Effective Asthma Treatments

Asthma treatment is a growing field in the health care community. Because so many people, particularly children, are being diagnosed with the condition, a number of families are looking for innovative asthma treatment programs. In general, asthma treatment can be divided into two categories: long-term control and quick-relief medications. Long-term control medications must be taken each day as part… [more]

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Asthma… *cough*

Asthma, a disease of the human respiratory system, which narrows the airways, commonly in response to a "trigger" such as an exposure to an allergen, exercise, cold air, or emotional stress. This narrowing can cause symptoms like shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. Between asthmatic episodes, most people with the condition feel fine.This disease is a chronic inflammatory condition… [more]

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Tips For An Asthma Friendly Home

Asthma is an illness that is easily exacerbated, as sufferers are particularly sensitive to their environment. Major contributors to discomfort for asthma sufferers comes in the form of dust - a well known, researched and proven stimulant of asthma. However, dust is not the only substance that might be lurking in your home and making any asthma sufferers who enter miserable... 1. Mold The vast majority… [more]

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Can A Child “Grow Out” Of Asthma?

My daughter is six years old, and I recently took her to the doctor as I had noticed she was occasionally struggling to breathe and was coughing a lot. She was diagnosed with mild asthma and given two inhalers to use, which seem to be doing the job. I have, however, heard that sometimes children of my daughter's age "grow out" of asthma and it does not effect them as a child. Is there any truth in… [more]

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Asthma Help: Coughing So Hard, Can’t Take Inhalers

Question: I have asthma, and find it particularly difficult first thing in the morning when it's winter. I tend to cough a lot and it's quite uncontrollable - to the extent where I cannot take my reliever inhaler to correct the problem. I get in to a disturbing cycle of coughing / not being able to inhale the medication, and it really upsets me. How do I combat this? Answer:First and foremost, try… [more]

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Tips For An Asthma Friendly Home

Asthma is an illness that is easily exacerbated, as sufferers are particularly sensitive to their environment. Major contributors to discomfort for asthma sufferers comes in the form of dust – a well known, researched and proven stimulant of asthma. However, dust is not the only substance that might be lurking in your home and making any asthma... [Read more]

The Link Between Asthma and Allergies

Understanding medicine is a complex business that requires years of study, often to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt things that sufferers of illnesses have long accepted as fact. One such accepted, though not medically confirmed, fact is that there is a link between asthma and allergies. While it is known that some substances – such as tobacco... [Read more]

Asthma: The Hygiene Hypothesis

I”ve heard something called the “hygiene hypothesis” being referenced when discussing asthma. What is this?\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nAnswer:\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThe “hygiene hypothesis” is a school of thought presented by certain medical studies, discovered during investigations in to why asthma is seemingly on the rise. While by no... [Read more]

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Effective Asthma Treatments

Asthma treatment is a growing field in the health care community. Because so many people, particularly children, are being diagnosed with the condition, a number of families are looking for innovative asthma treatment programs. In general, asthma treatment can be divided into two categories: long-term control and quick-relief medications. Long-term... [Read more]

Exercise And Asthma

If you suffer from asthma, you probably think that you can’t exercise properly or safely. Contrary to what many think of this subject, there are ways that you can get in shape and exercise, even if you suffer from asthma. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that is marked by characteristics such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and... [Read more]

Can A Child “Grow Out” Of Asthma?

My daughter is six years old, and I recently took her to the doctor as I had noticed she was occasionally struggling to breathe and was coughing a lot. She was diagnosed with mild asthma and given two inhalers to use, which seem to be doing the job. I have, however, heard that sometimes children of my daughter’s age “grow out” of asthma... [Read more]

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Asthma… *cough*

Asthma, a disease of the human respiratory system, which narrows the airways, commonly in response to a “trigger” such as an exposure to an allergen, exercise, cold air, or emotional stress. This narrowing can cause symptoms like shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. Between asthmatic episodes, most people with the... [Read more]

Asthma Help: Coughing So Hard, Can’t Take Inhalers

Question: I have asthma, and find it particularly difficult first thing in the morning when it’s winter. I tend to cough a lot and it’s quite uncontrollable – to the extent where I cannot take my reliever inhaler to correct the problem. I get in to a disturbing cycle of coughing / not being able to inhale the medication, and it really... [Read more]

10 Steps to Asthma Self Help

Managing asthma is not something your doctor can do for you all by himself. Asthma self help is an important part of treating and managing your condition so that it doesn’t take over your entire life. Your doctor may prescribe both daily medication and medication to take in case of an acute asthma episode, but the task of minimizing risk of asthma... [Read more]