Asthma

Avoid Asthma Attacks with Better Indoor Air Quality

Tens of thousands of people suffer from asthma in the United States, with hundreds of those in Georgia. The instances of this disease are on the rise across the nation and the world. People who suffer from this illness have swollen and inflamed airways and lungs, which react abnormally to...

You Could Affect Your Grandchild’s Risk of Asthma

Asthma is a real problem in the United States right now, reaching epidemic proportions among children. Tons of studies have been done to identify the root cause of the problem, with information coming out about kids who live in cities, the benefits of “dirty air” and bacteria on farms and...

Grow Up on a Farm? You Have a Lower Risk of Asthma in Atlanta

Asthma is an illness that is more common than people realize, affecting many thousands of people all over the United States every year. It affects sleep, social interactions, mood, focus and can even, in extreme cases, be deadly. A new study has now shed light on a connection between growing...

How a Chronic Cough Affects Quality of Life

Chronic coughing is an affliction that many people face, but whose effects on the life of the patient are all-too-often overlooked. Recently a study was performed to determine the degree to which physical and psychological quality of life was affected by patients with this ailment. Secondarily, the study looked at...

Seasonal Allergies Can Make Asthma Worse

Seasonal allergies are very common and are becoming more common every year. Current estimates show that up to 30 percent of adults and up to 40 percent of children suffer from the condition, and over a third of those who suffer with allergies also have asthma. These numbers are stunning,...

Women More Likely than Men to be Hospitalized for Asthma

Statistically speaking, women are much more likely to be affected by asthma than men. The problem, however, is even worse than originally thought. A new study has been conducted among acute asthma patients, which shows that not only are women more likely to have the disease, they are more likely...

Asthma Medications: Types and Care

With Asthma affecting nearly 26 million Americans every year, and several different types of chronic and acute asthma out there, the disease is an epidemic. Treatments for people who suffer with asthma are broad and varied, but many people rely on classic inhalers, bronchodilators, and nebulizers. These devices, often combined...

Asthma Awareness Month

May is asthma awareness month. Asthma is a chronic disease that has no known cure and affects nearly 23 million Americans every year. It is a very common ailment that accounts for more than 2 million visits to the emergency room and over 14 million trips to the doctor’s office...

Most Common Types of Coughs

There are many different ailments that carry coughs with them as a symptom. The act of coughing exists to clear your air passages and allow you to breathe more easily. You can’t always tell the reason for a cough from the way it sounds, but each kind of cough does...

How to Spot Asthma in Children and Infants

Asthma is a major concern for children and infants. Roughly 7 million kids in the United States are afflicted with asthma, which can manifest at any age, though most children show symptoms before their sixth year of age. The ailment is increasing at an alarming rate, and doctors are as...

Did You Know that Healthier Eating can Reduce Your Asthma Symptoms?

Everyone knows that diet and nutrition are essential to a healthy lifestyle. In recent years, however, the importance of eating right is becoming evident not only in maintaining wellness, but as a treatment for many chronic illnesses. Among those illnesses that can be treated with diet is asthma. Maintaining a...

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