Dr. Snehal Patel

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gastonia, NC

Dr. Patel's Activity

  • Dr. Snehal R. Patel, MD - Gastonia, NC - Emergency Medicine

    What are the long term effects of asthma inhalers?

    Several different types of inhalers are being used in practice today for asthma either as single (rescue) and/or in combination ( long-term prophylaxis). Their usage and dosing varies per severity and response of asthma patients. Nonetheless, each of them carries long-term side effects and must be...Read More
  • Dr. Snehal R. Patel, MD - Gastonia, NC - Emergency Medicine

    Does asthma cause lung damage?

    Studies have shown that even at the stage of mild intermittent asthma during controlled stage the diameter of distal bronchi are narrower than normal subjects.

    Mucosal inflammation with damaged ciliated epithelium, hypertrophy of bronchial smooth muscles, subepithelial collagen deposition and increased

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  • Dr. Snehal R. Patel, MD - Gastonia, NC - Emergency Medicine

    What is nocturnal asthma?

    In simple terms " nocturnal asthma " means asthma attack at night but in layman terms it also suggests " an episode of shortness of breath and wheezing at night ". This could mask a potentially serious condition like " Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea " which can present similar way during night.

    Paroxysmal

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  • Dr. Snehal R. Patel, MD - Gastonia, NC - Emergency Medicine

    Can I use a salt inhaler for my asthma if I have hypertension?

    I think you may use it even with hypertension. For salt (sodium chloride) to affect blood pressure, systemic absorption is necessary. Respiratory mucosal lining cells are generally involved with mucus production as well as maintaining airway protection and immunity. Salt absorption is negligible

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