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Can Pet’s Dander Worsen Your Asthma

This article is a continuation follow-up of the series of articles on Avoiding Your Asthma Triggers. Can animal dander (skin flakes in an animal’s fur or hair)worsen your asthma? As a matter of fact YES!, all furry and feathered animals produce animal dander and so put asthmatics at increased risk of worsening asthma if they are especially sensitive. Animal Dander Commonly it’s …

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Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)

This article is a continuation follow-up of the series of articles on Avoiding Your Asthma Triggers. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) or secondhand smoke is a mixture of both the smoke given off from a burning cigarette and exhaled from the lungs of a smoker. Tobacco smoke is known to have more than four thousand chemicals many of which are known poisons …

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Avoiding Your Asthma Triggers

Asthma triggers can prompt the process of increased inflammation in your airways, causing worsening asthma symptoms. So it’s very essential to know what these asthma triggers are and how you can work to towards preventing them.Below explanations are the main and common indoor triggers besides various triggers. Environmental Tobacco Smoke Or – ETS If you are a smoker and got a asthma …

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Signs of Asthma-What You Need To Do

Generally not all experiences the signs of asthma in the same way. Some people may experience all the signs of asthma while others may experience just one. Just because you experience one of the signs of asthma, you don’t necessarily have an asthma diagnosis. Finally, you may experience atypical (means something that is irregular or not ordinary) signs of asthma, …

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Controlling Your Child’s Asthma

 Asthma is the commonest childhood illness, affecting many children globally. And statistically, for many children asthma is a chronic illness, causing asthma symptoms that come and go throughout the year, leading to frequent asthma attacks, poor sleep, missed school days, emergency visits to a doctor  and even hospitalizations. With good guidance long term asthma treatment, many of these children can have …

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Medication Side Effects-What You Need to Know

A substance that has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body, in particular a medicine with intended results (like for asthma treatment),  may cause a number of unwanted side effects. These effects can occur when you start a new asthma medication, decrease or increase the dose of a asthma medication, or when you stop using a asthma medication. A …

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Side Effects Of Asthma Medications

In every Asthma Medications there are a some asthma medication side effects that you need to know.While asthma medication side effects prevent some people from actually taking their medication, asthma medications in general are well tolerated. But, knowing your asthma medication side effects is an essential part of caring for your asthma. Asthma medication side effects can often be prevented, …

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Medication Induced Asthma

This article is the final continuation from each description of the Types Of Asthma:-http://whatasthmais.com/types-of-asthma/ Medication Induced Asthma  or Aspirin Induced Asthma: – Aspirin, most people don’t think twice about taking an aspirin under the prescription accordingly and it’s correct usage esp. when they have a headache,but for some people with inclusive of asthma, this unknown action can be fatal. Aspirin and other …

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Nocturnal Asthma

This article is a continuation from each description of the Types Of Asthma:-http://whatasthmais.com/types-of-asthma/ When you have Nocturnal Asthma (occurring, or active at night), your FEV1 (Forced Expiratory Volume in one second; the volume that a subject can exhale in the first second during a forced expiration test – esp.done by a spirometry – http://whatasthmais.com/asthma-diagnosis/ ) decreases by at least 15% from bedtime to getting up in …

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Cough Variant Asthma

This article is a continuation from each description of the Types Of Asthma. While normal cough may follow the usual symptoms associated with asthma in Cough Variant Asthma but cough alone may be a precursor(a thing that comes before another of the same kind; a forerunner) to or the sole symptom in an asthmatic. So when cough is the only asthma symptom, this is known as …

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Occupational Asthma-Respiratory Damage

This article is a continuation from each description of the Types Of Asthma:-http://whatasthmais.com/types-of-asthma/ Occupational asthma – is determined by airway irritation, obstruction, and inflammation caused by exposure to certain substances at the workplace. The exposure triggers symptoms from your immune system or through direct irritation of the airways. The symptoms to the direct irritation of the airways, begins immediately following to the …

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Exercise Induced Asthma

 EIA – Exercise Induced Asthma or EIB – Exercise Induced Bronchoconstriction* This article is a continuation from each description of the Types Of Asthma:-http://whatasthmais.com/types-of-asthma/ ———————————————————————————————————————– Bronchoconstriction* – is the constriction of the airways in the lungs due to the tightening of surrounding smooth muscle, with consequent coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Bronchoconstriction can also be due to an accumulation of thick …

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Allergic Asthma

This article is a continuation from each description of the Types Of Asthma Allergic asthma or extrinsic asthma (not part of the essential nature of someone or something; coming or operating from outside) is the most common form of asthma among all the asthma types. Allergic asthma from it’s self explanatory word, results from an allergic reaction. Our immune system normally exists to fight …

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Types Of Asthma

 There are actually several different types of asthma. Knowing what type of asthma you have may help you prevent asthma symptoms and take more effective steps when you develop asthma symptoms. Allergic Asthma It is the most common type of asthma and accounts for nearly 60% of all asthma. Airway obstruction and typical asthma symptoms that are associated with allergies and triggered …

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Treat Asthma Medications

Generally there are two types of asthma medications:- 1) rescue and 2) controller medicines. Most asthmatics need both the medications. Many people with asthma are only treated with a rescue asthma inhaler, which is a common mistake to make. Check out whether your asthma is controlled or not and if you need additional therapy such as a controller medicine. Rescue asthma medicines are those medicines …

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Peak Expiratory Flow Rate-PEFR

Peak Expiratory Flow Rate: Definition – PEFR measures how fast a person can breathe out or exhale air. It is a test that measures how efficient the lungs are working. This test is done by a peak expiratory flow monitor – a small handheld device with a mouthpiece at one end and a scale with a moveable indicator – usually a small …

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Asthma Triggers

Most or in fact ALL asthma patients for any period of time, you have likely come to and identifying point some of the things that make the asthma worse by triggering. You may have found that if you run to catch the bus on a cold winter’s day, you begin to cough and breathe heavily. Perhaps if you are around cigarette smoke …

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Asthma Action Plan

Asthma is a force in the system that stimulates change in a condition where the narrowing of the air passageways that impairs breathing in asthma is variable. Most people who have asthma knows, one’s breathing can be fine one day and very difficult the subsequent day. In fact, under certain circumstances one’s asthma can flare up in a matter of minutes. …

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How To Manage An Asthma Attack

Initial step in dealing with an asthma attack is identifying that an attack is present. Normally if one is having a severe attack and can’t breathe recognition of the attack is no problem.But at other times it is all very easy to minimize one’s symptoms of an asthma attack — to attribute them to a cold or an allergy, or to assume …

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