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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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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 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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Monitoring Asthma Symptoms

Generally,to gain or keep control of your asthma, it is important to monitor asthma symptoms. As the saying goes – that which cannot be measured, cannot be changed so you will have difficulty getting control of your asthma if you do not monitor asthma symptoms. Mostly,patients do not understand how important it is to monitor asthma symptoms on a regular basis. 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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Asthma And Your Doctor

Communication between you and your doctor are very important for understanding and caring your asthma. Normally, most of you will leave after your doctor’s appointment feeling confused. Does all the different instructions to care for your asthma frustrate you? Do you worry that you are not taking your asthma medications correctly and the possible side effects that might result? If your …

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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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Asthma Controller And Rescue Medicines

– continuation from previous article http://whatasthmais.com/treat-asthma-medications/   Asthma Controller Medicines Asthma controller medicines assists in preventing asthma symptoms when taken daily as prescribed. These preventive asthma medicines include several different types. Each works in it’s special ways, and some are more suitable for certain levels of asthma severity.Check out the more suitable one below:- Inhaled Steroids Inhaled steroids, also known as …

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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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