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6 Ways to Cope with Your Asthma

Posted 02-24-2014 at 03:28 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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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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Living with COPD

Posted 02-05-2013 at 07:24 AM by Gizmo1248
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Hello!

Today, is the first day of my journal. I plan on using this to help me articulate my thoughts, feelings and fears in reference to my disease. You see, I have severe COPD, and lung cancer. The cancer has been taken care of through surgery. I was blessed, it was stage 1A, so the cancer was removed by taking out two of my three right lobes. I do get CAT scans every three months for the next 2 years, just to be on the safe side.

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