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Asthma Triggers and How to Avoid Them-By Penny Stump

There are several asthma triggers that can bring on an asthma attack. Many of these triggers can be avoided. This will prevent unwanted attacks and give you a chance to live a better life. There are several indoor triggers that you can control. There are also outside triggers that you can avoid. Not all triggers will be able to be …

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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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Asthma Triggers-Allergen Allergies

Allergens know no boundaries, and allergies don’t disappear with May’s showers. While bothersome grass pollens are gone by late June, other common triggers arise, making symptoms difficult to escape. But that doesn’t mean that many people who suffer from allergies and asthma can’t enjoy barbecues, festivals and other outdoor activities. To help you understand what may prompt summer allergies and …

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4 things you might not know about allergen allergies

As most allergy sufferers will tell you, allergy symptoms can always be bothersome, turning any time of year into sneezing season. A runny nose, itchy eyes and scratchy throat can arise as the days get shorter and the leaves begin to change. The fall can be especially difficult for people who are sensitive to mold and ragweed pollen. But these …

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Asthma Medication tips for school going children

Packing a lunch, signing permission slips and laying out clean clothes for the morning are all part of parents’ to-do lists when prepping for their children’s day at school. But for parents of the children being treated for a chronic medical condition like asthma, preparing for school also means putting pill bottles in backpacks along with lunchboxes. “Like so many …

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Asthma and Flu

Asthma and Flu – one may think of them-self as being like everyone else when they get sick, but you as someone with asthma need to take the flu even more seriously. The flu poses some additional concerns for you as compared to those with healthy lungs and without asthma. The flu virus causes swelling and inflammation in the lungs that may …

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Can Your Immune System Worsen Your Asthma

YES! the same system that helps to protect you from infections, your immune system, can also be the cause for your worsening asthma.There will be noticeable happenings identically like runny nose, watery eyes and sinus congestion, your peak flows are lower, you are wheezing more, and you may experience more shortness of breath. So how it is here that the immune system and …

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Can Mold Worsen Your Asthma

This article is the final continuation follow-up of the series of articles on Avoiding Your Asthma Triggers. Mold is a microscopic (so small as to be visible only with a microscope) fungi that grow or develop well  in a damp dark environment and can worsen your asthma. Mold can grow on any surface (e.g. food, indoor plants, walls, floors or fabric) given …

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Can Roach Worsen Your Asthma

This article is a continuation follow-up of the series of articles on Avoiding Your Asthma Triggers. You Ask-Can Cockroaches Affect My Asthma? YES! Cockroaches are insects with six legs and two pairs of wings that are common throughout globally, but especially in crowded cities. Proteins from the cockroaches saliva, droppings, and shed insect body parts can trigger asthma symptoms. You Ask-Where I …

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Can Dust Mites Worsen Your Asthma

This article is a continuation follow-up of the series of articles on Avoiding Your Asthma Triggers. Dust mite is a tiny creature that grow or develop well and vigorously in the dust of your home feeding on your dead skin flakes found on mattresses, pillows, carpets, and upholstered furniture. Dust mite droppings and pieces of dead dust mites can trigger the allergic cascade (meaning, …

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