asthma

Are Overweight Asthmatic Kids Taking Too Much Medication?

28 Oct: Are Overweight Asthmatic Kids Taking Too Much Medication?

Anyone who is out of shape and overweight will more easily become breathless when doing physical activity. New research that has been published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology has shown that obese and overweight children who have been diagnosed with asthma may have an unnecessarily high use of asthma medication. Simply put, many of these children don’t know how to tell the difference between an asthma attack and simply being out of breath. The Study The study included the participation of 58 children, who were split into two groups: obese and overweight children with a Body Mass Index (BMI) greater than or equal to the 85th percentile and leaner children with a BMI between the 20th and…

18 Common Medications That Cause Muscle Spasms

23 Sep: 18 Common Medications That Cause Muscle Spasms

Have you ever had a charley horse that had you springing from your bed in the middle of the night? Have you ever had a leg or chest muscle cramp that has hit during the day, making it difficult for you to work? Most people have experienced some kind of muscle spasms or cramps at some point in their lives and know how extremely painful they are. However, what many people may not know is that there are a number of common medications that cause muscle spasms as a side effect. That’s right! That midnight charley horse or chest wall spasm after you exercise might just be cause by the medication you are taking. Is Your Medication on the List? Here’s…

Asthma Medication Prices: Cutting the Cost of Your Treatment

30 Apr: Asthma Medication Prices: Cutting the Cost of Your Treatment

Asthma is a very common disease in the United States.  According to a 2013 article in The New York Times, more than 40 million people in the U.S. are affected by asthma.  The same article also talked about the rising costs of asthma medication prices in the U.S.  The medication for asthma comes in both pill form and as an inhaler.  While inhalers are commonly prescribed for the treatment of asthma, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2011 proved that pills can be just as effective as inhalers.  Fortunately, there are ways to reduce your asthma medication prices and at the same time extend your supply, particularly when it comes to the pill form of the medication….