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Self-Management For Palpitation

Dr.Deepak 93% (11100ratings)
NCCH & MCH
Homeopath, Raebareli
Self-Management For Palpitation

1. Avoid excess of tea & coffee

2. Avoid smoking & alcoholic consumption

3. Avoid mental strain & worry

4. Avoid salbutamol group of drugs.

5. Avoid sudden change in activity or hastiness.
 

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FRHS, Ph.D Paed Neuro Rehabilitation, MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Blues and birth defects

Taking certain antidepressants during pregnancy can increase the risk of birth defects. Fluoxetine and paroxwrine were associated with a number of birth defects including heart wall defects irregular skull shape (craniosynostosis, heart defects, intestines protruding outside the body and missing parts of the brain and skull.
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3 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself After IVF Treatment

Dr.Sulbha Arora 90% (53ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB - Obs & Gynae, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Fellowship In Bask & Advanced Reproductive Techniques
IVF Specialist, Mumbai
3 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself After IVF Treatment

In this advanced day and age where we witness miracles daily, IVF treatment has proved its worth by helping people change their lives completely. IVF or In Vitro Fertilization treatment is one of the biggest blessings to humankind. With the help of IVF, numerous couples, who had lost all hopes, have successfully conceived a child. Even though IVF treatment has been a savior in many cases, it is still a complicated procedure and needs to be researched upon thoroughly. You need to be very careful about your health during and after the IVF treatment is done, so that your baby is born in a healthy and safe manner. Given below are certain tips for taking care of oneself after undergoing an IVF procedure -

Risks You Should Be Willing To Take With IVF
There are a number of things which should be considered before going through the procedure of IVF. While considering IVF treatments, patients need to know about the possibility of having multiple pregnancies. This can be problematic to many as multiple pregnancies mean that the pain and weakness which comes with pregnancies will also increase. You have to be very careful in such cases. The  risk of premature deli very and low birth rate are also alarmingly high in the case of IVF treatments. Your child may also have birth defects if he/she is born via this treatment.

To minimise this risk, many doctors prefer to transfer a maximum of two embryos and encourage single embryo transfer wherever possible. This reduces the risk of multiple pregnancy without reducing the chances of pregnancy, because here at Nova we prefer blastocyst stage transfer and we have a high Implantation Rate.

Self-care Tips to Take Care of Yourself after IVF

  1. Consuming a good diet: The most important thing which needs to be kept in mind during any kind of pregnancies, especially pregnancies through IVF treatment, is eating the right foods. A good diet is a must to avoid any kind of complications that may arise in the future. Taking care of yourself during this time and eating good food is important for the baby. However, make sure that you don’t eat anything in excess as well. Try to eat a lot of fresh green vegetables, fruits and whole foods.
  2. Try to be positive: Although this may not seem as important, but it still needs to be kept in mind that your baby’s health has a lot to do with your physical and mental health. Try to be as positive as possible as the baby gets closely impacted by your state of mind.
  3. Sufficient amount of rest and workout is required: During your pregnancy days, you need to make sure to work out and get enough rest. Make sure to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep daily. Go for walks for half an hour on a regular basis and also do some light stretching and warm-up exercises as well.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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IVF Cost in Delhi

Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Singh 92% (193ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
IVF Cost in Delhi

Infertility problems have been very common and are at their highest. Every second individual out of ten is suffering with infertility in India. To treat infertility and enjoy parenthood, many people go for IVF treatment. There are many IVF centers across Globe. India especially Delhi is considered to be hub of IVF centers. The cost of IVF treatment in Delhi is comparatively low as compared to the other counterparts. 

Some of the best IVF clinics in Delhi that have high success and are cost effective are:

1. Aveya Ivf Fertility Centre-  Rajouri Garden, Delhi

Consultation fees: ₹800

Aveya Fertility IVF Clinic, Delhi is a successful and trustworthy name amongst IVF clinics.  in India. The team has years of experience and up to date in latest techniques to treat infertility cases. The team here specializes in IVF, surrogacy, egg donation and egg freezing. The center is not only patient friendly but also customizes to fit into the budget of most of the patients, to ensure that the dreams of couples can come true.

2. Balaji Action Hospital- Paschim Vihar, Delhi

Consultation fees: ₹800

Balaji is a multispeciality hospital with specialised to treat infertility. This center is headed by Dr. Ruby Sehra. She has over 30 years of experience and is amongst the leading and best gynecologist in Delhi. She provides a wide variety of infertility treatments ranging from basic infertility diagnosis and treatment to advanced services as in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (CSI) and assisted hatching, egg donation, gestational surrogacy [with own eggs] and an egg donor assisted surrogacy. Her treatment has a success rate of 50% – 69%, depending on the age of the patient. She is a member of various popular and recognized medical societies like ASRM, AOGD, ESHRE. 

3. Progeny AN IVF - ICSI Centre - West Punjabi Bagh, Delhi

Consultation fees: ₹1000

Progeny IVF clinic India  is runned by Dr. Ruby Sehra, a reputed gynaecologist in Delhi. The center provides a wide variety of infertility treatments ranging from basic infertility diagnosis and treatment to advanced services as in vitro fertilization (IVF), pre-genetic screening, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (CSI) and assisted hatching. Her IVF centre in Delhi is known to provide the most economical, transparent, highly successful IVF treatment. 

4. Nova IVI Fertility Clinic- Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi

Consultation fees: ₹1000

Nova IVI Fertility is the among the largest service providers worldwide and have many centers across India. The clinics in India are equipped with advanced Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) from Spain. They have integrated the best technologies around the world for procedures such as IUI, IVF and Andrology services. They use techniques like vitrification for preserving embryos and eggs, use of embryoscope and ERA helps in finding out the best timing for embryo transfer to the uterus. These advanced technologies gives them an edge and exceptionally success rate.

5. Indira IVF- Dwarka, Delhi

Consultation fees: ₹500

Indira IVF clinic is a trusted and successful fertility hospitals in India. They are known for use of latest and advanced methods to treat the cases of infertility. Some of the various treatments provided here are assisted reproductive technologies like IUI, IVF/ICSI, IMSI. The team here consists of best gynecologist, sonographers, embryologists, nurses and counselors that provide a holistic approach. They have a very  high IVF success rate and has become a preferred center of treatment of infertility in both men and women.

6. Bourn Hall Clinic- Lajpat Nagar, Delhi

Consultation fees: ₹500

Bourn Hall clinic has several centers across Delhi- NCR.  they are considered to be the pioneers of In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). they are known for their customized and personalized treatments. Use of advanced treatment and hi-class technologies give them an unmatched success rate as compared to any other clinic. They have several awards for the highest possible quality standards.

7. Delhi IVF & Fertility Center-  Connaught Place, New Delhi

Consultation fees: ₹900

Delhi IVF is an Oldest IVF Clinic in Delhi with more than 25 years of experience. They have treated patients across the globe. The centre is known for incredible and effective results. They have the highest success rate from 1st IVF cycle. The center is headed by Dr. Anoop Gupta who has a track record of conducting most successful IVF treatment. The center is known to match international standards and use of advanced technologies.

8. Rainbow IVF- Model Town, Delhi

Consultation fees: ₹600

Rainbow IVF Centre is a popular and well established infertility Clinic in Delhi and UP. Dr. Jaideep Malhotra has 35 years of experience and specializes in vitro fertilisation, Embryo Transfer, Pre and Post Delivery Care and ART. She is one of the famous doctors and has reached many milestones in success of IVF treatment as a pioneer in UP, in her practice.

9. Ferticity Fertility Clinics- Malviya Nagar, Delhi

Consultation fees: ₹1200

Ferticity Fertility Clinics is a trusted name in treating infertility. They are known for compassion and holistic approach. The clinic provides treatments like IUI (intrauterine insemination), IVF – ICSI (in vitro fertilization), PGD/S (Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and Screening), Blastocyst Transfer. Dr. Ila Gupta and Dr. Nalini Mahajan who have years of experience run this clinic. 

10. Southend Fertility & IVF- Saket, Delhi

Consultation fees: ₹2000

Southend fertility clinic is amongst the most awarded clinics. The clinic is headed by Dr. Sonia Malik, one of the most reputed name in the fraternity. They are well equipped in treating male and female infertility as well as in conducting some advanced procedures like PGS / PGD, Assisted Laser Hatching, Oocyte & Ovarian Tissue Freezing, Embryo Biopsy, DNA Fragmentation and Personalized Embryo Transfer.

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Top 10 IVF Centers in Bangalore

Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Singh 92% (193ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri

The problem in conceiving and want to try IVF, but confused about deciding the top IVF centers in Bangalore. IVF is a common way to treat infertility in which eggs are fertilized outside the uterus and then the embryo is transferred. There are many IVF centers in Bangalore, but here is a list of top 10 IVF centers in Bangalore who have years of experience and are known for their successful results. Top IVF centers in Bangalore are:

1. Motherhood- Indiranagar, Bangalore

Consultation fees: ₹500

Motherhood is a chain of specialty hospital with centers across India including Bangalore, Chennai, Pune (Kharadi), Indore and Coimbatore. The center has delivered more than 16500 babies.They have a team of highly accomplished doctors, nurses, lab technicians. They use the latest technologies which are of international standards and protocols. The areas of specializations at Motherhood clinic are Pregnancy care, Fertility care, Gynaecology, Advanced Laparoscopy Surgery, Neonatology, Paediatrics, Foetal Medicine, Cosmetology and Radiology.

2. Milann Fertility Center- J P Nagar, Bangalore

Consultation fees: ₹7400- 800

Milann is headed by Dr. Kamini A Rao, a  Padma Sri Awardee. The chain has many centers across India including Bangalore and Delhi. The team of medical experts has several years of experience in reproductive endocrinology, ovarian biology, reproductive immunology and the genetics of fertility. The center has successfully performed hundreds of treatments like IUI, ICSI, assisted hatching, IVF, gamete donation, embryo donation, embryo freezing, and genetic screening.

3. Indira Ivf Centre - J P Nagar, Bangalore

Consultation fees: ₹500

Indira IVF clinic is a trusted and successful fertility hospital in India. It is amongst the old chain of fertility clinics with 40 years of experience and 33 centers across India.They are known for the use of latest and advanced methods to treat the cases of infertility. The clinics offer the treatment at affordable and pocket-friendly cost. Some of the various treatments provided here are assisted reproductive technologies like IUI, IVF/ICSI, IMSI. The team here consists of best gynecologist, sonographers, embryologists, nurses and counselors that provide a holistic approach. They have a very high IVF success rate and has become a preferred center of treatment of infertility in both men and women.

4. Garbhagudi IVF Center- Banashankari, Bangalore

Consultation fees: ₹400-500

GarbhaGudi is among the top IVF centers in Bangalore. The center is known for best treatment at an affordable cost and unparalleled success rate. They have multiple clinics and branches in Bangalore.  The team specialises in assessment, diagnosis, fertility treatment, advanced scientific techniques and counselling support.  The hospital is equipped with best infrastructure and advanced technology, which gives them the success in addressing and delivering the problem of infertility.

5. Momsoon Fertility Pvt. Ltd- Geetha Colony, Bangalore

Consultation fees: ₹500

Momsoon Fertility clinic is driven by RR Medicare services. The clinic is known for treating patients with care and compassion. They provide individualized treatment for infertility management with the help of experienced embryologist, gynecologists, technicians, and nursing staff. The protocols followed as per international standards with advanced infrastructure and use of advanced techniques like IVF & ICSI.

6. SMILE BABY IVF- Lingarajapuram, Bangalore

Consultation fees: ₹250

Dr. Mangala Devi is a Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist and Infertility Specialist at Smile Baby IVF, Bangalore. She is a highly renowned doctor in the field of gynecology and infertility and has 21 years of experience. Her areas of specialization hysterectomy, in vitro fertilization, infertility treatment, intrauterine insemination, cesarean section, delivery, and ART. She is a member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR), Karnataka Chapter of ISAR and Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society of India (FOGSI).

7. Cloudnine Hospital - Malleshwaram, Bangalore

Consultation fees: ₹500

Cloudnine is amongst the leading fertility clinic chain in India, which has years of experience in treating both female and male infertility.  They have a very high success rate in treatments which makes them the top fertility clinic in the country. Most of our patients are able to achieve a clinical pregnancy after only 1 or 2 IVF embryo transfers using a single genetically normal embryo. The hospital specializes in providing comprehensive fertility care and various type of treatments like In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Egg Donor IVF, egg cryopreservation and ovulation induction. 

8. Nova IVI Fertility- Koramangala, Bangalore

Consultation fees: ₹500

Nova IVI Fertility is among the largest service providers worldwide and has many centers across India. The clinics in India are equipped with advanced Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) from Spain. They have integrated the best technologies around the world for procedures such as IUI, IVF and Andrology services. They use techniques like vitrification for preserving embryos and eggs, use of embryoscope and ERA helps in finding out the best timing for embryo transfer to the uterus. These advanced technologies give them an edge and an exceptional success rate.

9. Marvel Speciality Hospital and Fertility Centre- Koramangala, Bangalore

Consultation fees: ₹500

Marvel Speciality Hospital and fertility care is a popular and well-established infertility Clinic in Bangalore. Dr. Mamatha Reddy Y V who has 21 years of experience and specializes in vitro fertilization, Embryo Transfer, Pre and Post Delivery Care, and ART is a consultant here. She is one of the famous doctors and has reached many milestones in the success of IVF treatment in her practice.

10.  Sri Sai Ram Hospital- Kanakpura Road, Bangalore

Consultation fees: ₹500

Sri Sai Ram hospital is a well-known name in Bangalore hospitals, with a dedicated center for women and child care. It has some of the best IVF specialists at their center like Dr. Madhuri Vidyashankar. She has 19years of experience and her areas of special interest are Intrauterine Insemination, Ovulation Induction Treatment (OI), sperm donor programs and blastocyst transfers.

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How To Restrict Allergy Driven Infection This Season?

MD - Medicine, MBBS, DTCD
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
How To Restrict Allergy Driven Infection This Season?

Seasonal changes can be very exciting for most people. Each season brings with it a new set of colours and nature takes a new turn. However, for people with seasonal allergies, a seasonal change also comes with a set of allergies. From skin rashes to wheezing to breathing difficulties, the list of symptoms can be quite long. Asthma is the most common problem, and the attacks can be quite bothersome with wheezing attacks and breathing troubles.

With advancements in the field of medicine, there is a lot of relief for asthma patients. A little understanding on how asthma attacks happen will help in understanding how to control it. Asthma is an allergic reaction caused by narrowing of the airway with thick mucus, which makes breathing difficult. During an attack, the person can have a dry cough, face shortness of breath and wheezing.

Asthma is often triggered or worsened by some factors, and being aware of these can help prevent or manage an attack:

  1. Common allergens like pollen, mites, ticks, furs of animals, bird feathers, specific foods (peanuts, milk products, eggs, etc.) and mold spores appear during change of season.
  2. Environmental chemicals like cigarette smoke, car fumes, dust, etc., can also trigger an attack.
  3. Attacks of cold or flu can lead to an asthma attack.
  4. Workout during cold weather can be problematic, but exercise can also help control asthma attacks. Lung function improves sufficiently, but an exercise regime should be drawn up for the patient based on his condition.
  5. Stressful emotions like anger and anxiety can also lead to an attack or make it worse.
  6. Some medications like aspirin, beta blockers, glaucoma drops can aggravate attacks of asthma.

Once you know the triggers, here are some common measures that can help prevent and relieve the wheezing.

  1. The preventers reduce the inflammation in the airway tube and the swelling. While they do not provide immediate relief during an attack, using these in the long term helps avoid attacks. These are low-dose inhaled corticosteroids such as beclomethasone, fluticasone, and budesonide. Doctors would advise their usage even when there are no symptoms, as asthma attacks can be triggered when they are not taking these medications for a while. Newer drugs include leukotriene antagonists like montelukast and zafirlukast. Relievers are used for symptom relief and include Salbutamol (short acting) and Salmeterol/Formoterol (long acting). Peak flow meter may be useful in acute attacks, wherein the peak flow rates can be reduced.

A good strategy is to use preventers regularly and rely on relievers during an attack. The first one helps build resistance and so reduces the incidence of attacks. Reach out to a doctor if a severe attack ensues (lasts more than 3 hours).
 

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Effective Ways To Control Allergy Driven Wheezing This Season!

Dr.R.S. Saini 91% (9492ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Effective Ways To Control Allergy Driven Wheezing This Season!

Seasonal changes can be very exciting for most people. Each season brings with it a new set of colours and nature takes a new turn. However, for people with seasonal allergies, a seasonal change also comes with a set of allergies. From skin rashes to wheezing to breathing difficulties, the list of symptoms can be quite long. Asthma is the most common problem, and the attacks can be quite bothersome with wheezing attacks and breathing troubles.

With advancements in the field of medicine, there is a lot of relief for asthma patients. A little understanding on how asthma attacks happen will help in understanding how to control it. Asthma is an allergic reaction caused by narrowing of the airway with thick mucus, which makes breathing difficult. During an attack, the person can have a dry cough, face shortness of breath and wheezing.

Asthma is often triggered or worsened by some factors, and being aware of these can help prevent or manage an attack:

  1. Common allergens like pollen, mites, ticks, furs of animals, bird feathers, specific foods (peanuts, milk products, eggs, etc.) and mold spores appear during change of season.
  2. Environmental chemicals like cigarette smoke, car fumes, dust, etc., can also trigger an attack.
  3. Attacks of cold or flu can lead to an asthma attack.
  4. Workout during cold weather can be problematic, but exercise can also help control asthma attacks. Lung function improves sufficiently, but an exercise regime should be drawn up for the patient based on his condition.
  5. Stressful emotions like anger and anxiety can also lead to an attack or make it worse.
  6. Some medications like aspirin, beta blockers, glaucoma drops can aggravate attacks of asthma.

Once you know the triggers, here are some common measures that can help prevent and relieve the wheezing:

  1. The preventers reduce the inflammation in the airway tube and the swelling. While they do not provide immediate relief during an attack, using these in the long term helps avoid attacks. These are low-dose inhaled corticosteroids such as beclomethasone, fluticasone, and budesonide. Doctors would advise their usage even when there are no symptoms, as asthma attacks can be triggered when they are not taking these medications for a while. Newer drugs include leukotriene antagonists like montelukast and zafirlukast. Relievers are used for symptom relief and include Salbutamol (short acting) and Salmeterol/Formoterol (long acting). Peak flow meter may be useful in acute attacks, wherein the peak flow rates can be reduced.

A good strategy is to use preventers regularly and rely on relievers during an attack. The first one helps build resistance and so reduces the incidence of attacks. Reach out to a doctor if a severe attack ensues (lasts more than 3 hours).
 

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Allergy Wheezing - How To Avert It?

Dr.Hardik Thakker 90% (462ratings)
MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Allergy Wheezing - How To Avert It?

Seasonal changes can be very exciting for most people. Each season brings with it a new set of colours and nature takes a new turn. However, for people with seasonal allergies, this change comes with a set of allergies. From skin rashes to wheezing to breathing difficulties, the list of symptoms can be quite long. Asthma is the most common problem, and the attacks can be quite bothersome with wheezing attacks and breathing troubles.

With advancements in the field of medicine, there is a lot of relief for asthma patients. A little understanding of how asthma attacks happen will help in understanding how to control it. Asthma is an allergic reaction caused by narrowing of the airway with thick mucus, which makes breathing difficult. During an attack, the person can have a dry cough or face shortness of breath and wheezing.

Asthma is often triggered or worsened by some factors, and being aware of these can help prevent or manage the attack:

  1. Common allergens like pollen, mites, ticks, furs of animals, bird feathers, specific foods (peanuts, milk products, eggs, etc.) and mold spores appear during change of season.
  2. Environmental chemicals like cigarette smoke, car fumes, dust, etc., can also trigger the attack.
  3. Attacks of cold or flu can lead to an asthma attack.
  4. Workout during cold weather can be problematic, but exercise can also help control asthma attacks. Lung function improves sufficiently, but an exercise regime should be drawn up for the patient based on his condition.
  5. Stressful emotions like anger and anxiety can also lead to an attack or make it worse.
  6. Some medications like aspirin, beta blockers, glaucoma drops can provoke attacks of asthma.

Once you know the triggers, here are some common measures that can help prevent and relieve the wheezing.

The preventers reduce the inflammation in the airway tube and the swelling. While they do not provide immediate relief during an attack, using these in the long term helps avoid attacks. These are low-dose inhaled corticosteroids such as beclomethasone, fluticasone, and budesonide. Doctors would advise their usage even when there are no symptoms, as asthma attacks can be triggered when they are not taking these medications for a while. Newer drugs include leukotriene antagonists like montelukast and zafirlukast. Relievers are used for symptom relief and include Salbutamol (short acting) and Salmeterol/Formoterol (long acting). The peak flow meter may be useful in acute attacks, wherein the peak flow rates can be reduced.

A good strategy is to use preventers regularly and rely on relievers during an attack. The first one helps build resistance and so reduces the incidence of attacks. Reach out to a doctor if a severe attack ensues (lasts more than 3 hours).

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Seasonal Wheezing - Best Ways It Can Be Controlled!

Dr.R.S. Saini 91% (9492ratings)
MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Seasonal Wheezing - Best Ways It Can Be Controlled!

Seasonal changes can be very exciting for most people. Each season brings with it a new set of colours and nature takes a new turn. However, for people with seasonal allergies, a seasonal change also comes with a set of allergies. From skin rashes to wheezing to breathing difficulties, the list of symptoms can be quite long. Asthma is the most common problem, and the attacks can be quite bothersome with wheezing attacks and breathing troubles.

With advancements in the field of medicine, there is a lot of relief for asthma patients. A little understanding on how asthma attacks happen will help in understanding how to control it. Asthma is an allergic reaction caused by narrowing of the airway with thick mucus, which makes breathing difficult. During an attack, the person can have a dry cough, face shortness of breath and wheezing.

Asthma is often triggered or worsened by some factors, and being aware of these can help prevent or manage an attack:

  1. Common allergens like pollen, mites, ticks, furs of animals, bird feathers, specific foods (peanuts, milk products, eggs, etc.) and mold spores appear during change of season.
  2. Environmental chemicals like cigarette smoke, car fumes, dust, etc., can also trigger an attack.
  3. Attacks of cold or flu can lead to an asthma attack.
  4. Workout during cold weather can be problematic, but exercise can also help control asthma attacks. Lung function improves sufficiently, but an exercise regime should be drawn up for the patient based on his condition.
  5. Stressful emotions like anger and anxiety can also lead to an attack or make it worse.
  6. Some medications like aspirin, beta blockers, glaucoma drops can aggravate attacks of asthma.

Once you know the triggers, here are some common measures that can help prevent and relieve the wheezing.

  1. The preventers reduce the inflammation in the airway tube and the swelling. While they do not provide immediate relief during an attack, using these in the long term helps avoid attacks. These are low-dose inhaled corticosteroids such as beclomethasone, fluticasone, and budesonide.
  2. Doctors would advise their usage even when there are no symptoms, as asthma attacks can be triggered when they are not taking these medications for a while. Newer drugs include leukotriene antagonists like montelukast and zafirlukast.
  3. Relievers are used for symptom relief and include Salbutamol (short acting) and Salmeterol/Formoterol (long acting). Peak flow meter may be useful in acute attacks, wherein the peak flow rates can be reduced.

A good strategy is to use preventers regularly and rely on relievers during an attack. The first one helps build resistance and so reduces the incidence of attacks. Reach out to a doctor if a severe attack ensues (lasts more than 3 hours).

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Treatment For Winter Asthma & Allergies!

Dr.Pranab Kumar Chowdhury 86% (16ratings)
MBBS, MD, Fellow Rheumatology
Internal Medicine Specialist, Guwahati
Treatment For Winter Asthma & Allergies!

Seasonal changes can be very exciting for most people. Each season brings with it a new set of colours and nature takes a new turn. However, for people with seasonal allergies, a seasonal change also comes with a set of allergies. From skin rashes to wheezing to breathing difficulties, the list of symptoms can be quite long. Asthma is the most common problem, and the attacks can be quite bothersome with wheezing attacks and breathing troubles.

With advancements in the field of medicine, there is a lot of relief for asthma patients. A little understanding on how asthma attacks happen will help in understanding how to control it. Asthma is an allergic reaction caused by narrowing of the airway with thick mucus, which makes breathing difficult. During an attack, the person can have a dry cough, face shortness of breath and wheezing.

Asthma is often triggered or worsened by some factors, and being aware of these can help prevent or manage an attack:

  1. Common allergens like pollen, mites, ticks, furs of animals, bird feathers, specific foods (peanuts, milk products, eggs, etc.) and mold spores appear during change of season.
  2. Environmental chemicals like cigarette smoke, car fumes, dust, etc., can also trigger an attack.
  3. Attacks of cold or flu can lead to an asthma attack.
  4. Workout during cold weather can be problematic, but exercise can also help control asthma attacks. Lung function improves sufficiently, but an exercise regime should be drawn up for the patient based on his condition.
  5. Stressful emotions like anger and anxiety can also lead to an attack or make it worse.
  6. Some medications like aspirin, beta blockers, glaucoma drops can aggravate attacks of asthma.

Once you know the triggers, here are some common measures that can help prevent and relieve the wheezing.

  1. The preventers reduce the inflammation in the airway tube and the swelling. While they do not provide immediate relief during an attack, using these in the long term helps avoid attacks. These are low-dose inhaled corticosteroids such as beclomethasone, fluticasone, and budesonide. Doctors would advise their usage even when there are no symptoms, as asthma attacks can be triggered when they are not taking these medications for a while. Newer drugs include leukotriene antagonists like montelukast and zafirlukast. Relievers are used for symptom relief and include Salbutamol (short acting) and Salmeterol/Formoterol (long acting). Peak flow meter may be useful in acute attacks, wherein the peak flow rates can be reduced.

A good strategy is to use preventers regularly and rely on relievers during an attack. The first one helps build resistance and so reduces the incidence of attacks. Reach out to a doctor if a severe attack ensues (lasts more than 3 hours).
 

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