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Asthma Information for Teens: Health Tips About Managing by Kim Wohlenhaus

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The BMI is easy to calculate—anyone with a BMI greater than 30 should look for ways to decrease this—whether they have asthma or not. Overall health and lung health are directly connected. ” which was written by Dr. Fred Little for The HealthCentral Network, Inc. com, June 27, 2006. Copyright © 2006 The HealthCentral Network, Inc. All Rights Reserved. they found that timing of birth in relation to the winter peak viral time (four months before, almost to the day) was related to a higher rate of bronchiolitis.

Atopic Dermatitis: An unpleasant skin disease that usually appears soon after birth. Itchy rashes develop, and tend to recur throughout life. Usually, the rashes are on the inner elbows and the backs of the knees. Airway Hyperreactivity: The tubes in the lungs that carry air are “twitchy,” and any irritation causes them to squeeze tight. Air has a hard time getting in or out of the lungs. Allergic Rhinitis: Allergies affecting the nose. This causes stuffy noses, drainage down the throat, and sneezing.

Teens who take daily medicine to control their asthma symptoms should use a peak flow meter at least one to two times a day and whenever they are having symptoms. 2. Asthma diary. Keeping a diary can also be an effective way to help prevent problems. A daily log of peak flow meter readings, times when symptoms occur, and when medications are taken can help a doctor develop the most appropriate treatment methods. Chapter 3 Asthma Statistics Asthma And Children Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the airways with reversible episodes of obstruction, caused by an increased reaction of the airways to various stimuli.

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