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  • Asthma Attacks
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    Asthma (A Respiratory Disease) The word asthma come from the Greek term meaning panting. Asthma is respiratory disease usually caused by allergic reaction of dust, pollen, animal fur, feather, and mold. The disease usually causes spasm and constriction of the bronchial passage which results in making it harder for air to pass. Asthma caused from allergies and is also called atopic or extrinsic. Non-allergenic asthma is called intrinsic. Asthma in adults is usually not allergenic and instead caus...
  • Four Asthma Medications
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    In September of 1991, I had a severe asthma attack. The first couple of sentences I heard when I woke from passing out earlier were, "Zachary, what have you been doing? You gotta cut out playing basketball and those other sports so hard buddy", a nurse said. I was only eight when a nurse told me this. For a week I laid in the hospital thinking down on myself. I was moving closer and closer to believing that I couldn't be an effective athlete. My father always told me that I could do all things a...
  • Most Common Causes Of Asthma Attacks
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    Asthma is a disorder of the respiratory system in which the passages that enable air to pass into and out of the lungs periodically narrow, causing coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. This narrowing is typically temporary and reversible, but in severe attacks, asthma may result in death. Asthma most commonly refers to bronchial asthma, an inflammation of the airways, but the term is also used to refer to cardiac asthma, which develops when fluid builds up in the lungs as a complication ...
  • Role In The Cause Of Asthma
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    In a report released on Wednesday, scientists have found out that dust mites from your house et may cause asthma in children who do not yet have the disease. About 17.3 million Americans have asthma, a respiratory disease that causes suffering, horrible coughing, and wheezing and also leaves them gasping for air. Since 1980, the number of people who have asthma has risen over 75%. This was in the report released by the Institute of Medicine that studied just how big a role the air in peoples' ho...
  • Effective Allergy Treatments
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    Allergies what is the true meaning. Allergy, what does it mean. An Allergy is a condition of hypersensitivity to substances that are harmless to most people. The immune system of an allergic person produces antibodies that react with normally harmless substances such as dust, pollen, and certain foods or medicines. The reaction causes the release of chemicals including histamine. Allergies may produce sneezing and running noses, it may also cause contraction of the air passages, leading to wheez...

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