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Asthma and caffeine

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Syringer

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So I'm starting to really focus on my biking, and as someone who suffers from a little bit of asthma, the idea of caffeine has usually come up.

Since I have an MD in Google I searched around and found this:

http://www.qualityhealth.com/asthma-articles/link-between-caffeine-asthma

""Researchers also hypothesize that long-term coffee drinking can further increase the benefit - not only in lessening symptoms but possibly also in heading off an asthma attack.""

But then there's this:

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/asthma-why-caffeine-can-make-it-worse.html

"It is advisable for asthmatics to avoid caffeine as it stimulates your adrenal glands to produce stress hormones like norepinephrine and epinephrine"

:awe: makes sense yeah?
 

Danube

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There is some truth to that imo. Asthma and exhausted adrenals go hand in hand. Adrenaline shots can help asthma but the insufficiency itself is one cause.

I would also add asthma is often a stress illness and especially correlates with mothers (asthma = sMother love) who stress a kid out and hover (suffocate) over them. if a person learns not to be so over-reactive the need for medicine etc gos down a lot (I've been through it)
 
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