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Asthma – A Lung-Related Illness

Asthma And Cell Therapy

Overview

Exercise-induced bronchospasm or, exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) is the most prevalent asthma that only develops when exercising.

To stay healthy, many doctors advise their patients to remain active.

This pauses an important challenge to an asthmatic person as they don’t know the right way of going about their normal daily lives.

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Asthma Statistics – In 2009, 8% of the US population (25 million), were diagnosed with various types of asthmatic conditions. 1 out of 12 adults were diagnosed and 1 out of 10 children were affected.

According to a report by AAAI [2] , children are more affected by the disease. 1 out of 12 adults were diagnosed, while 1 of 10 children were affected.

To curb this, the patient can ask their physicians to develop a management plan to keep the condition in check during and after physical activity.

Occupational asthma is outstanding due to the regular cases reported in medical centers.

Breathing in dust, fumes, gases and other unhealthy substances while at the workplace, yields to this type of the disease.

 

Could Cell Therapy Help With Asthma?

Thanks to technology and modern medical expertise, researchers have pursued all avenues possible to ensure use of cell therapy gives asthmatic patients a better chance to improve the quality of life.

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Cell Therapy is an old treatment modality which involves implantation of living cells for treatment of diseases.

Immune-modulatory properties of active live cells are utilized in guaranteeing the reactive airways remain open.

The Gulf Coast Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center are investigating the positive impact of SVF, which precipitate growth of new cells that alleviate problems emanating from chronic asthma.

 

What is Asthma ?

Asthma is a disease in which the airways narrow because of different environmental factors.

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Asthma is a disease in which the airways narrow because of different environmental factors.

When the airways thin, there is the production of extra mucus making breathing difficult due to clogging.

Althoughis not curable, the symptoms can be controlled as long as one follows the doctor’s instructions to the latter.

 

Symptoms

The signs vary from one person to the other since some people have frequent attacks when indulging in exercises while others experience it after a long time.

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Asthma signs and symptoms include : Night cough, Chest pain or tightness, Breathing problem, Dry cough, Wheezing

The signs and symptoms include:

  • Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, wheezing or coughing
  • Chest tightness or pain
  • Breathing problems
  • Wheezing and coughing that is worsened by a respiratory problem like flu or cold
  • When exhaling, a person produces a wheezing sound

Risk Factors

The risk factors may include:

  • Being a smoker
  • Obesity
  • Exposure to smoke and exhaust fumes
  • Having allergic conditions like rhinitis or atopic dermatitis

Conclusion

Proper treatment can go a long way as if put under control, a patient will lead a normal and healthy lifestyle.

If you come from a family that has had cases of allergies in the past, you could be prone to developing the disorder. This one is termed as allergic asthma.

Windblown pollen from trees, air pollution, dust mite feces, cockroach feces, and animal dander (from air skins) trigger allergic asthma. This makes it the riskiest type of asthmatic condition.

 

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Further Reading – Quality Articles From Third Party Websites

  1. [1] WebMD
  2. [2] AAAI.Org
  3. [3] Mayo Clinic