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How Is Asthma Spread Among Humans
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
How much caffeine does a human have to consume for it to improve lung function, and possibly decease asthma symptoms (for people with asthma)?
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
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
I've had allergies, asthma and eczema simce I was a child. The eczema has spread frm my arms to all over my legs amd torso what can I do?,
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?
Airway inflammation: Main components of asthma are inflammation and constriction of small airways, making more difficult to breathe. When exposed to virus or allergen, wheezing can occur. The more severe inflammation and constriction, the worse the asthmatic attack. Cells in the airways might make more mucus than usual plugging up airways. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. ...Read more
Asthma: Asthma is a codition that affects the airways of the lungs, leading to a spasm of the smooth muscles in the bronchial tree, inflammation of the mucus mabrane that is lining the airway & also the secretion of mucus, all these factors lead to narrowing of the airway leading to wheezing, difficulty breathing & cough. It can be familial, allergic or due exposure to pollution. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Asthma: Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs that can cause constriction of the airways and causes shortness of breath, cough and wheezing and is usually treated with bronchodilators and antiinflammatory inhalers, and sometimes other medications are indicated depending on the severity of the disease. A pulmonologist or allergist can diagnose and treat it. ...Read more
Also infection: While 80% of asthma patients have allergies, there are patients whose asthma starts after they had a respiratory infection. Those infections can be due to viruses such as influenza (the real flu) or certain bacteria such as mycoplasma or chlamydia. Such patients are usually older and have no history of allergy. Still, patients who already have asthma and get infected, their asthma will get worse. ...Read more
Inflammation: There are many causes of asthma, allergies and pollution and reactions to infections are just a few. Inflammation builds up in the airways and so does tightening of the muscles in their walls and then asthma is triggered by certain factors and mucus can plug the airways in severe cases. ...Read more
You don't: Asthma is a chronic condition of increased small airway reactions. There are genetic and environmental factors that persist throughout life, usually becoming evident in childhood. One learns to live with their asthma & present medications offer a near normal existence to most. There is no cure, there are programs that promote stability & reduced flare ups through early recognition of problems. ...Read more