Ephedrine works majorly as a decongestant to provide temporary relief from breathing difficulties or chest tightness caused due to asthma or bronchial infections. It helps to reduce the swelling or constriction of blood vessels in the nasal passages, and also helps to widen the lung airways, thereby easing the breathing procedure. It is also helpful in maintaining the blood pressure and preventing major fluctuation during anesthesia of the spine.
Ephedrine can be taken orally, or is injected directly into a muscle or just under the skin. It may also be administered to the patient intravenously.
There are some common side effects of this drug. These include vomiting, nausea, persistent headaches, hallucinations, high blood pressure, loss of appetite, difficulty and discomfort during urination, anxiety, insomnia and fluctuations in the heart rate. Fatal side effects can be the risk of a heart attack. There is not enough evidence of its safety during pregnancy and is mostly not recommended for use by a lactating mother.
Ephedrine is also known to cause weight loss. The blood sugar and heart rate of the patients must be constantly monitored during the course of treatment, and any fluctuation should be informed to the doctor as soon as possible.
The lungs are made of pipes - starting from the nostrils all the way to the fine tubules in the lungs, through which the air we breathe passes through. The inhaled air also contains a lot of other particles - dust, pollen, virus, cigarette smoke, etc. Very often, the body is allergic to one or more of these particles, and the bronchi are constantly irritated and inflamed due to their sustained exposure. This causes allergic bronchitis which is identified by symptoms like chronic coughing, difficulty breathing, hoarseness, nasal congestion.
Ayurveda believes that the human body has 3 doshas or bio elements - vata, pitta, and kapha. Any disease is believed to be due to one of these being affected. Allergic bronchitis is believed to be an issue with vata.
In addition, follow these general considerations too:
Allergic bronchitis is a chronic condition, and acute attacks can be avoided by following some of the pointers mentioned above.
A very uncommon and rare condition, which can occur in case a person is diabetic or has undergone a surgery, a medical disorder known as retrograde ejaculation. It is a condition in which semen enters the bladder rather than going out of the penis after orgasm. This causes a problem as very little or no semen is ejaculated.
That is why this is sometimes also called as 'Dry orgasm'. The only treatment for retrograde ejaculation is to make the male fertile again because retrograde ejaculation is not particularly harmful to the individual. It has the following symptoms:
There are only three main symptoms associated with retrograde ejaculation.
The possible causes of retrograde ejaculation are:
It is worth noting that Dry orgasms have other causes as well, which includes:
Here is how retrograde ejaculation may get more complications
There are only two main complications which occur due to retrograde ejaculation. These include:
Treatment for retrograde ejaculation.
It is worth noting that certain medications, which are used to treat retrograde ejaculation can lead to serious complications and others may lead to a higher heart rate and blood pressure.
Medications which are usually used:
It is also worth noting that the treatment for male infertility is different and more advanced.
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