Expert Author: James Smi
Asthma is the seventh-ranked chronic health condition in the United States and the leading chronic illness of children. It is a chronic inflammatory disease that makes airways (bronchial tubes) particularly sensitive to irritants. During an asthma attack, tightening of the smooth muscles around the bronchial tubes causes them to become inflamed, narrow inside, and produce excess mucus. This makes it difficult for air to pass in and out of the lungs and decreases the oxygen levels in the blood. A person suffering from an asthma attack has a sensation similar to drowning.
Expert Author: Jillian Smith
Our existence depends on breath -- and an acute asthma attack can make it almost impossible to breathe. No wonder these attacks are so scary for both the affected person and for onlookers. Knowing the basics of asthma treatment is essential when trying to help someone experiencing an attack.
Expert Author: James Smi
Asthma is an inflammatory condition where your bronchiales constrict causing breathing difficulties. Your bronchioles become inflamed for a variety of physical, emotional and environmental reasons. It is not contagious so, you cannot catch it from another person.
Expert Author: Sophia Booth
No matter the age of the asthmatic, maintaining a safe environment for breathing well is crucial. The Vornado Air Quality System 500 Whole Room Air Purifier uses Vornado's signature Vortex Technology to effectively circulate and filter all the air in the room for a new level in indoor air quality satisfaction.
Expert Author: LaMarion Ziegler
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. In susceptible individuals, this inflammation causes recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing, particularly at night or in the early morning. It is not contagious. It is a lifelong disease which can be controlled with daily medications. Asthma is increasing at such a rapid rate, some are calling it an epidemic. This common disease probably affects some 7 to 12 percent of the U.S.
Expert Author: Jim Thornton
As the parent of a child with asthma, you desperately worry about whether or not something is going to trigger an asthma attack in your son or daughter. One of the worst culprits for triggering an asthma attack is dust and dust mites. Following some simple tips can reduce the amount of asthma attacks in your child.
Expert Author: Laxmi Keshav
Immune system can be improved through a series of measures like regular dose of mineral supplements, multi-vitamins, vitamin C in proper quantity and a diet plan which is heavy on vegetables and fruits and other protein rich food. A regular intake of omega-3 fatty acid rich foods and legumes and a strict no-no to alcohol, saturated fats will help a lot.
Expert Author: Robert Melkonyan
Asthma is commonly identified as causing problems on the respiratory system, but there's more to it. When you're identified as having asthma, there are a lot of implications set to it, and your medications can cause some problems on your oral health. Because the medications are commonly put in your inhaler, then spraying the medication into your mouth and not directly towards your throat can cause the medication to stay solely in the mouth and not be ingested.
Expert Author: Vinay Gupta
When we breath in, air, containing oxygen, enters through the mouth or nose, and descends through the windpipe, to tubes called the bronchi. The bronchi branch out into each lung where oxygen is picked up by passing blood.
Expert Author: Carol Belanger
In 1998, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that asthma increased 75 per cent from 1980-1994 and in 2007, the EPA reported that an average of one out of every 13 school-age children suffers from asthma.* In fact, "asthma has become the most common serious disease of childhood, and there are at least several well-designed epidemiologic studies that have documented a strong link between use of domestic and industrial cleaning products and risk of asthma," says Dr. John Spengler, Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation, Department of Environmental Health at Harvard University.
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