Archive for the ‘Respiratory Problems’ Category
Each time you breathe, air travels through a branch known as bronchi. Each of these tubular ducts passing to the lungs, where they branch into secondary bronchi and smaller airways. The irritation and inflammation anywhere along these pathways causes coughing. Coughing is a reflex action that tries to get rid of the secretions that may occur by infection of the bronchial tree. These are some of the more normal:
- Acute bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi caused by infection or irritation. The most common reason why it occurs, is a viral infection. When the bronchial tubes are infected, the lining swells and forms the mucus (or phlegm), which is a thick fluid that builds up inside. The infection usually goes away within a few days. However, the cough, the main symptom, may last longer.
- Chronic bronchitis is characterized by a continuous inflammation of the bronchi. To call it chronic, you must have a cough with mucus production on most days for at least three months per year for two consecutive years. This type of bronchitis is also known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Increases the risk of bronchitis if you:
- You smoke. Snuff smoke (and secondhand smoke) irritates the bronchi and lung tissue.
- Have the gastroesophageal reflux disease. Read the rest of this entry »
Asthma food triggered is rare and occurs in a very minute percentage of the population. though food allergies can trigger asthma in a small number of people, not all people with food allergies have asthma. Substantial scientific research has discovered that certain foods and food additives can trigger asthma.
1. Prevent or eliminate the food or food ingredient from their diet or the environment.
2. Try to read the labels on food packages to ensure that the offending foods found in food.
3. Work closely with your doctor about a plan of care and proper use of your medications so you can be prepared in case of an asthma attack.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease characterized by recurrent breathing problems. Asthma results when triggers (or irritants) cause swelling of tissues in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult. Typical symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing and difficulty breathing.
Asthma can be triggered by multiple factors, including allergies from dust, mold, pollen, animals, and sometimes, food, air pollutants such as cigarette smoke or aerosol cleaners, cold and, in particular, respiratory infections, weather changes, exercise, or certain medications.
1. Diagnosed as food allergens
- dairy products
2. Sulphiting agents such as sulfites and sulfur dioxide, potassium bisulfite, potassium metabisulfite, sodium sulfite, sodium metabisulfite and sodium bisulfite, which is found in dried fruits, shrimp, prepared tomatoes, wine, bottle or lemon juice lemon.
3. Food dyes and colorants such as tartrazine, and food such as preservatives BHA and BHT, monosodium glutamate, aspartame, and nitrite. although these have not been conclusively linked to asthma.