Every year, we experience a flu outbreak. One of the most common post-flu complications is pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus. In the past few decades, a new type of multi-drug resistant S. aureus, called MRSA, has emerged.
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that is often triggered by respiratory infections. What do you need to know about the symptoms, your risk, and your odds of developing GBS after a flu shot?
Bronchial asthma and bronchitis are both inflammatory disorders of the respiratory system, but with clear differences. They can overlap though, producing severe symptoms of airway obstruction, which brings up a controversial term Asthmatic Bronchitis.
The signs of Stage 1 COPD are easily dismissed as the cause of something else, but being diagnosed and treated early on will improve your quality of life over the long-term. What are the six early symptoms of COPD, and how are they managed?
Any respiratory infection will lead to a worsening of COPD symptoms, but the flu is much more serious than a common cold. What do you need to know?
What do you need to know about the role antibiotics can play in the treatment of COPD, and how do you recognize the signs that you may need an antibiotic — so you can let your doctor know promptly?
What lifestyle changes will improve your quality of life if you suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
Many people suffering from asthma experience the worsening of the symptoms right after physical exercise, which is called Exercise-induced asthma. Dry and cold air are to be avoided, but some sports, such as swimming can actually be beneficial.
Learn all about acupuncture and allergic rhinitis and the effects it has on a runny nose.
Did you know those who have heart disease are especially at risk of suffering complications from the flu? The best way to avoid the flu is a flu shot, but is a flu shot safe for those with heart disease? The short answer is yes.