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How to Treat Asthma with Diet

How to Treat Asthma with Diet

You can find many ways to prevent asthma and help control its symptoms. A good diet plays an important role in your overall asthma treatment plan. The right diet and nutrition helps reduce the inflammation and clogging of air passages to help prevent and control asthma symptoms. Start fighting asthma and improve your lung function [...]

How to Reduce Asthma Symptoms with Alternative Remedies

How to Reduce Asthma Symptoms with Alternative Remedies

Asthma, a chronic lung disease caused by inflammation and narrowing of the respiratory passageways, causes shortness of breath and wheezing. People diagnosed with asthma might take a wide range of medications, from severe cases in which the person must take the prescribed medications regularly to mild sufferers who can rely on alternative remedies. Regardless of [...]

How to Prevent Childhood Asthma Attacks

How to Prevent Childhood Asthma Attacks

Asthma, a chronic lung ailment, has emerged as one of the most common chronic illnesses a child can suffer. Every parent with a child suffering from the ailment must become familiar with asthma attacks. When something triggers the child’s asthma, you must know how to respond to stop the child from having difficulty in breathing [...]

How to Eliminate Asthma Attack

How to Eliminate Asthma Attack

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects the airways and causes breathing difficulty known as an asthma attack. Reducing asthma attacks not only improves quality of life for the sufferer, it also prevents damage to the lungs. Several factors can be addressed to reduce asthma attacks and prevent some from happening. Asthma attacks can [...]

How to Exercise with Asthma

How to Exercise with Asthma

The American Thoracic Society has defined asthma as the increased re­sponsiveness of the trachea (windpipe) and bronchi (the two main subdivisions of the trachea that transport air to and from the lungs) to a variety of stimuli resulting in airway obstruction that is reversible spontaneously or as a result of treatment. Breathing becomes diffi­cult during [...]

How to Treat Asthma in Children

How to Treat Asthma in Children

Asthma is a common disease, and its occurrence is growing due to factors such as increasingly poor air quality and grow­ing incidence of food intolerance thought to be related to the use of pesticides and drugs. About one in seven children suf­fer. It is commonly caused by allergens such as pollen, house-dust, animals or feathers. [...]

How to Use Peak-Flow Meters for Your Asthma

How to Use Peak-Flow Meters for Your Asthma

You could guess whether your airways are narrowing based on your perceptions. But perceptions can be deceiving. A peak-flow meter will give you a more accurate idea of what’s happening in your airways. A peak-flow meter is a portable, low-priced device ,about the size of a softball. Easy to use, it measures how well air [...]

How to Manage the Frequent Heartburns When Suffering From Asthma

How to Manage the Frequent Heartburns When Suffering From Asthma

The burning in your chest called heartburn is caused by the backflow of stomach acid into your esophagus. This backflow is called acid reflux. If you have chronic heartburn, you may have gastro esophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is common among people who have asthma and, in fact, occurs at a greater rate than among [...]

How to Manage Long-Standing Asthma

How to Manage Long-Standing Asthma

Most acute asthma episodes will resolve completely with the program. The wheezing stops and, of equal importance, the bronchospasm is relieved. The peak flow meter reading, rate and depth of breathing will normalize and all will seem to be well. Despite appearances, relief may be less than 100% complete. An acute episode of asthma that [...]

How to Manage Asthma Through Labor and Delivery

How to Manage Asthma Through Labor and Delivery

If you have been controlling your asthma throughout your pregnancy, you’re in good shape for labor and delivery. It’s rare that controlled asthma causes any problems while your baby is being born. Your doctor probably will suggest you continue using your (regularly-scheduled) asthma medication at this time. As a precaution, your peak-flow rate, or PEFR, [...]

How to Avoid Acute Asthma in Your Everyday Life

How to Avoid Acute Asthma in Your Everyday Life

Avoidance is the most important key to asthma management. We must identify and learn to avoid the situations that trigger the disease. There are some obvious ways to avoid trigger mechanisms and thus to avoid setting off an acute episode of asthma. Whatever the trigger, there are ways to deal with it. As an indication [...]

How to Treat Asthma

How to Treat Asthma

Bronchial asthma is a chronic condition that causes attacks of breathlessness and wheezing. Your bronchial tubes swell up and lung secretions increase, which tem­porarily lessens or closes off the air to your lungs. If you have asthma, you may be allergic to substances outside your body (extrinsic or allergic asthma). Or some unknown factor within [...]

How to Minimize the Impact Asthma has on Your Life

How to Minimize the Impact Asthma has on Your Life

Managing your asthma on a day-to-day basis takes time and effort, but it will give you more control of your life. It’s important to identify triggers in your environ­ment so you can avoid them as much as possible. These are the things that cause your asthma to flare up. Here are some steps you can [...]