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What role does epinephrine play in asthma?

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Epinephrine is a hormone that has a big influence on your bronchial tubes. It helps keep the muscle in the walls of bronchi relaxed and your airway wide. Epinephrine also blocks your body from releasing substances like histamines that can make you wheeze and hard to catch your breath. Your epinephrine levels are lowest around 4 in the morning. That could be one reason why you have nighttime asthma during sleep.

SOURCES:  

Smolley, L. New York, Dell, 1998.  Breathe Right Now,

Bruce, D. New York, Ballantine, 2007.  The Sinus Cure,

American Lung Association: “Systemic Bronchodilator Medications.” 

 Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American: “Asthma Medications.”  

Cleveland Clinic: “Asthma: An Overview.” 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: “Rapid Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroids on Nocturnal Asthma.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2018

SOURCES:  

Smolley, L. New York, Dell, 1998.  Breathe Right Now,

Bruce, D. New York, Ballantine, 2007.  The Sinus Cure,

American Lung Association: “Systemic Bronchodilator Medications.” 

 Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American: “Asthma Medications.”  

Cleveland Clinic: “Asthma: An Overview.” 

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: “Rapid Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroids on Nocturnal Asthma.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 15, 2018

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