Breathing Troubles: Common Causes and Triggers
Like most automatic processes in the body, we usually don’t give our respiratory system much thought until something goes wrong. Here are some conditions that can impede the ability to breath freely.
Kids with Asthma Commonly Exposed to Secondhand Smoke
Secondhand smoke can cause asthma to flare up, especially in children. Knowing a child's history of tobacco exposure may help pediatricians spot who is at risk for future asthma attacks.
Cockroaches and Air Pollution Shouldn't Mix
Most people try to steer clear of cockroaches. For children, however, avoiding these large, brown creepy crawlers is especially important.
Where There's Smoke There's Worse Asthma
One of the worst things a person with asthma can do is smoke, or even be around tobacco smoke. Fortunately, fewer asthmatic kids are smoking or are around secondhand smoke.
Pediatricians Warn of Pesticide Exposure
Residues from pesticides are all around us: in the air, in our food, in dust, in soil. Whether used in farming or in homes, these chemicals can affect children exposed to them.
Air Pollution and Asthma Don't Mix
Pregnant moms, listen up: Stay away from areas with high air pollution. It can hurt your growing baby, especially if your child develops asthma.