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Cold Weather’s Effect on Asthma-By Kathy Trumbull, MD

For many people the weather has turned frightfully cold, with temperatures at least below freezing and many times below zero. Asthma sufferers can be affected significantly and hospital admissions for asthma routinely increase during cold weather. Cold outdoor air will not contain as many allergens as warm air so allergens are not believed to be the cause of difficulties when …

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Common Asthma Causes

Various different things may cause asthma in children and also in adults. Some causes are common for all asthmatics with the condition while others are more personal or specific, affecting only a some individual or another. Basically, asthma is caused by genetic (relating to genes or heredity) and environmental factors (Relating to the natural world and the impact of human activity on its …

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Seasonal Asthma

Seasonal(characteristic of a particular season of the year) asthma refers to the condition which is characterized by the inflammation and constriction of the airways that is caused mainly by airborne allergies, such as pollen in spring season. Seasonal asthma tends to show up in a seasonal cycle as a response to increasing the airborne allergens as seasons keep changing during …

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Asthma Prevention

Asthmatics, having an asthma management plan is the best strategy to prevent asthma symptoms. An asthma management plan is something developed by you and your doctor or healthcare medical advisers to help you control your asthma, instead of your asthma controlling you. An effective plan should allow you to the followings:- Be active without having asthma symptoms. Involve fully in exercise and sports. Sleep all …

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Child’s Asthma Attack

Asthma is the most common chronic childhood illness.Frequent asthma attacks not only will interfere with a child’s school and play activities, but they can result in emergency situation when breathing problems get out of control. While the ultimate idea is to avoid frequently going to the hospital under emergency situation, it is also important to find out from the doctor when …

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Outside/Outdoor Asthma Irritants

Knowing Indoor asthma triggers are alone not enough especially for an asthmatic patient but otherwise also understanding the outdoor irritants altogether will be very helpful in controlling and managing asthma. Outdoor or outside asthma triggers are substances normally found outside that can set off asthma symptoms in sensitive people. Typically common outdoor triggers include tree, grass, weed pollen, mold spores, and certain …

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Action Plan For Asthma-How To Use

 This article is a continuation from the previous article on Action Plan For Asthma. Generally,once asthma is under control, you or your child should be actually free of asthma symptoms, or only experience mild ones. An action plan for asthma can assists you to recognize early warning signs so you can act to prevent an asthma attack beforehand. But simply having a …

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The Difference Between Asthma and COPD

Asthma and COPD Difference between asthma and COPD normally, not a problem. COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, involving constriction of the airways and difficulty or discomfort in breathing) was primarily a problem of older people who smoked. As more men/women and younger people began smoking, however, the disease of COPD began to change. As a result, asthma and COPD can now sometimes …

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Chest Tightness Asthma or Something else

Chest tightness often happens in asthma patients, either alone or with the other classic symptoms of asthma like:- Wheezing Shortness of breath Chronic cough As your airways become very inflamed, filled with mucus(a slimy substance, typically not miscible with water, secreted by mucous membranes and glands for lubrication, protection, etc), and the smooth muscles in your airways constrict, chest tightness may be …

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Asthma And GERD

Asthma and GastroEsophageal Reflux Disorder 0r – GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), gastric reflux disease, or acid reflux disease is defined as chronic symptoms or mucosal damage produced by the abnormal reflux of stomach acid to the esophagus. A typical symptom is heartburn). When one have asthma and gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) together, treating your GERD may lead …

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