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Hey Mom, You Can Breastfeed Even With Asthma!

Breastfeeding is very important for the health of mothers and their babies, for several reasons. For example, those who were not breastfed were noted to have higher risks of infection, SIDS and obesity. Moms who don’t breastfeed are prone to develop breast and ovarian cancer. Allergic diseases like asthma are common among children and in the past few years, there has been a rise in the numbers of these conditions.

Moms with asthma often wonder if they could breastfeed or not. Most of the concerns are related to asthma drugs being taken while nursing the child. On the other hand, they do not realize that breast milk contains more antibodies and a lot of evidence suggest that exclusive breastfeeding, especially during the first few months of life, can serve as protection for their baby from developing asthma.

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Statins for Asthma – Good or Bad?

Statins are becoming well known for their anti-inflammatory effects. People are now using them to control asthma and its symptoms.

Millions of people suffer from asthma, an autoimmune disease that has become more prevalent in the recent years. Attacks are normally characterized by inflammation on the linings of the airways. Steroid drugs, commonly given in a form of an inhaler, are the most common way to control wheezing. Statins, having anti-inflammatory properties, may be able to help reduce symptoms.

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Things You Must Know to Care for Babies with Asthma

Asthma is a very common lung disease causes coughing, wheezing, and difficulty in breathing. Researches would say that asthma results from hypersensitivity of the airways. If someone with asthma is exposed to allergens, his or her airway will start to constrict and inflammation of the tissues immediately follows. At the same time, there will be excessive production of mucus in an attempt to clear out the allergens in the airways. A constricted, inflamed airway with too much mucus will really cause difficulty in breathing.

Allergies and asthma usually go together in babies and toddlers. According to Dr. Moss from the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, approximately 80% of kids with asthma also have allergic rhinitis. Allergy triggers for asthma in kids are very much common.

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Never Get Caught Unaware of Asthma! It Can Be Dangerous!

Asthma is a serious condition, but a timely intervention can help big time! Uncontrolled asthma has become a significant problem. In 2010, more than 3,550 Americans died from asthma attacks and approximately 20 million suffer from asthma, making it one of the top 10 chronic diseases by prevalence. Even if fatality has decreased with the introduction of effective medications over the past few years, you should never ignore a flare-up.  Even if there is no cure for asthma, a strict compliance to the most appropriate treatment option can help avoid flare-ups.

It is known that a treated patient can live a normal life. But what happens to those who are untreated? The dangers of untreated asthma can be troublesome not only in terms of health but also financially. They may range from everyday discomforts to long hospital stays or even death.

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