Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Know about Asthma


The word asthma has originated from an ancient Greek word meaning panting. Essentially asthma is a chronic and recurring inflammation of the air ways (bronchi) that results in obstruction of air flow. Asthma is very common all over the world, in all age groups. It may start in as early as months old baby to elder age group. Asthma is largely controllable and to an extent curable, depending on the stage and extent of the disease.

What happens in Asthma? (Pathogenesis)
There is a decrease in the lumen of the air ways resulting from a two fold response to the allergens and other irritants.

Primarily in a hyper reactive response, the smooth muscles in the airways constrict and narrow excessively. Followed by an inflammatory response where the immune system responds to the allergens by sending white blood cells and other immune factors to the airways. These inflammatory factors cause a swelling of the airways and also an increase in the mucus secretion thus causing symptoms like wheezing, cough and shortness of breath.

Children aged 2-12 years reported higher rates of asthma (15.7%) than adults aged 16 years and over (10.1%). In males, the prevalence of asthma was highest among children aged 2-12 years; in females, prevalence was highest among young adults aged 16-24 years. Asthma is also closely linked to allergies. Most, but not all, people with asthma have allergies. Children with a family history of allergy and asthma are more likely to have asthma.

Symptoms of asthma:

The most common symptoms are

  1. Cough

  2. Difficulty in breathing

  3. Mucus production

  4. Exhaustion

The most important and distressing symptom is the breathlessness or sense of suffocation, which may be of varying intensity. Some patients may not have cough or mucus production (expectoration) at all.

The symptoms of asthma may be

  1. Periodical (once in a a week to once in a year)
  2. Seasonal (a few weeks in a year)

  3. Continuous (all throughout or most of the time)

The symptoms might get triggered by one or more of the following:

a. Physical exertion

b. Change in weather or temperature

c. Infection

d. Mental stress

e. Exposure to pollution (dust, chemical, pollen, etc.)

f. Without any apparent reason

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How to live with Asthma

How to live with Asthma?

Physical activity and EXERCISE can improve the fitness of people with asthma, but eight out of ten people with asthma don't do the recommended amount of exercise.
Knowing what adjustments to make to your lifestyle can be difficult, but here you can find out all you need to know about things like DIET, SMOKING AND STRESS so that you can become healthier and more in control of your asthma.
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Health Problems- Astro Analysis

Health Problems

As per astrology the Birth Chart is divided in twelve Parts. They represent and influence on our Body parts as under

1st House : Head and Face, Brain and Bones of our head and face

2nd House: Face, Right Eye, Tongue, Nose, Teeth, Ears, Fingers, Nails, Bones and flesh

3rd House: Neck, throat, collar Bones , hands, breathing, ears, bodily growth

4th House : Breast and Chest, chest and ribs, Blood, heart

5th House :Uppar abdomen, mind, liver, gall bladder, spleen , intestines

6th House : Lower Abdomin, Naval, Bones, Flesh, anus, kidneys

7th House: Seman, uterus of the lady, overies, prostate glands

8th House : Generative organs, urine, blood, Bladder and Bones of pelvic area

9th House : Hips and Thighs, veins and arteries, bones of thighs

10th House :Knees and hands, flesh

11th House ; Legs, left ear, breathing, shanks

12th House : Feet and Toes, Lymphatic system, left eye, bones of feet

Parts of the body ruled by planets

Sun : Stomach, bone, blood, heart, skin, belly, eye sight (right eye of the male and left eye of female)

Head and constitution of the body

Moon : Breast, intestines, lymph, eye sight (left eye for the male and right eye for the female)

Throats, nervous debility, chest, mind, kidney, Alimentary canal and water in body.

Mars.: Blood, marrow, energy, neck, genitals, red colouring matter in the blood, rectum, head,

Veins, female organs, nose, fore head, digestive section of sines and vitality

Mercury : Veins, lungs, arms, mouth, hair nervous system, chest, nerves, skin, naval nose, spinal
Systems, gall bladder

Jupiter: Thighs, fat, brain, lungs, liver, kidney, right ear, tongue, spleen, semen and pleura

Venus : Face, eye sight, genital organs, semen, urine, lustre of body, throat, water in body, chin, cheeks, naval, left bar and productive organs

Saturn : Joint bones, Teeth, knees, ears, spleen, legs, bones, muscles, limbs, skin and hair

Rahu : Feet, Breathing , neck

Kethu : Belly and feet

Uranus : Nervous system, brain and motor nerves

Neptune : Nervous system, the optic nerves, cerebro spinal fluids etc

The zodaic is of 360 degrees. It has been divided in to 12 parts each. Each part is known as Sign

According to Birth time of an Individual in which sign he has taken birth is Known as Acendent or Lagna or 1st house. please visit to know each house is indicating http://successgain.us
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Monday, July 18, 2011

Asthma Attack

An acute, or sudden, asthma attack is usually caused by an exposure to allergens or an upper-respiratory-tract infection. The severity of the attack depends on how well your underlying asthma is being controlled (reflecting how well the airway inflammation is being controlled). An acute attack is potentially life-threatening because it may continue despite the use of your usual quick-relief medications (inhaled bronchodilators). Asthma that is unresponsive to treatment with an inhaler should prompt you to seek medical attention at the closest hospital emergency room or your asthma specialist office, depending on the circumstances and time of day. Asthma attacks do not stop on their own without treatment. If you ignore the early warning signs, you put yourself at risk of developing status asthmaticus.

The symptoms of severe asthma are persistent coughing and the inability to speak full sentences or walk without shortness of breath. Your chest may feel closed, and your lips may have a bluish tint. In addition, you may feel agitation, confusion, or an inability to concentrate. You may hunch your shoulders, sit or stand up to breathe more easily, and strain your abdominal and neck muscles. These are signs of an impending respiratory system failure. At this point, it is unlikely that inhaled medications will reverse this process. A mechanical ventilator may be needed to assist the lungs and respiratory muscles. A face mask or a breathing tube is inserted in the nose or mouth for this treatment. These breathing aids are temporary and are removed once the attack has subsided and the lungs have recovered sufficiently to resume the work of breathing on their own. A short hospital stay in an intensive-care unit may be a result of a severe attack that has not been promptly treated. To avoid such hospitalization, it is best, at the onset of symptoms, to begin immediate early treatment at home

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Causes of Asthma Attack

Asthma symptoms may be activated or aggravated by many agents. Not all asthmatics react to the same triggers. Additionally, the effect that each trigger has on the lungs varies from one individual to another. In general, the severity of your asthma depends on how many agents activate your symptoms and how sensitive your lungs are to them. Most of these triggers can also worsen nasal or eye symptoms.

Triggers fall into two categories:

  • allergens ("specific");

  • nonallergens -- mostly irritants (nonspecific).

Once your bronchial tubes (nose and eyes) become inflamed from an allergic exposure, a re-exposure to the offending allergens will often activate symptoms. These "reactive" bronchial tubes might also respond to other triggers, such as exercise, infections, and other irritants. The following is a simple checklist.

Common asthma triggers:


  • "seasonal" pollens
  • year-round dust mites, molds, pets, and insect parts
  • foods, such as fish, egg, peanuts, nuts, cow's milk and soy
  • additives, such as sulfites
  • work-related agents, such as latex , epoxides, and formaldehyde
Allergy fact

About 80% of children and 50% of adults with asthma also have allergies.


  • respiratory infections, such as those caused by viral "colds,"bronchitis and sinusitis
  • drugs, such as asprin, other NSAIDS (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs), and beta blockers (used to treat blood pressure and other heart conditions)
  • tobacco smoke
  • outdoor factors, such as smog, weather changes, and diesel fumes
  • indoor factors, such as paint, detergents, deodorants, chemicals, and perfumes
  • nighttime
  • gastroesophageal reflux disorder
  • exercise, especially under cold dry conditions
  • work-related factors, such as chemicals, dusts, gases, and metals
  • emotional factors, such as laughing, crying, yelling, and distress
  • hormonal factors, such as in premenstrual syndrome

Normal bronchial tubes

The air we breathe in through our nose is processed to prepare it for presentation to our lower respiratory tract. This air is moistened, heated, and cleansed prior to passage through the vocal cords (larynx) and into the windpipe (trachea). Dry or cold air presented to our trachea can cause coughing and wheezing as a normal response to this type of irritation. The air then enters the lungs by way of two large air passages (bronchi), one for each lung. The bronchi divide within each lung into smaller and smaller air tubes (bronchioles), just like branches of an inverted tree. Inhaled air is brought through these airways to the millions of tiny air sacs (alveoli) that are contained in the lungs. Oxygen (O2) passes from the air sacs into the bloodstream through numerous tiny blood vessels called capillaries. Similarly, the body's waste product, carbon dioxide (CO2), is returned to the air sacs and then eliminated upon each exhalation.
Normal bronchial tubes allow rapid passage of air in and out of the lungs to ensure that the levels of O2 and CO2 remain constant in the bloodstream. The outer walls of the bronchial tubes are surrounded by smooth muscles that contract and relax automatically with each breath. This allows the required amount of air to enter and exit the lungs to achieve this normal exchange of O2 and CO2. The contraction and relaxation of the bronchial smooth muscles are controlled by two different nervous systems that work in harmony to keep the airways open.
The inner lining of the bronchial tubes, called the bronchial mucosa, contains: (1) mucus glands that produce just enough mucus to properly lubricate the airways; and (2) a variety of so-called inflammatory cells, such as eosinophils, lymphocytes and mast cells. These cells are designed to protect the bronchial mucosa from the microorganisms, allergens, and irritants we inhale, and which can cause the bronchial tissue to swell. Remember, however, that these inflammatory cells are also important players in the allergic reaction. Therefore, the presence of these cells in the bronchial tubes causes them to be a prime target for allergic inflammation.
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The scope of the problem

Asthma is now the most common chronic illness in children, affecting one in every 15. In North America, 5% of adults are also afflicted. In all, there are about 1 million Canadians and 15 million Americans who suffer from this disease.

The number of new cases and the yearly rate of hospitalization for asthma have increased about 30% over the past 20 years. Even with advances in treatment, asthma deaths among young people have more that doubled.

Allergy fact

There are about 5,000 deaths annually from asthma in the U.S. and about 500 deaths per year in Canada.

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