Dr. Dana Q. Pletcher, D.C.
March 24, 2019
Up til now I thought I only had to worry about my asthma patients exercising and inducing an asthma attack! Facebook induced asthma is the newest diagnosis even though there is not yet a CPT diagnostic code for it.
Now I am going to need to rethink this concept and start screening all my patients for Facebook accounts. If you have a Facebook account and a history of asthma I may have to recommend that you be unfriended or defriended or ex-friended by anyone you have had any emotional attachment to. This is based on a recent case with a gentleman who experienced asthma attacks every time he logged into his Facebook account and was reminded that his ex-girlfriend had de-friended him and replaced him by adding a number of young men to her Facebook account.
For exercise induced asthma I have found that taking 1000 mg of buffered Vitamin C prevents the asthma from attacking. So I am going to recommend that all of my patients with asthma and a Facebook account take 1000 mg of this buffered Vitamin C before logging into their account. Also as a chiropractor I have ample experience and evidence that specific spinal adjustments to the vertebra in the mid back help to prevent and relieve asthma attacks…so in addition to the Vitamin C you could see your chiropractor if you have emotional issues on Facebook.
My driving goal for more than four decades is and has always been to help as many individuals discover the healing capability of their own bodies