CategoryAsthma

Similarities and Differences Between Asthma and Allergies

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Many people are confused about the differences between asthma and allergies, and with reason, because the two conditions are often related. Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from asthma, and in about half of the cases, they are either also allergic to substances in their environments, or their asthma attacks can be triggered by such substances. What are allergies? The primary difference...

Salt Therapy for Asthma

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Salt therapy, also known as halotherapy or speleotherapy, is an alternative form of medicine that is used to treat a range of respiratory conditions. While it might sound very unusual, if you’ve ever been to the beach and felt as though it made you feel healthier and improved your breathing, then you will probably be sympathetic to the idea of salt therapy. Here we will look at this seemingly...

The Connection Between Chlorine and Asthma

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In the year 2000, The United States Olympic swim team announced that about a fourth of their team had some form of asthma. Of course the fact that all of the members spent most of their time in swimming pools led researchers to start looking into a possible connection between chlorine and asthma. It has long been know that the chloramines and trihalomethanes in chlorine can exacerbate the...

How Asthma Sufferers Should Prepare for a Long Travel?

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There are many things you can do when preparing for an asthma-free vacation. Those with allergic asthma, should consider the overall climate and the current season at destination area which may affect their condition. If you’re going to the dry southwest, you will probably have less problems than if you choose a humid tropics destination, as dampness virtually guarantees more airborne molds...

Treating Exercise-Induced Asthma

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Certainly, the advantages of regular physical activities often outweigh the risks related with exercise-induced asthma, if you follow your doctor’s advices. Every child with EIA must have a definite asthma action plan to get the necessary guidelines when an asthma flare strikes. Ideally, it will help you avoid asthma flares, live a pleasurable life, and have the activities you enjoy, while having...

Asthma and a High Fat Diet

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We all know that going high on fat is not good for our overall wellbeing. It’s a documented fact that high fat diet can contribute towards several cardiovascular diseases that can have life threatening implications on us. A recent study has highlighted one more hazardous health complication associated with high fat diet. A new research has come up with a report that a diet high on fat can trigger...

Home Remedies for Asthma Symptoms

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Of course, it is very important that you take any asthma medication as prescribed. However in addition to taking your medication correctly, if you are having symptoms, you can find some home remedies you should try to help make you feel better too. Even so remember, these tips will never replace those regular asthma medications. Cough In case your cough is getting irritating, it could help to sip...

Understanding the Link Between Allergy and Asthma

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Allergy is one of the most frequent complications of asthma. • Allergic reaction is found in over 80% of children with asthma and in more than 60% of adults with asthma. • All allergens can cause asthma: dust mites, pollens, latex, mold, drugs, insects, anesthetics, and certain food. These various factors are involved in varying proportions from one individual to another. At the same person, they...

Deciding Whether You Should Go to Emergency Room When Experiencing a Flare

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Each year, there are about two million visits to the ER (emergency room) because of asthma complications. Of course, the idea of treating asthma is to prevent a visit to the emergency department, however if your asthma is uncontrollable you’ve got to find emergency assistance right away. It is important to understand when you may treat your own symptoms at home and when you must get emergency...

Ways to Manage Asthma to Prevent Life-Threatening Flares

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You may have heard chilling stories about children who have died from intense asthma attacks, even so the truth is, if you manage your asthma by cautiously following all the advised steps, your risks of experiencing a life-threatening asthma flare are immensely decreased. Well-managed asthma is unlikely fatal. Fatal asthma cases commonly occur because people have discontinued their prescribed...

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