What is COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

What is COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is an inflammatory lung disease. It constricts the airways and makes it hard to breathe. COPD is an overarching term that applies to two different lung conditions, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis.

Emphysema is an ailment in which the air sacs of the lungs, as well as the walls between them, become damaged and less flexible. This damage causes small airways in the lungs to collapse and trap air, inhibiting the air’s ability to be pushed out on an exhale.

Asthma Statistics

Asthma Statistics

AThe statistics about asthma in the United States remain quite concerning. If you feel like only you have asthma, please know that you are in good company with a lot of people who struggle with the disease. According to the CDC, 19.9 million adults who are 18 years...

Asthma Has the Harshest Impact on Children

Asthma Has the Harshest Impact on Children

Pediatric asthma is the most common chronic lung disease in infants and children. It is one of the most frequently cited reasons children are seen in the emergency department, admitted to the hospital, and have parents miss work due to their illness. Asthma...

Home Remedies to Reduce Asthma Flare-Ups

Home Remedies to Reduce Asthma Flare-Ups

While there is no known cure for asthma, and attacks can be potentially life threatening, asthma symptoms can be managed by both learning how to keep from having flare ups and how to manage a flare up when it does occur. During an asthma attack the airways become inflamed, the bronchial tubes constrict, adjacent muscles simultaneously contract and the body produces extra mucus that clogs the air passages. All this results in making it very difficult to breathe properly.

What is an Asthma Attack?

What is an Asthma Attack?

An asthma attack ("asthma exasperation") occurs when the airways in your lungs become significantly inflamed and constricted. While you may experience asthma flare-ups for these same reasons, an attack is much more severe. In this instance, the airway muscles contract...

7 Effective Techniques to Reduce Stress-Related Asthma

7 Effective Techniques to Reduce Stress-Related Asthma

For many years research has correlated stress to be one of the leading causes to various conditions. Recently, many research has linked the connection of stress with asthma proving that anxiety and mental instability can trigger this condition. What’s more surprising is how it happens to be more common than people think. Common symptoms to an asthma attack due to stress is losing your breath, feeling agitated, or experiencing a panic attack.

What is Allergy-Induced Asthma?

What is Allergy-Induced Asthma?

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 50 million people struggle with some form of allergies every year. Also, allergies rank as the 6th leading cause of chronic illnesses in America, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma,...

How to Care for Children with Asthma

How to Care for Children with Asthma

Most children’s asthma symptoms can be controlled, as long as a treatment plan has been developed. But for your child’s asthma to reach this state of control, you’ll have to become very aware of their triggers and work in unison with their doctor to determine the best...

Asthma Basics

Asthma Basics

What is Asthma?  Asthma is a disorder that causes the lungs to become inflamed and narrows breathing airways. A person with asthma experiences a whistling or squeaking sound when they breathe, known as wheezing. Asthma occurs at many ages but especially appears...

 

 

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