Family Health 101: Asthma

Posted On : June 29, 2017   In , , , ,

Over 25 million people in the U.S. have asthma. Asthma is a common lung condition with any age group. It causes breathing problems such as coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. When someone breathes from their nose or mouth, air travels from the trachea (windpipe) through the bronchial tubes and into the lungs and back out. If any of those airways become narrow, the lungs cannot get adequate oxygen. People with asthma are very sensitive to everyday conditions such as cigarette smoke, pollen, dust, weather and even exercise. These are called “triggers.” These triggers can cause an asthmatic’s airways to

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Surviving Spring Allergies

Posted On : March 31, 2017   In ,

The yellow dusting has returned to Central Texas. That means it’s springtime! It’s one of my favorite times of the year with wildflowers blooming everywhere. Families are parked on the side of the road to take advantage of the fields of blue bonnets. Our grass is returning from its winter hibernation. Everything becomes green and alive again. Springtime in Central Texas can be beautiful but it can also be unbearable. With the change of seasons, comes the change of allergies. Elm and Ash are blooming, oak is at its peak and people are starting to mow their lawns. There is

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