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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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Is chest pain a symptom of asthma?

Is chest pain a symptom of asthma?

Asthma can cause symptoms that include coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing. Some people can also experience a sense of chest tightness or chest pain as a result of their asthma symptoms. Asthma is a chronic condition that causes inflammation in a person’s airways, which can make it harder to breathe. People often experience chest […]

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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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Severe asthma: Eczema drug succeeds where others fail

Severe asthma: Eczema drug succeeds where others fail

Two new studies — one of which is a double-blind, randomized trial — show that the eczema drug dupilumab is safer and more effective than current therapies for treating severe asthma. People whose asthma symptoms are difficult to control may find relief in a drug used for treating eczema. Estimates suggest that up to 25 […]

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Is honey good for asthma?

Is honey good for asthma?

Honey has anti-inflammatory properties, and it is a common ingredient in cold and flu remedies. But can honey treat asthma? Honey is a common home remedy for coughing and a sore throat, and it may reduce these symptoms in people with asthma. Below, we explore the research behind using honey for asthma. We also describe […]

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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 […]