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Sudden Cessation of Smoking

What Is Asthma?  Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes episodes of difficulty in breathing. Asthma symptoms are caused primarily by chronic inflammation of the airways. This makes the airways of the patient with asthma highly sensitive to various trigger factors such as tobacco smoke. When the airways inflammation …

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Can asthma be cured?

Asthma – Basic Information Asthma is chronic respiratory disease. During an asthma attack, the occurrence of respiratory airways inflammation will narrow the airways and reduce of oxygen supply to the lungs. Patient with asthma attack may present with cough, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. Picture 1 – Respiratory …

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Is Asthma Contagious?

The word “asthma” comes from the Greek meaning difficulty breathing. It is not a contagious disease and can affect anyone, including children. Source: https://www.flickr.com Like many other diseases, asthma has not escaped the beliefs or unfounded myth. There is a belief that asthma can be transmitted. Just because a person …

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Steroid Inhaler? – Safety in Breast Feeding

What Is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes episodes of difficulty in breathing. Asthma symptoms are caused primarily by chronic inflammation of the airways. This makes the airways of the patient with asthma highly sensitive to various triggers. Examples of triggers such as dust, animal furs, extreme …

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Safety Of Steroid Inhalers In Children

 Like most diseases, there are many myths and rumours and old wives’ tales surrounding asthma. Some people think that asthma is contagious. Others believe that asthma is a psychological disease and it’s just in the mind. Some even think that asthma is not serious and one cannot die of asthma. …

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Asthma Myths and Facts – Exercise And Asthma

Many people with asthma believe exercise is not an option for them, that it will do more harm than good. The truth is that most asthmatics would likely benefit from some form of regular physical activity. MYTH 1 You cannot exercise and play sports if you have asthma FACT 1 …

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