Monthly Archives: May 2011

How industrial fumes and raw onion cause asthma?

Industrial fumes and raw onion can trigger asthma. Real-life Example: Twenty-five years old Ashok Kumar is a cheerful young man who never had a chronic illness in his life. Bathing in rains, riding scooter without woollen clothing in winter nights … Continue reading

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What are Corticosteroids?

The function of corticosteroids is to reduce inflammation in the bronchi. Corticosteroids are identical to (or simulate the actions of) natural steroid hormones. These synthetic steroids are generally far more powerful than the natural hormones hydrocortisone and corticosterone. Examples of … Continue reading

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Can asthma be life-threatening?

In severe cases, asthma can be life threatening. Deaths occur more frequently in adults. More than 80% of the 3,880 deaths related to asthma in 1985 occurred in asthmatics over age 45. Usually, however, the airways can be opened and … Continue reading

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Do children outgrow asthma?

The idea that asthma will be outgrown is more a myth than reality. True, some individuals may reach a point where they no longer suffer asthmatic symptoms as they did in earlier years. But sophisticated testing would show these individuals … Continue reading

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Is asthma a psychological disorder?

No, but emotions can worsen asthma. Panic can prevent an asthmatic from relaxing and following instructions properly, both of which are essential during an attack. Also, scientists have found that strong emotions can cause an asthmatic’s bronchial tubes to constrict, … Continue reading

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