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    Asthma: Prevention Through Imagery

    Asthma: Prevention Through Imagery Asthma causes the airways in the lung to inflame and become sensitive to specific triggers that cause them to narrow, reducing the amount of oxygen reaching the lungs, resulting in coughing and shortness of breath. Triggers include pollen, exercise, and house-dust mites. It is one of the commonest chronic diseases, affecting around 7 percent of the population. More children are suffering from asthma over the last 20 years, but why this should be so is a matter for debate. The effects of stress  While stress does not cause asthma, psychological factors can exacerbate the condition. Strong emotions like anger, stress, or joy can trigger an attack.…

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    Asthma in UK

    Millions of people in the UK suffer from asthma with widely differing degrees of severity. In mild cases it causes few troublesome symptoms and can be can be controlled satisfactorily by inhaler or spray. In severe cases however hospital treatment may be necessary. There are many causes of asthma but in the case of Occupational asthma, the source is substances such as dust, fumes or gases which exist in the workplace and can be inhaled by workers who are exposed to them. Existing asthma with another cause can be aggravated by exposure to such substances. Asthma creates difficulty in the transmission of air to the lungs due to inflammation, narrowing and…

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    Experience Transformational Breathing

    Transformational Breathing is a technique developed by Dr Judith Kravitz in the USA, that teaches a form of connected breathing using the whole of the respiratory system. Studies show that as many as 90% of people have restricted breathing patterns and that this can be linked among other things to physical health problems, emotional difficulties, and lack of energy or motivation. A trained Transformational Breath Facilitator can help you to identify your own particular breath pattern and to gently open up blocked areas, oxygenating every cell in your body. Your Transformational Breath Facilitator will show you how to use the whole of your respiratory system and breathe more fully. She…

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    Asthmalyser™

    Asthmalyser™ is an intelligent asthma diary which records variations in asthma symptoms and assists in the identification of possible causes of fluctuations in the severity of asthma. It may also assist in the measurement of the effectiveness of medications and the interactions of different medications. The software has been developed by Steve Baker of SB-Software Systems Ltd. Mr Baker is a lifelong asthmatic and developed the product to help his own asthma condition. The software allows the user to record information on: Peak flow readings. Medication usage. Exposure to asthma triggers and allergens. Symptoms experienced. Whether activities restricted. The software generates reports, graphs and summaries.