Category: Asthma

Eat Right to Breathe Easier

Smart diet choices may help with asthma symptoms. People who ate plenty of produce, whole grains, nuts, beans, fish and olive oil and kept their consumption of meat, salt, and sugar to a minimum at lower odds of experiencing...

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Identifying Asthma

Many people with asthma have allergic asthma, Ford says, which means allergens in the environment can set off an episode. As you get older, exposure to allergens (or pollutants) can lead to more severe asthma or a first time...

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Vitamin D & Asthma

Vitamin D can help asthma, says Adrian R. Martineau, PhD. About half the people with asthma get major attacks requiring systemic corticosteroids. In that group, those who took vitamin D supplements were 50% less likely to need...

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Asthma Sufferers…

beware:  Hospitalizations for asthma peak this month, affecting school-age children first, then preschool children, then adults. Consult your physician about ways to deal with early symptoms of an attack. Also important:  Take...

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Respiratory Infection

Do colds seem to stick around for weeks or turn into bronchitis?  Almost two-thirds of adults who had at least two episodes of bronchitis over five years were actually found to have mild asthma, according to a study in the...

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Use Inhalers Correctly

If you use a metered-close inhaler for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, simple errors could count the amount of medication reaching your lungs in half, says research from Rice University and Baylor College of...

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Cured Meat and Asthma

If you have asthma, consider cutting back on cured meat such as sausage. In a study of 971 adults with the condition, those who ate cured meat four or more times per week were 76 percent more likely to have more severe symptoms...

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Adult Asthma Warning

Almost 90 percent of the 1,002 people in a recent survey knew wheezing and shortness of breath were classic symptoms of adult asthma. But more than half were unaware of signs like a stubborn cough, chest pain, and trouble...

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Late-onset Asthma

Can you develop asthma as an adult?  The answer is “yes.”  In one University of Wisconsin study of more than 14,000 asthmatic and non asthmatic adults, about half of those with asthma said symptoms began in...

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Beat Severe Asthma With a Good Diet

One more reason to skip the drive-thru Adolescents and children who ate fast food three times or more per week were 39 percent more likely to have severe asthma than kids who rarely ate fast food. A diet of fresh foods is best,...

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Breathe Easy As You Age

Women in their 40s and 50s with asthma are hospitalized more than twice as often than men in the same age group, according to a 10 year study in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. The findings indicate that hormonal...

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