Posts Tagged 'asthma'

People with asthma need extra TLC this flu season

A terrible flu season can be bad news for asthma sufferers. As flu cases are on the rise, Centra Care physicians have seen a significant increase in asthma patients.

Asthma is often triggered by a viral infection like a cold or the flu, two illnesses that are both showing high numbers these days. For those with asthma, what starts as a minor illness can quickly irritate your airway tubes and cause more serious symptoms.

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It’s Common & Could Be Life Threatening

Allergies are up. Colds are spreading fast around area schools. Flu season is upon us. What does all that add up to? A high risk of attack for asthma sufferers.

Last week, area Centra Care locations saw a 100% increase from the previous week in the number of pediatric patients with asthma-related complaints.

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Asthma can be dangerous and should never be ignored. It is a disease of the airways, that creates inflammation and spasm of the ...

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It may not be contagious, but Asthma can be dangerous

Seasonal allergies, complications of the common cold…even stress can trigger an asthma attack. Those triggers have been fierce lately among the youngest asthma sufferers in Central Florida, as shown in the latest Centra Care data. The urgent care locations have seen a significant increase in pediatric asthma patients in the last week.

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  • Asthma Triggers Include:
  • Pollen
  • Exercise
  • Dust
  • Mold
  • Pet hair or dander
  • Dust
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Stress
  • Tobacco smoke

Asthma can be dangerous and should never be ignored. It’s a disease of the ...

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High Flu Numbers Leads to Major Asthma Increase

Colds and flu are wreaking havoc in Central Florida this month and that’s bad news for many asthma sufferers.  It comes as no surprise that Centra Care physicians have seen a significant increase in asthma patients recently.

Asthma is often triggered by a viral infection like a cold or the flu (two illnesses that are both showing high numbers these days). For those with asthma, what starts as a minor illness can quickly irritate your airway tubes and cause more ...

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