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We have almost made it through the last of outdoor allergy season. Ragweed has run its course in most of the U.S. while mold spores try to survive the declining temperatures of the Midwest and Northeast. Currently outdoor mold, weather changes and shared germs are leading factors in the escalation of cough, wheezing, runny nose and sinus congestion plaguing many of us. Although many areas of the country will soon see a dramatic decline in outdoor mold counts as the first hard frost approaches, the common cold virus is here to wreak havoc for several more months.
As a parent, I know there is nothing more frustrating than hearing your child cough all night. During the fall and winter months, the common cold virus is often the culprit responsible for upper respiratory tract infections and asthma attacks in adults and children. Stopping the cough becomes a main goal for surviving work, school and sleep time.
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Coughing up blood is the spitting up of blood or bloody mucus from the lungs and throat (respiratory tract).
Hemoptysis is the medical term for coughing up blood from the respiratory tract.
Hemoptysis; Spitting up blood; Bloody sputum
Coughing up blood is not the same as bleeding from the mouth, throat, or gastrointestinal tract.
Blood that comes up with a cough often looks bubbly because it is mixed with air and mucus. It is usually bright red, although it may be rust-colored. Sometimes the mucus may only contain streaks of blood.
A number of conditions, diseases, and medical tests may make you cough up blood, including:
Blood clot in the lung
Breathing blood into the lungs (pulmonary aspiration)
Inflammation of the blood v...
One of the best ways to manage migraines is to identify the
foods, habits, and environmental factors that trigger them for you,
and to avoid those as much as you can. While migraine triggers vary
from person to person, we have identified ten that can lead to
migraine attacks in many migraine sufferers. Keeping a detailed
diary of your daily routine including eating, sleeping, and
exercise habits can help you recognize and steer clear of
the factors that contribute to your migraines. Knowing your
tirggers and avoiding them can reduce the frequency and severity of
your attacks and improve your overall quality of life.
Common Migraine Triggers
1. Changes in Weather or Air Pressure
Humidity, changes in atmospheric pressure, rapid fluctuations in
temperature, or exposure to extreme heat or cold can all bring on
Bright sunlight, strong or glaring light, reflections,
fluorescent lights, or flickering lights from a television or
computer screen can contribute...
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