Asthma is a disease that's been described in writings that go all the way back to 5,000 B.C . Despite it's long history , asthma experts still struggle to understand why 10 percent of people develop this disease.
Around 400 B.C. the Hippocratic writers suspected asthma was hereditary, and asthma physicians for years have suspected the same. Yet they had no proof.
Thankfully modern scientists have been working overtime to learn more about this disease, particlarly with one question in mind: what causes asthma?
The latest evidence is quite stunning. While scientists continue to believe there is a hereditary or genetic link, they've also learned that you don't have to have the asthma gene to develop asthma.
This wisdom is important because it may lead to methods of preventing asthma, better medicine, and a possible cure. As of this day, scientists have linked all of the following as possible cause...
So what exactly causes asthma anyway? The truth is scientists still don't know for sure. Yet a growing stack of evidence suggests events that occur before birth, or just after birth, may increase the risk of your baby getting asthma.
Thus, according to various studies, the following are now believed to cause asthma (Learn more by clicking on the links provided):
1. Cleanliness: The hygiene hypothesis and microflora hypothesis both propose lack of exposure to bacteria may set off an immune response that causes asthma. This is especially true in the first year of life when the immune system is developing.
2. Antibiotics : Kids who received even one dose of antibiotics before 6 months were 40 percent more likely to develop asthma and allergies. The theory here is antibiotics wipe out bacteria that are needed to help the immune system develop. (I wrote more about this here . Also, to learn what bacteria have to do with caus...
This morning I have decided to share a testimonial with you. I recieved this letter last week and I am passing it on with permission as I feel it helps to hear other's stories-mutual problems, share mutual solutions. Here is Mindy's story. It is about her chronic pain and how listening to a daily guided relaxation has changed her life. I record a 20 minute guided relaxation each week for you to enjoy. Check it out.
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Dear Elizabeth- I write to you today to thank you and to let you know what a positive impact you have had on my life. I have been married for almost 10 years. I’m 30 years old and have 3 great healthy kids – ages 2,5&7. On November 12th 2005 my life changed forever. It was the day my breech son was delivered by c-section. I walked into the hospital perfectly healthy & happy looking forward to meeting the newest addition to our growing family. He was an 8 ½ pound beautiful boy. Th...
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