Asthma creeps on to you silently and there are many who don’t take it seriously. When considered that there are over 23 million Americans and more than one third of those number children who suffer from Asthma, the scenario turns grim. Studies have indicated that the loss to the public exchequer as a direct result of losing work days is to the tune of $ 20 billion in the US.
The word allergy means an altered or abnormal tissue reaction after exposure to an antigen (also called an ‘allergen’). The allergic reaction occurs if the body tissues are sensitive to the allergen. The allergen may reach the tissues by direct contact with the skin or various mucous membranes of the organs or through the bloodstream after absorption. Almost any part of the body can be [...]
Asthma is an ancient Greek word meaning ‘panting or short-drawn breath’. It is an allergic condition resulting from the reaction of the body to one or more allergens, and is the most troublesome of respiratory diseases. An asthma patient gets frequent attacks of breathlessness, in between which he may even be completely normal.