Do you ever watch drug ads on TV? It's hard to avoid them. If you pay attention you will discover a lot of smiling during drug commercials. Why is that bad?
We'll bet you have never heard of SIL (steroid inhaler laryngitis). It's supposed to be very rare. But a lot of readers report hoarseness from asthma or COPD inhalers.
Many health professionals believe vitamin supplements are a waste of money. But if people are low in this nutrient vitamin D for asthma & COPD makes sense.
Women using inhaled steroids for asthma or COPD breathing problems were 40 percent more likely to have metabolic syndrome.
Tiotropium, the active ingredient in Spiriva, is an anticholinergic compound. Anticholinergic drugs can cause dry mouth, connstipation and mental fogginess.