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Jane's Blog Asthma Breathe Easier

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Jane's Blog Asthma Breathe Easier

Back in 2006, researchers from Cornell and Stanford Universities stated that three common asthma inhalers, containing the drugs salmeterol and formoterol, should be taken off the market because they were responsible for causing four out of five asthma-related deaths each year. The drugs cited were Serevent, Advair, and Foradil. Many medications for asthma have unwanted side effects. Asthma inhalers for instance include jitteriness, nervousness and upset stomach. Inhaled corticosteroids are also linked to sleep apnea in some asthma patients, according to a study at the University Of Wisconsin School of Medicine. Diet is very important: Quercetin, a bioflavonoid with strong...

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Jane’s Blog Allergy Season Don’t Suffer Anymore!

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Jane’s Blog Allergy Season Don’t Suffer Anymore!

However you do have to get your body prepared several weeks in advance! Allergic reactions can trigger sneezing, wheezing, mucus, coughing, itching and hives. Allergies are not only irritating, but many have been linked to chronic respiratory problems such as sinusitis and asthma. Allergic reactions can range from mild and annoying to sudden and life-threatening. Mast cells are a type of white blood cell which contains histamine, an important natural chemical weapon in the body's arsenal for fighting infection. However too much histamine increases the inflammatory symptoms associated with allergies. Allergy and inflammatory conditions are triggered by contact with allergens...

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