What is COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

What is COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

Chronic bronchitis, on the other hand, where the lining of the airways are irritated and inflamed. This irritation leads to the airways narrowing and the creation of mucus that further blocks the passage. The excess of mucus can cause a chronic cough in the afflicted...
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...
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...
Asthma Statistics

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,...
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...