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What can cause painful respiration?
Causes of painful respiration can include infections, injuries, and inflammation. Pain when breathing can sometimes also be due a potentially life-threatening condition, so it is important to be able to recognize signs that indicate a medical emergency. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

CPR steps: A visual guide
Knowing the steps of CPR can help save a person's life. In this article, we look at CPR steps, including how to prepare, when to use it, and which techniques to use. (Medical News Today)

How does smoking affect the body?
Smoking cigarettes can affect the body in many ways, raising the risk of several serious health conditions. Learn more about the effects of smoking cigarettes in this article. (Medical News Today)

What is aspiration?
Aspiration can refer to a medical condition or a medical procedure. The procedure involves a doctor using a suction tube to remove fluid from a person’s body. Pulmonary aspiration is a condition that occurs when someone inhales a foreign material, such as food or drink, into their lungs. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about tachypnea
Tachypnea is a respiratory condition that results in fast and shallow breathing. Causes include a lack of oxygen or excess carbon dioxide. Learn more about tachypnea here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause back pain while breathing?
Back pain when breathing can indicate an underlying health condition, such as infection, inflammation, or spinal curvature. The symptom can also signal a medical emergency, such as a heart attack or pulmonary embolism. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about respiratory alkalosis
Respiratory alkalosis occurs when the blood pH level is out of balance. Causes include breathing too fast, which may be a side effect of another condition. Learn more about respiratory alkalosis, including how doctors treat it, here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about whooping cough in adults
Whooping cough is an infection that is more common in children, but adults can also contract it. The symptoms are usually less severe in adults than in children. This article discusses the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of whooping cough in adults. (Medical News Today)

What to know about acute respiratory failure
Symptoms of acute respiratory failure include shortness of breath and confusion. Causes include lung-related conditions and chest trauma. Learn more about acute respiratory failure here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about enlarged adenoids
Enlarged adenoids are common in children. This article provides an overview of enlarged adenoids, including how to recognize this condition, its causes and risk factors, and possible treatments. (Medical News Today)

How to reduce your risk of asthma
Asthma risk factors include smoking, dust mites, and environmental pollutants, as well as many others. Steering clear of these risk factors can help people avoid developing the condition. Learn more about how to prevent asthma here. (Medical News Today)

Natural ways to cleanse your lungs
The lungs are self-cleaning organs, but people can also use certain methods to clear mucus and open up the airways. In this article, we look at seven natural ways in which people can try to cleanse their lungs. (Medical News Today)

Is it allergic asthma or something else?
Allergic asthma occurs when people are around certain triggers. Symptoms may include chest tightness. Treatment may be possible at home or with lifestyle changes. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the stages of asthma?
There are four main stages of asthma. The symptoms of each vary in severity, and the treatments at each stage are different. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How does asthma affect pregnancy?
Most asthma treatments are safe to use during pregnancy. Uncontrolled asthma can increase the risk of complications. In this article, we discuss the effects of asthma in pregnancy and the best treatments. (Medical News Today)

What are the best types of exercise for asthma?
Regular exercise can help improve asthma symptoms in the long term. To benefit from exercise, people can take medication to control their asthma symptoms and use certain strategies to prevent asthma attacks. Learn about the best types of exercise for asthma here. (Medical News Today)

Does asthma run in the family?
Asthma has a strong genetic component. This means that people with a family history of asthma are more likely to have it. However, genetics are not the only cause. Learn more about what might lead to asthma here. (Medical News Today)

What are the signs that you might have asthma?
Symptoms of asthma include chest tightness, wheezing, and shortness of breath. They can vary among children and older adults. Learn more about asthma symptoms here. (Medical News Today)

How does smoking affect people with asthma?
Smoking, secondhand smoke, and e-cigarette vapor can all aggravate a person's asthma symptoms. Learn more about the link between asthma and smoking here. (Medical News Today)

What causes difficulty breathing?
People can experience difficulty breathing for a wide range of reasons. In this article, we look at causes, symptoms, and ways to prevent breathing difficulties. (Medical News Today)

How to avoid getting sick
It is not always possible to avoid getting sick. However, a person can take some steps to reduce the chances of catching a cold or the flu. Learn about eight evidence-based strategies here. (Medical News Today)

How to use 4-7-8 breathing for anxiety
The 4-7-8 breathing technique, or relaxation breath, is a method for reducing anxiety and promoting sleep. This article covers how to do it, its uses, and apps that can help people practice it. (Medical News Today)

Lower respiratory tract infections: What to know
Lower respiratory infections include all infections below the voice box, which often involve the lungs. In this article, we look at the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for lower respiratory infections. (Medical News Today)

What is a normal respiratory rate?
A normal respiratory rate varies depending on a person’s age and activity levels. In this article, we look at the normal rates and what high and low rates mean. (Medical News Today)

What to know about obstructive lung disease
Obstructive lung disease describes a range of conditions in which a person’s airways are blocked. In this article, we look at its types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. (Medical News Today)

albuterol and ipratropium inhaler (Combivent Respimat)
Title: albuterol and ipratropium inhaler (Combivent Respimat)
Category: Medications
Created: 4/4/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/21/2019 (Medicine Net)

salmeterol (Serevent)
Title: salmeterol (Serevent)
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/13/2019 (Medicine Net)

Poor Asthma Control Tied to Worse School Performance
Title: Poor Asthma Control Tied to Worse School Performance
Category: Health News
Created: 3/11/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/11/2019 (Medicine Net)

montelukast, Singulair
Title: montelukast, Singulair
Category: Medications
Created: 6/6/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/4/2019 (Medicine Net)

ephedrine (oral)
Title: ephedrine (oral)
Category: Medications
Created: 3/2/2005 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/1/2019 (Medicine Net)

ipratropium bromide inhaler (Atrovent)
Title: ipratropium bromide inhaler (Atrovent)
Category: Medications
Created: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/28/2019 (Medicine Net)

Health Tip: Reducing Asthma Attacks in Cold Weather
Title: Health Tip: Reducing Asthma Attacks in Cold Weather
Category: Health News
Created: 2/25/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/25/2019 (Medicine Net)

First Generic Version of Advair Diskus Approved for Asthma, COPD
Title: First Generic Version of Advair Diskus Approved for Asthma, COPD
Category: Health News
Created: 1/31/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/1/2019 (Medicine Net)

Does Fish Oil Help Control Asthma? Not So Much, Study Finds
Title: Does Fish Oil Help Control Asthma? Not So Much, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 1/29/2019 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/30/2019 (Medicine Net)

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)

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