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Pneumothorax is a condition where a lung has collapsed due to the air that enters the space around the lungs which disrupts the pressure that keeps the lung inflated. This can be brought about by a chest injuries, medical procedures or impairment by an underlying lung condition. Pneumothorax can also suddenly occur without any reason. […]

Ways of treating croup

Croup is a childhood infection affecting the breathing. It is also called “barking” cough. This condition is caused by virus usually common on winter and spring months. Children ages 5 and younger are susceptible to this condition, but older can also be affected. It causes a raspy sound and a low-pitched barking cough when inhaling. […]

How to treat nocturnal asthma

Nocturnal asthma is a condition characterized by worsening of the symptoms at night. Sometimes, symptoms can be experienced during day time and worse between 1:00 am and 4:00 am. The pulmonary functions are reduced due to circulating blood vessels of epinephrine and cortisol, protecting the body against asthma in the lowest levels. There is inflammation […]

Managing emphysema

Emphysema is a condition of the lung that results to shortness of breath. The air sacs in the lungs or alveoli are injured. Eventually, the inner walls of the air sacs become weak and can rupture and cause larger air spaces instead of many tiny ones. This lessens the available surface area of the lungs […]

Remedies for bronchitis

Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchi which is the main passageways in the lungs. The inflammation is usually caused by bacterial, virus, allergies or autoimmune diseases. It is characterized by prolonged severe coughing which can last for several weeks. Young infants and the elderly are susceptible to this condition. Causes of bronchitis Smoking or secondhand […]

How to manage wheezing

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound while inhaling or exhaling which is a symptom of an illness or other conditions. Wheezing can be caused by respiratory conditions such as lessened flow of air due to a narrow airways or congestion in the lungs. If there is difficulty breathing, there is a need to seek medical […]

Treatment for bird flu

Bird flu is an infection caused by influenza virus. This condition does not affect humans, but sometimes it can and can be a serious condition. People infected with the virus had close contact with infected birds and this infection can spread from one person to another. Common symptoms of the bird flu Fever Sore throat […]

Wheat allergy

Wheat allergy is an allergic response to foods that contain wheat. Allergic reactions are likely to occur after eating wheat as well as breathing in wheat flour. It is important to note that wheat can be found in various foods including beer, soy sauce and ketchup. When it comes to wheat allergy, it develops when […]

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath is also known as dyspnea which involves difficulty breathing and feeling suffocated. Breathlessness can be mild, moderate or severe and sometimes accompanied by anxiety and stress that can make the condition worse. There is shortness of breath when exceeding the usual activity level or climbing high altitudes where oxygen level is low […]

Mold allergy

Mold is a fungus which makes spores rather than seeds such as plants and floats in the air similar to pollen. When an individual inhales the spores of mold, it can result to symptoms of an allergy. Outdoor molds grow in fallen leaves, rotting logs, compost piles, on grasses and grains. Even during early winter […]