How You Can Help Someone Having An Asthma Attack

Do you know anyone who has asthma? Have you ever seen them have an asthma attack? What did you do to help them? Whether you can answer those questions or not, one thing is clear: asthma attacks can be fatal if they are not promptly and properly attended to. If you ever happen to be … Continue reading “How You Can Help Someone Having An Asthma Attack”

Frequently Asked Questions about Bronchitis

What is bronchitis? Bronchitis is inflammation of the lining tubes (called Bronchial tubes) that carry air to and from the lungs which cause discomfort during breathing. Are there types of bronchitis? Yes. They are grouped into two: Acute and Chronic bronchitis. Acute Bronchitis: Acute bronchitis lasts for a few days (about five to ten days). … Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions about Bronchitis”

What to Expect when Recovering from Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an acute respiratory infection caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi that affects one or both of the lungs. The infection causes inflammation in the alveoli (air sacs in the lungs) of the patient. Then, the air sacs become filled with pus or fluid, and that makes breathing difficult. Pneumonia should not be taken … Continue reading “What to Expect when Recovering from Pneumonia”

Air Pollution: Ways to Make a Difference

What is Air Pollution? Air Pollution is one of the biggest contributors to the climate change we are currently faced with. It is the process by which various harmful substances are released into the Earth’s atmosphere. These harmful substances are called Pollutants. They may include small particles, as well as chemicals like carbon monoxide, lead, … Continue reading “Air Pollution: Ways to Make a Difference”

Childhood Asthma: How To Keep Symptoms Under Control

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease that affects young and old alike, but almost always begins in childhood. It is also possible to be affected by asthma as an adult, although the chances are very slim. In children, however, the symptoms differ from one child to another. Asthma occurs when the air passages in the … Continue reading “Childhood Asthma: How To Keep Symptoms Under Control”

Use your Inhaler the Right Way: 7 Mistakes to Avoid

Ever wondered why an operational manual comes with every new gadget or device? Most manufacturers know how unpredictable the experience is when a person begins to use a piece of new equipment for the first time. Hence, to prevent confusion, a manual is provided. The same applies to using your inhaler correctly. An accurate inhaler … Continue reading “Use your Inhaler the Right Way: 7 Mistakes to Avoid”

COPD: Understanding the Prognosis and Stages

Did you know that globally, it is believed that about 65 million people have varying levels of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? In the United States alone, an estimated 16 million adults have been diagnosed with the disease. Here’s all you need to know about COPD, including its causes, types, symptoms, and stages. What is … Continue reading “COPD: Understanding the Prognosis and Stages”