Fresh air does not smell of fragrance

Frisk luft lukter ikke av parfyme.


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Folk ser astma som triviell og overser risikoen for død – People see asthma as trivial and overlooking the potential it has to kill

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Folk ser astma som triviell og overser risikoen for død

“De to Lungelegene fra Imperial College og Royal Brompton Hospital i London skriver i tidsskriftet Archives of Disease in Childhood, hvor de to legene bekrefter at astma kan være en dødelig tilstand som en gang ikke ble godt nok diagnostisert. De hevder har pendelen nå svingt for langt den andre veien -. Med så mange diagnoser som blir stilt i dag resulterer i at noen mennesker ser astma som en triviell sak, og overser potensialet den har til å drepe ”

Dette er noe jeg har ment i mange år, folk har en innstiling til astma som om det er noen lett snue eller hoste, de skjønner ikke at det er en alvorlig lungesjukdom som ikke er å kimse av. Man skal ta det seriøst og man skal både respekt for og vise hensyn til dem som har asthma.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35967380

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People see asthma as trivial and overlooking the potential it has to kill

“Writing in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, the two respiratory doctors from Imperial College and the Royal Brompton Hospital in London acknowledge that asthma can be a fatal condition that was once not being diagnosed enough.

They argue the pendulum has now swung too far the other way – with over-diagnosis resulting in some people seeing asthma as a trivial matter and overlooking the potential it has to kill.”

This is something I have meant in many years, people have a setting to asthma as there are some slight cold or cough, they do not realize that asthma is a serious lung disease that is not to underestimate the seriousness of. One should take it seriously and you should show respect and care to those who have asthma.

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-35967380

 


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#Bronkitt, #bronkiolitt og #astma – #Bronchitis, #bronchiolitis and #asthma

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Bronkitt, bronkiolitt og astma

Har du astma og opplever å få vanskelig å puste da du har en luftveisinfeksjon som for eksempel bronkitt og bronkiolitt? Undrer du hvorfor det er slik?

Mange tror at bronkitt er noe som sitter i  halsen da de er forkjølet, men dette er feil, bronkitt sitter i bronkiene i lungene da du blir sjuk.

Hva er bronkitt?

Bronkitt kan utvikles fra en vanlig forkjølelse og forverres og krype ned i lungene hvor bronkiene blir betente, det bildes slim i bronkiene som tetter luftveien og du får alvorlig og mye hoste.

Tilstanden kommer ofte i kjølvannet av en øvre luftveisinfeksjon (forkjølelse), og kalles en nedre luftveisinfeksjon.

Sykdommen preges av hoste dag og natt, sårhet og smerter midt i brystet. Du kan også få smerter ellers i brystet på grunn av langvarig hoste. Hosten kan være tørr eller slimet. Oftest er det ikke feber, men det kan forekomme sår hals og snue. Det er også vanlig med farget oppspytt ved hoste. Akutt bronkitt forekommer oftest om høsten og vinteren. Hosten varer for de fleste i ca. 3 uker, men hos en av fire varer hosten mer enn én måned.

“Lungebetennelse er en lungeinfeksjon som kan årsake alvorlig lungebetennelse. Infeksjonen kan være bakteriell, viral eller sopp. Lungebetennelse kan være dødelig i noen tilfeller. Bronkitt er også en tilstand preget av betennelse i lungene. Bronkitt oppstår noen ganger etter en forkjølelse. Både lungebetennelse og bronkitt kan være tilbakevendende i noen mennesker med andre helsemessige forhold eller uønskede miljøfaktorer som forurensing og røyking. ” Digidexo

Bronkitt er altså ikke noen lindring sjukdom som en forkjølelse. Det finnes bronkitt og akutt bronkitt, begge er alvorlig men akutt bronkitt er mer alvorlig.

Hva er bronkiolitt?

Bronkiolitt er en virusinfeksjon i de tynneste luftrørene i lungene bronkiolene, og kan medføre pusteproblemer.

“Akutt bronkiolitt er en virusinfeksjon som medfører betennelse i slimhinnene på innsiden av de tynneste luftrørene, lengst ut og ned i lungene. Det dannes små slimplugger som tetter til disse trange luftveiene og medfører at enkelte deler av lungevevet ikke får luft. Det oppstår pusteproblemer som kan minne om astma. Tilstanden forårsakes i de fleste tilfeller av RS-virus (RSV – respiratorisk syncytialvirus) eller metapneumovirus.” NHI.no

Har du astma?

Om du har astma da har du til daglig en kronisk betennelse i lungene som forverres av ytre faktorer som parfyme, røyking, allergener, eksos, røykelse, støv osv, denne kroniske betennelsen sitter i de finere bronkiene.

Med andre ord om du har både astma og så får du bronkiolitt og bronkitt i tillegg da sliter du med både betennelse av astman og av bronkitten i de nedre luftveiene i lungene som heter bronkiene.

Dette kan medføre meget hoste, slimdannelse, forverret astma og du må da ta mer medisiner enn vanlig, du må også passe på å ta godt vare på helsen, holde deg varm, spise sunt og ikke utsette deg for uheldig allergener, irritanter, klima og miljø påvirkning.

Bildet under viser hvordan bronkiene og bronkiolene blir betente ved astma, bronkitt, bronkiolitt.

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Lært ved erfaring og ved å lese om emnet.

/ Annelie

Bronkitt Bronkiolitt

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Bronchitis, bronchiolitis and asthma

Do you have asthma and experiencing getting hard to breathe when you have a respiratory infection such as bronchitis or bronchiolitis? Do you wonder why this is so?

Many believe that bronchitis is something that sits in your throat when they have a cold, but this is wrong, bronchitis is located in the bronchi of the lungs when you are sick.

What is bronchitis?

Bronchitis can be developed from a common cold and worsen and creep into the lungs where the bronchi become inflamed, the image’s mucus in the bronchi clog the airway and you get bad and much coughing, and mucus in the lungs.

The condition often comes after an upper respiratory infection (common cold), and is called a lower airway infection.

The disease is characterized by cough day and night, soreness and pain in the chest. You can also get pain elsewhere in the chest due to prolonged cough. The cough may be dry or mucus. It is not usually a fever, but it can occur sore throat and runny nose. It is also common with stained sputum by coughing. Acute bronchitis occurs most often in the fall and winter. Cough lasts for most of ca. 3 weeks but in one of four items cough more than one month.

“Pneumonia is a lung infection that can cause severe pneumonia. The infection may be bacterial, viral or fungal. Pneumonia can be fatal in some cases. Bronchitis is also a condition characterized by inflammation of the lung. Bronchitis occurs sometimes after a cold. Both pneumonia and bronchitis can be recurrent in some people with other health conditions or adverse environmental factors such as pollution and smoking. “Digidexo

Bronchitis is thus no such as a cold.

What is bronchiolitis?

Bronchiolitis is a viral infection of the thinnest air passages in the lungs bronchioles and may cause breathing problems.

“Acute bronchiolitis is a viral infection that causes inflammation of the mucous membrane on the inside of the thinnest air pipes in the lungs, furthest out and into the lungs. It formes small mucus plug that seals to these narrow airways and results in some parts of the lungs are not getting air. It occurs breathing problems resembling to asthma. The condition is caused in most cases of RS virus (RSV – respiratory syncytial virus) or metapneumovirus.” NHI.no

Bronchitis is therefore no change in disease such as a cold. There are bronchitis and acute bronchitis, both are serious but acute bronchitis is more serious.

Do you have asthma?

If you have asthma then you have daily chronic inflammation of the lungs which is aggravated by external factors such as perfume, smoking, allergens, irritants, exhaust, incense, dust, etc., this chronic inflammation is located in the bronchi and finer bronchi.

In other words, if you have both asthma and then you get bronchitis and bronchiolitis as well when you are struggling with both inflammation of the asthma and the bronchitis and the bronchiolitis at the same time in the lower airways of the lungs called bronchi.

This can lead to heavy coughs, mucus formation, asthma aggravated, breathing problems and you then have to take more medications than usual, you must also make sure to take good care of your health, stay warm, eat healthy and not expose yourself to allergens, irritants, climate and environmental impact.

The picture above shows how the bronchi and bronchioles become inflamed in asthma and bronchitis, and bronchiolitis.

Learned by experience and study.

/ Annelie


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#Norway Sentence for ignoring and exposing the population to harmful pollution levels @astmaalleri #astmaallergi #tryggluft #NAAF

Norge er dømt i Luxembourg for å ignorere luftkvalitet

Luxembourg – Norge: “Domstolen i Luxembourg setter nå et endelig punktum for luftkvalitetssaken NAAF har kjempet i nesten ti år. Norske myndigheter er dømt for i en årrekke å ha utsatt befolkningen i byene våre for helseskadelige nivåer luftforurensning. NO2 (Nox) og svevestøv, og i noen grad også SO2, har lenge forurenset mange byer i Norge. I flere år har luftforurensningsverdiene, særlig om vinteren, vært så høye at det var både helseskadelig og ulovlig. Norges Astma- og Allergiforbund (NAAF) har advart mot denne utviklingen i snart ti år. Da man ikke ble hørt, heller ikke i forhold til den skjebnesvangre dieselfavoriseringen i 2007, klaget forbundet i 2011 norske myndigheter inn for EFTA. Vi så rett og slett ingen annen utvei for å få slutt på eksponeringen man utsatte befolkningen for.

Siden den gang har ESA, EFTAS overvåkningsorgan, konkludert med at NAAF har helt rett, dette er både helseskadelig og ulovlig. ESA sendte da et offisielt brev til norske myndigheter der de redegjorde for saken og krevde forbedringer.

Heller ikke den nye regjeringen evnet dessverre tilfredsstillende å rydde opp i situasjonen og ble således trukket for retten i Luxembourg. Det er denne retten som nå har avsagt dom: Norge overholder ikke det europeiske luftforurensningsdirektiv.” naaf.no

Norge er nå dømt i retten i Luxembourg for å unnlate å verne befolkningen mot luftforurensninger. Jeg vil gratulere NAAF for godt utført arbeid.

Det er kanskje dette som må til for å få slutt på den unødvendige forurensningen av parfyme i samfunnet som så mange blir sjuke av?

Les hele artikkelen på naaf.no:
http://www.naaf.no/no/aktuelt/Nyhetsarkiv/Norge-domt-for-helseskadelig-luftkvalitet/

Norway scentenced for ignoring air quality

Luxembourg – Norway: “The Court in Luxembourg is now putting a final end to the air quality issue NAAF has fought for almost a decade. Norwegian authorities are sentenced for during a number of years to have exposed the population of Norwegian cities to harmful levels of air pollution. NO2 (NOx) and particulate matter, and to some extent also SO2, has long polluted many cities in Norway. For several years, air pollution values, especially in winter, been so high that it was both harmful and illegal. The Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association (NAAF) have warned against this trend in almost ten years. Warning were not heard, nor in relation to the devestating diesel favoritism in 2007, NAAF complained in 2011 Norwegian authorities in EFTA. NAAF saw simply no other way to end the exposure seen vulnerable population.

Since then, the ESA, the EFTA Surveillance Authority, concluded that NAAF absolutely right, this is both harmful and illegal. ESA, sent an official letter to the Norwegian authorities in which they explained the matter and demanded improvements.

Neither the new government succeeded  satisfactory to clean up the situation and was thus brought to court in Luxembourg. It is this right which has now ruled: Norway does not comply with the European pollution directive. ” naaf.no

Norway has been sentenced in court in Luxembourg for failing to protect the population against air pollution. I want to congratulate NAAF for work well done.

Maybe this is what is needed to also  get the air free from the uneccessary pollution by fragrance that make so many ill?

Read the full article at naaf.no (in Norwegian):
http://www.naaf.no/no/aktuelt/Nyhetsarkiv/Norge-domt-for-helseskadelig-luftkvalitet/


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Disabled and managing

A inspiration and a thruth forward bringing experience

I today saw this video about a girl named Jen who dispite her disability broke though. She is a fantastic girl and a real inspiration for all with handicaps. But not all with handicaps are as lucky to be able to break through their handicap. People with lung diseases have a handicap. No, you say? Well, they have. The definition of a handicap is

Lung diseases such as asthma among other, allergies, and other sensitivities is a handicap. How so? A handicap is defined:

“According to the Norwegian public reports,” NOU 2005: 8 of equality and accessibility. Legal protection against discrimination on grounds of disability. Defined disability as “Disability occurs when there is a gap between the individual’s abilities and design or function in surroundings / environment / buildings.” “

So when the indoor air is polluted by fragrance, scent, chemicals and other pollutants the room is no longer accessable.

So why this comparation with the persons with disability moving? First I have to say I do NOT say it is a easy life having no legs, have problem walking or lacking any lim and being disabled that way, They can many times (even if not everyone) get around it using a chair, or other help and pure will.  I do see it can be a real problem having such disability. But for people with the disability lung disease is are handicaped in a way crusual for organs crusual for living. When you pollute the air we all shall breathe it makes the room unaccessable and we can not just jump around to get over it.

Some would say it is only to put on a mask. But there is a big problem with that. What if one need to eat, drink, or talk with someone? If you remove your mask you are not protected anymore.

This is a really truly ispiring girl and she is worth all the praise she can get, and I am glad for her that she found her sister and did so well in her sport.

I just want to put everything in perspective to make you see that even if some handicaps are relatively easy to overcome, not all are and sometimes you have to give to make it possible for others to join. Please go fragrane free, smoke free and vaping free so all with lung diseases and senstivities can jump too.

And if you get provoced by this, try to walk a mile in our shoes.