Category Archives: Asthma

A disease wherein inflammation of the airways causes airflow into and out of the lungs to become restricted is known as Asthma. If you or your child has this disease, you no doubt understand that it can be chronic. When you have asthma, your airways tend to be red and swollen and irritants such as pollen or cigarette smoke causes the inside walls of the airways to become even more swollen. T......
One of the common symptoms of asthma is coughing, particularly during the night. It generally doesn’t have the typical wheeziness most coughs product, however. This night cough has a particularly negative effect because it can affect the sleep of both the asthma sufferer and anyone else in the house. This cough is often the first sign of asthma in children, so if their cough continues ......
The short answer is absolutely YES, there is a link between having allergies and developing asthma. As you know, asthma is a chronic disease of the respiratory tract with symptoms like a choking sensation, tightness in your chest, shortness of breath and characterized by a wheezing sound. Simply stated, continued research now suggests that allergies are somehow related to the development o......
It is estimated that perhaps as many as 20 million Americans are now affected by asthma. Perhaps half of those cases are triggered by allergies. This is commonly referred to as allergic asthma although the symptoms are the same as other types of asthma and include coughing, huffing and shortness of breath. However if a person is exposed to something they are allergic to their attacks may be ......
According to many new medical sources, around 100 million people in the world have asthma, roughly 6 percent of adults and 10 percent of children, and asthma is on the increase. At least, 40,000 people die from the disease each year. Australia is at the top of the asthma league, with the UK and New Zealand coming close behind. Therefore, many people are constantly looking for ways to asthma ......
When asthma strikes, most asthmatics will turned to conventional asthma medication which can be administer quite easily and treated. It can come in the form of inhalers, this form of treatment is really finding some ease with asthma. At least, it can minimise that trigger until the patients get the most suitable help. You can take a dose of the medication any time you feel the asthma coming ......
Your doctor can offer treatments and suggestions for managing asthma, but there are plenty of things you can do yourself as well. A doctor can prescribe medication to help, but prevention is really the best medicine. Because asthma can be triggered by so many things, there are lots of ways you can decrease the chances of an attack. The following are 10 of the easiest ways: 1. Follow your doc......
Anything chronic is considered to be a persistent, recurrent and lasting condition. While chronic bronchitis has often been associated with allergies and/or asthma, there are many other causes that can trigger a bronchial infection. Asthma as we know is a lung disease that is characterized by asthmatic events triggered by a variety of factors which cause a constriction of the bronchial tub......
According to the Mayo Clinic, a well respected medical resource, and the American Family Physician, a newsletter from the American Academy of Family Physicians, childhood asthma has risen significantly in over the past few decades. The American Lung Association states that in 2004, an estimated 4 million children under 18 years old have had an asthma attack in the past 12 months, and many o......
While some people develop asthma as children, and continue to suffer after they have grown up, there is another group of individuals that are not diagnosed, or do not appear to have asthma symptoms, until they are adults. There is also a third group of adults that may be diagnosed with adult asthma, and those are individuals that had asthma as a child, then seemed to have no asthma over thei......