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What are the best types of exercise for asthma?

What are the best types of exercise for asthma?

Exercise can help improve the symptoms of asthma in the long term, in addition to improving overall health. Some forms of exercise have the potential to cause asthma flare-ups, leading to wheezing or chest tightness. However, people may be able to avoid symptoms or asthma attacks by using specific techniques and participating in suitable activities. […]

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What are the signs that you might have asthma?

What are the signs that you might have asthma?

Asthma is a lung disease that causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways. Common symptoms include breathing difficulty, shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and tightness in the chest. Symptoms can vary from person to person and range from mild to severe. People may only experience symptoms in certain situations, such as when exercising. In some […]

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Does Fish Oil Help Control Asthma? Not So Much, Study Finds

Does Fish Oil Help Control Asthma? Not So Much, Study Finds

Latest Asthma News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fish oil did not improve asthma control in overweight/obese young people with uncontrolled disease, a new study shows. It included 98 participants, aged 12 to 25, who had diagnosed asthma but poor asthma control, despite using a daily inhaled corticosteroid. Three-quarters of the participants took […]

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Friends’ Vaping Could Pose Danger to Kids With Asthma

Friends’ Vaping Could Pose Danger to Kids With Asthma

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Asthma News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Add another danger that e-cigarettes pose to teenagers: A new study finds secondhand exposure to vaping may raise the chances of asthma attacks in adolescents with the respiratory condition. Middle school and high school students with asthma were 27 percent more […]

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Asthma Often Goes Undetected in Urban Teens, Study Finds

Asthma Often Goes Undetected in Urban Teens, Study Finds

Latest Asthma News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For many city-dwelling teens with asthma, their chronic lung disease may go undiagnosed and untreated, a new study finds. According to a survey of more than 33,000 New York City high school students, 20 percent reported having asthma-like symptoms, but were not diagnosed with the […]

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hydrocortisone oral (Cortef)

hydrocortisone oral (Cortef)

What are the side effects of hydrocortisone, oral? Hydrocortisone side effects depend on the dose, the duration and the frequency of administration. Short courses of hydrocortisone usually are well tolerated with few and mild side effects. Long term, high doses of hydrocortisone usually will produce predictable, and potentially serious side effects. Whenever possible, the lowest […]

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fluticasone propionate oral inhaler (Flovent)

fluticasone propionate oral inhaler (Flovent)

What is fluticasone propionate oral inhaler, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Fluticasone propionate is a man-made steroid of the glucocorticoid family which is related to the naturally-occurring steroid hormone, cortisol or hydrocortisone, produced by the adrenal glands. Glucocorticoid steroids have potent anti-inflammatory actions. When used as an inhaler, fluticasone travels to the […]

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budesonide (oral inhalation, Pulmicort, Pulmicort Flexhaler)

budesonide (oral inhalation, Pulmicort, Pulmicort Flexhaler)

What is budesonide inhaler, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Budesonide is a man-made glucocorticoid steroid related to the naturally-occurring hormone, cortisol or hydrocortisone which is produced in the adrenal glands. It is used for treating asthma by inhalation. Glucocorticoid steroids such as cortisol or budesonide have potent anti-inflammatory actions that reduces inflammation […]