Asthma Basics

Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the body’s bronchial (airway) tissues. People with asthma experience shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing and wheezing. These symptoms intensify during an asthma attack, which occurs when exposure to allergens or other stimuli further inflame the airways, leading to an inability to expel trapped air from the lungs.

Controlling and Treating Asthma in Pregnancy

Controlling and Treating Asthma in Pregnancy

Asthma and Pregnancy It’s important to keep asthma under control, especially during pregnancy. Learn why, and get tips about keeping triggers and attacks at bay. Asthma is one of the most common conditions that can cause complications in pregnancy. But women who have asthma can still have healthy pregnancies. Some lucky women may see their …

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Advice for Kids With Asthma

Advice for Kids With Asthma

Asthma is no joke. But it doesn’t have to keep you from having fun. Read this and you’ll be a pro about taking your medicines and avoiding the stuff that makes you wheeze. You brush your teeth, get dressed and eat breakfast every day, right? Well, taking care of your asthma should be part of …

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asthma management tips

Asthma management tips

Are asthma attacks getting the best of you? Do you find yourself sitting on the sidelines when it seems like everyone else is out enjoying the game? There are some things you can do to take better control of your asthma condition. Put some of the following tips and tricks into effect to prevent asthma …

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Asthma Destroying the Myths

Asthma: Destroying the Myths

Myth: Asthma is a psychological illness. Fact: Asthma has physiological roots. The interplay between asthma and the emotional well being of the asthmatic exists, but the asthmatic is not psychosomatic or in any way psychologically impaired. Stress and emotional upheaval can intensify asthma symptoms. Conversely, the threat of asthma attack, and social adjustment to the …

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Controlling Your Asthma Triggers

Controlling Your Asthma Triggers

An important step in controlling your asthma is to reduce exposure to relevant irritants.Effective ways to do so are discussed below. Dust is the most common irritant Damp mop and vacuum carpets once or twice weekly. Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter, or double bag, or install a central vacuum system with the …

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