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allergy and heart disease

Allergy And Heart Disease – What’s The Connection?

A big new study has found that there may be a connection between heart disease and allergies. The sneezing, watery eyes, wheezing and similar symptoms that are associated with allergic reactions may become another risk factor for heart disease, it was found. Researchers have clarified that this does not mean that allergies cause heart disease, […]

breathing exercise

Breathing Exercises – Do They Help Relieve Asthma Symptoms?

Asthma is a debilitating condition that affects the young and adult alike; it needs lifelong management to help maintain quality of life. And since the problem involves a breathing disorder, will breathing exercises help relieve the symptoms? There are three known types of breathing exercises used in alternative medicine and they are: Buteyko: This breathing […]

asthma symptoms

Acetaminophen Use And Asthma Link Seen

A new study has shown a link between asthma risk and acetaminophen use. Teens who were using acetaminophen even as infrequently as once a month were seen to up their asthma symptoms by as much as two times, according to a study conducted by International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood, or Isaac. The […]

steroids

Long Term Use Of Corticosteroids In Asthma Treatment, Is It Necessary?

Corticosteroids have long been the treatment of choice in asthma control, whether oral, inhaled, topical or injected. The downside to this, are the side effects of the drug. When is it necessary then and how long should it be used? Corticosteroids are very effective in asthma treatment because of its immediate effect by suppressing airway […]

food allergies

What Do Food Allergy Labels Really Mean?

New research urges you not to ignore the warning labels on food packaging, the sort that tell you “made in a facility that processes” (some particular food item you’re allergic to). You may think that the warning is insignificant, but it is really not so, and there is a small but significant, real risk that […]

sensodyne

Desensitizing Toothpaste Can Relieve Your Asthma Symptoms

This may be the first time you’ve heard of this, yes desensitizing toothpastes like Crest and Sensodyne may help relieve your asthma symptoms like wheezing and over production of mucus. You have to check the label and look for Potassium Nitrate in its content. Although this procedure is not medically advised by health professionals and […]

aerobic training

Psychosocial Benefits For Asthmatics From Aerobic Training

Asthmatics often have to live not only with their condition, but also a reduced quality of living due to the restrictions that are placed on them due to their asthma. A recently conducted study demonstrated how aerobic training can help improve quality of life for asthmatics. The study found that aerobic exercise helped to lessen […]

How To Manage Asthma In Children?

How To Manage Asthma In Children?

Studies show that 1 out of 15 students are likely to have asthma, and chances are, these students have not been given a chance to develop their motor skills and their physical potential because they have been prevented from doing so because of asthma. This can be both frustrating and depressing to parents and the […]