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The Truth About Asthma

Friday, October 22nd, 2010 No Commented
Under: Asthma

Bee Pollen & Royal Jelly has earned a reputation as being foods which are extremely dangerous to all asthmatics. Their reputation has some substance, however I think it has been blown way out of proportion.
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There is no doubt that these foods do present a serious risk to a small percentage of the population. Those who are allergic to bees, those who have a history of food hyper-sensitivity or those who have experienced anaphylactic reactions in the past should be very cautious when considering including Bee Pollen or Royal Jelly into the daily diet.

In terms of their nutritional value, they are unrivaled by pretty much every other food on the planet for its nutritional value. They contain almost every vitamin, mineral, amino acid and enzyme in existence. It is said that Bee Pollen is arguably the most complete foods that one can eat. You could pretty much sustain a healthy and long life eating nothing else.

I personally have been taking these foods for many years. I believe they are the best supplements that you can take. Unlike other supplements or multi-vitamins, Bee Pollen and Royal Jelly are 100% natural and not manufactured in a lab.

If you are worried about an adverse reaction to either Bee Pollen or Royal Jelly, my advice would be to see a doctor about having an allergy test done. Find out if you are allergic to bees or bee products. If you decide to include these supplements into your diet, start off with a small dose and note any side effects or reactions. Build up the dosage accordingly, once you have established that it is safe to do so.

Known side effects of both Bee Pollen & Royal Jelly include: Stomach pain, diarrhea, irritation of the mouth and throat, fatigue, asthmatic symptoms and in some rare extreme cases, life-threatening anaphylactic shock.

If you are not prone to food allergies and have no history of anaphylactic shock, I do recommend Bee Pollen and Royal Jelly. They are considered Super-foods by many nutritional experts and can actually help a majority of asthma sufferers by boosting the immune system considering asthma is an auto-immune condition.

Asthma Affects Millions of People

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010 No Commented
Under: Asthma

Each year asthma gets more and more common among people, asthma rates in children is sky rocketing, 17 million Americans have asthma, and nearly 5 million of those, are children. A Harvard university study states that every year, thousands of people in the U.S. die prematurely from heart and lung disease from causes traced to particulate air pollution. Canadian pharmacy flonase.

Asthma is a common condition that has several different patterns, and affects many people around the world. There are many factors to this, one, is your family history, did someone in your family tree suffer from asthma? Some can be triggered by dust allergens, pollens, pet dander, exercise and even environmental pollution. Desensitization through the use of allergy shots may lessen or even prevent attacks. Air barriers and filters can also help reduce or avoid an asthma attack all together.

Attacks can be avoided quite often by knowing the signs and symptoms. As we grow older, asthma attacks seem to lesson, but tend to return later on when you grow old. But in some cases, people in their older years can become burdened with asthma, and even start having severe attacks. Asthma conditions in older people as opposed to younger people can be quite different. In older adults, respiratory diseases such as a cold, flu and airborne allergens like dusts, smoke and pollen are the most common triggers in asthma sufferers.

Older people are likely to have other health related issues like diabetes, heart problems and even high blood pressure. Regular medications may be missed or not taken, which can lead to sudden flare ups, they may forget to take the right doses, or may not be able to diagnose they symptoms of an asthma attack soon enough. Warning signs can be difficult for older people to recognize. Old patients need to be treated with less aggressive remedies than the ones that are actually needed.

How many millions of people suffer from asthma? It is estimated that three hundred million people worldwide suffer from some type of Asthma, it has also been estimated that by the year 2025 there will be at least one hundred million more people that suffer from asthma, so the true answer to this question would be, way to many. Asthma can strike anyone, at any time, especially children. Like we have said, children can outgrow this condition, but more than likely have it flare up in their elderly years.

The truth is, asthma can hit people, no matter what age they are, or whether they are female, or male, in any country all over the world, we cannot hide from it. There are so many people with asthma around the world that are unaware that they even suffer from asthma, cause they haven’t gone to be diagnosed by a doctor. There are signs and symptoms you should look out for, breathing problems, tightness in the chest when you exercise, wheezing, and shortness of breath.

It would be in your best interest for you to be checked, otherwise, you could well end up being one of those people who live among us day by day and are not aware that they suffer from such a dangerous debilitating illness. Be aware of your body, we only have one, so do your best to carefully watch, and diagnose all types of health conditions, could help you live a long life free of illness and disease.

Lifestyle Changes to Win Over Asthma

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010 No Commented
Under: Asthma

Living with a chronic illness such as asthma can be difficult and challenging. Making it one’s strength and not weakness lies in one’s own hands. Some healthy lifestyle changes can help coping with asthma easier. Identifying what triggers an episode of asthma in an individual and preventing such triggering factors could keep the disease well in control.

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by the inflammation and narrowing of the airways that is manifested by sudden episodes of breathlessness, incessant coughing and wheezing.
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Various kinds of triggering factors could be responsible for an episode of asthma such as:

  • Genetic cause
  • Respiratory tract infections (bacterial/viral)
  • Family history of asthma
  • Exposure to air-borne allergens such as pollens, dust, insects & mites, pet fur and irritants such as tobacco smoke
  • Other factors like breast feeding and fat consumption could also be responsible
  • Stress, anxiety and exercise could be triggering factors

An interesting theory proposed towards the epidemiological factors related to asthma is the “hygiene hypothesis“. This states that naturally occurring microbial exposures in early life may have prompted early immune maturation and prevented allergic diseases and asthma from developing. Subsequently, children raised in modern metropolitan life styles, relatively devoid of this natural microbial burden, may have under-stimulated immune systems in infancy, thereby allowing for the ‘allergic march’- a pattern of pro-allergic immune development and disorders that occurs in early life. This has been proposed to be the cause of increasing trends of asthma in modern cosmopolitan environment and lifestyle.

What Lifestyle changes can be of help?
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The new proposed causes and epidemiological factors have opened up new avenues of thought towards the prevention of asthma.

  • Identifying possible allergens and avoiding them is the best way to keep a check on asthma. Pollens, molds, dust mites and pet dander should be avoided. The major cat allergen Fel d 1 has been seen to be carried by small-dimension particles (< 5 micron diameter) that readily become airborne and persist unmodified for a long time. Often contaminated clothes have been seen to be potent carriers of this allergen. Thus washing of contaminated clothes could be a simple and effective way to control asthma due to cat dander.
  • Cockroach allergens constitute another important cause of environment-related respiratory allergy and may trigger asthma exacerbations in sensitized individuals. In the prevention of cockroach allergy, the use of chemical agents associated with an intensive vacuum cleaning of indoor environments is an important tool in removing cockroach material containing allergenic proteins.
  • A proper temperature maintenance and good ventilated indoors can be of help to asthma sufferers. Usually a temp of 68-72 deg F is suggested.
  • Recent studies have shown that dietary sodium could be a constituent which may be implicated in this phenomenon behind asthma. Adoption of a low sodium diet for a period of 2-5 weeks have shown improvements in lung function and decreased bronchial reactivity in adults with asthma, while sodium loading appeared to have a detrimental effect.
  • Avoiding smoking– both active as well as passive could be helpful
  • Wearing a mask while outside can help prevent exposure to dust and smoke.
  • A mold inhibitor could be added to paint used on walls especially in washrooms which are more prone to dampness
  • Knowledge of correct administration of medications like inhalers contributes to asthma prevention. One must visit his doctor regularly for check-ups.
  • Correctly planned physical activity can improve both physical as well as emotional health in asthma patients
  • Talking to family members and people with the same illness could be mentally relaxing
  • Other mental relaxation techniques like meditation can be of help to cut down the stress and anxiety behind asthma.

A chronic illness like asthma can never be cured. Its “prevention” is its only “cure”. Living with an illness could be disappointing and frustrating. Some healthy changes in lifestyle could be a boon in all regards. Do not let asthma win over you…..with small differences in the way you live….you can be a winner too!