10 Things You Should Know About Asthma

To anyone with asthma, the feeling of an attack is unmistakable. Patients have compared an asthma attack’s feeling of breathlessness, caused by inflammation in the lungs and airways, to being smothered by a pillow or having an elephant sit on their chest. Medical experts have already figured out some aspects of asthma, like how to diagnose and treat it, but […]

Asthma Attack: Causes, Early Warning Signs, and Treatment

What Is an Asthma Attack? An asthma attack is a sudden worsening of asthma symptoms caused by the tightening of muscles around your airways (bronchospasm). During the asthma attack, the lining of the airways also becomes swollen or inflamed and thicker mucus — more than normal — is produced. All of these factors — bronchospasm, inflammation, […]

14 Tips to Prevent Asthma Attacks

1. Use allergy-proof covers on pillows and mattresses. Wash bedding weekly in hot water (above 130 degrees F) to get rid of dust mites and use a dehumidifier to reduce excess moisture and help prevent mold in your home. 2. Do not allow pets in bedrooms or on furniture. Pet dander – a common asthma […]

Asthma sufferers warned imminent storms could trigger potentially fatal ‘thunder fever’

The predicted thunderstorms could bring the perfect conditions for the phenomenon which can cause attacks A dangerous combination of high pollen levels and stormy weather could drive a rise in the number of cases of thunder fever. As North Wales is issued a warning for thunderstorms in the days ahead, asthma sufferers are urged to stay indoors due to […]

Top 10 Things to Know About Asthma

DURING MAY’S Asthma Awareness Month, here are the top 10 things you should know about this often-misunderstood disease that affects more than 24 million people in the U.S.: 1. All asthma is serious – 10 people die from it each day in the U.S. Many who experience a life-threatening attack had previously been diagnosed with mild […]

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