Posts Tagged "asthma"

Asthma

Posted by admin on Aug 25, 2011 in Health Conditions, Healthy Kids | 0 comments

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease in which sufferers have repeated attacks of difficulty in breathing and coughing. There seems to be an increase in the amount of asthma all over the world, especially in children. Asthmatics tend to be sensitive to various types of irritants in the atmosphere that can trigger this contraction response from the bronchial muscles. The bronchi also have an inner lining that becomes inflamed in asthma, which makes the lining swell and produce an excess amount of the mucus (phlegm) it normally makes. All of these processes contribute to the airway narrowing and the...

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Cystic Fibrosis

Posted by admin on Aug 16, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Cystic Fibrosis

What is Cystic Fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited condition affecting the glands that produce body fluids or secretions. In CF, these secretions are stickier and thicker than normal. This hinders the functioning of important organs, such as the lungs and digestive system. Causes of Cystic Fibrosis The exact cause of CF is a single faulty gene found on chromosome 7, which controls salt and water movement in and out of cells within the body. To develop CF, a baby has to inherit the faulty gene from both parents. About one in 25 people in the UK is a carrier of the CF...

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Chronic Illness

Posted by admin on Jul 28, 2011 in Health Conditions | 0 comments

Chronic Illness

At any one time in the UK, as many as 17.5 million adults may be living with a chronic disease. There are thousands of chronic conditions which affect people from mid-life onwards, including: Heart disease High blood pressure Arthritis Diabetes Depression Asthma Irritable bowel syndrome Although many of these diseases can be serious or even potentially fatal, modern medicine has meant that most people can control their condition with close supervision, medication, surgery and other treatments, living with it for decades. For more help and advice on chronic illness contact our team at...

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