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Can asthma symptoms get worse indoors?

Several items used in the household contain substances that can exacerbate asthma-related symptoms and reduce lung function.

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Hyperpnea: Is deep breathing always a sign of an underlying condition?

Unless one has an underlying medical condition that limits the oxygen intake (e.g. acidosis, heart condition, infection), hyperpnea is normal and may not require any treatment.

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Understanding the role of spirometry in assessing lung health

Spirometry is a standard pulmonary function test that is performed to evaluate how well the lungs are working, by calculating their breathing capacity.

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World No Tobacco Day 2021: Quit this habit today

Every year, 31st May is observed as ‘World No Tobacco Day' to increase awareness about the health hazards associated with the use of tobacco.

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Does hot weather affect your breathing and lungs?

While the season brings out boundless energy in many, for people suffering from respiratory illnesses such as COPD and asthma, the hot weather can trigger breathing issues.

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Could there be more to your snore?

Most people snore at some point in their life and this usually does not bear any risk. However, if it becomes frequent, it may indicate an underlying problem.

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Shortness of breath: Should you be worried?

Sometimes, shortness of breath can be a sign of serious medical conditions that require medical attention.

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What could be the underlying reasons for my morning cough?

A cough can occur at any time of the day, but it can signify different conditions as well as the seriousness or intensity of the underlying disease.

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8 healthy foods for asthma

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains enhances immunity, improves lung function and reduces asthma symptoms.

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Are teens who stay up late at higher risk for asthma?

Recent research has maintained that teenagers who sleep and rise late are at an increased risk for asthma.