Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

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A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

Benefits and Limitations of Inhalers and Nebulizers

When nebulizers and inhalers were introduced to the world during the 1930s and 1950s, respectively, this was exactly the gift people with lung diseases, like asthma, yearned for since the beginning of time.  This meant they now had an easy means of inhaling the medicine needed to control and treat their disease.   Nebulizers were... Read moreChevron
posted 09/10/2014, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Asthmatic Children? Beware of Enterovirus!

A form of enterovirus associated with the common cold is causing new problems for children with pre-existing respiratory issues.  Hospitals and school districts in Alabama, Kansas, Missouri and Ohio have issued alerts about the infection through news outlets.   Some of those local hospitals are restricting visitors under the age of... Read moreChevron
posted 09/10/2014, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Asthma Control: Unique Concerns in Older Women

I’ve recently discussed how asthma phenotypes define different subcategories of asthma. Did you know that asthma is more severe in women over 50 years of age compared to men of the same age? Interestingly, young females have milder asthma compared to young males, but adult females surpass their male counterparts in asthma severity.   A... Read moreChevron
posted 09/03/2014, comments (0)|
Jennifer Rackley

Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide

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Nutritionist & Caregiver

Resources and Tools: Teaching Your Child About Asthma

There are many things you worry about when your child is diagnosed with asthma.  It's so much different than an adult because most children under 12 can't completely articulate what they are feeling.  So, one of the first steps in good asthma control (and alleviating some of your worry) is to help your child describe what they are... Read moreChevron
posted 08/25/2014, comments (0)|
sharifularch

sharifularch, Community Member

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Architect, age 39, Smoker

Low Lung capacity/Low FVC in spiromitry test

  I am a 39 year old man, Smoker, weight 63K & height 172 cm I fell always a mild shortness of breath from the last 02 month. My doctor makes me the test, Chest x-ray, 6 minute walk test, allergy test & a bronco provocation test. My chest X-ray, 6 minute walk test is quite normal. But my bronco provocation test result is 1)... Read moreChevron

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