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How to treat bronchospasm

A bronchospasm is tight contraction of the bronchial muscle which causes narrowing of the bronchi and becomes worse when the mucous membrane is swollen and inflamed. Sticky mucus coming from the bronchial glands can cause obstruction in the bronchi and can be difficult to force out when coughing. Bronchospasm is a common characteristic of asthma […]

What is hay fever?

Hay fever is also known as allergic rhinitis with symptoms like runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, sinus pressure and congestion. Hay fever is not caused by a virus, but it is an allergic response to outdoor or indoor allergen like pollen, pet dander and dust mites. Hay fever makes the work performance miserable and interferes […]

Insulin shock

Coronary Angioplasty and Its Risks

Coronary angioplasty or percutaneous coronary intervention is a procedure wherein blocked arteries in the heart are opened. This procedure is done to restore blood flow to the heart and reduce cardiac symptoms such as chest pain. The material posted on this page on coronary angioplasty and its risks is for learning purposes only. To learn […]

Heart attack

When A Sudden Heart Attack Becomes An Emergency Situation

Would you know what to do if a loved one had a heart attack? Would you know how to recognize a major circulatory emergency? When the body’s circulation is not normal, it can deprive the heart the appropriate blood supply to keep it healthy. Moreover, a heart disease can further increase the risk for a heart […]

First Aid For Inhalation Injuries

Fires often emit harmful gases such as carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen cyanide, usually in the form of soot or smoke. If inhaled in huge amount, these by-products can cause significant injury to the upper airway. Inhaled injuries occur when a person has inhaled heated gases such as by-products of burned materials. Smoke inhalation is the leading […]