1. haidut

    Vitamin D may ameliorate/resolve (allergic) asthma

    It looks like vitamin D may be the "vitamin" (actually, seco-steroid) analog of aspirin - i.e. there is hardly a condition where this humble "vitamin" has not demonstrated beneficial effects. The new study now adds asthma to the list of chronic, debilitating (and potentially lethal) conditions...
  2. tastyfood

    Asthma episode coincides with high ETCO2 (End Tidal Carbon Dioxide), high temperatures, and need to hyperventilate

    I have been recently been posting about my asthmatic episodes, likely due to continued high dose aspirin. I've been trying to prevent the attacks from happening this last week, and have noticed that certain things are sending me to a respiratory acidosis state. I have two cases of taking high...
  3. haidut

    Serotonin (5-HT) is a key driver of asthma

    Yet another blow to the status of the so-called "happiness hormone". While histamine, acetylcholine, and estrogen have long been known as key drivers of asthma the link between the mast cells and the nervous system's production of the vasoconstrictor acetylcholine has remained unknown. The study...
  4. haidut

    Asthma Can Be Caused By Endotoxin (LPS). From Air Filters

    Not a clickbait title but the actual (and fascinating) findings of several studies. I think the biggest find here is that endotoxin (LPS) can directly cause asthma and exacerbate already existing asthma. To my knowledge, while mainstream medicine does admit that asthma is an inflammatory...
  5. haidut

    Asthma Is Driven By Endotoxin And Its Receptors (TLR4, TLR5)

    Yet another study demonstrating the crucial role of the endotoxin/LPS (and its sentinel receptors) in a chronic idiopathic condition - in this case asthma. The cause of asthma is, as usual, officially claimed to be unknown but it is known that asthma can be exacerbated by environmental pollution...
  6. Vinero

    Minocycline Can Reduce Asthma

    Good news for people suffering from asthma. Minocycline has been reported to have anti-inflammatory effects in addition to it's famous antibiotic effects. The study was done with the purpose of researching the effects of minocycline on asthma, but minocycline (and other tetracycline antibiotics)...
  7. P

    Nebulized Lidocaine Inhalation In The Treatment Of Patients With Acute Asthma

    Nebulized lidocaine inhalation in the treatment of patients with acute asthma World J Emerg Med. 2011; 2(1): 30–32. PMCID: PMC4129744 Nebulized lidocaine inhalation in the treatment of patients with acute asthma Zu-ming Lv, Li Chen, and Jie Tang Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright...
  8. haidut

    Estrogen Causes Asthma; Progesterone, T, DHT, And DHEA Are Protective

    Most of the forum members probably know that the incidence of "autoimmune" conditions is much higher in women then in men. This fact gets consistently ignored by doctors working in the field as a mere fluke, or due to "unknown hormonal interactions" which are nonetheless deemed not causative of...
  9. haidut

    Vitamin E May Prevent/treat Asthma

    I think this study is very important simply because currently there are no truly safe treatments for asthma AND the study was conducted on humans. As many forum users have seen on TV ads, virtually all drugs for asthma control increase the risk of death related to asthma. In some cases the onset...
  10. haidut

    Calcium "receptor" Antagonists May Be The Cure For Asthma

    I was a little disappointed that the study did not look into the link between serotonin and asthma, but recognizing the destructive mechanism of calcium excitotoxicity is still a step in the right direction. ... rough.html "... Asthma could be cured...
  11. haidut

    High Percentage Of Endurance Athletes Have Asthma

    In confirmation of Ray's stance against "aerobic" (endurance) exercise, this study showed that a very high percentage of top swimmers have confirmed asthma. The article also goes on to say that the asthma effects is seen on other endurance sports, further confirming Ray's views. What's stunning...
  12. haidut

    Autistic Children Have Increased Incidence Of Asthma

    Another study implicating serotonin in the development of autism. The causative role of serotonin in asthma is well known and is one of the reasons why drugs like tianeptine are so effective for asthma. The fact that asthma and autism are more likely to co-occur makes the serotonin-autism...
  13. haidut

    Caffeine may help with asthma

    The effect is modest, but it supports the model of SSRE drugs like tianeptine as effective for asthma and the causative link between serotonin ans asthma. Ray has written that caffeine increases the uptake of serotonin similar to SSRE drugs.
  14. haidut

    Caffeine Decreases Exhaled Nitric Oxide

    The levels of NO in the breath are useful in predicting asthma attacks as well as GI issues. If caffeine is helpful in lowering breath NO it suggests it may be helpful in both asthma and GI conditions. Human dosage was 200mg. "...Caffeine causes a...
  15. haidut

    Vitamin B6 Is Anti-histamine And Potential Asthma Treatment

    The study was with pyridoxine hydrochloride (the cheap version of B6 available everywhere), and the dosage for children was 200mg. The authors also state that niacinamide has similar/same effects.