GPs' lack of #asthma testing is abysmal, charity says - BBC News
The air is poison today so I wore my mask for my entire workout. I don’t know how firefighters do all that training with respirators on, but I’m possibly gonna find out. I wore a mask while running, biking, doing about 150 walking lunges, a heap of Nordic curls, knee raises, and a bunch of high crossbody box step-ups. I wore a mask yesterday for a 5km cross country hike. Wearing a mask while training is a heck of a handicap. I feel like I’m doing everything while carrying a sandbag. It’s a lot harder for me to regulate my breathing because the fitted piece going over my nose feels like it’s cutting off some of my nasal airways, and I end up sucking wind through my mouth instead. That’s not great for my asthma, but neither is this poison air. I just pace myself as best as I can. #RespiratoryDisease #Asthma #ClimateDiary #MaskUp #CanadaWildfires #Fitness
The world outside apparently is trying to kill me this time of year, with how difficult it's been for me to breathe the last three weeks, lol.
It ain't even Spring?!
…and still they drive - Irish air quality, especially in urban areas, is drastic. What's the betting the Government ignores the elephant in the room - many, many people driving alone in their car - and goes after solid fuel fires? #Drivers #Cars #SUVs #AirQuality #Ireland #Asthma https://www.irishtimes.com/environment/2023/09/24/air-pollution-linked-to-premature-deaths-at-concerning-level-in-urban-areas-report-finds/
I’m a disabled former receptionist turned history teacher who was made via “in vitro fertilization” and have multiple medical issues. #mctd #fibromyalgia #hypothyroidism #asthma #dsDNAautoantibodies #pots #mastcellactivationdisorder #degenerativediscdisease #SpinalStenosis I have been a pet sitter and a door dasher ever since I became sick. Im married and I like #vikings #startrek #dark #thewitcher #outlander #tool #mastodontheband #incubus #futurama #paranormalinvestigation #liberal
Even the taste is lacking, like, where's my medicine? Did it come out? There's an aftertaste on the exhale, and that's pretty much the only thing besides wheezing relief that says yes, medicine did come out, since there's none of the normal sensory feedback from the inhaler. Do not like lol
So, inhalers have a sort of mouthfeel/sensory feedback when you press down the canister for the puff. There's a force, a taste, a coating in your mouth if you don't use a spacer. This generic inhaler significantly lacks that force, and I actually kinda hate it. I know I'm a weirdo, but this is literally 30 years of normalcy, upended.
In a study led by Ann Cheney at UC Riverside, caregivers said the Salton Sea environment is toxic to children's health.
Sulfuric smells, dust storms, chemicals, and fires in the area contribute to chronic health conditions among kids, including asthma, bronchitis, and pneumonia, they reported.
Cheney and her team engaged with 36 people via focus groups or one-on-one interviews. Participants lived in the northern part of the Salton Sea and were Latinx and Indigenous Mexican caregivers of children with asthma and respiratory problems. The study was conducted from fall 2019 to spring 2021.
➡️ Learn more in this report: https://bit.ly/3Ltcs9d
Geweldig. Kunnen wij, die nu lijden aan allerlei ziekten veroorzaakt door #milieuvervuiling de #hoogovens nu aanklagen en vergoeding ontvangen? Enkele keren per jaar sta ik doodsangsten uit, omdat mijn longen weigeren adem te halen. En da's chronisch: daar is geen medicijn tegen. #asthma #environment #pollution #tatasteel #netherlands
Australians on the east coast, inland at least as far as Canberra, if you have friends who get #pollen or #thunderstorm #asthma, today is a very likely day for it to happen. I closed my windows and put air filters on and saw a near-instant difference to my breathing. Medicine helps, but clear air helps even more.
Interesting work on repurposing the SSRI fluoxetine (prozac) as allergy medication.
Sadly not open access and I can't see a pre-print, am sad because this is very interesting and am curious about similar studies on amitriptyline.
#fibromyalgia #RA #lupus #colitis #fatigue #postpartum #trauma #autoimmune #hormoneimbalance #depression #hopelessness #anxiety #insomnia #constipation #hotflash #weightgain #allergies #acne #pcos #endometriosis #ed #pain #allergies #headaches #migraines #diabetes #heartdisease #stroke #cancer #liverdisease #highbloodpressure #kidneydisease #infertility #visionloss #tinnitus #tumors #asthma #copd #highbloodpressure #obesity #addiction
I've simplified how I deal with health triggers, and it makes me feel so much calmer in my day to day life.
"Babies and young children with diverse bacteria in their gut are less likely to develop allergy-related wheezing and asthma, according to a new Australian study.
Communities of bacteria, known as microbiota, develop in the human body during the early
years of life and are involved in processes that are helpful to the body, such as synthesizing vitamins and boosting the immune system. They can also be occasionally unhelpful, due to the role they play in inflammatory bowel disease and stomach ulcers.
Babies already have some microbiota in their guts from their mothers when they are born. The diversity of bacteria then increases and matures as they are exposed to other children, animals, and different foods.
The researchers analyzed data from the Barwon Infant Study (BIS), which has been running in Australia since 2010, watching 1,074 babies as they grow."
Scout had a rough night and day with #asthma as the seasons change. Once he was feeling better he insisted on going out with the “hooman” on a small #adventure. Nova on the other hand wanted no part of going on a #harness walk but was eager to jump on the #onefastcatwheel.
- Puls zu hoch? Ach, nur dekonditioniert (#POTS)
- Sport hilft gegen chronische Erschöpfung (nein, tut es nicht!)
- Du kannst nicht atmen? Ach, ist nur ne Panikattacke (well fuck, #Asthma)
- Du simulierst doch nur! (Sag das mal bitte den Autoantikörpern)
- Muskelschmerzen? Faulheit!
- Erschöpfung nach geringster Anstrengung? Dekonditioniert und faul! (Whoops, erfüllt die Kriterien für #MECFS)
Ich könnte ewig drüber schreiben. Vieles davon war #gaslighting durch med. Personal
#Teenboys who #vape at risk of having kids prone to #obesity and #asthma: study
My service dog sometimes cries a little when I use my inhalers at home, because she knows it usually means we’re going somewhere. That’s so funny to me. #Asthma
Global News BC: Common cause for 4 major childhood allergies revealed in B.C. study https://globalnews.ca/news/9927676/childhood-allergies-gut-bacteria/ #globalnews #britishcolumbia #news #B.C.Children'sHospital #Childhoodallergies #Children’sHospital #ChildrenAllergies #FoodAllergies #kidsallergies #GutBacteria #ubcreserach #allergies #Bacteria #Hayfever #Health #Asthma #Eczema #UBC
Recent extensive evidence indicates that #AirPollution, in addition to causing respiratory (e.g., #asthma) & cardiovascular diseases (e.g., #HeartAttacks), may also negatively affect the brain & contribute to central nervous system diseases (e.g., #Alzheimer's & #Parkinson's #disease) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pharmthera.2020.107523
Wildfire smoke is an increasing threat to Canadians’ health
#Canada #Health #Environment #ClimateChange #Emissions #Asthma #AirPollution #AirQuality #Smoke #Wildfires #PM25 #WildfireHealth #AirQualityThreat #ClimateChangeImpact #CanadaWildfires #CleanAir
@johannes_lehmann I'll bite, I'm in #PublicHealth and one of these journals has PH in the title. I have years of experience in PH but I don't have years of experience in ALL aspects of PH. Sure, I can read your abstract and will read the manuscript but that doesn't give me your insight into the context and scope of your work. Give me a manuscript on #COPD and I know the PH context but #Asthma, much less knowledge there so I appreciate an honest and earnest cover letter.
As someone w/asthma, this summer of wildfire smoke was very difficult, w/3 exacerbations in as many months. (FYI: An exacerbation can debilitate for days or weeks.) Worst asthma summer in recent memory. Studies did not document visits to pulmonologist offices.
"Asthma-related ER visits in the US were 17% higher than expected during Canadian wildfires, new CDC study finds"
Good evening! I've got a new goal this week, as school is about to begin, and the air quality is literally harming me and my child excessively. We're aiming for purifiers for our house and reusable masks for school! Check out my other posts to see my photo prints I have for sale, especially with Labor Day coming up! Otherwise, you can give directly below!
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published two studies Thursday about the health impacts of the smoke, which shrouded city skylines with an orange haze in late spring. A medical journal also released a study this week.
Does anyone care about the study linking #Pennsylvania #fracking to #cancer in #kids?
We tell ourselves nothing is more sacred than the life of a child. But when a major Pa.-funded, 4-year study found fracking is linked to increased childhood cancer, #lowbirth weight, and increased #asthma, the Josh Shapiro administration responded with a giant shrug. https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/pennsylvania-fracking-study-childhood-cancer-20230824.html #FossilFuels #pollution #healthcare
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I screwed up today.
I had arranged last week to let my car get taken 20 miles away today and had to ride my bike to go get it.
Historically hasn't caused me problems but tonight I have asthma. 😕
I've always had asthma. I don't think it bothers me often, but maybe it does. I race bikes so I'm pretty aware when I can't breathe.
Last real asthma attack - 2015, time before that 1997 from cats.
So I was out tonight and suddenly out of nowhere my #asthma decided to act up. It scared me. It’s been many many years since this has happened but started up again after we moved.
Do I have any asthmatic friends on here I can talk to about this?
I immediately had to go home to use my inhaler. 🤕
Indonesia: Jakarta air pollution blamed for respiratory problems
#Children who lived closer to #naturalgas #wells in heavily drilled western #Pennsylvania were more likely to develop a relatively rare form of #cancer, and nearby residents of all ages had an increased chance of severe #asthma reactions, researchers said in reports released Tuesday evening. The taxpayer-funded research by the University of Pittsburgh adds to a body of evidence suggesting links between the #gasindustry and certain #healthproblems. #fracking #fossilfuels https://apnews.com/article/fracking-pennsylvania-health-environment-research-79dd7cfb9b3799e628b0c3667f30dcc4
Story by By MARC LEVY, Associated Press, August 15, 2023
"Children who lived closer to #NaturalGas wells in heavily drilled Pennsylvania were more likely to develop a relatively rare form of cancer, and nearby residents of all ages had an increased chance of severe asthma reactions, researchers said in reports released Tuesday evening.
"The taxpayer-funded research by the University of Pittsburgh adds to a body of evidence suggesting links between the #GasIndustry and certain health problems. The researchers found what they called significant associations between gas industry activity and two ailments: asthma and a relatively rare type of cancer in children called lymphoma."
Children who lived closer to natural gas wells in heavily drilled #Pennsylvania were more likely to develop a relatively rare form of #cancer, and nearby residents of all ages had an increased chance of severe #asthma reactions, say researchers. https://apnews.com/article/79dd7cfb9b3799e628b0c3667f30dcc4
Air quality may become unhealthy for sensitive groups, including those with #asthma, children, elderly, and pregnant people.
Do your part by riding public transit, postponing yard work with gas-powered equipment, and avoiding unnecessary idling.
Findings from two clinical trials show a digital health mobile app helps improve outcomes and manage the conditions for people with depression and asthma.
Attn: Those With #Asthma:
If you have not received your recall letter, yet: these are the #Albuterol inhaler recall lot # 's
IB20045 exp. 11/23
IB20055 exp. 11/23
IB20056 exp. 11/23
IB20057 exp. 11/23
IB20059 exp. 11/23
IB20072 exp. 11/23
I know, one more thing to deal with. Contact your pharmacy to arrange for replacement.
Cipla USA: 844 247 5287
1 888 INFO-FDA (888 463 6332) www.fda.gov
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The air quality has been good for the past week, but is about to take a horrible dip into the poisonous again. This scares the crap out of me. I’m supposed to have a dentist appointment on Monday. I might have to cancel so I don’t get air poisoning. The world is on fire. #RespiratoryDisease #Asthma #MaskUp #ClimateDiary #CanadaWildfires
Ok, here is my #introduction:
If I walk into a doctor's office, have a seat and explain to the doc I have a medical issue that causes clotting, have a history of saddle pulmonary embolism, and a history of reactive airway disease:
Yes, that makes you a Nazi eugenicist doctor if you dont immediately don a mask.
And since you dont know who has that profile, WEAR A FUCKING MASK in the healthcare fucking setting.
This is an intense Buzzfeed article about weird, sometimes funny (but sometimes awful and disturbing) quack remedies and devices from recent history.
Please read this article at your own risk. 🤣
We've come a long way, baby.
Monthly-ish PSA that the Uni of Worcester's weekly forecast page on which pollens and fungal spores are contributing to allergies might super helpful for you.
Some folks finding their hayfever is worse this week, likely because we started weed pollen season.
This bad air is really killing me y'all 😩 I haven't had such bad asthma flare since I had covid last year, and the flu a couple years before that. Also my allergies are dickin. This is trash. I really need a mask for this. My friend at least got me an air purifier, but still. I have to go out and get food today, so I can't even avoid it
Canada wildfires: Smoke blankets many US states
"Part of the problem stems from misunderstanding the #diversity of the disabled population and the range of their #needs. Many default to the image of someone in a #wheelchair when they hear the term. [But] those with #asthma — which affects about 26 million people in the US — are particularly vulnerable to #AirQuality emergencies. Conditions like #MultipleSclerosis and #CerebralPalsy worsen significantly in high heat and #humidity."
Railroads: Wait, what? NO.
CA: you can do this.
RR: We're gonna sue you
(RR are too cheap to electrify the network. Battery locs are a solution looking for a problem. Waste of lithium).
Air quality is still moderate, and might be locally poor today especially near roads or other pollution sources. The ozone alert for London was extended to cover today too.
(On a personal note, so far I haven't got ill from this episode like I did in Feb. I think likely because particulate matter from smoke isn't really in the pollution mix at the moment.)
This is the advice that Belgium gives its citizens during an ozone alert, and it's good advice for us today.
The Mayor of London has issued the following advice aimed at reducing air pollution this morning:
"Toxic air is dangerous, especially for those with heart and lung conditions. Please avoid unnecessary car journeys, engine idling and don’t burn wood or garden waste."
This is due to the likelihood of high levels of street level ozone developing.
(See: https://londonair.org.uk/LondonAir/Forecast/, Mayor of London advice reposted from Twitter)
Crowd sourced map which I think is largely based on particulate matter measurements already showing localised unhealthy air quality for parts of London and the South East so far this morning.
Have shut the windows and put my HEPA filter on.
🟡 The air quality forecast is for moderate air quality across large parts of the UK tomorrow.
Defra say outlook is: "Air pollution levels likely to remain at Moderate levels due to the very warm, locally hot and humid conditions persisting into early next week. Scattered showers and thunderstorms reducing levels in places."
This is the weather that really badly affects my asthma, definitely staying indoors and running my HEPA filter.
Anyone taking Breo Ellipta and noticing it raises heart rate after taking a dose? #asthma
Dear fellow hayfever sufferers, might I recommend the University of Worcester pollen forecast page?
They split the forecast by type into grass pollen, tree pollen, fungal spores, and weed pollen. I find it super useful to know more precisely what's causing symptoms.
(Regrettably their website is in need of some tlc and has no feed, but occasionally checking-in is v helpful for me.)
“Local pharmacies have been struggling to stock albuterol and are worried the closure of Akorn facilities will make it harder.”
If FDA is recommending compounded meds that aren’t FDA approved (and thus often not covered by insurance)
Will they approve more expensive formularies in the midst of a crisis? What’s the holdup if it’s fine to take? https://abcnews.go.com/Health/nationwide-shortage-asthma-medication-albuterol-worsen/story?id=97708519
PSA: Are you taking albuterol? Better stock up, there’s another medication shortage in the land of plenty. Probably because freedom or something. #meds #medication #asthma https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/03/health/albuterol-shortage/index.html
Kwok et al, 2023: In a study of 221 patients with #asthma, it was found that those who had #COVID19 stood a whopping 7.5x chance of the condition becoming uncontrolled; and a 4.7x chance of needing to escalate pharmaceutical treatment.
Trial to Assess At-Home Asthma Lung Function Tests
If you can’t afford a HEPA air filter, building your own is comparatively inexpensive and easy🙂 This DIY air filter helps filter germs, allergens, chemicals, etc.
I foresee one being built here this weekend by the teenager.
Welcome proposed legislation to ban gas stoves