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Asthma

Asthma
February 15, 2016

Keep calm and breathe! Three tips for airtight asthma control

For an asthmatic, breathing can be hard work, but it doesn’t have to be. A few simple changes each day keep huffing and puffing away! (more…)
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AsthmaChest & Lung
January 8, 2016

4 Great exercises for asthmatics!

If you suffer from asthma, you probably know that exercising can cause an attack. In fact, this might be why you're not exercising at all. "What if I get another attack?" "Will my reliever work this time?" "What if I collapse completely?" An asthma-attack can be scary! But how do you stay fit, unless you get your legs moving and your blood pumping? Well, the good news is that you CAN still exercise - you just need to be more selective about the sports and exercise you choose. Why do I get an attack when I exercise? Doctors aren't sure…
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AsthmaInfections
April 18, 2015

Help your doc with your diagnosis!

We’ve all done it. We wake up with a runny nose and immediately assume we have the flu or some type of nasty bacteria, causing havoc. But how do you really know? (more…)
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Asthma
November 12, 2014

Allergy Testing in Children

Is your child allergic to anything? How sure are you? If you haven’t had them tested yet, then it should be high on your priority list. Here’s why. (more…)
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Asthma
September 8, 2014

Allergy relief tips for spring

An allergy is an over-the-top immune response to an environmental trigger. When your body is in a tired or run-down, your immune system is more open to making mistakes and over-reacting to what it sees as a harmful substances, or triggers. (more…)
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Asthma
September 1, 2014

Do you get seasonal allergies?

Spring is here, but so are those horrible spring allergy triggers! Itchy, sneezing, and a runny nose – it may feel like a cold but at this time of year there's a good chance that you're suffering from seasonal allergies. You and millions of others. Luckily, there is effective medication to prevent and treat the symptoms of allergies, but you do need to know how to identify and manage your triggers. (more…)
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allergy-friendly airline travel
Asthma
May 23, 2014

The world’s first ‘allergy-friendly’ airline

That’s right, Swiss International Air Lines is the first of its kind to be certified as 'allergy-friendly'! If you don’t have allergies, then this might not be big news to you. However, for people who battle with food or chemical intolerances, it could make for a much better travel experience. (more…)
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Asthma
February 3, 2014

Peanut allergies may soon be a concern of the past

Although new cases of peanut allergies are on the rise, that might be a concern of the past, as scientists believe they might have found a solution. Even though it’s not a cure, scientists have developed a new system that will help build-up tolerance to peanut allergies. This revolutionary test is a form of immunotherapy, and involves patients between the ages of 9 and 16 who are exposed to small doses of peanuts, over a long period of time. (more…)
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Asthma
January 9, 2014

Easing asthma symptoms through diet

If changing your diet could reduce your asthma symptoms, would you do it? For most people, it’s an easy “yes!” Asthma is one of the most common respiratory diseases in the world, and the number of new people being diagnosed with asthma each year is on the rise. To help solve the mystery behind the increase, researchers have been looking at everything from diet to air pollution. (more…)
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Asthma
January 3, 2014

Asthma – frequently asked questions

Q:  Can I exercise if I have asthma? A:  If your asthma is being treated, and it’s under control, then there’s no reason why you can’t still do exercise, it’s just a case of making sure you choose the right type of exercise. Always keep your inhaler with you, and use it before you exercise if you feel the need. It’s also important to warm-up and cool-down properly before and after you work out. If you suffer from exercise induced asthma, the best low-risk exercises are swimming, yoga, treadmill running, and exercises that allow you to take regular breaks –…
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