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how can singing improve asthma?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Not really: Singing can help strengthen the breathing muscles to increase your stamina, but it doesn't do anything about the airway inflammation that is the real problem in asthma.

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What are common asthma triggers?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
Many Triggers: Some triggers of asthma included allegens (dust, pet sander, pollens, grasses and molds), temperature extremes, viruses, exercise and emotions to name a few.
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Is asthma a psychological problem?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Can be.: Emotional upheavals are possible asthma triggers in some people.
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What are the signs that asthma is getting worse?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
More...: ...Nighttime awakenings with shortness of breath, decreased exercise tolerance, and especially an increase in the need for rescue medications.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Does asthma affect people over 60?

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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Respiratory diseases such as asthma are common after the age of 65 because the lung function decreases over time. You may start noticing the asthma symptoms for the first time at this age. One report in 2006 showed about 2.5 million people 65 and above had asthma problem with more than 1 million asthma attacks.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Does asthma occur in cigarette smokers?

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Dr. Jacob Mirman
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Yes: Cig smoking causes copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Asthma is one type of such disease, emphysema is another. Both components can be caused by smoking. Once you quit smoking, asthma component may get better. Emphysema is incurable. The sooner you quit, the more lung will be saved. Look up allen carr's book the easy way to stop smoking: great inexpensive method, works for many.

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