Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States as it affects approximately 15 million people. Typically, asthma attacks are triggered by a variety of common substances. Inflammation of the airways causes an asthma attack, which leads to shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and chest tightness. During an asthma attack the airways tighten and the … [Read more...] about Trigger Factors for Asthma
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Food probably does not directly cause asthma, but certain food allergies or obesity that you may have triggers your asthma symptoms, according to the Health Central website. To minimize your asthma symptoms, you should learn what foods trigger your asthma and avoid them. Your allergist can help you do this.About AsthmaWhen you have asthma, you have recurrent episodes of airflow … [Read more...] about Asthma Trigger Foods
“Tissue mommy! I need a tissue!!” Your child comes running at you, with double-barreled boogies from both nostrils. Ugh. It’s definitely that time of the year! But, come late winter/early spring, it can be tough to know if it’s due to a cold, or allergies. Which is why I’m always being asked by moms around this time, “Is it a cold or allergies?” As an ER doctor, mom … [Read more...] about Is It A Cold Or Allergies?
More than half of all divorced women fear they will end up a “bag lady.” Even high net-worth women are concerned they’ll run out of money and won’t be able to support themselves or their families. I get it: I’ve been there. Living through my own divorce — and advising the numerous women with whom I’ve worked — I’ve seen how all too often, given the financial and emotional … [Read more...] about Five BIG Money Mistakes Women Make in Divorce
What They Don’t Tell You in the Autism Handbook Teenagers. I really wish the “Autism Handbook” had a really long, detailed chapter on teenagers with autism. What do I mean? As my husband says, “We have a teenager and we have a teenager with autism. That’s two challenges.” My son still has the occasion meltdown, yet they’re different from when he was … [Read more...] about What They Don’t Tell You in the Autism Handbook