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    Asthma, Really?
    Have you ever found yourself asking questions like, “My baby wheezes at night, is she asthmatic?”, or “why does my child seem to have difficulty in breathing during playtime, it’s some kind of exercise-induced asthma right?” or any other number of questions related to your child’s respiratory conditions and your thoughts on it being affiliated ...
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    Can Asthma Be Managed?
    Asthma has, for many years, been a significant health problem, and continues to remain so. Being one of the most chronic bronchial diseases, it is also the most commonly diagnosed disease in children. Asthmatic children suffer symptoms that can directly impair their ability to enjoy their childhood. In general, an asthma attack occurs when a ...
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    Listen... Is He Wheezing?
    Have you heard of someone complaining about their asthma? Or perhaps seen a person breathing in using an inhaler. Although asthma is not uncommon, it still remains one of the mysteries of modern medicine. It has no single cause and does not have a cure up till today. Children are prone to developing asthma if ...
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    Can Asthma Be Cured?
    Asthma, as with most other diseases, has its fair share of myths and rumours surrounding it. Some people believe that asthma is something you can “grow out” of, while others believe that asthma is contagious, or that eating certain foods can cause asthma to worsen or perhaps even get better. Just because your child suffers ...
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    It's the flu
    Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is not to be mistaken with the common cold. The flu is a serious respiratory infection, and can lead to severe complications. The flu is highly contagious, and influenza outbreaks occur every year. Flu virus strains can change quickly from year to year, which is why immunity towards ...
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    Living With His Asthma
    Asthma occurs when a child suffers symptoms such as recurrent attacks of shortness of breath, wheezing, tightness of the chest and coughing. These symptoms are caused by the narrowing of the air passages, resulting in reduction of air flow in and out of the lungs. The causes of asthma are still unknown although a family ...
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    Exercising In Spite Of Asthma
    Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle; but sometimes, in those who suffer from asthma, exercise may present some challenges. Exercise can often be a common trigger of asthma symptoms, especially in children. Asthmatics may tend to exercise less than they should; however, with proper management and control, having asthma should not stop ...
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    Influenza Complications - Are You At Risk?
    Viral influenza, more commonly known as “The Flu”, has been around for quite some time now and has almost lost its notorious quality. Despite this however, it is important to realise that influenza has not lost its dangerous characteristics, and perhaps has become even more resistant in recent months. The flu can strike anyone from ...
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    Hazy Hazards
    When the days get hazy and the air is full of pollutants, we can all be sure that staying indoors is something we look forward to. Air pollution is a problem for everyone – not just people with respiratory diseases. The general health effects of haze on a healthy person are usually mild and can ...
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    Asthma and Allergies
    Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways and makes breathing difficult. Symptoms normally associated with asthma include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest. Despite the availability of medicine or treatments for asthma, it remains a serious and sometimes dangerous disease. Although the prevalence of asthma varies from country to ...