Breathing Emergencies

How to treat acute coronary syndrome

Acute coronary syndrome is caused by a wide range of conditions due to sudden and lessened flow of blood to the heart. It is caused by the accumulation of fatty deposits in and on the walls of the coronary arteries. These arteries functions for delivering oxygen and nutrients to the heart. The accumulation of fatty deposits is sudden and it ... Read More »

Dealing with alcohol intoxication

Alcohol intoxication is a dangerous physical condition due to drinking excessive alcohol, also called ethanol poisoning or drunkenness. It is a physiological condition that causes psychological changes in behavior, perception, level of consciousness and responses. Symptoms of alcohol intoxication Flushed skin Euphoria Nausea and vomiting Blacking out or seizures The pupils becomes enlarged Breath that smells of alcohol Slurred or ... Read More »

Managing dust mite allergy

Dust mite allergy is an allergic reaction to small bugs living in house dust. It is characterized by sneezing, running nose, symptoms of asthma such as wheezing and breathing difficulties. Dust mites are related to ticks and spiders which cannot be seen by the naked eye. They eat skin cells shed by people and likes warm and humid environments. Upholstered ... Read More »

Remedies for acute bronchitis

Acute bronchitis involves swelling of the bronchial tubes which are airways that enable air to pass from the mouth to the lungs due to bacteria or virus. Other irritants such as smoke or pollution can also cause the disease. A cough that last more than 5 days can be called an acute case. People with recurrent acute bronchitis are susceptible ... Read More »

Croup

Croup is an infection which affects the respiratory system including the larynx, trachea and bronchial tubes in the lungs which is usually caused by virus and sometimes by bacterial infection. In some cases, croup can cause infection of the upper respiratory tract which is known as bacterial tracheitis or epiglottis which requires medical help immediately. Croup usually affects children between ... Read More »

Whooping cough

A whooping cough is a dangerous respiratory disease that is very contagious. Whooping cough is also known as pertussis and can last for months. The coughing fits can be severe that can cause discomfort in the rib region. Individuals who are suffering from this condition produces a distinctive sound when attempting to inhale which happens due to the swelling and ... Read More »

Wet cough

A wet cough is a common symptom of allergies, respiratory infections and conditions that affect the heart. Wet cough is also known as productive cough due to the presence of mucus or other fluid found within the upper or lower respiratory tract. It can be caused by certain conditions that affect one or both lungs, the larynx, the bronchi or ... Read More »

Coughing after running

Running is an exercise in order to help an individual remain fit and healthy, improve heart and lung health, lessen mental stress. On the other, it can also cause coughing. There is a slight feeling of breathless and tiredness especially after running which is a normal phenomenon when the person is used to run on a regular basis. There are ... Read More »

A close look on hiccups

Hiccups are caused by temporary contraction of the muscles of the diaphragm which is a section of muscle tissue that expands and contracts in order to facilitate breathing. The diaphragm contracts to create suction and allows air into the lungs and when it expands, the air is pushed out from the lungs and causes the person to exhale. Regular contraction ... Read More »

Head congestion

Head congestion is caused by the swelling of the nasal passages and mucous membranes, stuffiness, excess production of mucous and clogged ears. Take note that this can be caused by a virus, infection and allergies. Head congestions have several symptoms that range in severity and duration like- When sinusitis causes head congestion, there will be bouts of coughing that becomes ... Read More »