The rate of asthma in children between the ages of 2 and 7 has fallen significantly in Canada – to 10 per cent from 13 per cent.
Canada Allergy/Asthma Information Association www.aaia.ca Asthma Society of Canada www.asthma.ca Health Canada Air Quality www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/air/index_e.html Lung Association (Canada) www.lung.ca Public Health Agency of Canada www.phac-aspc.gc.ca U.S. AAFA (Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America) www.aafa.org American Lung Association www.lungusa.org Medical Sites CAAIF (Canadian Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Foundation) www.allergyfoundation.ca AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & […]
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A New York mother says a police officer blocked her from getting to hospital as her daughter was having a fatal asthma attack. Now, she is asking for an apology.
Asthmatics tend to get more illnesses than non-asthmatics but learning how to control those illnesses can have a positive effect on one’s asthma.
I think I have asthma. Now what? SYMPTOMS Some signs of asthma include a chronic cough, difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, or wheezing. Talk to your doctor if you or your child has a cough that keeps you up at night, a cold that won’t go away, shortness of breath or wheezing after exercise, […]
Is My Asthma Under Control? Studies have shown that more than half of people with asthma are not properly managing it. Uncontrolled asthma can lead to frequent doctor and hospital visits, missed school or work and “presenteeism” where people show up to the office but aren’t working at full capacity because they’re having symptoms, or […]
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When a person with asthma is exposed to one of their “triggers” – such as allergens, cigarette smoke, exercise or viral infections, that person’s airways will produce mucus in the airways. Exposure to an allergic trigger, such as cat dander or tree pollen sets off that person’s immune system, causing inflammation and swelling in the […]
Avoiding the Triggers of Your Asthma It is important to know what triggers your asthma, so that you can avoid that trigger as much as possible. The following are some potential triggers, and advice on how to avoid them. Pet dander If animal dander, for example, from a cat or dog, triggers your asthma, experts […]