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Articles about or concerning Asthma, Treatment Remedies, Breathing Treatments, Prevention, Signs and Symptoms.
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Stem Cell Treatment for Lung Disorders

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 Vipul Jain Advancells (June 24, 2015)  Stem cell Treatment for Lung Disorders The stem cell technology is very exciting, because of the increasing notion that it may promote organ regeneration. Stem cells are the youngest cells of the body, with the tremendous regenerative potential. Adult stem cells are present in every mature organs of the body, such as bone, fat, brain, etc. These cells play a pivotal role in diseased .. (Asthma)

Demystifying Asthma: Useful Tips And Coping Mechanisms

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 Carrie Westengate (December 31, 2012)  Are you a person who, among millions of others, suffers from asthma? Read on for some simple ways to help you keep asthma symptoms under control. Take in every piece of asthma information available to you. When you're educated about your asthma, you can be proactive with the treatment. Keep up with trends and new treatment methods, and ensure that the medical professionals on your team . (Asthma)

How to Help and Prevent Asthma Attacks

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 Carrie Westengate (May 22, 2012)  Having asthma can make one's life quite difficult. However, with some helpful advice and information, it is a condition that can be controlled. The following article will provide you with tips that help make life with asthma manageable. One of the best treatments for asthma is a bronchodilator. This is a kind of asthma medication that is used to open airways so one can breathe easier. .. (Asthma)

The Most Common Triggers Of Asthma Attacks

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 Carrie Westengate (May 22, 2012)  As an asthmatic, there are many trigger that you must be aware of. When you are aware of the triggers that cause your attacks, you can better avoid them and avoid the attacks that they cause. Use the guide below to learn the most common asthma triggers and lessen the number of environmentally triggered attacks you experience. You would think that any asthmatic would know to avoid .. (Asthma)

Things You Should Know About Asthma That Will Make Life Easier

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 Carrie Westengate (May 15, 2012)  Some tasks that seem unremarkable to ordinary people can be terribly challenging to those people, young and old, who have an asthma condition to deal with. Luckily, there are many ways to treat asthma that can eliminate fear from daily life. The following article will provide you with important information about this devastating and often life-changing respiratory condition. Make sure .. (Asthma)

Portable Vaporizers for Asthma Patients

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 Louise Patel (July 29, 2011)  Many people suffering from asthma and are prescribed medical marijuana would bring portable vaporizers with them in case they feel an asthma attack coming. Asthma is respiratory system problems that have symptoms of wheezing and shortness in breathing that is caused by over production of mucus in the respiratory system, contractions and spasms of bronchial tubes and the swelling of .. (Asthma)

How to Live With and Manage Asthma

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 Brent Cullen (February 13, 2011)  Unfortunately for people who suffer from asthma, there is currently no way to cure it or get rid of it. If you have heard that there is a way to do this, it simply is not true. There are also many misconceptions associated with asthma such as the belief that children will outgrow this condition as they get older. It is true that the symptoms may lessen for roughly half of them and .. (Asthma)

Personal Air Purifier

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 Zoran Pajic (July 23, 2010)  Personal air purifiers are the new kids on the block for the air purifier’s technology. They are becoming increasingly popular and can now be found in most homes and offices. This increase in the number of personal air purifiers is because of the awareness created on the amount and effects of air pollutants in our day to day surrounding environment. There are allergy air purifiers . (Asthma)

Higher Risk for Asthma in Kids Who Eat Hamburgers

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 Lovel Rose (July 18, 2010)  We all already know that fast food is not good for our bodies. But do you know that fast-food consumption was associated with asthma? A new study found that kids who eat three or more burgers a week have a higher risk for developing asthma and wheezing than kids who eat fewer burgers. Conversely, asthma risk was lower for children whose diets more closely adhered to the Mediterranean .. (Asthma)

Asthma Types

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 Douglas Fanning (May 02, 2010)  Asthma Types You can never really tell the onset of asthma. However, if your family has a history of asthma, you need to be extra careful because you might develop the condition as well. Asthma is of different types – extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic Asthma So far, most of the asthma patients in the different parts of the world belong to the extrinsic asthma type. Children .. (Asthma)

Natural Asthma Relief Treatment - Home Remedies For Asthma Attacks

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 Ricky Lim (December 24, 2008)  Studies have shown over 20.3 million people have been diagnosed with a particular type of asthma. Knowing the causes and symptoms of asthma can help you prevent asthma attacks in the future. Several different remedies can help decrease the severe symptoms of your asthma later in your life, some sooner than others. Follow these steps precisely, measure each dose exact, and this might .. (Asthma)

Asthma and Acid Reflux - Any Connection?

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 Juana Cruz (November 25, 2008)  Many people think that asthma and acid reflux are the same or somehow interconnected. But are they? Asthma is a well-known illness accompanied with breathing difficulties, with common signs such as wheezy breathlessness, airflow resistance, and occurrence of frequent allergies, stimuli hyper responsiveness, and nocturnal episodes. On the other hand, acid reflux is a disease that .. (Asthma)

Children Asthma

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 Mercy Maranga (November 24, 2008)  This condition affects children of all age groups. Asthma being a condition that affects the respiratory system, care should be taken of children who are suffering from this condition. There are various causes of child asthma such as allergy, eczema, viral infections, environmental pollution etc. The symptoms that are seen in children asthma include wheezing, coughing, shortness of .. (Asthma)

Asthma Symptoms - Which Ones Are They?

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 Mercy Maranga (November 24, 2008)  Asthma symptoms indicate that a person is suffering from asthma. Asthma is a condition that affects the respiratory system. The airways that transport air into and out of the lungs in this case when affected cannot do so adequately. The airways swell and therefore air cannot pass in the normal way and the lungs do not get sufficient air. There are situations that bring about this .. (Asthma)

Asthma in Children, What to Look For

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 Mercy Maranga (November 24, 2008)  Asthma in children affects all sorts and types of children irrespective of age and sex. Asthma is a condition that affects the respiratory system. Children suffering from asthma should be monitored closely. When a child is exposed to conditions that bring about an asthmatic condition, they often suffer an asthmatic attack. Smoking near a child could trigger an attack and should thus be .. (Asthma)

Allergy Induced Asthma

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 Mercy Maranga (November 24, 2008)  Allergy induced asthma is whereby the asthmatic condition is caused by an allergy. There are lots of things that one could be allergic to that could cause asthma. These are allergies to animals, foods, environment which is polluted by chemicals. This allergic reactions affect the respiratory system. Thus there is no sufficient air that is transported to the lungs. Allergy induced .. (Asthma)

Asthma Coughing

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 Mercy Maranga (November 24, 2008)  A cough is an expelation of air from the lungs with a sudden sharp sound. This usually occurs when the airways are irritated and air cannot pass through into the airways normally. Usually the condition occurs because the airways are swollen therefore it becomes difficult for the air to pass. Asthma coughing is usually triggered by diverse sorts of situations like dust, weather, viral .. (Asthma)

Keeping Asthma at Bay

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 Carolyn S Belanger (November 24, 2008)  In 1998, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that asthma increased 75% from 1980-1994 and in 2007, the EPA reported that an average of one out of every 13 school-age children suffers from asthma. * In fact, “asthma has become the most common serious disease of childhood, and there are at least several well-designed epidemiologic studies that have documented a .. (Asthma)

Asthma Attack Treatments - How to Use an Asthma Inhaler

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 Ricky Lim (November 24, 2008)  When having trouble breathing, loss of breath, or any stoppage of breathing, there are several steps you can take to increase the air flow through the air passageway to help cease the asthma attack. If you have an asthma inhaler handy, shake it enough to where you may breathe it and get enough of the medicine, make sure to breathe out slowly, all the way. Put the mouthpiece of the .. (Asthma)

Asthma Kids - Does Your Child Have Asthma?

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 David Silva (August 14, 2008)  The main airways of the lungs, commonly referred to as the bronchial tubes, become swollen in asthma kids just as they do in adults. Unfortunately, it's often more difficult to diagnose with asthma kids. Why? Because the symptoms are often found in numerous other childhood illnesses, such as a cough or chest congestion resulting from a common cold. So what should you look for if you're . (Asthma)

Symptoms of Asthma - Do You Experience Asthma Symptoms More Than Twice a Week?

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 Andy Kahn (August 11, 2008)  Asthma symptoms can be substantially reduced by avoiding known allergens and airway irritants. There are things in the environment that trigger your asthma symptoms and lead to asthma attacks. Allergens like animal dander (from the skin, hair, or feathers of animals), Dust mites, Cockroaches, pollen from trees and grass mold (both indoor and outdoor) can trigger asthma Irritants like .. (Asthma)

What Causes Asthma? Are You Prone to Asthma Attacks?

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 Andy Kahn (August 11, 2008)  Asthma is caused by spasmodic contraction of the muscular walls of the bronchial tubes.   It is an inflammatory disorder of the airways, which causes attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.   Asthma attacks can last minutes to days and can become dangerous if the airflow becomes severely restricted.   Asthma symptoms can also be triggered by .. (Asthma)

Trouble Breathing Could Indicate Larger Problem

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 Mark Rosenberg, M.D. (August 11, 2008)  If you or a family member has recently noticed trouble breathing, it's important that you contact either your doctor or call emergency services. Unfortunately, people rush to judgment and place the blame on lack of exercise or the natural process of aging. The fact is respiratory disruptions, often in the form of shortness of breath or tightening in the chest, can be symptoms of a .. (Asthma)

How Can I Treat Asthma With Home Remedies

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 David Klein (August 02, 2008)  Asthma is a respiratory disease and is very common. It attacks the bronchial tubes and the trachea that causes the airways to narrow and thus decreases the amount of air reaching the lungs. As a result of this breathing becomes difficult. Although asthma is generally found in younger children and young adults but it can attack to people of all ages. Some of the common symptoms of asthma . (Asthma)

Childhood Asthma and Emphysema Management

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 Hans Freericks (July 31, 2008)  Asthma and emphysema are classified as chronic obstructive pulmonary disorders (COPD). Asthma is a growing problem in the United States. More children miss school for asthma than for any other virus or disease. Children are given steroid inhalers to combat the problem but often experience side effects such as unnecessary weight gain. If steroids are not good for professional athletes .. (Asthma)

Latex Allergy Warning For Asthmatics

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 Cheryl Tidball (July 27, 2008)  Individuals who work in health-care industries such as hospitals, medical offices, and dental offices are generally aware that they are at increased risk for developing latex allergies due to work exposure. However, even non-health care workers, especially children, may also be vulnerable. There are three types of latex reactions. Irritant dermatitis, the most common reaction, is skin .. (Asthma)

Natural Asthma Remedies Have No Side Effects

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 Bob Hughes (July 27, 2008)  Are you getting scared of taking prescription meds with all of the serious side effects becoming known? Try a natural asthma remedy/relief instead. They have no side effects except maybe to get rid of your asthma. There are a wide variety of natural asthma remedies available to treat your condition. It is estimated that over 20 million Americans have some degree of asthma and that .. (Asthma)

Asthma Relief

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 Dane Bergen (July 23, 2008)  Millions around the world suffer from asthma. Some of the effects of asthma can prove to be absolutely overwhelming. When left untreated asthma can sometimes lead to fatal consequences. Fortunately though for asthmatics modern medical science has made rapid strides when it comes to providing asthma relief. Asthma is a disease that is caused when the bronchial tubes, an important part .. (Asthma)

Stopping an Asthma Attack in Its Tracks

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 Kim Archer (July 22, 2008)  In the U. S. there are over ten million people who are asthma sufferers, and many physicians regard asthma as an epidemic because it so widespread. Exposure to noxious chemicals in the air and environmental pollution are usually held responsible for contributing to this disease. There is an increase in the number of people dying from asthma, mostly because the warning signs are being .. (Asthma)

Asthma on a Budget

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 Cheryl Tidball (July 20, 2008)  Asthma may be one of the most common chronic diseases, but it certainly isn't cheap. With increasing health insurance premiums and copays, the cost of seeing the doctor and getting appropriate medications is getting more and more difficult. That is, if one is lucky enough to have health insurance and prescription coverage at all. However, there are steps every asthmatic can take to make . (Asthma)

Childhood Asthma 5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Childhood Asthma

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 Debbie Davis (July 18, 2008)  The American Lung Association states that asthma is the leading serious chronic illness of children in the U. S. In 2006, an estimated 6.8 million children under age 18 (almost 1.2 million under age 5) currently have asthma. If your child has asthma you have watched your child's anxiety and physical discomfort enough to know first hand how frightening, and disruptive asthma can be. Here . (Asthma)

Air Purifiers Really Help With Asthma

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 Presscott Splenditello (July 18, 2008)  An Air Purifier can make a world of difference for individuals suffering from asthma. There are tiny pollutants that are found in the air that we breath. These tiny contaminants are so small that they cannot be seen by the naked eye and can trigger asthma attacks in those who are prone to asthma or have adverse reactions to certain pollutants. What an air purifier does is take these .. (Asthma)

6 Vital Topics to Know About Asthma

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 James Ellison (July 17, 2008)  Asthma, as of today, does not have a cure but for most people there is a temporary solution for it and is controlled with diligence and most can have a full normal life. The control can come from plans and way of life changes that has shown to reduce the length of time of an asthma attack and increase the period of time that it does not affect you. I have put together a few questions .. (Asthma)

Relieve Your Asthma With Cod Liver Oil

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 Kim Archer (July 14, 2008)  It's been shown that there is an association between cod liver oil and asthma. A lack of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet is believed by many experts to be one of the causes of asthma. Babies who were bottle fed and children who don't eat a sufficiently nutritional diet appear to be at higher risk for this ailment. Research has found that cod liver oil is a rich source of vitamins and .. (Asthma)

Could Your Child Have Asthma?

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 Lisa Kirby (July 09, 2008)  I'll never forget the night I discovered I had asthma. One minute I was sound asleep and then suddenly I was pounding on the wall, struggling to catch my next breath. I was rushed to the emergency room where my parents were told I'd suffered an asthma attack. Some Symptoms of Asthma Asthma is caused by inflammation of the airways. The inflammation makes the airways overly sensitive. .. (Asthma)

About Asthma

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 Greg Richmond (July 08, 2008)  As a parent with 3 children who suffer from asthma I appreciate the need to understand asthma and how to treat it. The incidence of asthma has increase dramatically in Australia through out the 1980's and 1990's but seems to have levelled out since then. In Australia something like 2.2 million people suffers from Asthma, with the Indigenous people having a much high figure .. (Asthma)

7 Ways to Gain Control of Asthma and Allergies

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 Kim Archer (July 07, 2008)  What do you say when someone asks if your asthma is under control? If asthma sufferers can manage attacks with an inhaler they often feel they have their asthma under control. But it isn't just treating attacks when you have them; having true control over asthma is preventing them from ever occurring. Many people have both allergies and asthma, although the two do not always show up .. (Asthma)

Asthma Causes and Cures

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 Shilpa Agarwal (July 04, 2008)  Asthma is the disease of the lungs that cause difficulty in breathing and other symptoms. Some symptoms of asthma include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or rapid breathing. Asthma is caused by inflammation of lungs that make the air ways shrink and in some cases to close completely. The good news is that asthma is a manageable disease and if you have followed the proper .. (Asthma)

Managing Asthma Naturally

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 Gilles Coulombe (July 04, 2008)  Asthma is one of the most common diseases in the world and is on the rise, especially among children. Treating asthma is a serious challenge because one in eight American children has asthma. On average, the rate is doubling every 10 years. Although close to 200 children and 5000 adults die from asthma each year, it is believed that more than 80 percent of those deaths could be .. (Asthma)

Natural Help For Asthma Sufferers

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 Geneda Gilbert (July 03, 2008)  People who suffer from asthma often describe this plight as “starving for air. " Asthma is a lung disease that causes obstruction of the airways. During an asthma attack, spasms in the muscles surrounding the bronchi (small airways in the lungs) constrict, impeding the outward passage of stale air. Typical symptoms of an asthma attack are: * Coughing * Wheezing * A feeling of .. (Asthma)

Asthma, Sparks in Your Chest

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 Sarfaraz Ali (July 03, 2008)  This particular ailment involves the sporadic compression of the airway that is streaked with surplus mucus. This persistent condition is the result of one or more features that spark it. Amongst these features the contacts with the allergens act as a fuel. Other than that cigarette smoke, tough physical activities, strain and immoderate air temperatures can invigorate the condition. .. (Asthma)

Speleotherapy and Salt Lamps A Cure For Asthma?

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 Dave Simpson (July 01, 2008)  The practice of Speleotherapy has been common in Eastern Europe for over 150 years now, but if you are a resident of the US, you quite possibly haven't even heard of it. The name is derived from the Greek word speleos meaning cave, and it involves the practice of taking patients with respiratory diseases into salt mines to affect a cure. It is likely that, in days gone by, salt miners .. (Asthma)

Living Well With Asthma

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 Anne Rivera (June 25, 2008)  Approximately one in ten people have asthma. For most, the disease is mild, making them cough or short of breath once in a while. For others it is more severe, with sudden attacks that leave them gasping for breath. A good understanding of how it is the key to living a full life despite having asthma. Learning more about your friend for life Asthma is a permanent condition; its causes .. (Asthma)

Asthma Attack Symptoms

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 Bill Bergfeld (June 24, 2008)  The symptoms of asthma vary greatly among individuals; and at times, attacks can vary, even for the same person. Your ability to recognize the early signs and symptoms that initially appear prior to an attack is critical if you wish to avoid an emergency room visit. When you notice these signs, you should heed the advice of your Doctor and follow a professionally directed action plan. .. (Asthma)

Protect Your Family From Asthma by Cleaning Your Air Ducts Regularly

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 Amy Nutt (June 24, 2008)  Does someone in your family suffer from asthma or allergies? Is there someone living with you who gets sick frequently, apparently with no cause? If so, then you may want to take a closer look at your air ducts. They may be packed with dust, mold, and mildew that are seriously hindering your family's ability to breathe. Getting your air ducts cleaned regularly can greatly reduce the .. (Asthma)

Fire Season Threatens Asthmatics

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 Cheryl Tidball (June 22, 2008)  As the summertime temperatures rise across the United States, the incidence of wildfires also begins to soar, causing severe problems with air quality. Smoke is made up of a complex mixture of gases and fine particulate matter in the air. When smoke gets into the eyes and lungs, it can cause itching and burning of the eyes, coughing, wheezing, or tightness of the chest or shortness of .. (Asthma)

How to Beat Asthma

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 Asanka Senavirathna (June 22, 2008)  Asthma partially obstructs the bronchial tubes, making breathing difficult. The cause of asthma is still not known. But if you are an asthma sufferer, you can, through natural means, considerably reduce the number of asthma attacks you get. A placebo study has shown that asthmatics who consume 1 gram of vitamin C per day had 4 times fewer attacks. When they stopped taking vitamin C, .. (Asthma)

Asthma Treatment Three Ways to Relief

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 Tom Shephard (June 20, 2008)  Listen: many of us who have asthma know what it's like to feel the panic of an attack. They're terrible feelings of helplessness and disturbing fear. It's not pretty at all. There is hope, though. You can get relief! You can use these techniques to help alleviate your asthma symptoms, and also increase your energy level. These are great ways to help strengthen your lungs and your mind. .. (Asthma)

Relief For Asthma and Emphysema

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 Donna Hoffman (June 20, 2008)  Does someone in your home have asthma or emphysema or have difficulty breathing for some other reason? As a child I had allergies that caused an asthma response. “In the old days" the doctor would tell my parents to make me breathe warm water vapor to relieve my asthma. I absolutely hated it! Instead of relief, the warm vapors caused me to feel more suffocated, not less! I would .. (Asthma)

Asthma Control Three Tips For Controlling an Asthma Attack

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 Tom Shephard (June 19, 2008)  I use to have asthma and I can tell you from first hand experience that having an attack is probably one of the most frightening things that a kid or adult can ever have. It's the feeling of suffocating without having anything over your face. You can't grab at the object in front of you, and you can't seem to get control of the lungs in your body. Here are three tips for you to use when . (Asthma)




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