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Can you please tell me about health effects of deteriorating ozone on humans with asthma?

Can you please tell me about health effects of deteriorating ozone on humans with asthma?

Ozone: Ozone is a pollutant at ground level created by emissions like car and truck exhaust. Ozone is a respiratory irritant that makes asthma worse. Very high altitude atmospheric ozone (the ozone layer) acts as a filter for uv light. This has nothing to do with asthma but may increase risk of skin cancer from sun exposure due to the deterioration of that "ozone layer.". ...Read more

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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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How much caffeine does a human have to consume for it to improve lung function , and possibly decease asthma symptoms( for people with asthma )?

How much caffeine does a human have to consume for it to improve lung function , and possibly decease asthma symptoms( for people with asthma )?

None: Caffeine far treatment of asthma is not recommended. The best way to treat asthma is to prevent an exacerbation through use of pre-exercise albuterol or daily inhaled steroids if you are prescribed them by a doctor. ...Read more

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How does asthma spread?

How does asthma spread?

Many causes 4 asthma: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways caused by both inherited and environmental factors. It doesn't spread like infections but develops in patients when inflammation leads to spasm of muscles around the windpipe and the airways become hypersensitive. Many factors trigger asthma, including allergies, respiratory infections, weather changes, irritants, exercise, and acid reflux. ...Read more

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Does my son have the chicken pox? My son came and showed me a few bumps this morning that i thought could have been just flea bits... Well when he came to take his asthma medicine tonight he said he was itchy and showed me his bumps and they have spreaded

Does my son have the chicken pox? My son came and showed me a few bumps this morning that i thought could have been just flea bits... Well when he came to take his asthma medicine tonight he said he was itchy and showed me his bumps and they have spreaded

Was he vaccinated?: Was he vaccinated against chicken pox? Was he exposed to someone with chicken pox recently? If there were no blisters, it is just a rash one sometimes get from other viral infections. If he has not received the chicken pox vaccine, he should get it after the current problem has passed. ...Read more

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A recent chest xray my mom had done to check for metastasis showed no cancer spread but COPD or asthma. I'm confused about what xray may have shown?

A recent chest xray my mom had done to check for metastasis showed no cancer spread but COPD or asthma. I'm confused about what xray may have shown?

Distended Lung: The findings that were seen on the chest x-ray would include some over-inflation of the lung typically seen in COPD (any smoking history?) or asthma. A much better report than metastatic nodules! ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Definition...: Asthma is a disease of the airways characterized by recurrent acute exacerbations of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. Between exacerbations, most asthmatics have no symptoms. There is no cure but there are effective treatments. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Airway Obstruction: Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs that causes wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath due to airway obstruction. The symptoms are usually episodic, but can be present on a daily basis. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Chronic disease: It is chronic inflammatory disease of the airways with symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. This is related narrowed airways from inflammatory changes of the airway walls and spasm of the muscle in the airways(bronchospasm). ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

A condition: a condition based on inflammation of the airways that causes increased secretions, cough and difficulty breathing ...Read more

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