Disease Information for Ephedra/Ma huang herbal/intake

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Bounding pulse
Brief Blood pressure increase/sign:
High blood pressure/sign
Loud heartbeat/Forceful beat
Palpitations/Skipped beats
Regional pallor/vasospasm
Sudden pallor
Tachycardia/Fast heart rate
Vasospasm of extremities/Signs
Loss of libido,male
Sexual dysfunction
Anorexia Decreased appetite
Cramping in Extremities
Hypertonia
Hyperreflexia/DTRs increased
Irritability/short tempered
Tremor
Tremor in Elderly
Loss of libido,women
Euphoria/Elated/'high' behavior/Gaiety
Loss of pleasure/anhedonia/sex or food
Pallor
Restlessness/Anxiousness
Blurred Cloudy Vision
Difficulty Focusing Eyes
Dimming vision/acute
Diplopia Double vision
Mydriasis/wide pupils
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Atrial fibrillation poor rate control
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Amphetamine/speed toxidrome
Atrial fibrillation
Cardiac arrhythmias
Drug addiction/substance abuse/causes
Drug induced Stroke/Cerebral ischemia/Bleed
Drug induced tremor/movement disorder
Herbal induced Hallucinosis
Hypertension
Urinary bladder retention
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Sympathomimetic/Adrenergic effect
DRUG-Herbal Decongestant claims
DRUG-Herbal Increases metabolism/thermogenic claims
DRUG-Herbal Tonic/brain stimulant claims
DRUG-Herbal Tonic/energy/stress claims
DRUG-Herbal group (example)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Microhemorrhage brain foci
Toxin
TOXIN/Causes Hyperthermia/Fever
TOXIN/Increases Blood Pressure
TOXIN/Increases Heart Rate
TOXIN/Plant increases blood pressure (ex)
Synonyms
Synonym
Ephedra, herbal intake, joint firs, ma huang, Mormon tea, Herbal brand Metabolife-356 combination, Herbal brand Theratrim formula:, Herbal brand ThermoSyn mix ((PharmAssure/GNC/Rite Aid), Herbal name Cao mahuang, Herbal name Ephedra sinica, Herbal name Epitonin, Herbal name Ma huang, Herbal name Ma huang gen
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
DRUG-Herbal Anti-Allergy/Hay fever claims
DRUG-Herbal Anti-Asthma/bronchospasm claims.
DRUG-Herbal Anti-Migraine/headache claims
DRUG-Herbal Helps Acute asthma attack claims
DRUG-Herbal Helps Colds/Coughs/flu claim
DRUG-Herbal Weight/Appetite control claims
Drug Dosage
DRUG-Herbal Beware Cost/Potency/Purity variability
DRUG-Herbal Not safe for prolonged use
DRUG-Herbal Rated slightly dangerous
DRUG-Herbal Rebound/withdrawal syndromes
DRUG-Herbal Source China/Asia
DRUG-Herbal Source India (Ayurvedic)
DRUG-Herbal Traditional Chinese medicine
DRUG-Herbal Used often (popular (ex):
Definition

Stimulant, anti-asthma and sympathomimetic drug; adrenergic effects; oral preparation;as "herbal ecstacy" can be an abused drug; natural Ehedra used as diet anorectic drug; causes hyperthermia; newly restricted in diet combinations because of hypertensive deaths

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