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A new tool for measuring asthma severity

A new tool for measuring asthma severity

Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide- A tool for measuring asthma severity There is a new tool that is showing to be very helpful in measuring asthma called Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FeNO). This is a machine that you breathe into and it gives you a number based on inflammation in the lungs. This value can help you and your doctor understand if your asthma is well controlled. It significantly correlates to hyperactive airways and allergic triggers. It is helpful to: Measure response to steroid ...
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Another call from school for your child’s shortness of breath?– We can help!

Another call from school for your child’s shortness of breath?– We can help!

How many times have you been called from school for your sick child? It’s a constant struggle – balancing home and work commitments- for working as well as stay-at-home parents. One of the common reasons for the call could be uncontrolled asthma. More than 10 million missed school days are attributed to asthma. However, controlling your child’s asthma can decrease absenteeism and increase their academic performance. This will also allow parents to remain at work. The best way t...
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Plumbers, painters and hairdressers risk developing asthma!!

Plumbers, painters and hairdressers risk developing asthma!!

Occupational asthma is asthma that's caused or worsened by breathing in fumes, gases, dust or other potentially harmful substances while one is “on the job.” Symptoms usually get worse as the workweek progresses, go away during weekends and vacations, and recur when you return to work.
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Childhood Asthma: Will my child outgrow his/her asthma??

If your child has recurrent cough, wheezing, chest tightness or shortness of breath, they may have one or more forms of asthma. Asthmatic children, if not treated, may have less stamina than other children, and they often avoid exertion to prevent coughing or wheezing.
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Exercise Induced Asthma: Tips for the outdoorsy!!

Exercise Induced Asthma: Tips for the outdoorsy!!

If you have cough, wheeze and have a tight chest or shortness of breath within five to 20 minutes after exercise, you may have exercise induced bronchoconstriction, a.k.a exercise induced (EI) asthma.
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