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What to know about brittle asthma

Brittle asthma is a rare form of severe asthma. Usual treatments, such as bronchodilators and steroids, do not control this type of asthma very well. People with asthma typically experience inflammation and narrowing of the airways, which…

Can homeopathy help with asthma?

Many practitioners claim that homeopathic medicine can help with asthma. Does homeopathy help, and is it safe to use with asthma? Asthma is a chronic condition that can cause the airways in the lungs to become inflamed and narrow. This…

What is the link between asthma and pneumonia?

Asthma and pneumonia are two respiratory conditions. They share some symptoms, but they have different causes and treatments. Pneumonia may be more difficult to detect in people with asthma. Asthma does not directly cause pneumonia, but…

What to know about adult-onset asthma

Adult-onset asthma is asthma that develops in adulthood. In most cases, people develop asthma during childhood, though it can arise at any age. According to the American Lung Association (ALA), 1 in 12 adults has asthma. Asthma is a chronic…

Nebulizers: What they are and how to use them

A nebulizer is a piece of medical equipment that a person with asthma or another respiratory condition can use to administer medication directly and quickly to the lungs. A nebulizer turns liquid medicine into a very fine mist that a person…

Is sugar the key to treating lung problems?

New research conducted in mouse models suggests that the availability of glucose (a simple sugar) in the lung environment could influence the immune response. The study's authors believe that we may be able to use this information to…

What to know about tachypnea

Tachypnea is a medical term that refers to fast, shallow breathing. A lack of oxygen or too much carbon dioxide in the body is a common cause. It can also result from other health issues. Tachypnea is not a disease, but a symptom that the…

How to tell if your baby has asthma

Wheezing, coughing, and breathing fast are some of the signs that a baby with asthma may display. Asthma is a chronic condition that causes airway inflammation and sensitivity to irritants that most people can inhale without any issues.…

How to reduce your risk of asthma

Asthma makes people's airways hyperreactive, causing them to get smaller and often resulting in difficulty breathing. While it is not always possible to prevent asthma, people can try to avoid risk factors such as smoking, being overweight,…

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