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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 Form

Action Plan For Asthma A Guideline for Managing Your Asthma An action plan for asthma can assist you to identify early warning signs or symptoms, and how to act accordingly to prevent an asthma attack.  This action plan is for: _____________________________ Date of plan : ____ / ____ / _____ Doctor’s Name: ____________________ Phone No: _______ Hospital  or ER Address / Phone …

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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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Infant Asthma Symptoms

Generally,asthma is very common, but how can you tell if your baby has infant asthma when he/she can’t even talk yet? Most of the children with asthma develop symptoms before the age of six, and many begin wheezing before one year. It is essential to diagnose infant asthma because if left untreated, inflammation can cause permanent damage to the lungs. …

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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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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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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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Side Effects Of Other Asthma Medications

This article is the continuation from Side Effects Of Asthma Medications first part. Side Effects Of Cromolyn Sodium And Nedocromil These medicine are considered alternative treatments for patients with mild persistent asthma and can be used to prevent asthma symptoms if you know you will have an allergen exposure and use the medication in advance or beforehand. Cromolyn sodium and Nedocromil are generally well tolerated with …

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New Asthma Medications

Progressively, researchers have learned many new things about asthma allergy. This progressiveness has led to new asthma treatments and treatments for allergic asthma . Asthma Allergen Immunotherapy* or Asthma Allergy Shots Immunotherapy* – (the prevention or treatment of disease with substances that stimulate the immune response) Asthma Allergen Immunotherapy or Asthma Allergy Shots decreases sensitivity to the things to which the …

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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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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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Handle An Asthma Attack

 Asthma Attack – Flare Up (Follow up from previous article – Asthma Attack:-  An asthma attack is a sudden worsening of your asthma symptoms caused by narrowing of your airways or 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 …

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