Bmj.com Topic Collections : Asthma Trends in prevalence of asthma and allergy in Finnish young men People withmild asthma can control symptoms without daily steroids; Scott Gottlieb http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/collection/asthma
Extractions: Home Backyard Blitz Burke's Backyard Magazine Archives ... Search Tips Search: Advanced Search In the Garden Roadtests Home Among the Gum Trees ... Gardening Information Services It's spring and the sneezing, red eyes and runny noses are with us as some 20% of Australia's population succumb to spring fever. Allergies amount to some of the worst medical problems that we face in Australia. More than one in five people suffer some sort of allergy problem, ranging from weepy eyes and a runny nose to asthma. Rightly or wrongly, many people blame plants for their woes. But are plants to blame? Often they're not, or the wrong plant is held to be the culprit. Wattle, for instance, a plant most people believe to be top of the list when it comes to allergies, rarely causes any problems at all. The biggest trigger comes from plants most people overlook: the grasses, particularly cool climate grasses. Rye grass and other pasture grasses produce copious quantities of pollen when they flower. This fills the air in spring with just the stuff to cause itchy eyes and sneezing. Joining the pollen stream are pollens from many deciduous trees. Again, the flowers that produce the pollen are often barely noticed but the pollen is designed to be carried on the wind and, once airborne, it can cause allergies. Ash, oak, liquidambar and plane trees all produce pollen that can trigger hay fever.
EMedicine Health: Occupational Asthma Occupational asthma is a breathing disease caused by exposure to an asthma triggerin the workplace. The list of known triggers is long and varied. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/articles/8699-1.asp
Extractions: Search September 8, 2005 Registration Healthcare Professionals You are in: Asthma Asthma is a chronic (long-term, ongoing) inflammation of the breathing passages (bronchi) of the lungs. The inflammation irritates the airway, causing breathing problems. Most people with asthma have sudden attacks or periods of bothersome or severe symptoms separated by periods of mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. When a person with asthma is exposed to one of his or her triggers, the inflammation worsens and symptoms ensue. Occupational asthma is a breathing (respiratory) disease caused by exposure to a trigger in the workplace. The list of known triggers is long and varied. The trigger generally is something inhaled. Triggers include contaminants in the air, such as smoke, chemicals, vapors (gases), fumes, dust, or other particles; respiratory infections, such as colds and flu (viruses); allergens in the air, such as molds, animal dander, and pollen; extremes of temperature or humidity; and emotional excitement or stress.
Search Our Prepared Reports National Environmental Respiratory Center has reports on effects of secondhand smoke on allergies, asthma, emphysema, and lung and heart function. Many can be ordered from the website. Others are citations to the literature. http://www.nercenter.org/canned.htm
The Asthma Foundation Of Victoria The asthma Foundation of Victoria is a community funded notfor-profit organisationthat provides advice, resources, education and training for people with http://www.asthma.org.au/
Extractions: Friday, 9 September 2005 Register Login Home AIMS About Us All about Asthma Asthma First Aid ... Search National Asthma Week 2005 Asthma Improvement and Monitoring System (AIMS) Find out about a new program that will help you to monitor your asthma from the comfort of your own home. Read more. NEW Asthma Information Brochures A series of 8 NEW asthma information brochures are now available. These brochures contain up-to-date information on the treatment and management of asthma and were developed by the National Asthma Council , the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy and other expert groups, including The Asthma Foundations. Asthma and Allergy Asthma and Wheezing in the First Years of Life Click here to view (listed under the National Asthma Council brochures section). Additional copies can be obtained from The Asthma Foundation on (or Toll Free Programs Asthma Friendly Children's Services Asthma Friendly Schools The Asthma 3+ Visit Plan Events Breathe Easy Family Fun Walk Alex big swim - follow his diary Latest News Seminar for Health Professionals
Action Asthma Fact sheets available for patients, parents and Green Dragon section for young children. Review of news relating to asthma. Drug company sponsored but non promotional. Requires brief registration. http://www.actionasthma.co.uk/
Extractions: IMPORTANT NOTICE Fraud Warning Do not respond to unsolicited 'phoney' requests for financial support from organizations claiming to be the Asthma Society of Canada. Join Us! Every year, we host a variety of events across Canada, including golf tournaments, wine-tasting experiences, walkathons, and urban adventures. Be part of one of these special days and help make a difference in the lives of those living with asthma. Are you using alternative or "natural" medications to treat your asthma? yes no Asthma Education Centres are available across Canada for people with asthma and their families to learn more about asthma. Use this new tool to find an asthma education centre near you! The Asthma Society of Canada and the Public Management Program of the Schulich School of Business, York University, have joined together to host an international conference on understanding the economics of asthma. The Asthma: Breathing New Life into Patients, Policies and Programs Conference, taking place June 12-14, 2005, will be attended by world leaders in the fields of asthma, policy, and health economics. Visit our new educational site to learn more about seasonal environmental asthma triggers and what you can do to reduce these triggers and achieve symptom-free asthma.
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Www.allergyasthma.com/ STARBRIGHT asthma CDROM Game Quest For The CodeGame combining asthma management education with adventure. Free to kids with asthma.(English and Spanish) http://www.allergyasthma.com/
Section ICommon Health Problems - Asthma asthma is more common in children who live in houses with pets and/or asthma is not caused by emotional problems. Strong emotions can bring on an asthma http://healthcenter.ucdavis.edu/selfcare/asthma.htm
Extractions: Previous Topic Next Topic Asthma Treat your symptoms before they get out of control. Dont feel too proud to get treatment. Know your limits! Remember to follow all of your doctors instructions and dont be afraid to ask questions. Dave S., University of Michigan Asthma is a disease that affects the air passages in the lungs. People with asthma have supersensitive airways. Exposure to Asthma Attack Triggers (see below) causes a response in the airways, called an attack or episode. A cough that lasts more than a week. Coughing may be the only symptom. It may occur during the night or after exercising. Shortness of breath Breathing gets harder and may hurt. It is harder to breathe out than in. Wheezing (a whistling sound while breathing) Tightness in the chest The cause for asthma is not known. You are more likely to have asthma if other members of your family have it and/or you have allergies. Asthma is more common in children who live in houses with pets and/or tobacco smoke. Asthma is not caused by emotional problems. Strong emotions can bring on an asthma attack, though.
Asthma - Index - Pulmonology asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs and airways which causes recurrentepisodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing, http://www.pulmonologychannel.com/asthma/
Extractions: Overview Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs and airways that affects an estimated 14 million to 17 million people in the United States. Severe asthma is a serious health concern that can lead to respiratory failure and death. Asthma kills an estimated 5000 people a year in the United States and as many as 470,000 seek hospital treatment for asthma symptoms. Despite its prevalence, experts differ in the definition of the disease. Clinical authorities typically favor a broad, comprehensive definition. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute , for example, defines asthma as: Organizations geared primarily toward the informational needs of patients usually promote, simpler, more "user-friendly" definitions. The
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Asthma More than 6 million kids and teens have asthma, a lung condition that causes aperson to have difficulty breathing. http://kidshealth.org/teen/diseases_conditions/allergies_immune/asthma.html
Extractions: There are many things that just seem to come naturally to some people. Maybe you know a girl who's a natural at sports - put her in a uniform and she's off and running. Some people are naturals at playing an instrument; it's like they were born knowing how to count in 4/4 time. Others are naturals at math; give them a test on theorems or equations and they're happy. But some people have a problem with something that you'd think would come naturally to everyone: breathing. When a person has asthma, it can make breathing very difficult. And when it's hard to breathe, it can affect a person's game, that trumpet solo, and even the all-important geometry test. What Is Asthma? Asthma (pronounced: az -muh) is a lung condition that causes a person to have difficulty breathing. Asthma is a common condition: More than 6 million kids and teens have it. Asthma affects a person's bronchial (pronounced: brahn -kee-ul) tubes, also known as airways. When a person breathes normally, air is taken in through the nose or mouth and then goes into the trachea (windpipe), passing through the bronchial tubes, into the lungs, and finally back out again. But people with asthma have airways that are inflamed. This means that they swell and produce lots of thick mucus. They are also overly sensitive, or