Asthma and other respiratory disorders

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    Asthma rates rising...
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    1 in 12 in U.S. has asthma...and number is rising
    5/3/2011 - Rates among black children up 50 percent in a decade, CDC reports
     
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    I'm guessing that some environmental issue or some nutrition problems are causing an increase in immuno-reactive disorders, of which Asthma is but one example.

    I don't have the stats, but I suspect that food allergies are also up, and other immuno-reactive conditions (a lot of skin disorders for example) are ALSO up.

    Just a guess, of course, this kind of issue is way outside my normal areas of interest.
     
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    Meth babies and such?
     
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    There's a lot of money to be made selling "Asthma" sufferers drugs. I don't expect it to improve anytime soon.
     
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    Maybe we're just a bunch of pansies nowdays.

    Think about it - in years past, everybody used wood heat (smoke), there were more crops (grain dust), more people were exposed to animals of all sorts (dander), people were working outside (pollen, dust, weeds), etc.

    I do know people who have severe allergies, yet growing up on a working farm with all sorts of animals, being out in the fields on a daily basis and having wood heat our entire lives, none of my siblings nor I have asthma or any significant allergies.

    It's been theorized that people who are exposed to all those things as infants don't have the problems later in life. The one thing we were not exposed to was tobacco smoke. It seems as though kids (some who are now adults) who are exposed to even second-hand smoke tend to have more issues.

    Preemies are at a much larger risk for respiratory issues - that pretty much goes without saying.

    That's not heavily researched - just what I've experienced or seen in those around me.
     
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    Lard and lack of exercise.
    Have a look at the playgrounds. They should install troughs to feed them ( and put iPhone-iPod shelves and chargers above the troughs).
    They could put healthy meals in them and call it iSlop. Them little murkins would eat it up.
     
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    I love these proclamations with the buried caveat "While we don't know the cause..." and yet go on tell you it could be any number of things, so the message is actually carry on until we know more or get yourself into a giant pollutant-free bubble.
     
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    Actually children growing up in high traffic urban areas like next to expressways have lots of asthma and stunted lungs and such.
    A study I read maybe 5 years or more ago on that.
     
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    Gotta be all that 2nd hand smoke.....
     
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    Granny cuts the grass so's Uncle Ferd don't have an asthma attack...
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    New Procedure Shows Promise For Severe Asthmatics
    November 21, 2012 - A new treatment at the Cleveland Clinic shows promise in helping those with severe asthma. The procedure has been used in clinical trials for several years, and the outcome can be life changing for many patients who have it.
     

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