Facts And Statistics Of Childhood Asthma
One of the chronic health problems affecting the quality of lives of children
in the US today is asthma. This happens when the interior walls of the air pipes
carrying air to the lungs become sore or bulge a bit.
Of the 20 million people in US suffering from asthma, about 9 million are
children. The chances of Asthma turning into a life threatening disease is more
likely in children due to the very basic fact that they have very small air
The indications of asthma include cough, pain in the chest, wheezing, and
frequent trouble in breathing. It particularly attacks very early in the morning
or very late in the night.
The most common causes of asthma include sources of allergens like the mold,
animal fur with dead skin cells and environment that irritates the air flow like
high pollution, cigarette smoke, sudden changes in the weather conditions,
constant exposure to dust mites etc.
Interestingly, all the top ten cities in the US with cases of asthma are from
the eastern states and that too mostly from the south eastern states.
This infographic is about the facts and figures related to asthma and cost it
incurs on the economy of the state and the country. This also provides the
locations of the top ten cities in US that have most cases of asthma attacks
Last Updated ( Friday, 12 April 2013 )
Did You Check Your Fingernails
On my recent trip to India, two of the specialist doctors I consulted for
Gout at SHALBY, Amdavad first and foremost checked my fingernails and with the
formation of slight ridges on my finger nails indicated my lack of Iron (which
was proved with positive with the blood test) and of course early stages of
As far back as 3,000 BC Chinese physicians studied their patients fingernails
for telltale signs of illness.
Thousands of years later, American country doctors, tending to their patients in
small towns and farm villages, routinely checked patients' eyes, the surface of
the tongue, and the appearance of the fingernails.
Some knowledgeable practitioners still check these things, although most that do
are doctors that practice holistic medicine.
Why did the ancients and the old-time country doctors take such an interest in
their patients' fingernails?
Because the nails often signal the presence of serious internal diseases, many
that could become life threatening if overlooked or left untreated.
Have you checked your nails lately?
It may seem like an a strange question, but actually it's not. The condition,
strength, and color of your nails are good indicators of what's going on inside
you that you can't see.
Holistic physicians analyze the nails and you can too, if you know what to look
for when you check them. It's a good idea to check your nails periodically (at
least several times a year) to get an early warning about anything that may be
dangerous cropping up inside you.
Last Updated ( Monday, 25 March 2013 )
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