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Personalised asthma treatments…

Interesting news item in a UK newspaper hints of a possible development in targetting asthma at a personal level rather than broad spectrum one-size-fits-all approach. Personalised future Simple saliva...

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Asthma Facts & Figures: US & UK

Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses in the world. Here’s some facts and figures about the oft-suffered-from respiratory illness: – Between 7 and 10% of all people in the United States (both adults and...

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Asthma Questions: Adult Asthma

Question: I have always thought of asthma as the kind of illness that is identified in childhood. I’m 34, and I was recently diagnosed with asthma. Is it possible to suddenly start suffering from asthma so late in life?...

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Asthma Questions: Confirming Diagnosis

Question: I have read up on asthma symptoms and I am concerned that I suffer from the condition. How do I go about obtaining a diagnosis? Answer: First and foremost, consult your doctor. If you are experiencing any breathing...

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Asthma 101: The Peak Flow Meter

As asthma is a chronic condition, it is important for sufferers’ to continually monitor the severity of their condition. As people age, their needs in terms of the medication they require to control their asthma may change...

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The Causes of Asthma

The exact causes of asthma are unknown; there is no direct chain of events that effects every single sufferer. There is some evidence that asthma is a genetic condition, as people inherit the tendency towards inflamed airways...

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Learning To Live With Asthma

Asthma is a respiratory illness, caused by an inflammation and subsequent narrowing of the ‘tubes’ of the lungs (medically known as the bronchi). It is largely incurable but is not life threatening, and for many...

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