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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GERD and Asthma
... It is estimated that more than 75 percent of patients with asthma also experience gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). People with asthma are twice as likely to have GERD as those people who do not...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

How to Use Your Diskus Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI)
... Some asthma medications can be taken in the form of a dry powder using a small, hand-held device called a dry powder inhaler (DPI). Dry powder inhalers deliver medication to the lungs as you inhale th...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

How to Use Your Turbuhaler Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI)
... Some asthma medications can be taken in the form of a dry powder using a small, hand-held device called a dry powder inhaler (DPI). Dry powder inhalers deliver medication to the lungs as you inhale th...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Theophylline
... Common brand names: Elixophyllin, Slo-Bid, Slo-Phyllin, Theo-24, Theolair, Uniphyl and others Why is theophylline prescribed? Theophylline, a bronchodilator, relaxes and opens the air passages to the ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Complications
... Asthma accounts for millions of missed school days and workdays annually. It''s also a frequent reason for emergency room visits and hospitalizations. You can reduce your risk of severe attacks by mak...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... A number of individual medications exist for asthma, and many are used in combination with others. Your doctor can help you decide which option is best for you based on your age and the severity of yo...
Source: MayoClinic

Asthma
... About ten million Americans suffer the wheezing, chest tightness, and breathing difficulty that typifies asthma. Doctors call it an episodic disease because in most asthmatics acute attacks alternate ...
Source: HealthWorld

Childhood Asthma
... A lot of children get asthma. Most children grow out of it after they are teenagers. Children under 4 years old hardly ever get asthma. These are all symptoms of asthma: Wheezing Tight feeling in the ...
Source: HealthWorld

Asthma
... A reversible obstructive lung disorder characterized by increased responsiveness of the airways. This is a condition in which the small bronchial airways temporarily constrict, so that it is difficul...
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Childhood Asthma
... Asthma is an inflammatory respiratory illness characterized by mild to severe difficulty in breathing. This is caused by constriction and swelling of the airways, along with an increase in accretions ...
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Asthma
... The information provided here is not only applicable to children but to most people with asthma. REMEDIES LISTED IN CAPITOL LETTERS REPRESENT MORE FREQUENTLY INDICATED REMEDIES Asthma is a potentially...
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The Homeopathic Treatment of Asthma: A Breath of Fresh Air
... Asthma is a serious and increasingly common disease. There are approximately 15 million people with asthma in the U.S., and in 1990 this disease cost the nation $6 billion, including $1.6 billion in h...
Source: HealthWorld

Asthma Part 2
... How Can Homeopathy Help Asthma? Like with Traditional Chinese Medicine, each individual is analyzed for their specific symptoms and an appropriate therapy is chosen, not for the disease, but for the p...
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Healing With Homeopathy
... Mary was an a thin, athletic 11 year-old child with chronic asthma. Her asthma had started at five months old, and had been severe for the next two and a half years. She was a forceps delivery. She w...
Source: HealthWorld

Childhood Asthma
... Hi! This is your FREE Hot Bed on childhood asthma. The other Hot Beds will basically follow this form and function. Out of the hundreds of Web sites now available, the Cybrarian Service has gleaned t...
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Asthma
... Asthma, a condition whose incidence, prevalence and mortality rate has been increasing during the past several years, is a very serious health problem for both children and adults. Approximately 12 mi...
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Asthma
... Please note: This is a two part article because of the length. The link to the second part is at the end of this article. Asthma is a frightening condition. It is a hypersensitivity reaction causing b...
Source: HealthWorld

Osteopathic Treatments Effective in Managing Childhood Asthma
... During my first year of medical school I experienced the benefits of osteopathic manipulation for asthma. As a child, I hadsignificant difficulties with allergies and asthma. Gradually my symptoms les...
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Aromatherapy for the Respiratory System
... Afflictions of the respiratory system include irritation and infection of the ears, nose and throat. Respiratory problems also may involve congestion, which can be decreased by inhaling rosemary (espe...
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