Those taking asthma medications ?

Those taking asthma medications ? Topic: Those taking asthma medications ?
July 18, 2019 / By Amber
Question: What is the best asthma medication in your opinion and why? Have you had weight gain or hair loss on it? Have you tried any home treatments and if yes, what were they and did they help?Thanks in advance.
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Wally Wally | 9 days ago
I personally use an Albuterol nebulizer in the morning and an inhaler when I'm away from home. My sister is on Advair 250/50 and is very well controlled with her symptoms. Neither of us have had any weight gain or hair loss from the medication. Traditional home treatments include drinking hot caffienated beverages such as tea or coffee. The caffiene acts as a bronchodilator easing breathing. Prednisone is the most common medication to cause weight gain and then only in long term use. I think that the combination of albuterol and ipatroprium (duoneb) is probably one of the best in nebulizer form, (combivent in inhaler form) as when you mix the two medications they sinergize or boost the efficacy of each other and will actually increase the amount of bronchodilitation by as much as 45% over using one of the drugs by it self. If you must use a steriod, try to use a corticosteroid as they work at the site of attachment in the lungs without systemic side effects.
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Wally Originally Answered: i have ibs-constipation and would like to know what medications others are taking?
GOOD LORD! Mineral oil is toxic and should be taken off the market. Are you understanding why you are like this? Your bowels are inflamed because of the foods you are eating. Try a gluten free diet. Also I used to have something simular and took Every Bodys FIber from Natures Sunshine and I had no more symptoms after 30 days regular use. Mineral oil is keepingyour bowels inflamed plus your bowels are so used to it they wont work on their own especiallyw ith the miralax.

Rudy Rudy
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.
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Morton Morton
Asthma medications. Where to start!! There are so many, and without knowing more about you, I'll give you a quick overview. There are 3 types Reliever: The blue/ grey ones like your Ventolin. These are a must! It makes your airways dilate (or get wider) to help you breathe. This is what relieves you in an asthma attack and should be carried around with you. Side effects are rare, but can occur if you overuse (these effects can be increased heart rate, muscle tremor, restlessness). Symptom Controller: These do the same kinda thing as the reliever, but is longer lasting. They need to be taken every day because they take longer to work, but stay in your system for longer. Last, but not least, Preventer. These are a corticosteroid that reduce your bodies ability to respond to the trigger so that your airways don't become as inflamed. Once again, this has to be taken everyday so that the drug can build up in your body and be effective. Side effects can be wide and varied, so read up on them and monitor yourself. The most common is oral thrush, but if you rinse your mouth out after use and use the inhaler correctly (either with or without a spacer) this shouldn't happen. best part is - there is combined drugs. What I'm on is: Ventolin for attacks, and a drug called Seretide for everyday 'prevention'. Its a little purple inhaler and is a combination of symptom controller and preventer. This will stop you from being so reliant on your Ventolin. aaaaand - my asthma has improved dramatically since i have starting taking these. To my knowledge there aren't many (if any) that cause hair loss and weight gain. Home treatments like using a nebuliser during winter to moisten up your airways may help. Especially if you have a cold and are prone to asthma during this time. Sorry this was so long!
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Kell Kell
Prevention is consistently higher than medication. However I know the way you suppose Bob, now not in need of to pump medicines into your lungs for the sake of it's entirely comprehensible. As an asthmatic, coping with my bronchial asthma obviously I know the way you suppose. If you're taking a rescue inhaler drug to alleviate your bronchial asthma each different day, you might be higher off utilising a preventer. Preventative medicines are artificial types and similar to the human hormone cortisol and are regarded more secure within the encouraged doses (even everyday) than rescue medicines (even you're simplest utilising the rescue inhalers three instances every week). Many men and women are overly wary in the case of preventative corticosteroids believing that they're extra unsafe than they rescue inhalers, nevertheless it is a delusion. You are extra inclined to harming your lungs by means of depending on a rescue inhaler on a steady foundation than getting the encouraged right dose of everyday steroids. In announcing all of this - obviously possible choices are the fine alternative for myself and I suggest the normal possible choices that I have observed especially. Good good fortune mate!
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Herk Herk
I use singular it works so well for me and during sports as well, i dont even have to take my inhaler anymore.
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Herk Originally Answered: Advice for serious asthma?
Hi Bethany Here are a few remedies and testimonials to give you some insight. Cause: Asthma is caused by malnutrition. Only by diligent and consistent effort to change embedded habits will one get permanent relief. The cough is a result of nature's effort to expectorate mucus from the lungs, after which breathing becomes easier. Ofttimes the cause of asthma is basically a nervous condition because the nerves are irritated Herbal Aids: 1. Convulsions: When a person is in a convulsion there are certain herbs that will give very fast relief. One of these is tincture of lobelia, and a valerian decoction with a little cayenne added to relieve spasms. If such an attack comes after a meal one should use an emetic, such as a large dose of lobelia or use the Yoga finger method. (see # 2 below) 2. Yoga Finger Method: Drink several cups of warm water, then place the middle finger deep down the throat and press the tongue until regurgitation starts. Mustard is also good to clean the stomach and lungs. Prior to the emetic a peppermint or spearmint tea should be used to soothe the area and alleviate the discomfort of continual vomiting. Hot fomentation of castor oil, comfrey, lobelia, mullein, etc., may be placed over the stomach, liver, spleen and lung areas. Frequent hydrotherapy baths or lengthy sweat baths are beneficial, followed by a cold shower or sponging. 3. Vapor Bath: Another helpful method is to take a vapor bath twice a week, inhaling steam from a decoction of cudweed ragwort, wormwood, or a decoction of the following herbs, taken warm, (equal parts) will prove very beneficial: elecampane root, horehounds, hyssop, skunk cabbage root, vervain, wild cherry bark (and to this preparation add tincture of lobelia or antispasmodic tincture. Clear the bowels with an injection of catnip or barberry bark. This affliction also calls for plenty of outdoor exercise, deep breathing, and good ventilation while sleeping. The whole body system should be built up with tonic herbs such as chickweed, comfrey, marshmallow, mullein, etc. Diet should be mostly fruits and vegetables, avoiding all processed devitalized foods. 4. Dr. Christopher's Herbal Respiratory Formula: (Resp-Free) It is wonderful for asthma. This combination of herbs in tablet, tea and capsule form is an aid to relieve irritation in the respiratory tract--lungs and bronchial. This is an aid in Emphysema as well as other bronchial and lung congestion such as bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, etc. Suggested amount for an adult is a cup two or three times a day, or 2 or 3 capsules or tablets two or three times a day with a cup of comfrey tea. For additional help in the program, it is good to add three to six drops of tincture of lobelia to each cup of tea. This formula consists of comfrey root, mullein, chickweed, marshmallow root and lobelia. 5. Dr. Christopher's Hay Fever Formula: (Sha Tea) It is good for asthma also. This combination is a natural herbal aid working as a decongestant and antihistamine to dry up sinuses and expel from the head and broncho pulmonary tubes and passages the offending stoppage and mucus. Combine this with the respiratory combination to speed up the process. The wise person will turn to fresh wholesome food and beverages to keep the body in a perfect state. This will guarantee permanent relief, by going to the cause. 6. Elder: The inner bark is used, although it should be aged before used. The fresh bark is violently irritating and poisonous to children. It is specifically used for spasmodic asthma with copious phlegm and stringy mucus. For asthma, take a tablespoonful whenever an attack threatens. Powdered Cloves can alleviate excessive vomiting when using the bark. To avoid bowel cramps, add a tablespoonful of powdered Ginger to the infusion. (ShoA:58). 7 Lobelia: Most people agree that Lobelia is a specific treatment for asthma, as well as other bronchial or spasmodic troubles. Because the herb removes obstructions, giving it when an attack comes on will often cause vomiting; matter will accumulate in the stomach which will cause obstructions. When the person vomits, it removes the intestinal blockage and often removes the mucus accumulations in the bronchial system as well. 8. Lobelia: It is one of the best plant expectorants, but as it is a stimulant to the vagus nerve it can easily produce nausea and vomiting when taken in excess. If a teaspoonful of the tincture produces nausea, cut down; it can easily be overdone, says herbalist Moore (Moore:98). The leaves and flowers have strong antispasmodic effects on the bronchials when smoked, and certain individuals with asthma can find it a reliable herb to smoke at the first signs of spasms. 9. Mullein: This herb soothes the lungs and helps bring up the phlegm. It can be combined with sage and plantain for use in asthma. Sometimes a vapor treatment of Mullein is good for asthma, which is made by simmering a strong pot of Mullein tea and inhaling the steam with a towel over your head. This is also good for bronchial troubles of various kinds. 10. Skunk Cabbage: Because of its antispasmodic properties, is well known in many cough problems. Foremost in this use is its application in asthma. It can help control the coughing and sneezing in hayfever. Many claim that it is useful in cases of tuberculosis. For people who have chronic dry coughing spells, skunk cabbage can offer relief. It will also clear up a chronic cold, with a cough which will not leave because of mucus accumulations and bronchial problems of all kinds. 11. Milk Products: One of the best ways to prevent and therefore treat Asthma is not to use milk products. Dr. N. W. Walker, in his book Raw Vegetable Juices (Norwalk Press Publishers), says about cow's milk, "Cow's milk is probably the most mucus-forming food used by human beings. The casein content of cow's milk is exceedingly high, being about 300% more than is contained in mother's milk. [Casein, by the way, is a milk byproduct and is considered to be one of the most tenacious adhesives used for gluing wood together.] This is one of the reasons for the mucus condition of children and adults brought up to drink quantities of such milk and for the resultant colds, running noses, tonsil, adenoid, and bronchial troubles--whereas carrot juice is one of the greatest aids in the elimination of mucus! Testimonials: 1. Man Who Couldn't Sleep Lying Down for 20 Years Because of Asthma--Cured: Dr. Christopher used the tincture of Lobelia to clear people of asthma, although they have had it many years. A couple of young fellows brought an old, old man into the Doctor at about two o'clock one morning in Evanston, Wyoming. The old man had had asthma for 26 years. For 20 years of the 26, he had never been able to work. He had never laid in a bed for 20 years. They had to build a special chair so he could sit up at night with his feet stretched out. He had a doctor at the home an average of once a week, either to give him some drug orally to keep him alive, to give a shot, or to administer oxygen. Since the family couldn't locate the doctor that night, they came in desperation to Dr. Christopher. Since the doctors did not want a naturopathic physician in town, most people had never heard of such a thing. The young fellows asked, "Do you treat human beings?" The Doctor said, yes, and to bring him in. As the man sat down, the Doctor gave him a cup of elderleaf tea to drink gradually. He told him how he had asthma. He had been quite independent, but lately they had had to mortgage their home in order to go on with the doctoring. After he had had the elderberry tea for about ten minutes, the Doctor gave him a teaspoonful of the tincture of Lobelia. He waited ten minutes--being sure to be very accurate about this--and gave him a second teaspoonful of the tincture. After another ten minutes he gave him the third. In forty years of practice, the Doctor commented, he never had to use the tincture of Lobelia more than three teaspoonfuls to a patient. He explained that this was so because each time he was called it was at a crisis, at the climax of the disease, the right time for clearing the disease. They just sat around and chatted. The Doctor had buckets and pans around, and all of a sudden, the man started to heave. This was a little after two o'clock in the morning and he heaved on until five o'clock, for three full hours. At the finish it was dry heaves, but he brought up everything he had eaten for days, plus nearly a cup of phlegm and pus from his lungs and bronchi, from yellow to green. After he was done, the Doctor told his sons to take him home. "Should I bring him back tomorrow", he asked. "No", answered the Doctor, "it's a do-it-yourself-kit; it's all finished". They took him home and started to walk him to his chair, but the man said, "No, boys, I'm sleeping in the bed tonight". "But, Dad, it'll kill you!" they pleaded. "No, I'm the boss-- take me to bed". They were afraid to stretch him out in case he should choke up and die. This was at five o'clock in the morning. He slept through until five o'clock the next morning--which is twenty-four hours--and slept on past noon--thirty hours he slept! When he woke up, for the first time in over twenty years he took a deep breath of air. He could take it without choking or coughing, and he said, "I'm healed". The boys were quite pleased about this. Twenty years later, one of them touched Dr. Christopher on the shoulder in Salt Lake City. He said, "My name's Workman; remember me?" Dr. Christopher said, "No". "We brought our pap into you in Evanston, Wyoming at two o'clock one morning." The Doctor then remembered him. He asked, "What happened to your dad?" The young man answered, "He never had an asthma attack from that day to this, and he went to work as a gardener and never missed a day's work since that time. The family thanks you very much". 2. Choking Phlegm in Pregnant Women Relieved: Dr. Nowell told the story of a woman who at forty years old was pregnant with her first baby. She was suffering terribly with asthmatic spasms, unable to lie in bed, fighting for breath; both she and her husband begged their doctor to stop the cough. They were told that nothing could be done until the child was born. Dr. Nowell gave them a bottle of tincture of Lobelia, telling her to take a teaspoonful whenever the coughing began. The next morning, the patient told the Doctor that almost immediately after taking the first dose, the patient brought up long, thick masses of phlegm from the lungs the size of a man's fist. No further dose was taken and the patient never had a trace of any chest trouble since and lived a long and fruitful life. Best of health to you. Cheers

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