Category Archives: Asthma Help

Asthma Questions: Confirming Diagnosis

Question: I have read up on asthma symptoms and I am concerned that I suffer from the condition. How do I go about obtaining a diagnosis? Answer: First and foremost, consult your doctor. If you are experiencing any breathing difficulties at all, it is important to get things checked with your doctor. At said appointment, your doctor will perform a number of checks to see if they can confirm a diagnosis of asthma: – Listen To Your Chest Your doctor will listen to your chest using a […]

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Asthma Sufferers: What You Should Avoid

Although asthma is largely controllable with medication, there are certain stimulants that can bring on an attack even if medication has been used. Learning to identify these stimuli and – wherever possible – avoid them is an important part of learning to cope with asthma. – Smoke: tobacco smoke is a major stimulant of asthma and can in fact worsen the conditions over time. – Strong cleaning products: any cleaning product that contains strong chemicals is to be avoided. There are plenty of natural product solutions which […]

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Asthma Questions: The Hygiene Hypothesis

Question: I’ve heard something called the “hygiene hypothesis” being referenced when discussing asthma. What is this? Answer: The “hygiene hypothesis” is a school of thought presented by certain medical studies, discovered during investigations in to why asthma is seemingly on the rise. While by no means a new condition, cases of asthma have been steadily rising since records began. Certain medical studies have tried to find out why this is, and along with environmental factors, the hygiene hypothesis has been suggested for this rise in cases. “Hygiene […]

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