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Asthma and Pregnancy

Asthma is the most common condition affecting the lungs during pregnancy. Asthma affects approximately 8 percent of women in their childbearing years. Well-controlled asthma is not associated with significant risk to mother or baby but uncontrolled asthma can cause serious complications. With appropriate asthma treatment and control, most women with asthma …

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Nocturnal Asthma

Presence of asthma symptoms at night is very common. In one publication, nightime awakening of at least once a week happened in up to 74% of patients with asthma, approximately 40% experiencing nightime symptoms on a nightly basis (Sutherland ER, JACI 2005, 116:1179). The presence of nocturnal symptoms in asthma …

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Asthma And Exercise / Sport

Like it sounds, exercise-induced asthma is asthma that is triggered by vigorous or prolonged exercise or physical exertion. Most people with chronic asthma experience symptoms of asthma during exercise. However, there are many people without chronic asthma who develop symptoms only during exercise. What is Exercise-induced Asthma? Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction affects 40%-90% of people with …

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Asthma And Eczema – Etiology

Eczema: a chronic skin disease Eczema is a word we tend to associate with a red itchy rash. However eczema patients can present not only with red itchy rash, but sometimes with other types of skin lesions. The skin lesions include redness, itchiness, and skin swelling, crusting, cracking and blistering. …

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Asthma And Allergic Rhinitis – Etiology

Asthma and allergic rhinitis is a worldwide problem and the Malaysian children and adults do non-excepted to this global health issue. It is estimated that it affects about 25% of adults and 40% of children suffer either allergic rhinitis or asthma. Furthermore asthma and allergic rhinitis can coexist in many …

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Asthma & Reflux

What is the relationship between Asthma and GERD? ASTHMA is defined as chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest   tightness and shortness of breath. GERD = Gastro esophageal reflux disease / ( Heartburn) also referred …

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