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Category: Asthma

You or your child being diagnosed with asthma may have come as a surprise, or may have simply confirmed your suspicions. While no one welcomes a diagnosis of asthma, education is the first step in preventing serious problems. One of the first things your doctor will do after diagnosing asthma is to provide you with […]

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Asthma is characterized by shortness of breath, tightness of the chest, wheezing and a persistent cough. Unfortunately, other serious medical conditions share the same symptoms, making it important that you have asthma testing done by a doctor before beginning any medication or over the counter remedies. Your doctor will make a diagnosis based on your […]

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The number of children and adults being diagnosed with asthma is on the rise. While experts don’t know exactly why so many new cases are being diagnosed over previous years, we do know that one in 10 children and one in 12 adults in the U.S. suffer from asthma today. Asthma is a condition that […]

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Those who suffer from asthma in Atlanta have an especially hard time in the summer when it’s time for pollen season. When the trees shed all of their pollen in a desperate bid to reproduce, it hangs in the air or on the ground for days, or even weeks. Not to mention how often plant […]

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Asthma sufferers deal with several allergen triggers on a daily basis. Although Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors, we have yet to find a method to eradicate the genetic factor. Thus, it is important to pay attention to environmental obstacles. Did you know that up to 10% […]

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A recent study in the journal Respiratory Medicine, found that adding a routine supplement of omega-3 may have far reaching impact on the improvement of lung function in asthma sufferers. The study was written by Timothy Mickleborough, a professor from the Indiana University School of Public Health. The study included 20 men and women between […]

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A study conducting by the Wisconsin Sleep Cohort Study, using data from the National Institute of Health shows that people with asthma are as much as 1.7 times more likely than those without asthma to develop sleep apnea, a chronic problem that causes pauses in breathing while sleeping. Sleep apnea is linked to other long-term […]

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Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the lungs, and the most common long-term disease that children are diagnosed with in the United States. The disease affects both children and adults, and once a diagnosis is made, a person with asthma has the disease all of the time, but symptoms, or asthma attacks, only flair […]

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Research has shown that children that catch certain respiratory illnesses that include wheezing as a symptom are significantly more likely to develop asthma than children who do not contract the illness. Now, new research published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that when you add the genes of parents that have allergies or […]

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Researchers have confirmed what parents in large cities have likely suspected for years: pollution caused by traffic can cause childhood asthma. The research study was conducted in Europe and looked at the health of children in 10 cities. The results show that as much as 14% of childhood asthma cases could be caused by air […]

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