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What are the Causes of Common Breathing Problems?

We live because we breathe. Breathing is an important function of our body and every cell in our being depends so much on this process to carry out their individual task. So be thankful for every gulp of air that fills your lungs. Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to have a good set of …

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What Causes an Asthma Attack?

What is Asthma? Asthma is a respiratory disease, in which various stimuli including allergens and irritants cause obstruction of the airways. As a result, constricted muscles around the airway and inflammation increase the swelling of the lining and secretion of mucous. This causes respiratory problems such as difficulty in breathing and coughing. The most common …

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Climate and Adult Onset Asthma: How They’re Related

While environmental allergens and pollutants such as pollen and animal dander can trigger common respiratory problems like an asthma attack, a change in weather— from extreme cold to extreme heat — can do the same. Common Weather Triggers Common weather triggers that can aggravate asthma symptoms include: Cold air. Chilly temperatures can prompt a cold …

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Can You Get Asthma Later in Life?

What is Asthma? Asthma is a respiratory disease, in which various stimuli including allergens and irritants cause obstruction of the airways. As a result, constricted muscles around the airway and inflammation increase the swelling of the lining and secretion of mucous. This causes difficulty in breathing and coughing. The most common causes of asthma attacks …

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7 Frequently Asked Questions about Living with Asthma

At times, dealing with asthma can seem like an overwhelming ordeal. Always having to be wary of asthma triggers and what to do in the event of an attack can be taxing on a sufferer’s well being. With the right information, however, living a life with asthma can be manageable and simple. Here are answers …

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6 Tips to Reduce the Risk of Asthma Attacks in Winter

For people with asthma, winter is a dreary season. It can trigger or increase their risks of attack. It can irritate hypersensitive lungs, causing inflammation and bronchospasm. The muscles around the irritated bronchial tubes become constricted and narrower, making it harder to breathe. An increase of mucus in the lungs can limit breathing, resulting in …

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Can Depression and Anxiety Worsen Asthma Conditions?

When most people think of an asthma trigger they think of pollen or pet dander, however, it’s just as important to acknowledge that one’s emotional state can be a common trigger for acute asthma attacks. And while everything from laughing to feeling angry can cause an asthma attack, feelings of depression and anxiety are the …

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Asthma, Pneumonia, and Vaccines

Asthma and Pneumonia are very common in the United States, affecting over 6 million people every year. They both can hinder your breathing, often require lab tests, and can become difficult to live with. However, these illnesses affect the body differently, bringing with them different arrays of symptoms; but can both be effectively treated. Pneumonia, …

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Enterovirus and Respiratory Infections

Enterovirus are small RNA viruses that can cause illnesses such as colds; meningitis; hand, foot and mouth disease; hypoxia; hemorrhagic conjunctivitis; myopericarditis; rashes; herpangina; pleurodynia; and respiratory infections. The virus can make you feel like you have a cold. If severe, it could also make you wheeze or have trouble breathing, especially if you have …

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Breathing Exercises for Addressing Respiratory Diseases

You may have heard of breathing exercises for singers or swimmers, but did you know that specific breathing exercises can help you overcome respiratory diseases? Training your lungs to cope with the difficulties posed by asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is an everyday challenge, but with time and dedication you can regain control …

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