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What to know about a slow heart rate
There are many symptoms of bradycardia, including confusion, shortness of breath, and a slow pulse. However, bradycardia is not always serious and does not always require treatment. Learn more about the signs of bradycardia, and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

What causes shortness of breath after eating?
People may experience shortness of breath after eating for various reasons, including food allergies, hiatal hernias, or COPD. Learn about the causes and treatments for breathlessness after eating here. (Medical News Today)

How pulmonary function tests work
Pulmonary function tests check the lungs for issues including asthma, allergies, and bronchitis. Learn more about what pulmonary functions tests are for, and how they work, here. (Medical News Today)

Is amyl nitrite safe?
People often take amyl nitrite, commonly referred to as poppers, for the euphoric effects. However, taking poppers can have serious health consequences and may be fatal. (Medical News Today)

HIV and a dry cough: What to know
A dry cough may be a symptom of HIV during the first few weeks after infection, or it may occur with an HIV complication. Learn about the link between a dry cough and HIV here. (Medical News Today)

Weight may affect the risk of flu hospitalization
Hospitalization due to flu or flu-like viruses is more likely in underweight adults or those with obesity in the morbid range or higher, says a new study. (Medical News Today)

What are the signs of an upper respiratory infection?
An upper respiratory infection is an illness that affects the nose and throat, causing symptoms such as sneezing and coughing. Learn more about upper respiratory infections here. (Medical News Today)

What exercises can help increase lung capacity?
The lungs have a very large capacity and may respond to exercises, including pursed lip breathing and belly breathing. There are also many lifestyle changes that can help improve and strengthen the lungs, such as not smoking and avoiding other lung pollutants. Learn more about how to increase lung capacity here. (Medical News Today)

Magnesium sulfate for asthma treatment
People with asthma often experience flare-ups of symptoms. For severe asthma attacks that do not respond to standard treatments, a doctor may administer intravenous magnesium sulfate. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the early symptoms of COPD?
Early diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often leads to a better outlook. People who recognize the first symptoms, which may include blood in the mucus, excessive mucus, and shortness of breath, should see a doctor. Learn more about the early symptoms of COPD here. (Medical News Today)

How do you get COPD?
COPD is not contagious. It is a group of progressive diseases caused by lung damage that can get worse over time. Learn more about how COPD develops and why here. (Medical News Today)

Can people with COPD get better?
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive condition with no cure. It is not possible to completely reverse it, but there are many things a person with COPD can do to help enhance outlook and improve their quality of life. (Medical News Today)

Tonsillectomy: Procedure and recovery
A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. In this article, learn about its uses, how the procedure works, and the recovery process. We also cover the risks. (Medical News Today)

How to respond to chlorine poisoning
Although chlorine is highly toxic, household products containing chlorine are safe when a person handles them correctly. However, swallowing or inhaling chlorine can be very dangerous. If an individual shows symptoms of chlorine poisoning, call the emergency services immediately. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Intubation: Everything you need to know
Intubation is a common procedure doctors use during surgery or in a medical emergency to help a person breathe. In this article, learn about the types, side effects, and recovery. (Medical News Today)

Humidity levels and COPD
Some people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) find that extremes in humidity can trigger or worsen symptoms. Managing exposure to humidity can help reduce or prevent COPD flare-ups. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Natural home remedies for COPD
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can improve their symptoms using various home remedies. These may include breathing exercises, essential oils, and supplements. Learn about home remedies for COPD here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bradypnea (slow breathing)
Bradypnea is when a person is breathing at a slower rate than is usual for their age and activity level. Learn about bradypnea here, including its definition, causes, and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Hyperventilation: Causes and what to do
Hyperventilation refers to fast breathing. The most common cause is fear or anxiety, but underlying medical conditions may also contribute to hyperventilation. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is empyema?
Empyema is when too much fluid collects in the pleural space in the lungs. Learn about the symptoms, stages, and possible causes here. We also cover treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about stridor
Stridor is an abnormal breathing sound that resembles wheezing or creaking. It is more common in children but can happen in anyone. Learn about the causes, and how stridor sounds here. (Medical News Today)

What is dry drowning and what are the symptoms?
Dry drowning is an outdated term. It refers to breathing problems that result when liquid causes the voice box to spasm. The condition can be dangerous, and without treatment, it can cause severe lung damage or even death. Learn more about dry drowning and its treatments here. (Medical News Today)

Treatment options for COPD exacerbations
During a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbation, a person experiences a sudden worsening of their symptoms. Treatment options for a COPD exacerbation include medications, oxygen therapy, and ventilation. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Is chest pain during exercise serious?
A range of health issues can cause chest pain during exercise. Some, such as muscle strains, are not serious. Others, such as heart attacks and angina, can be life-threatening. In many cases, people should quickly seek treatment. Learn more about the potential causes here. (Medical News Today)

What's the link between cold weather and the common cold?
Despite the association between cold weather and getting sick, it is viruses that cause colds and the flu. However, colder temperatures may increase a person’s risk of developing an illness. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Friends' Vaping Could Pose Danger to Kids With Asthma
Title: Friends' Vaping Could Pose Danger to Kids With Asthma
Category: Health News
Created: 1/8/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/9/2019 (Medicine Net)

Asthma Often Goes Undetected in Urban Teens, Study Finds
Title: Asthma Often Goes Undetected in Urban Teens, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 1/2/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/2/2019 (Medicine Net)

hydrocortisone oral (Cortef)
Title: hydrocortisone oral (Cortef)
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/17/2018 (Medicine Net)

fluticasone propionate oral inhaler (Flovent)
Title: fluticasone propionate oral inhaler (Flovent)
Category: Medications
Created: 7/23/1998 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/14/2018 (Medicine Net)

budesonide (oral inhalation, Pulmicort, Pulmicort Flexhaler)
Title: budesonide (oral inhalation, Pulmicort, Pulmicort Flexhaler)
Category: Medications
Created: 2/15/2000 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/10/2018 (Medicine Net)

Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Harm an Asthmatic Child
Title: Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Harm an Asthmatic Child
Category: Health News
Created: 11/29/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/30/2018 (Medicine Net)

A 'Hypoallergenic' Dog? You May Be Barking Up the Wrong Tree
Title: A 'Hypoallergenic' Dog? You May Be Barking Up the Wrong Tree
Category: Health News
Created: 11/26/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/27/2018 (Medicine Net)

Asthma in Children
Title: Asthma in Children
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 1/31/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/20/2018 (Medicine Net)

Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote
Title: Pets Can Double as Asthma Antidote
Category: Health News
Created: 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/16/2018 (Medicine Net)

FDA Says Primatene Mist Inhaler is Back for Asthmatics
Title: FDA Says Primatene Mist Inhaler is Back for Asthmatics
Category: Health News
Created: 11/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/9/2018 (Medicine Net)

Don't Blame Just Air Pollution for Asthma in Kids
Title: Don't Blame Just Air Pollution for Asthma in Kids
Category: Health News
Created: 10/24/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/25/2018 (Medicine Net)

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