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Q. can smoking induce acidity

on many ocassions i have felt discomfort similar to when i have acidity, but the problem goes away as soon as i stop smoking for a day or two??
A1I would like to add ther is a condition in respiratory medicine called respiratory acidosis,smoking can cause this state,your lungs can cause this state.Im not sure but this may also be one of your problems.--------mrfoot56
A2to smoke makes your body more acid - this is so. coffee is also one of the things making our bodies more acid. if you drink coffee it is good to drink it natural (no milk nor sugar) and with a glass of water. if you drink every day 2 liters of water(not coke or alcohol), but you can drink this too, you will stabilize the acidity in your body and you will not feel heartburn anymore. vegetables, cereals and fruits help you to get rid with the acidity too. if you take a spoon of biological vinagre twice a day you can also reduce the production of acidity of stomach. all pharmaceutical drugs increase the acidity too because they are not natural and the body has much more burden to accomplish.
A3if you mean gastric acidity-i did a little reading about it and i found an article from 2005 about a research on the subject. they didn't find any connection:
http://www.springerlink.com/content/g4011u2588608237/
but then i found an article from 1985 that proofed there is a bigger chance of getting peptic ulcers if you are a smoker:
http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?artid=1432902

but then i decided to stop smoking anyway, and i went to check myself for peptic ulcer- apparently i had a Helicobacter Pylori, which is the bacteria that causes gastric and duodenal ulcers.
hope i helped.

Q. Is it possible for exercise induced asthma patient to exercise?

After several times I felt I couldn’t breathe after running and swimming, I was diagnosed with Exercise induced asthma. I tried to resume my regular exercise, but after I developed shortness of breath couple of times I stopped again. Should I attempt exercise again? How can I exercise without having another attack of asthma?
A1People can often prevent symptoms by taking medication prior to exercising. The type of medication used depends on several factors. For example, people with hay fever might take an antihistamine tablet before exercise.

For people with asthma, an inhaler can be used before exercise to prevent asthma problems. Your physician can recommend the best medication for you to use before exercise.

If you have dust mite allergy, you may want to exercise outdoors to avoid breathing indoor dust. If you are allergic to grasses and weeds, you may want to exercise in an indoor location during certain seasons.

Exercising should be avoided in areas where there are large amounts of chemicals. For example, you should not exercise outdoors near heavy traffic areas with high levels exhaust fumes from cars and trucks. Indoor areas with irritating odors or fumes, also, should be avoided.

A2If you exercise outdoors, try to avoid cold and dry air. It can cause asthma attacks. When the weather is really cold, I use a scarf I fit loosely over my nose and mouth that makes the air I breathe warmer. You can also use a mask for that.
A3In my opinion it’s very important that you’ll resume you exercise program. Aerobic exercise improves your heart and lung, and actually improves your capability to cope with asthma, so it won’t affect you so much. There are medications you can take before you start your exercise that prevent asthma attacks- ask your doctor.

Q. Does fish-oil helps exercise induced asthma?

I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma a couple of year ago, and since then had better and worse times with my asthma, although the treatment I get. I read in a newspaper that fish oil can help exercise induced asthma- is that true? Do I have to eat fish-oil specifically or can I eat fish instead (I really, really, hate fish-oil…)?
A1I take 6, 1000mg softgels/day. It helps my asthma, arthritis and has lowered my closterol. Started with 10 and worked down to 6, which seems to work best, though sometimes I need the extra.
A2No one really proved that omega-3 actually helps asthma, although some doctors say it is. If I was in your situation, I’d just give it a try and see if it helps me (just ask your doctor before if omega 3 wouldn’t interfere with your other medications). Just remember that it’s not a magic, so don’t get disappointed if it doesn’t produce miracles on your asthma. Good luck!
A3It’s not the fish oil but the omega-3 fatty acids inside eat that suppose to help the asthma. You can get omega 3 from many sources, including fish and special tablets.

Q. What are the types of alcohol-induced liver disease?

I heard there are several liver diseases alcohol can create.
A1Here is a bit info about alcohol induced liver diseases:

http://www.umm.edu/liver/alcohol.htm
A2There are three kinds of liver disease related to alcohol consumption:
Fatty liver - is marked by a build-up of fat cells in the liver. Usually there are no symptoms, although the liver may be enlarged and you may experience discomfort in your upper abdomen.
Alcoholic hepatitis - is an inflammation of the liver. Up to 35 percent of heavy drinkers develop alcoholic hepatitis. Symptoms may include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and tenderness, fever and jaundice.
Alcoholic cirrhosis - is the most serious type of alcohol-induced liver disease. Cirrhosis refers to the replacement of normal liver tissue with scar tissue.
The damage from cirrhosis is not reversible, and it is a life-threatening disease.

Q. I was wondering the rate at which alcohol induces brain damage.

I am not an alcoholic and I use to drink only on weekends. I was wondering the rate at which alcohol induces brain damage; I know that over some years, damage occurs, but does anything happen after a month of drinking on weekends?
A1HI WAYLON;just want to add my two cents here,EVERYTIME YOU TAKE A DRINK IT KILLS BRAIN CELL,I CANT TILL YOU HOW MANY---mrfoot56
A2Hi Waylon, Your concern about alcohol shows you are paying attention to your health. As we all know that alcohol is known to slow many actions down, its effects and impacts on the brain, actually show up pretty quickly. A recent study on rats showed that just two days of binge drinking caused significant effect on area of the brain that controls the sense of smell. Additionally, drinking early in life can lead to other negative consequences such as being more sensitive to alcohol later on. So, the bad news is that one night of heavy drinking may cause spatial reasoning, long-term memory, impulse control, and decision-making skills to be impaired. These effects may or may not persist even after all the alcohol has left the drinker's body, because alcohol can kill brain cells (neurons). Unlike other cells in the body, brain cells do not get repaired nor replaced upon damage or death.

You may find it useful to experiment with safer drinking strategies, such as alternating alcoholic dr

Q. my son is 5 and half yrs old.he is having veezing and 75%block in one nose because of adenod.is is curable

he has taken steriods for one and half yrs but with not much relief for veezing. then we switched on to ayur medicines,where he had some pigmentation at some places in his body. so again we are back to allopathy. he has one nasal steriod spray now with few other medicines. in his last test, dr, said he has adenod about 75% blcok in one nose, he has prescribed medicines for one month. he has also said that a small surgery can be done to remove adenod. i would like to know how long this surgry wil take and how much of rest he wil have to take. and if this adenod is removed, wil his other problem like veezing be cured? indira rajesh
Ait's a pretty common surgery from what i remember. most of our family has any kind of nasal problem...sinusitis..adenoids...just name it. the surgery is entering through the mouth (under full sedation) and lasering/curetting - removed. it took about a week to recover , eating soft foods..and it worked!
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