Bronchial asthma is one of the most common diseases of the respiratory system, with a severe course and repeatedly reducing the patient’s life quality. In many ways, a wide spread of the disease contributes to the abundance and the exacerbation of the disease.
This is the result of poor environmental conditions, lack of physical activity, the presence of harmful habits, especially smoking, both active and passive (inhalation of smoke). This fact is confirmed by numerous studies. Moreover, tobacco smoke negative effect is much higher than the rest of atmospheric pollutants.
Inhalation of tobacco smoke triggers an attack within some minutes, which is difficult to stop. Such high pathogenic activity of smog is characterized by the presence of various components in it – nicotine, tar, etc., which are individually strong allergens and can be a factor of asthma development, and even more, together they affect the reactivity of the immune system. Continue reading “Tobacco Smoke Complicates Asthma Status”
Scientists of the University of California have discovered new negative consequences of insufficient sleep. It turns out that sleep deprivation leads not only to a bad mood, lethargy and obesity, but also can cause diseases such as asthma, cancer and arthritis.
People whose sleep was less or more than the recommended 7-8 hours, had increased concentration of inflammatory proteins in blood. Such biomarkers are associated with various diseases – diabetes, hypertension, asthma and depression. The authors suggest that sleep disorders may be a risk factor for the development of certain diseases, as they affect the immune system.
Lack of sleep affects both mental and physical health
Over the past few years, surveys on sleep showed obvious sleeping problems According to the result, only half of adults have normal healthy sleep almost every night. Two of the six adults sleep less than seven hours a day. Continue reading “Lack of Sleep: Is It Dangerous?”
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. The causes of asthma attacks can be different for different people. One thing remains unchanged: when airway contact with asthma triggers, they become inflamed, narrowed and filled with mucus.
During an asthmatic spasm, smooth muscle, inflammation and swelling of the airway mucosa, intense secretion of mucus lead to narrowing of the airways. This increases the sensitivity of the bronchi and leads shortness of breath, cough, or whistling sound during breathing. Cough can be caused by irritation of the bronchi and the desire of the body to get rid of the accumulated mucus.
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