What Are The Risks of Corticosteroids for Asthma?

Corticosteroids sound similar to illegal steroids that some athletes use to “bulk up” faster. While corticosteroids are often called steroids by medical professionals, steroids for asthma and illegal steroids are not the same medication. However, using corticosteroids for asthma or any other medical condition has a number of potential risks that patients should consider. Asthma […]
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What Is Asthma?

Asthma is a potentially life-threatening condition that often recurs throughout someone’s life, thus it is considered chronic rather than acute. More than 25 million Americans suffer from asthma attacks and nearly one-third of those affected are children. An asthma attack is when the narrowing of the airways that aid the lungs cause shortness of breath, […]
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Is Omega-3 Fatty Acid Helpful after all?

Omega 3, the essential fatty acid found mostly in fish has long been thought to reduce the risk of heart disease and sudden cardiac death.  But a recent study at the University Hospital in Ioannina, Greece, concluded that this was not the case, that the risks of heart disease, stroke or sudden death among the […]
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Do Secondhand Smoke Laws Prevent Heart Attacks?

Smoking is a big factor that affects human health as it causes countless health problems such as lung cancer. It also causes some diseases to be triggered and develop into a more serious medical condition that can be fatal. If a person has asthma and still continues to smoke he/she may suffer from a more […]
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