Anyone who's ever had an asthma attack knows about the chest tightness and why it occurs. Yet what about the chest soreness that occurs the next day? Why does asthma causes chest pain?
The interesting thing to note here is there are no pain receptors in your lungs!!! The reason asthma causes pain is because asthma causes you to breathe the wrong way.
Confused? Allow me to explain with a pithy lesson on how we breathe. (To learn why we breathe click here )
Breathing is the process of moving air into and out of the lungs. Breathing is one of the few bodily functions that can be done either consciously (you control it) or unconsciously (without thinking of it). Unconscious breathing : Most of the time you don't think about breathing, yet you continue to do it. This is an important safety net for life, because if we had to think about breathing 24-7 we'd accomplish little and most life would cease to exist. Air goes into your...
In my last post , I wrote about the good and the bad concerning caffeine. For better or worse, I can't--no--make that won't--give it up, at least not yet. But I am definitely cutting back, because I found out that there is an amazing amount of caffeine in places I would have never suspected and the evidence is that more than a little bit can trigger some of menopause's worst symptoms like hot flashes and headaches. And I don't need more of those.
I'm not proud of this but my typical day includes two cups of coffee, followed mid-day by a Starbucks Frappuccino®, then a Coke and some chocolate at 3, and (and this is the bad part) maybe an energy drink after I leave work and before I go to class (I am taking a nursing class on Monday and Wednesday evenings). Sometimes at night when I'm studying I'll have a little bit of ice cream smothered in chocolate sauce, my version of comfort food because I used to have that as a kid growing up in Indiana. And if I have a headache before be...
Generic Name: BUTALBITAL/ASPIRIN/CAFFEINE - ORAL Pronounced: (bue-TAL-bi-tal/AS-pir-in/KAF-een) Butalbital-Aspirin-Caffeine Oral Uses
This combination medication is used to treat tension
headaches. Aspirin helps to decrease the pain from the headache. Caffeine helps
increase the effects of aspirin. Butalbital is a sedative that helps to
decrease anxiety and cause sleepiness and relaxation.
How To Use Butalbital-Aspirin-Caffeine Oral
Take this medication by mouth, usually every 4 hours as
needed or as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than 6 capsules/tablets
in a 24-hour period. Take with a full glass of water (8 ounces or 240
milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. Do not lie down for at
least 10 minutes after taking this medication. To help prevent stomach upset,
take it with food or milk.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response
to therapy. This medication works best if it is used as the first s...
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