Fatty Foods May Worsen Asthma

Fatty Foods May Worsen Asthma

It seems that people suffering from asthma may need to skip eating fatty foods for now. A study conducted by researchers from Australia showed that fatty foods may worsen the symptoms caused by asthma and possibly make asthma medications less effective. According to a team or researchers from the University of Newcastle, people who have eaten a meal high in fat just hours before showed an increase of inflammation of their airways as well as a substantial decrease of response to the drug al…

Understanding Asthma

Understanding Asthma

Asthma can be quite a common condition that afflicts a lot of people. And yet, there can also be confusion surrounding what would happen to people who may have asthma and what they can and can’t do. A little understanding of asthma is usually all it takes to make people a little less worried and concerned.What is it?Asthma is a condition where your lungs may react to certain stimuli and becomes inflamed. This will result in the narrowing of airways that can make it for asthma sufferers to breath…

Best Cities for Asthma

Best Cities for Asthma

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAFA) releases a list of “Asthma Capitals” — the worst cities for asthma – annually. ¬†And while the AAFA or any other medical or nonprofit group does not rank the best cities for asthma, there are a number of factors that can make a city good for people with asthma, such as geography, climate, and pollen count. Best Cities for Asthma?When AAFA researchers ranked cities for their Asthma Capitals survey, they looked at the top 100 metropolitan areas and assessed…

What Is Occupational Asthma?

What Is Occupational Asthma?

Occupational asthma is a condition wherein a person develops asthmatic symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath when inhaling fumes, gases and dust in the workplace. Occupational asthma can develop in people without any previous history of asthma or had the condition but has been cleared. Causes of occupational asthmaOccupational asthma can be caused by a variety of substances found at the workplace. They can be caused by certain chemicals, irritants, certain metals, enzymes a…

Facts About Asthma

Facts About Asthma

Asthma is a condition which affects both children and adults. According to the According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), the statistics of asthma have risen in recent years. The scarier part of this rise in asthma statistics is that the occurrence of the diseases has risen among children too, particularly in urban areas. This is obviously an indication that pollution and asthma have a connection. What’s even more alarming is that of all reported cases of asthm…

Symptoms of Asthma

Symptoms of Asthma

What is asthma?Asthma is a fairly common condition that involves the respiratory system characterized by a constriction of the airway and becomes inflamed and lined with excessive amounts of mucus. This condition makes it difficult for an individual to breath. Asthma is usually a response to a variety of triggers or allergens. It could be from the environment, through physical exertion or exercise, or even emotional stress. The triggers can also be viral in nature which is more common for childr…

Asthma in Children

Asthma in Children

Asthma is the most common chronic disorder among children. This illness currently affects an estimated 6.5 million children under 18 years of age, and many have “hidden” or undiagnosed asthma. It is also the most common cause of school absenteeism due to chronic disease and accounted for an estimated 14 million lost school days.Although asthma cannot be cured, it can almost always be controlled. And it is best for you and your child understand the disease and its treatment.What is normal lung fu…

Introduction to Asthma

Introduction to Asthma

What is asthma?Asthma is a chronic illness that involves the respiratory system wherein the airways occasionally constrict, becomes inflamed, and is lined with excessive amounts of mucus, which is usually in response to one or more triggers. Examples of these triggers include exposure to allergens, exercise, and emotional stress.Between episodes of asthma attacks, most patients feel well but can have mild symptoms and they may also remain short of breath after exercise for longer periods of time…

How to Prevent Asthma Symptoms

How to Prevent Asthma Symptoms

Asthma symptoms start when allergens or other irritants cause the lining of the airways to swell and become narrow. The muscles around the airways can then contract rapidly, causing the airways to narrow even more. When the lining of the airways is inflamed, it produces more mucus and it further clogs the airways and blocks the flow of air. However, there are some ways to control an asthma attack to protect yourself and your loved ones.Avoiding allergens and irritants:If pollen and mold cause yo…

Effects of Air Pollution on Health

Effects of Air Pollution on Health

The effects of air pollution to the normal individual are very serious. They range from mild coughing to severe, life-threatening diseases. The negative effects are sometimes built over time and may not necessary be apparent during the first few years ever since the first time of exposure. One of the most common complications that happen because of air pollution is bronchitis. Many studies have investigated the association between air pollution and bronchitis. One difficulty in comparing such st…