Asthma is a disease of the respiratory system in which the airways constrict, become inflamed, and are lined with excessive amounts of mucus, often in response to one or more "triggers," such as exposure to an environmental stimulant (or allergen), cold air, exercise, or emotional stress. In children, the most common triggers are viral illnesses such as those that cause the common cold[citation needed]. This airway narrowing causes symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest ...
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Daily Asthma Diary
... By monitoring their symptoms and practicing self-management, people who have asthma can live free of asthma symptoms. An important part of learning to control asthma is keeping a daily asthma diary. T...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Sharing Knowledge, Sharing Support With Shared Medical Appointments
... A new trend in health care takes the traditional one-on-one office visit to a different level, offering patients the chance to participate in medical appointments shared with other patients. In this ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Exercise and Asthma
... One of the goals of asthma therapy is to maintain a normal, healthy lifestyle, which includes exercise and other physical activities. Following your asthma action plan by taking medicines as prescribe...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Exercise-Induced Asthma
... Exercise-induced asthma is asthma that is triggered by vigorous or prolonged physical activity. Most people who have chronic asthma will experience symptoms when they exercise. However, many people wi...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Asthma and Your Child
... What is asthma? Asthma is a disease of the bronchial tubes (branches of the windpipe). When an asthma attack occurs, muscles around the airway tighten and mucus builds up in the lining of the airway. ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Clearing the Way: Asthma Education Program Reaches Out
... Children breathe easier with an asthma outreach program that educates families and schools on controlling this chronic airway disease. Ten-year-old Jessica Horvat opened the freezer door and took out ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Asthma Glossary
... Acute: Sudden Adverse: Undesirable Allergen: A substance (such as a food or pollen) that your body perceives as dangerous and can cause an allergic reaction Allergy: An exaggerated response to a subst...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Allergies and Asthma: Suggested Readings
... Allergies: General Resources Allergies A to Z Myron A. Lipkowitz, RP, MD Facts on File, Inc. Department M274, 11 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10001 (212) 290-8090 or 1-800-322-8755 Allergies, Disease in D...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Allergy and Asthma Resources
... Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics America, Inc. (AAN/MA) 3554 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 200 Fairfax, VA 22030 (703) 385-4403 or 1-800-878-4403 www.podi.com/health/aanma Allergy Management...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Asthma Resources
... Asthma Care Program The Cleveland Clinic 9500 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44195 www.clevelandclinic.org Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics America, Inc. (AAN/MA) 2751 Prosperity Avenue...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Occupational Asthma
... What is occupational asthma? Occupational asthma is asthma caused by or worsened by exposure to substances in the workplace. These substances may cause asthma in one of 3 ways: an allergic reaction, a...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

How To Use A Peak Flow Meter
... What is a peak flow meter? A peak flow meter is a device that measures how fast air comes out your lungs when you exhale forcefully. This measure is called a peak expiratory flow, or "PEF" a...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Alternative Therapy for Asthma
... Many people turn to alternative and complementary treatments when they have a chronic illness. Complementary and alternative medicines are medical treatments that are different from the traditional tr...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Breathing Easier With Asthma
... What is asthma? Asthma is a disease of the airways, or branches of the lungs (bronchial tubes), that carry air in and out of the lungs. Asthma makes breathing difficult and causes a feeling of not get...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Myths Still Prevent Effective Asthma Management
... "Your asthma can be controlled: Expect nothing less." That’s the title of a publication disseminated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to help educate people about asthma con...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Smoking and Asthma
... What is the link between smoking and asthma? Smoke from cigars, cigarettes and pipes harms your body in many ways, but it is especially harmful to the respiratory system. The airways in a person with ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Traveling With Asthma
... I have asthma. What should I know before I plan a trip? Here’s a checklist of some of the key issues to act on as you begin to plan your trip. Physical -- If you haven''t been examined by your doctor ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
... Bronchodilators relieve asthma symptoms by relaxing the muscle bands that tighten around the airways. This action rapidly opens the airways, letting more air come in and out of the lungs. As a result,...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Treating the Inflammation of Asthma
... Anti-inflammatory medications are some of the most important treatment options for people with asthma. They prevent asthma attacks and work by reducing swelling and mucus production in the airways. As...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

The Connection Between Food Allergies and Asthma?
... Any reaction to a food that is abnormal is considered an adverse reaction. Adverse reactions are classified either as food intolerance or food allergy. Food allergy is defined as an over-reaction by t...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Asthma & Physical Activity in the School - Making a Difference
... What is asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung condition with ongoing airway inflammation that results in recurring acute episodes (attacks) of breathing problems such as coughing, wheezing, chest tightness...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Managing Asthma at School
... Children with asthma often have symptoms at school, so and it is very important to get the school involved in caring for your child''s asthma. This is true even if your child has only a mild case of a...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... You may not think of asthma as a killer disease. Yet each year, nearly 500,000 Americans with asthma are hospitalized, and more than 4,000 die. Asthma is a chronic condition that occurs when the main ...
Source: MayoClinic

Asthma
... Asthma (AZ-muh) is a chronic disease that affects your airways, which are the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways are inflamed (swollen)...
Source: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Genes and Disease: Asthma
... Asthma affects more than 5% of the population of the US, including children. It is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways characterized by coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. A...
Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information

Food Allergy and Intolerances
... Food allergies or food intolerances affect nearly everyone at some point. People often have an unpleasant reaction to something they ate and wonder if they have a food allergy. One out of three people...
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How to Create a Dust-Free Bedroom
... If you are dust-sensitive, especially if you have allergies and/or asthma, you can reduce some of your misery by creating a "dust-free" bedroom. Dust may contain molds, fibers, and dander from dogs, c...
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Allergy and Asthma Resources
... AIR FILTERING DEVICES Environmental Protection Agency Ariel Rios Building 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460 (202) 272-0167 http://www.epa.gov ALLERGIC SKIN DISEASES National Institute ...
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Allergy Statistics
... Each year more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergic diseases[1]. Allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic disease in the United States, costing the health care system $18 billion annua...
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Preguntas frecuentes acerca del asma
... El asma es una enfermedad crónica de los pulmones. Su asma puede ser ligera o grave. Si tiene asma es posible que tenga tos fuerte, sibilancias, una sensación de presión en el pecho y dificultad al re...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Controlling Asthma
... by Ken Flieger Think of someone--a child or an adult--racked by uncontrolled coughing. With a heaving, distended chest, neck muscles straining, and eyes showing alarm verging on panic, the person can ...
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

A Time to Heal: Chronotherapy Tunes In to Body''s Rhythms
... by Isadora Stehlin How our bodies marshal defenses against disease depends on many factors, such as age, gender and genetics. Recently, the role of our bodies' biological rhythms in fighting disea...
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Asthma
... The wheeze of asthma is caused by contraction of the muscular walls of the small breathing tubes in the lung. The narrowed air tube creates a ''turbulent'' air flow and therefore causes a wheeze, or w...
Source: HealthWorld

   

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