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Asthma Symptoms & Diagnosis Articles

 

Have Asthma?

Asthma is becoming an epidemic in the United States. The number of Americans diagnosed with asthma grows annually, with 26 million cur­rently affected. And according to a new study, nearly two-thirds or more of all asthmatics also have an allergy.

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Enjoy the Warm Weather without the Allergy & Asthma Symptoms

With springtime upon us, many are enjoy­ing warmer weather, flowers in bloom, and more hours of daylight. Although for some, these signs of spring also bring the common frus­trations associated with allergies and asthma. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the budding spring season – with­out the allergy and asthma symptoms.

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Do You Know the Warning Signs of Asthma?

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of asthma is important so that treatment and other interventions can begin early. If severe symptoms are present, it is vital to begin the appropriate treatment immediately. Accurate and timely assessment of symptoms can help you and your doctor decide if treatment should begin in the home, at your doctor’s office, or in the emergency room.

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Cold, Allergies, or Sinusitis?

Cold weather is a prime time for stuffy noses, sore throats, and watery, itchy eyes. But if your symptoms last more than a week, or if they seem to turn off and on based on your surround­ings, you may be battling allergies or sinusitis.

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Mold Exposure During Infancy Increases Asthma Risk

Infants who live in "moldy” homes are three times more likely to develop asthma by age 7—an age that children can be accurately diagnosed with the condition.

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Asthma Associated with Increased Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that asthma affects approximately 24.6 million people in the United States. But are asthmatics more likely to have other chronic conditions as well? According to a new population-based study presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI), asthma appears to be linked to an increased risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.

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Don’t Let Allergies & Asthma Spoil a Summer Soiree

Summertime means outdoor fun at weddings, festivals, and picnics. But uninvited guests ranging from stinging insects to grass pollen can ruin the fun for people with allergies & asthma.

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Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis Result in Sleep Disturbances and Emotional Burdens

Results from Teva Respiratory’s “Nasal Allergy Survey Assessing Limitations 2010” show that people with allergic rhinitis who had nasal symptoms were more likely to experience sleep disturbances, including difficulty getting to sleep and waking up during the night. Lack of a good night’s sleep can significantly affect a person’s quality of life.

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