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Asthma

Asthma
July 15, 2020

Achooo! Are you allergic to your home?

Did you know that where you live is one of the main contributors to seasonal allergies? It’s true. So, how can you fight this? Well, you could move to another area – unfortunately, not all of us have this luxury.
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AsthmaChest & Lung
August 8, 2019

Get control of your asthma this spring

Ah, spring! Flowers are in bloom; warmer weather is here, and the skies are blue. Unfortunately, so are spring allergies. If you have asthma, these affect you even more.
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AsthmaChest & Lung
June 17, 2019

Is mould causing your asthma?

Ever notice that green stuff growing in shady damp areas? It’s called mould. Mould is a microscopic fungus responsible for decomposing dead organic material.
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AsthmaChest & Lung
October 8, 2018

New asthma treatments for better control

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways, making it difficult to breathe. With asthma, your air passages are temporarily narrowed, either by inflammation or increased mucus production. This affects the amount of oxygen that travels in and out of your lungs. Common symptoms include coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. Triggers for asthma include sinusitis, cold and flu, allergens like mould and spores, tobacco, weather changes (e.g. cold air), irritants like perfumes, strong emotions like stress and anxiety, and medication like aspirin. With treatment, you can live with this condition, but asthma that’s not treated properly…
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AsthmaChest & Lung
August 10, 2018

These foods can make your asthma worse

If you have asthma, it’s important to always be aware of your triggers and find ways of avoiding them. Your triggers aren’t limited to just your environment. It’s worth taking a look at your diet. Having asthma puts you at an increased risk of having a food allergy which can cause asthma symptoms. In some people, exercising after eating an allergy-causing food leads to asthma symptoms. Not everyone will react the same way to the same foods. So, watch your reaction to particular foods and avoid them if necessary. Some of the foods that may cause an allergic reaction: eggs…
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AsthmaChest & Lung
October 27, 2017

How to stay in control of your Asthma

If you suffer from asthma and take medication for it, then you likely already know what triggers an attack for you. Allergies and intensive exercise are common triggers for most people, but the good news is that both of these triggers can be managed – it just takes a bit of know-how and vigilance. What Actually Causes Asthma In The First Place? It’s very difficult to nail down exactly causes a person to become asthmatic, but doctors believe it could come down to genetic predisposition and under-exposure to allergens at an early age. Under-exposure would happen if a child is…
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Asthma
April 16, 2017

Dealing with childhood asthma

Globally, more than 80 percent of childhood asthma starts before age five. It’s more common in boys and in children who have allergies or come from allergic families. Asthma affects about one in every 10 children. Diagnosing asthma in infants and toddlers can be difficult as many children wheeze and suffer frequent colds, especially if they go to a crèche or daycare where they continually pick up germs and viruses. Some children also have naturally smaller airways. This may be a result of inherited factors, smoking by the mother during pregnancy, maternal viral illness during pregnancy or if the child…
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AsthmaNews
January 7, 2017

South African student creates breakthrough sensor for asthma

Take a slow, deep breath. Imagine holding a long straw; so thin that a toothpick wouldn't fit through it. Imagine clenching this thin straw between your lips without any leaks. Now try to breathe through that small opening between your pursed lips, using no more, and no less than the tiny gap. THIS is what asthma feels like, except an asthmatic can't control it, and – more often than not – they can't predict when the next attack will happen. Until now. (more…)
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Asthma
August 27, 2016

Different types of coughs

“Perhaps you should go and see a doctor about that cough!”…. if you’ve been coughing for a while, someone is bound to suggest that to you! (more…)
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Asthma
May 5, 2016

Breathe easy this winter

“Calm down, take a deep breath. You’ll be fine”, this is generally great advice, but what if you were physically unable to do it? What if your airways just close up? (more…)
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