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Understanding Asthma

What causes asthma? How is it diagnosed and who is affected? Read our FAQ on asthma including the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, causes and environmental triggers.

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  • Asthma- Now a Major Public Health Problem
    The growing number of asthma cases in the US for the past 20 years has made it evident that this respiratory disease is now a major public health problem. The disease is prevalent among children in the U.S. and in other parts of the world, thus it is feared to have reached epidemic proportions.
  • Chronic Kidney Disease and Asthma
    Chronic kidney disease and asthma could be linked by stomach acid. Excessive stomach acid could lead to kidney problems and also could make existing asthma worse.
  • Can the Weather Affect My Asthma?
    Do you know how weather affects asthma? Here we will explore this topic and different management techniques.
  • Will My Menstrual Period Worsen My Asthma?
    Can I experience asthma worsening from my period? Here we will answer this question and other important information.
  • Pneumonia and Sudden Onset Asthma
    This article will describe pneumonia in detail along with its ability to potentially trigger asthma. It will discuss the symptoms and treatment of pneumonia and sudden onset asthma.
  • What is the Difference Between COPD and Asthma?
    Some people might be wondering what is the difference between COPD and asthma? These two conditions are similar but COPD is a chronic medical condition, whereas asthma is acute.
  • When to Become Concerned About Asthma During Pregnancy
    Pregnancy is an important time in a woman's life. But if you have asthma, it can also be a frightening time. Here are some things to know about when to become concerned about asthma during pregnancy.
  • Bronchoconstriction with Asthma
    Bronchoconstriction with asthma is characterized by spasm of the smooth muscles of the airways in response to certain triggers. It is characterized by coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and tightness in the chest. It can be life threatening if not treated timely.
  • Asthma and Post-Nasal Drip
    How does asthma connect to post-nasal drip? That icky, drippy sensation of nasal secretions dripping down your throat is very uncomfortable. Add an asthma attack to that and you’re feeling even worse. There is a connection between asthma and post-nasal drip.
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