Six Most Common Asthma Triggers: Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the lungs, causing airways to inflame. The inflammation of airways reduces the flow of air into and out of the lungs, making it harder to breathe. Recurrent attacks, known as asthma attacks, happen when something bothers or irritates the lungs.
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There are few, if any, sporting events that are as inspirational as the Olympic Games. Making it to the Olympics requires an athlete to possess an incredible amount of willpower and determination. This might explain why the Olympics strike a chord with so many people who would otherwise never devote weeks of their lives to watching sports. As if medal-winning, and record breaking performances aren’t inspiring enough, a number of top Olympians at this summer’s games have had to overcome life-altering obstacles in their quest for the podium. Many have these challenges take the form of health problems and conditions that are difficult enough on their own, without the added pressure of competing on a global stage. That certainly hasn’t stopped these Olympians. Here’s a look at some heroic Olympians with chronic conditions competing in Rio this year.
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, as it is peak season for those dealing with both asthma and allergies. Although there is no cure for either, there are ways to help cope with these conditions with medication. What may trigger allergies and/or asthma varies from person to person, so it is imperative that people are aware of what their triggers are. Both reactions can range from mild to severe. Learning how to reduce exposure and how to manage symptoms will benefit individuals suffering from these conditions.
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Worried about catching the flu? Flu or influenza appears most frequently during winter and early spring seasons. Anyone can get the flu but those at a higher risk for flu complications are infants, pregnant women and the elderly. People with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease and HIV are also at high risk for complications related to flu. What flu prevention tips are you using to keep you and your family safe this winter?
Try these 7 flu prevention tips and outsmart the flu this winter:
Asthma can develop at any age but most common during childhood. There are 25.5 million Americans living with asthma, one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases.
Although there is no cure, there are ways to manage the disease so living a healthy life is still possible. Learning more about the condition can help you and your loved ones learn how to control the disease, making the most of everyday.
BEIJING (The Straits Times/ANN) -- When her son's persistent cough worsened into asthma as heavy, toxic smog plagued Beijing for days on end, Huang Liwen decided that she had had enough.
THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- People with asthma face special risks from influenza, and a new report suggests far too few American asthma patients receive the seasonal flu shot, CDC says.
Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly released "The Silver Book." It attributes the cost of treating infectious diseases in seniors to 15 percent of all health care expense.
FRIDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Most adults who help children take inhaled asthma medications don't know all of the steps involved for their proper use, new research finds.