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Asthma and Lifestyle Interventions

Asthma is a and a well-known immune response that targets the lungs and effects an estimated 300 million individuals.1Its symptoms include wheezing/shortness of breath/coughing and the understanding of its causes has grown to include genetic and other drivers.1(189) As research has mounted regarding the pathophysiology of asthma, more evidence has suggested that nutritional and environmental…

Improving Air Quality In Your Home

  Poor indoor air quality is a chief cause of illness for individuals (Williams, 2012). Buildings are generally tightly sealed designed to conserve energy. However, contaminants from paint, carpets, and other building materials become trapped and circulate causing symptoms such as headaches, sore throat, and respiratory problems (Williams, 2012). Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are common indoor air…

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  Emphysema and chronic bronchitis often occur together. When they do, such a disorder is known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Reisner & Reisner, 2017). COPD is often characterized by dyspnea (shortness of breath) and cyanosis (blue skin from reduced hemoglobin in blood). Individuals suffering from COPD will frequently have shortness of breath (emphysema),…