‘I’m asthmatic.  I mean, what’s to hide?,’ says Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra revealed through an ad campaign recently that she's asthmatic. The actress took to Twitter where she spoke about how asthma did not stop her from achieving the highs in her career

‘I’m asthmatic.  I mean, what’s to hide?,’ says Priyanka ChopraPriyanka recently confessed that she has been asthmatic since five and that she has never hidden the fact. Priyanka Chopra took to Twitter to join hands with a recent initiative for asthma patients, Breathe Free which aims at showcasing the importance of inhalers over tablets for asthma patients. The ad for the Breathe Free campaign […]

Paracetamol use in infancy is linked to increased risk of asthma in some teenagers

Children who take paracetamol during their first two years of life may be at a higher risk of developing asthma by the age of 18, especially if they have a particular genetic makeup, according to new research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress

Paracetamol use in infancy is linked to increased risk of asthma in some teenagersXin (Daisy) Dai told the meeting that the link between paracetamol use and asthma seemed strongest in those who had a particular variant of the glutathione S-transferase (GST) gene, GSTP1. However, she warned that the research showed only that there was an association between paracetamol and asthma, not that paracetamol caused the condition; further research […]

Know how air pollution affects your heart

Excessive air pollution is associated not only with respiratory diseases like bronchitis, asthma and lung cancer, but also cardiovascular diseases. Recent studies show that air pollution behaves akin to cigarette smoke. In addition, air pollution is also associated with chronic lifestyle disease like hypertension and diabetes

Know how air pollution affects your heartMajor Indian metropolitan cities are reeling under the effects of severe air pollution, euphemistically called ‘smog’, this phenomenon occurs every year during winter. This has deleterious effects not only on the respiratory system, but as recent studies show, also on the cardiovascular health of people living in urban areas. Excessive air pollution is associated not […]

Lack of sleep may increase the risk of having asthma

New research found a link between sleep deprivation and the asthma. Scientists studied almost 18,000 people on their sleep habits. They found insufficient rest causes changes to accumulate, harming the airways

Lack of sleep may increase the risk of having asthmaSleepless nights can bring on asthma in adulthood – more than trebling the risk among chronic insomniacs, new research suggests. And those who struggle to nod off most nights are more than twice as likely to develop the potentially fatal lung condition. Experts claim insufficient rest causes bodily changes that have harmful effects on the […]

Consuming a healthy diet can help prevent asthma symptoms

A healthy diet including more fruits and vegetables may help people experience lesser asthma symptoms and gain better control of their condition, according to new findings.

Consuming a healthy diet can help prevent asthma symptomsFrom a lower cancer risk to reduced weight and better cardiometabolic health, a better mood, and improved cognition, the benefits of a healthful diet are numerous. New research adds improved respiratory health to the list. According to a new study led by Roland Andrianasolo, from the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team at INSERM – or the […]

Consuming sugary products during pregnancy linked to child’s allergies, says study

The children of women with highest sugar intake during pregnancy had a 38% higher risk of allergy diagnosis, the researchers calculated. Kids of the moms in this group had a 73% increased risk of being diagnosed with an allergy to two or more allergens. And the allergic asthma risk increased by 101% for children of moms in the high-sugar consumption group

Consuming sugary products during pregnancy linked to child’s allergies, says studyWomen who consume too many sugary foods and drinks during pregnancy may be increasing their children’s risk of developing an allergy or allergic asthma, according to a study published Thursday in the European Respiratory Journal. The researchers looked at allergies that produce respiratory and skin symptoms, including dust mites, cats and grass. “Allergic asthma” causes […]

Exercise can play a role in improving asthma for obese adults

Patients who exercised had improvements in physical activity, asthma-symptom-free days, depression symptoms and sleep apnoea, researchers found

Exercise can play a role in improving asthma for obese adultsExercise training helps improve daily life for obese adults with asthma, a new study found. The three-month program targeted both weight loss and exercise through aerobic and resistance training, the study authors wrote in the journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. “In the past, exercise was seen as harmful to asthmatic patients because […]

This is what you can do if you have an asthma attack at home

An asthma attack occurs when the muscles surrounding the airways tighten (bronchoconstriction) and your airways become too narrow for you to breathe effectively. This is due to untreated airway inflammation and bronchoconstriction. An attack can happen suddenly if your asthma is not under control and you are exposed to one of your triggers

This is what you can do if you have an asthma attack at homeAn asthma attack occurs when these symptoms escalate, making it very difficult to breathe. Steps to take immediately The following actions can help to manage an attack: Sit up straight and try to remain calm. Do not lie down. Take one puff of a reliever or rescue inhaler every 30 to 60 seconds, with a […]

Here’s why women are more likely to suffer from asthma than men

Increased asthma symptoms are regulated by many different factors, including exposure to allergens and viral infections, and the researchers suspected that sex hormones might also be involved

Here’s why women are more likely to suffer from asthma than menWomen are twice as likely as men to have asthma, and this gender difference may be caused by the effects of sex hormones on lung cells. Researchers at Vanderbilt University and Johns Hopkins found that testosterone hindered an immune cell linked to asthma symptoms, such as inflammation and mucus production in the lungs. The study […]

Pollution and construction work are the main causes for rise in childhood asthma in cities

According to recent findings of a nationwide survey called ‘Breath Blue 15’  2000 children in the age group of 8-14 years were screened for lung health status. 40 per cent of children in Delhi were found to have ratings of ‘bad’ to ‘poor’ lung health, while Bengaluru followed closely with 36 per cent, Kolkata with 35 per cent, and Mumbai with 27 per cent

Pollution and construction work are the main causes for rise in childhood asthma in citiesAarav Gupta (name changed) a 4 year old was diagnosed with asthma when he was just 7 month old. Before this, he was wrongly treated for pneumonia. After years of treatment and medication, Aarav’s asthma is now under control and he is living a healthy and active life like other children of his age do. […]
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