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Are fern plants a good plant to keep indoors for cleaning air if your family has a lot of allergy problems?

Are fern plants a good plant to keep indoors for cleaning air if your family has a lot of allergy problems?

Unfortunately no: Ferns are wonderful plants, but to really clean the air it takes a powerful air cleaner/purifier such as a hepa. This can remove up to 99% of airborne pollutants if chosen for the right size of room. Avoid ozone generating air cleaners. The moist dirt that live plants grow in can be a place for mold to grow--mold can be a significant indoor allergen. ...Read more

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What is air hunger?

What is air hunger?

Shortness of breath: Air hunger occurs when the patient is working hard to breath and using extra muscles to do so (ie neck muscles or abdominal muscles). Another term would be increased work of breathing. ...Read more

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Are chickin pocs air born?

Are chickin pocs air born?

Yes: Particularly during the respiratory phase of the illness the patient coughing will spew virus into the air and you can inhale the varicella-zoster virus which causes chickenpox and become infected. ...Read more

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What causes air in your back ?

Trauma: This condition has been decribed after trauma, to include motor vehicle collisions and suspension from hooks. It is not a common condition. ...Read more

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How come i feel like i need more air?

How come i feel like i need more air?

Lung capacity: This could be that your lung capacity is diminished either from obstructive disease or some other pathology. This is always a serious problem especially in someone age 42. Best to consult with your family doctor or a pulmonary specialist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible i could drown in air?

Is it possible i could drown in air?

Air is essential: You need air to live. A fish "drowns" in air. There are circumstances in which the oxygen is out of the air such as a closed garage with a motor runnjng (carbon monoxide poisoning) or for instance volcanic craters in which gas from the fumarole displaces the air. Luckily we mostly have normal, livable air around us. ...Read more

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What is air swallowing?

What is air swallowing?

Natural event: Burping is caused by air that you swallow. Most of us don't swallow air on purpose. But eating air is easier to do than you might think. You can increase the chances of swallowing air by: smoking, chewing gum, drinking through a straw, sucking on hard candies, drinking a lot of carbonated beverages and eating or drinking quickly. ...Read more

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What causes no air pockets in colon?

What causes no air pockets in colon?

Please specify: Please be a little clearer with your question. It sounds like you may be talking about diverticulosis, small weak areas of the colon wall. This is caused by chronic constipation and is very common in the american population, particularly as we age. If not, ? ...Read more

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Wen asleep, awakened gasping 4 air, as if being choked.

Wen asleep, awakened gasping 4 air, as if being choked.

Sleep Apnea: is a condition of cessation of breathing during sleep that lasts for 10 seconds or longer and gasping for air. See a sleep specialist for evaluation, sleep study and treatment. ...Read more

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