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Suggest Ways To Rule Out Bronchitis

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Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2017
Question: DOCTOR RYNNE:
IN 1955 I RECEIVED A QUINTIPLE HEART BYPASS OPERATION. HOW MUCH VITAMIN C SHOULD I TAKE EACH DAY?
WHAT EFFECT WOULD IT HAVE ON PREVENTING AS WELL AS TREATING
ASTHMA? BRONCHITIS?

VIC GROSSMAN
YYYY@YYYY
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
My answer as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain that it is well known that vitamin C has a potent anti-inflammatory effects.

Vitamin C is involved in the metabolism of histamine and prostaglandins, which are involved in bronchoconstriction . In asthmatics, vitamin C decrease post-exercise nitric oxide and cysteinyl leukotriences, which help reduce the exercise induced asthma.

But, there are not many studies to support a high effect of vitamine C on asthma exacerbation. Anyway, it can help reduce the airways irritability in patients with asthma.

Regarding the dose, I would recommend taking 250-500 mg daily with food, especially during the cold season when asthma exacerbations are more frequent.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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Suggest Ways To Rule Out Bronchitis

Brief Answer: My answer as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM! Regarding your concern, I would explain that it is well known that vitamin C has a potent anti-inflammatory effects. Vitamin C is involved in the metabolism of histamine and prostaglandins, which are involved in bronchoconstriction . In asthmatics, vitamin C decrease post-exercise nitric oxide and cysteinyl leukotriences, which help reduce the exercise induced asthma. But, there are not many studies to support a high effect of vitamine C on asthma exacerbation. Anyway, it can help reduce the airways irritability in patients with asthma. Regarding the dose, I would recommend taking 250-500 mg daily with food, especially during the cold season when asthma exacerbations are more frequent. Hope you will find this answer helpful! Kind regards, Dr. Iliri