Be a hero for your asthmatic family during holidays

              The medical truth: Where there is a war, there is a trigger. Where there is an asthma, there is a trigger. More than 100 best doctors studied: most asthma attacks are triggered by viruses and /or allergens.  You can be a hero to help yourself or you loved one who has asthma Now you can remove asthma triggers easily, safely and cost-effectively. The 8 oz biologically suitable solution in DrHealing AsthmaCare Kit can be a no-pain liquid surgery knife to cleanse most viruses away from the upper respiratory tract. After these viruses are gone, asthma should not be triggered. Where you can get DrHealing AsthmaCare Kit? CVS pharmacy.  Think about this – when you or your beloved one are no asthma flare up during the winter, what a new life quality! It is worth more than $1500. Your purchase cost of $15 is a very small [...]

How to Remove Asthma Triggers

  Good news for the asthma patients! If you have a frequent asthma flare up, such as more than 2 times a week, possibly due to inhalation of something which triggers your asthma, and your asthma symptoms are generally not that severe, you then have a good chance to reduce your flare up by using DrHealing® AsthmaCare Kit. You can buy AsthmaCare Kit from CVS Pharmacy. Why we are so sure? Because we trust you that you will do your best favor by using AsthmaCare Kit to remove these inhaled asthma triggers, such as pollens, dusts, animal dander, and viruses. Yes, viruses! During the winter, you have more chances to inhale viruses from the environment you are living or working in. Hundreds of medical studies have demonstrated that these common viruses and allergens are the major triggers of the asthma. Removing these asthma triggers must be beneficial to you. You [...]

Anaphylaxis in America is Common

A new study published online 21 October 2013 in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology reported that Anaphylaxis in America is very high. The public survey included 1,000 adults, of whom 7.7% (95% CI, 5.7% to 9.7%) reported a prior anaphylactic reaction. Using increasingly stringent criteria, we estimate that 5.1% (95% CI, 3.4% to 6.8%) and 1.6% (95% CI, 0.8% to 2.4%) had probable and very likely anaphylaxis, respectively. The patient survey included 1,059 respondents, of whom 344 reported a history of anaphylaxis. The most common triggers reported were medications (34%), foods (31%), and insect stings (20%). Forty-two percent sought treatment within 15 minutes of onset, 34% went to the hospital, 27% self-treated with antihistamines, 10% called 911, 11% self-administered epinephrine, and 6.4% received no treatment. Although most respondents with anaphylaxis reported 2 or more prior episodes (19% reporting ≥5 episodes), 52% had never received a self-injectable epinephrine prescription, and [...]

Asthma Triggers

Many diseases have their special triggers. Asthma surely has its special triggers. America Lung Association identified 10 Asthma Triggers. They are: 1. Medical Conditions Respiratory Infections, such as a cold, flu, or sinus infection, are the most common cause of asthma symptoms leading to an asthma flare-up. Frequent hand washing and avoiding people who are sick will help to reduce your exposure to cold and flu. But, the best way to prevent influenza is to get a flu vaccine every year. To find a flu vaccine near you, visit the Flu Vaccine Finder. Medical conditions such as Acid Reflux can also worsen asthma symptoms. 2. Food & Medicines Asthma can be triggered by food allergies as well as medicines. Discuss any over-the-counter or prescription medicines you take such as aspirin, fever-reducers or anti-inflammation with your health care provider, along with any alternative therapies or herbal remedies that may have an [...]

Viruses Are Asthma Triggers

These common viruses are asthma triggers! Many respiratory viral infections can trigger asthma attacks. Numerous scientific studies demonstrate that infections from common respiratory viruses, such as cold viruses, influenza viruses, parainfluenza viruses, or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), can trigger asthma attacks. Many medical researchers have observed that the majority of asthma exacerbations are associated with  respiratory tract viral infections. Respiratory viruses infect the bronchial epithelial cells on the surface of the airway,  resulting in epithelial activation and increased recruitment and activation of white blood cells, in the form of neutrophils. In addition, viruses such as influenza and  RSV can cause extensive epithelial necrosis (cell death) that is enhanced by the neutrophils. Necrosis of epithelial cells and white blood cells leads to the release of intracellular contents that may cause inflammatory reaction and trigger asthma attacks. 1)   There is evidence that viral infections during early childhood can cause the immune system [...]

Asthma Triggers

Each asthma attack has its unique precondition. This precondition is generated by a number of factors, called asthma triggers. The most common asthma triggers are cold viruses, various allergens, animal dander, air pollution, smoke, mold, cold air, coughing, stress, exercise, or acid reflux. Asthma is classified as either extrinsic asthma or intrinsic asthma. Extrinsic asthma is triggered by known or unknown external pathogens, such as viruses or allergens.  Intrinsic asthma refers to those cases where no environmental factors are present and skin allergy tests are negative. There are two factors that largely determine whether an asthma attack will occur; an internal factor, which is the reactive airway of patients with asthma and an external factor, which is the environmental asthma trigger. Asthma flare-ups vary from person to person; however, one thing is consistent for all people with asthma. When the airway is exposed to enough asthma triggers for a long [...]

Symptoms of Asthma Vary by Person

Symptoms of Asthma Vary   Not all people with asthma experience the same symptoms in the same way during each flare-up. They may not have all of these symptoms, or they may have different symptoms at different times. Their asthma symptoms may also vary from one asthma attack to the next, being mild during one occurrence and then severe during the next one. In infants and children, a diagnosis of wheezy bronchitis, asthmatic bronchitis, or reactive airway disease (RAD) is not  the same as a diagnosis of asthma, although these conditions can eventually lead to asthma. Fortunately, many asthmatic children grow out of the condition and, by adulthood, no longer have asthma attacks. Most people with asthma can have happy and active lives, sometimes with restrictions, such as limiting the amount of exposure to cold air or the vigorousness of exercise. Some people with asthma may have asthma-free days for [...]

Common Asthma Symptoms

Help you and your family member by knowing these asthma symptoms   Asthma flare-ups, Unfortunately, can occur any time at work, at home, or at play. Not all asthma flare-ups are the same as each person has their own unique set of symptoms when their asthma flares up. The most common asthma symptoms are:   1)   Uncontrollable coughing, especially at night 2)   Wheezing, or a high-pitched whistling sound when exhaling 3)   Shortness of breath 4)   Pain and/or pressure in chest 5)   Tightened neck and chest muscles 6)   Trouble speaking 7)   Anxiety or panic 8)   Pale, clammy face due to lack of oxygen 9)   Blue lips or fingernails due to lack of oxygen

Whom Does Asthma Affect?

How common is asthma? According to the World Health organization (WHO), 300 million people worldwide have asthma; this is about equal to the entire population of the Unites States.  In the US alone, 26 million Americans suffer from asthma.  Each year, asthma is responsible for roughly half a million hospital stays, one quarter of all emergency room visits, and 4,000 deaths. For example, in 2003, asthma prevalence in the State of Delaware was the same as the national prevalence, as was its asthma-related hospital discharge rate.  According to the Delaware Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (Report Details Asthma Prevalence And Burden in Delaware,  August 2005), 11.7% of adults in Delaware reported having asthma at some time during their lives, and 7.5% adults currently have the disease. Asthma appears to be slightly more prevalent among young people. In the Delaware Youth Risk Behavior Survey for 2003, about 19% of high school students [...]

Everyone Has the Sniffles: College Students and Colds

There is nothing worse than sitting in class and everyone around you sneezing and coughing.  Cold and flu season is back in full force. What is cold? A common cold, according to the Brown College is “an inflammation of the upper respiratory tract most often caused by one of the more than 100 types of rhinovirus.” In medical terminology, “rhino” means nose. Colds typically last a few days, but it is not uncommon for a cold to last up to two weeks. Colds are not to be confused with the flu. Flu is caused by an influenza virus and comes with a high fever among other severe symptoms.  You will not have a high fever with a cold. Symptoms for a cold include runny or stuffed up nose, head and body aches, cough, watery eyes, and postnasal drip. It is important to take care of yourself when you have a [...]