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Mon, 27 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0400Asthma is the condition in which lungs are inflamed and airway swells to block the passage. Kids suffering from asthma attack may feel breathlessness, tightness, cough and whistling sound on breathing. The sensitive airway tightens the muscles of the respiratory tract and it reduces the amount of air passing through the lungs. It can affect anybody from a kid to adult. According to certain research, it has been found that people who consume greater amount of vitamin C, Vitamin E, magnesium, flavonoids, selenium, omega 3 fatty acids and beta carotene suffer less from asthma. Kids who ate more of Mediterranean diet which included a number of apples, grapes, nuts and tomatoes suffered less from asthma.
Sat, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 -0400Respiratory related health issues are on the rise in the United States. Experts link these illnesses to various causes from pollution to smoking, but one thing is clear: it is on the verge of becoming an epidemic. One very common respiratory illness that is found in both adults and children alike is asthma. The number of asthma cases in the United States is soaring, and there are no signs of any stabilizing. On a campaign to fight back, experts are relying on not only treating asthma, but also putting a focus to better monitor it as well.
Tue, 14 Sep 2010 00:00:00 -0400Asthma is the most commonly heard respiratory disorder that can affect any person irrespective of age and gender. Millions of people throughout the world are chronic sufferers of this disease. The disease can be kept in check through proper treatments and in mild cases it subsides with time. In this disease the air passages or tubes that facilitate the oxygen flow in and out of lungs gets inflamed causing severe breathing difficulties leading to spasm in the chest. Congestion in the chest also occurs due to the sticky mucous making things much more difficult. In serious conditions supportive breathing arrangements need to be provided by means of oxygen cylinders.
Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400As everybody knows asthma affects lungs and creates trouble in smooth breathing. Chronic Asthma demands immediate attention of the doctor. However, you could rely on some of the natural home remedies if you are looking for a long-term relief. Buteyko breathing technique is the one of the most effective breathing techniques available for the asthma patients. This technique is based on shallow breathing to increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the blood, as carbon dioxide is believed to make the breathing easier. This technique is considered to be better than pranayama and placebo.
Fri, 14 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400Asthma is a common respiratory disease that affects people of all ages, and if not controlled it can be chronic. This chronic disease is very common in US and the number of patients suffering from it is on the rise. Proper medications during the asthmatic attack must be administered at right time as negligence may lead to fatality of the patient. There is no definite cure for this chronic ailment but can be controlled through various medications and taking preventive measures.
Sat, 08 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400It's not a joke having asthma. Asthma treatment must be taken seriously because it is among top killer diseases in most tropical countries. Common and simple as it seems, it might be a big hindrance in fulfilling our dreams in life. Imagine working so hard, enjoying life and cannot maximize it because of asthma? For those who have asthma, they might consider it their number one enemy.
Thu, 29 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Asthma is a condition where there is an inflammation of breathing passages, the muscles within the passages contract and thus person feels difficulty in breathing out air from the lungs. Read this article to find natural remedies for asthma.
Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0500Physiotherapy Asthma management is a concern for about 15 million people in America. There are many different medications and other treatments used successfully for asthma management. However, some methods used are not quite proven to work.
Mon, 11 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500The first and most important step to take is to decide to take charge of your child's asthma. Parents of asthmatic children suffer a range of contradictory feelings. Strongest is the natural concern for their child. Are you giving them the best treatment, or is there something you have not thought of or are unaware of? Then there are the doubts about being over or under protective. If they have non-asthmatic siblings do you treat all of your children the same? Perhaps there is some guilt that asthma may have been inherited and it is your fault your child has the condition.
Mon, 11 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500In his book, Essential Allergy, Niels Mygind defines asthma as... "A lung disease characterised by: 1, variable and reversible airway obstruction; 2, airway inflammation; and 3, bronchial hyper-responsiveness." Asthma is a disease where bronchial tubes are sensitive to irritants, which cause them to inflame and produce difficult breathing.
Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500Asthma is the seventh-ranked chronic health condition in the United States and the leading chronic illness of children. It is a chronic inflammatory disease that makes airways (bronchial tubes) particularly sensitive to irritants. During an asthma attack, tightening of the smooth muscles around the bronchial tubes causes them to become inflamed, narrow inside, and produce excess mucus. This makes it difficult for air to pass in and out of the lungs and decreases the oxygen levels in the blood. A person suffering from an asthma attack has a sensation similar to drowning.
Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500Our existence depends on breath -- and an acute asthma attack can make it almost impossible to breathe. No wonder these attacks are so scary for both the affected person and for onlookers. Knowing the basics of asthma treatment is essential when trying to help someone experiencing an attack.
Sun, 15 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500Asthma is an inflammatory condition where your bronchiales constrict causing breathing difficulties. Your bronchioles become inflamed for a variety of physical, emotional and environmental reasons. It is not contagious so, you cannot catch it from another person.
Wed, 11 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0500No matter the age of the asthmatic, maintaining a safe environment for breathing well is crucial. The Vornado Air Quality System 500 Whole Room Air Purifier uses Vornado's signature Vortex Technology to effectively circulate and filter all the air in the room for a new level in indoor air quality satisfaction.
Mon, 29 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. In susceptible individuals, this inflammation causes recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing, particularly at night or in the early morning. It is not contagious. It is a lifelong disease which can be controlled with daily medications. Asthma is increasing at such a rapid rate, some are calling it an epidemic. This common disease probably affects some 7 to 12 percent of the U.S.
Tue, 23 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500As the parent of a child with asthma, you desperately worry about whether or not something is going to trigger an asthma attack in your son or daughter. One of the worst culprits for triggering an asthma attack is dust and dust mites. Following some simple tips can reduce the amount of asthma attacks in your child.
Tue, 09 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0500Immune system can be improved through a series of measures like regular dose of mineral supplements, multi-vitamins, vitamin C in proper quantity and a diet plan which is heavy on vegetables and fruits and other protein rich food. A regular intake of omega-3 fatty acid rich foods and legumes and a strict no-no to alcohol, saturated fats will help a lot.
Fri, 28 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500Asthma is commonly identified as causing problems on the respiratory system, but there's more to it. When you're identified as having asthma, there are a lot of implications set to it, and your medications can cause some problems on your oral health. Because the medications are commonly put in your inhaler, then spraying the medication into your mouth and not directly towards your throat can cause the medication to stay solely in the mouth and not be ingested.
Sat, 15 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500When we breath in, air, containing oxygen, enters through the mouth or nose, and descends through the windpipe, to tubes called the bronchi. The bronchi branch out into each lung where oxygen is picked up by passing blood.
Thu, 06 Nov 2008 00:00:00 -0500In 1998, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that asthma increased 75 per cent from 1980-1994 and in 2007, the EPA reported that an average of one out of every 13 school-age children suffers from asthma.* In fact, "asthma has become the most common serious disease of childhood, and there are at least several well-designed epidemiologic studies that have documented a strong link between use of domestic and industrial cleaning products and risk of asthma," says Dr. John Spengler, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, Department of Environmental Health at Harvard University.
Tue, 21 Oct 2008 00:00:00 -0400Asthma is a medical condition which is reversible. The knowledge is there. Learning what to watch for and how to react to different situations can, quite literally be the difference between life or death. Here're 15 things about Asthma you need to know...
Mon, 21 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400Asthma is a very widespread respiratory disease, it affects the trachea and bronchial tubes by becoming inflamed and plugged with mucus. This causes the airways to narrow, restricting the amount of air going to the lungs, and makes it very hard to breathe. Asthma can occur in any person but is very widespread in children and young adults. Typical symptoms of an asthma attack are coughing, wheezing, tight chest, hardly breathing.
Thu, 26 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400Asthma (Az-muh) is a chronic disease that affects your airways. The airways are the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways are inflamed (swollen). The inflammation (IN-fla-MAY-shun) makes the airways very sensitive, and they tend to react strongly to things that you are allergic to or find irritating. When the airways react, they get narrower, and less air flows through to your lung tissue.
Fri, 06 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400As my asthma got worse I became increasingly reliant on inhalers, pills and antihistamines as well as upon the oral steroid prednisone to stay out of hospital. I tried all the drugs and therapies available. As it was by the time I was in my late 30s I was a frequent visitor to the emergency room. As anyone who has experienced a severe asthma attack can tell you they are terrifying. Before we discuss the causes of asthma, I would like to know what explanation you actually are expecting to find here.
Fri, 25 Apr 2008 00:00:00 -0400Bronchial asthma is one of the most common illnesses in children. Factors influencing development of asthma have not been studied in rural population. The attack of bronchial asthma mainly comes on in the early morning when the patient suddenly wakes up with a feeling of apprehension and alarm. He sits up as the breathing suddenly becomes very difficult while he is lying down. He may rush to open the window to take fresh air in, as it becomes difficult to breathe in a closed room.