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This fall: Beware of Asthma and Bronchitis!

Cold autumn months are responsible for worsening the symptoms of several diseases or even for the emergence of new affections. Asthma, bronchitis, ulcers or gastritis are just a few of the diseases which start manifesting during autumn.

This fall: Beware of Asthma and Bronchitis!


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Asthma is one of the most severe respiratory disease characterized by breathing attacks, the patients experiencing the sensation of suffocation. The symptoms and crises specific to asthma are aggravated by the humid air and also by the high concentration of mold on fruits and vegetables.

In the same way, in a room in which the air is usually humid, there will be a larger amount of allergens that determine in most cases the appearance of a crises. The chrysanthemum, a very beautiful flower which comes into blossom during autumn months, can also be the cause of asthma attacks.

The ulcer is an affections which occurs when the concentration of hydrochloric acid is very high and tends to interact with the lining of the stomach, causing abdominal pain, nausea and the inability to eat. In autumn and spring, which are seasons of transition, especially in the morning and evening, the symptoms of ulcer can aggravate. In case this happens, the best thing to do is to seek medical advice.

Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis can also be favored by the changing weather. Allergic rhinitis is manifested through sneezing, headaches, runny nose, nasal congestion and itchy eyes. In addition to the symptoms recalled, sinusitis can cause nasal infections and the clogging of the sinuses. If you experience pain or pressure in the sinuses, especially around the eyes, above your eyebrows or in the area surrounding the teeth, than you might suffer from sinusitis.

Moreover, the abundant yellow or green secretions accompanied by an odor (which only you can sense) represent clear signs that it is time to consult a specialist. Bear in mind that if allergies can be treated with anti-allergic drugs, sinusitis requires specialized treatment which should be recommended only by a doctor.

Bronchitis is a disease of the upper respiratory tract, which appears in most cases in wet and cold seasons and generally affects the children and the elderly. The disease can be the result of the activity of viruses and bacteria. It begins with cough and fever, for which antibiotics are generally recommended. In addition, the patient should rest and drink great quantities of water every day.

Bronchitis can be prevented by stimulating the immune system, and by this we mean adopting a balanced diet, sufficient hours of sleep and giving up smoking. Also, one should avoid the weather conditions which favor the multiplication of germs in the upper respiratory tract, like cold air streams, cold liquids or foods and prolonged exposure to low temperatures.

Another risk factor is the snoring. Scientists have discovered that snorers have 68 % more chances to develop bronchitis than the ones who have a quiet sleep. Most of the times, bronchitis is cured in maximum 10 days. It rarely causes bronchopneumonia or ENT complications.

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