergic to sulfa drugs and penicillin and have had bronchial spasms from both in the past. Albuterol is a common short acting nebulizer medicine that also can added to many other small doses of medicine to give you an added benefit to a nebulizer session, such as ipratropium. Pro Air is albuterol in a puffer form (pocket inhaler) Long acting meds such as Serevent and Advair may make you feel better and cut down on the neb treatments. You may also benefit from inhaled steroids like Azmacort or Flovent. Check with your doctor or go online and check out WebMD for more information. Answered by Cecille Moua 6 months ago.
What do you imply:"are Dr's ok with prescribing salbutamol(are you definite it's not Albuterol)in a nebulizer answer? I am definite that he is aware of what he's doing if that's what you imply. There are detailed triggers that may make your Asthma worse, that you most often realize already, reminiscent of Dust, scented candles, fragrance, whatever scented, and don't pass close any individual that smokes. That is the worst! If it's Albuterol, that's a steroid, that used to be prescribed to you, it should reason a pounding heartbeat, so allow the Dr. realize if that occurs. Exercise can result in an bronchial asthma assault additionally, specially if you're external within the bloodless. Answered by Ella Forward 6 months ago.
take testosterone it got rid of my asthma in one summer Answered by Mike Moravec 6 months ago.
Have they found a cure for asthma?
I have had asthma for 13 years now, and now im worried my oldest son (3yr. old) has it. His allergist said he can give allergy shots for him to prevent it, but never said anything about a cure.
Asked by Jamika Greenberg 6 months ago.
No there is not a cure...just treatment. a new inhaled med called Brovana works pretty good, and Pulmocort helps prevent it too. as do other inhaled steroids. Answered by Hye Molski 6 months ago.
There are some medicines that can help with the symptoms, but it doesn't quite go away. You may want to look into colloidal silver in a nebulizer... some people have said this helps (there are different types of asthma, or different things that act like asthma). Answered by Gussie Dressman 6 months ago.
some people say yes but for the open public the answer is no Your son can get SHOTS because hes only ALLERGIC its not a cure. ive lived with asthma my whole life since i was 2 ( i slept under my bed with my cat who just had kittens & parents found me almost dead) but since then you wont be able to get rid of it. and its Genetic by the way, mothers can give it to her babies by breast feeding and Fathers by just being The Father. Answered by Glory Ramphal 6 months ago.
There is cures for everything asthma, hvi, and cancer etc... but they make to much money "treating it" so they wont release the cure. Answered by Moon Szuch 6 months ago.
New asthma med?
does anyone know of the newest asthma med out there? is it better than the others?
Asked by Corinna Montey 6 months ago.
There are several Symbicort is much like Advair but from a different company. It has a steroid and a bronchodilator in one inhaler. Brovana Inhalation Solution is a nebulized, long-acting bronchodilator. It is much like the bronchodilator in advair and Symbicort. Sprivia is a long lasting anticholenergic bronchodilator different from the ones listed above and much like Atrovent. it is a dry powder, once per day inhaler. As far as what is better, that is up to you and your doctor to decide. Answered by Casie Kolarik 6 months ago.
Are there any new treatments for asthma?
Asked by Ying Mccrudden 6 months ago.
Yes, however you must understand that asthma is an allergy. It can NOT be cured but CAN be managed. And yes you can have asthma at any age. If you have your asthma under control you should be able to live symptom free. here is some more information about asthma that may help. The best non medication treatment for asthma is learning your triggers and avoiding them. Common triggers are smoke, dust, mold, mildew, plants, dust mites, pets and grass/weeds. If you can't figure our your triggers, you may need to see an allergist and have allergy screening done. This may identify your triggers. The National Asthma Prevention Program and the Expert Panel of Diagnosis and Management of Asthma both agree if you have to use a prescription inhaler such as albuterol more then two time per week, your asthma is NOT in control and you will need a prescription controller medication. New medications on the market this year are Symbicort and Brovana. Symbicort is a combination steroid and long acting bronchodilator much like Advair. Symbicort is a controller medication. Brovana is a new fast acting bronchodilator, like Xopenex, however is lasts longer according to the manufacture. Answered by Yen Tilghman 6 months ago.
Does any COPD inhalers have steroids?
Asked by Leisha Amato 6 months ago.
Inhaled steroids are commonly used to treat COPD, but not all inhalers used for COPD have steroids in them. Several combination inhalers use both long-acting bronchodilators and steroids in the same inhaler. Some of the most common inhalers containing steroids: Advair Symbicort Flovent Pulmocort Asmanex (old) Non-steroidal inhalers commonly used in COPD: Combivent Albuterol Atrovent Duoneb (nebulized albuterol and atrovent together) Spiriva Brovana There are other inhalers that are used but this is the majority of them. There are also medications like oral steroids and leukotriene inhibitors (Singulair) that are sometimes used to help control COPD. Answered by Luann Munda 6 months ago.