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6 Ways to Cope with Your Asthma

Posted 02-24-2014 at 03:28 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
Updated 02-24-2014 at 03:46 PM by ChristaIB

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Asthma is a respiratory condition caused by inflammation, or swelling, and spasms in the bronchial tubes. When the bronchial tubes swell and spasm it causes wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing.






The cause of the inflammation depends on the type of asthma:
  • Allergic asthma is caused by a reaction to common allergens like cigarette smoke, animal dander and pollen. Variants of allergic asthma include occupational
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Hashimoto's & AutoImmune Disorder

Posted 06-27-2012 at 06:28 AM by Apache Kristy

I'm 20 and I have had a 'bad' thyroid since I was about 13. We figured that I would end up with Hypothyroid because my mother has it, as did her mother and her grandmother. Out of five children, I was the one that got it. And unfortunatly, I think my Little sister will too. But a few months ago, after YEARS of bouncing between dosage on thyroid medication, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Disease and AutoImmune Disorder. I'm still not 100% sure on what that means. My doctor (whom I actually liked...
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My journey to diagnosis: LPR and hypoglycemia.

Posted 06-24-2012 at 12:42 AM by Pastafarian
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To think I didn't take any daily meds a couple years ago...

There have always been two medical mysteries in my life. Occasionally passing out, or coming close to passing out, and gnawing, burning stomach pain. Since my parents are adverse to institutionalized medicine, there was no help in my childhood. It never seemed severe, but these two problems would come and go and I never understood why.

Fast forward to two years ago, I was healthy on paper. No daily meds, no...
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Pollen in March is indecent

Posted 03-14-2011 at 02:19 PM by janewhite1

Really indecent. I was thinking I'd have another couple weeks at least before I had to deal with this, but, nope, I am in full allergy mode. Eyes, nose, skin and lungs.

Stuff I want to try:

Intal/Tilade
Singulair

I made an appointment with the allergist for a couple weeks from now. Not sure why I even bothered, I mean, we've already tried almost everything and nothing works, except for the stuff with severe side effects. I don't know how I...
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Five mile race! Woot!

Posted 11-25-2010 at 09:23 AM by janewhite1

Okay, I only ran maybe half a mile of it, but I finished in 68 minutes 30 seconds. (probably 67 minutes from the time I actually passed the start line.) So I basically did four 14-minute miles followed by one 11.5 minute mile.

Biggest obstacle was the asthma. The pretty rayon scarf is a total pain, I need something more practical to cover my face in cold weather.

Still, pretty darned pleased with myself, overall.
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