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Exercise Preventing Asthma?

Exercise Preventing Asthma?

Medical Author: Alan Szeftel, MD, FCCPMedical Editor: William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR On many occasions, patients have asked me whether exercise will help prevent asthma. This issue is receiving more attention in light of the global increase in the prevalence and severity of asthma and the ongoing efforts to explain this phenomenon. Could […]

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Asthma in Women, Asthma in Pregnancy

Asthma in Women, Asthma in Pregnancy

Definition and Causes of Asthma Twenty percent of the U.S. population has allergies or asthma (6). Asthma is a disease of chronic inflammation of the airways (the tubes bringing air to the lungs). The inflammation makes breathing difficult. How asthma affects a person fluctuates with a person’s various environmental and medical conditions. Asthma can be […]

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Asthma Rates Increasing

Asthma Rates Increasing

From Our Archives Medical Author: William C. Shiel, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR Scientists and physicians have noticed that the rates of asthma have been increasing in recent decades. This has been especially true in developed countries such as the United States. In fact, the American Lung Association has reported that asthma prevalence has risen from […]

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Methotrexate Spares Steroids in Asthmatics

Methotrexate Spares Steroids in Asthmatics

NEWARK, NJ – The airways are the passages in the lungs for the oxygen that we breathe. The walls of these passages become inflamed in the lungs of patients with asthma. This inflammation leads to spasm of the airways (bronchospasm), shortness of breath, and wheezing. Steroid medications, such as prednisone and prednisolone, are often used […]

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Walkable Neighborhoods Might Lower Kids’ Asthma Risk

Walkable Neighborhoods Might Lower Kids’ Asthma Risk

Latest Asthma News MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Children may be more likely to develop asthma if they live in neighborhoods where it’s difficult to get around on foot, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 326,000 children in Toronto who were born between 1997 and 2003, and followed them […]

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Asthmatic Teens Even More Likely to Vape Than Those Without the Illness

Asthmatic Teens Even More Likely to Vape Than Those Without the Illness

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Asthma News THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Perhaps assuming that e-cigarettes are “safer” than tobacco, teens with asthma now vape at higher rates than those without the respiratory condition, new research shows. However, “the use of products containing nicotine in any form among youths — including electronic cigarettes […]

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Health Tip: Identifying Asthma Triggers

Health Tip: Identifying Asthma Triggers

(HealthDay News) — If you have asthma, the same triggers may be causing your attacks each time, so it’s important to know what those triggers are. Latest Asthma News Common triggers include: tobacco smoke, dust mites, air pollution, pets and molds, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The CDC says asthmatics should […]

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Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens

Got Asthma? Avoid Allergens

Latest Asthma News SATURDAY, April 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you have asthma, it may help to reduce your exposure to allergens. Previous research has shown that roughly two-thirds of all people with asthma also have an allergy, allergy experts say. “What many people don’t realize is that the same things that trigger your […]

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Boosting Steroid Dose May Not Reduce Kids’ Asthma Flare-Ups

Boosting Steroid Dose May Not Reduce Kids’ Asthma Flare-Ups

Latest Asthma News SATURDAY, March 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Temporarily boosting the dose of inhaled steroids may not do much to reduce the frequency of severe asthma flare-ups in children, according to two new studies. Short-term increases in inhaled steroids might even be tied to slightly slowed growth in kids, one of the studies […]

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Asthma Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Valentine’s Day

Asthma Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Valentine’s Day

Latest Asthma News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Asthma and allergies can put on damper on your Valentine’s Day romancing, an expert warns. “Keeping everyone free of allergy and asthma flare-ups helps keep the focus on romance this Valentine’s Day. Red or itchy eyes, runny noses, coughs and fatigue can ruin your celebration,” […]