During an asthma attack, the airways become irritated and react by narrowing and constructing, causing increased resistance to airflow, and obstructing the flow of the air passages to and from the lungs.
But what causes asthma? Why do some people develop asthma? Why is asthma more common in the western world?
Asthma is not contagious. You cannot catch asthma from another person.
However, you can inherit the asthma tendency from your parents, although people with asthma should not worry about their future children on this score.
Studies show that children whose parents smoke are twice as likely to develop asthma as children of non-smoking parents. Also, children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy tend to be born with smaller airways, which greatly increases their chances of developing the disease.
The “westernised” environment and lifestyle in developed countries has a lot to do with the chances of whether a person will develop asthma or not.
There are two main types of medicines for the treatment of asthma:
Quick Relief Medicines: also called relievers, give rapid, short-term treatment and are taken when you have worsening asthma symptoms that can lead to asthma episodes or attacks. You will feel the effects of these medicines within minutes.
Long-Term Control Medicines: also called preventers, are taken every day, usually over long periods of time, to control chronic symptoms and to prevent asthma episodes or attacks. You will feel the full effects of these medicines after taking them for a few weeks. People with persistent asthma need long-term control medicines.
Drugs, such as those resembling two of our hormones, can help treat asthma. These two hormones are adrenaline (epinephrine in the USA) and hydrocortisone (a steroid).
There are also other drugs which help treat asthma. Whilst drugs can remove all your symptoms if you have mild asthma, people with more severe or long-standing asthma don’t get nearly such good results, so alternate medications are required.
Adrenaline (epinephrine) is pumped into our bloodstream when we have a sudden fright or emergency. It is the quick-acting hormone from the middle of the adrenal glands near our kidneys. It makes your pulse race, makes your heart thump, and readies your body for emergency action. In asthma, the medicines which resemble adrenaline quickly relieve asthma for a short time, and are called relievers.
Yeast infections are, at the very least, uncomfortable. The itching and burning of symptoms can leave many women looking for instant relief in any form, and there is some choice available in solutions to the irritation. There are yeast infection treatments in the form of over-the-counter medication, doctor’s prescriptions, and alternative medicine or natural remedies, which means that most women can find an option for a yeast infection treatment that’s right for them.
From The Pharmacy
Let’s begin with over-the-counter medicine, the most common choice for yeast infection treatment. Since yeast infections are caused by an overgrowth of fungus that is naturally present in our bodies, the best way to tame that spurt of activity is to curb it with something antifungal. Over-the-counter antifungals come in the form of creams or tablets that are inserted vaginally over the course of one to seven nights.
There are different types of weight loss programs available. Some ask you to follow fad diets; others advise you to use weight loss pills and supplements. However, in my opinion, the best weight loss program is one which helps you lose weight using natural means. The home based weight loss program is one of them.
People love home-based weight loss programs because they can exercise at home and don’t need to hit the gym regularly. Another advantage of home-based weight loss program is that they offer flexible meal plans and exercise routines that anyone can follow.
That said, if you don’t follow certain rules then all of your weight loss endeavors will go down the drain. In this article I will tell you about five of these rules:
Many of us don’t have a lot of time to do food shopping. With our other responsibilities and our crammed schedules, we don’t usually have the time to research our food well before we buy, and our very shopping trips may feel rushed. If that describes you, there is an easy way to make sure that your shopping cart has the foods you need to stay heart healthy:
1) Have as much food in there as you think you will need until your next shopping – do not buy more or you may end up overeating.
2) Most of your cart should include fresh fruits and vegetables (this will include fresh herbs). Yes, you read that right. If you make most of your diet fresh fruits and vegetables, you will enjoy lower cholesterol.
If you want to lower your cholesterol over the next thirty days, avoid buying prepared or pre-packaged food, whether from grocery stores or restaurants. Brown-bag your lunch and arrange to meet friends somewhere else besides a restaurant. If you need to eat at a restaurant, choose the smallest portions of the plainest foods available. This is better than ordering the salad, assuming that it will be healthier – a salad packed with bacon bits and cheese can sometimes be among the highest-fat items on a menu!
Instead, choose dishes that seem to have low-fat elements – such as skinless chicken or fruits. Ask for dressings on the side and eat around any high-fat items such as cheese. Avoid cream sauces.