When the child has wheezing or wheezing, a feeling of tightness in the chest, a persistent dry cough (without mucus) and fatigue, it is because he has asthma, a chronic bronchial disease that affects more and more children each year. Asthma prevents many children from doing physical activities that require more effort.
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How is asthma diagnosed in children? The pulmonologist Olga Cortés reveals to us what questions they will ask us when we take our child to the pediatrician to analyze whether he has a chance of being asthma. What is asthma? What risk factors can cause asthma in children? In this video of Guiainfantil.
As has been a tradition in my oldest daughter's class, every birthday we are called to is celebrated in a ball park. Until today, for me it was a more or less acceptable option to congregate so many & 39; fairs & 39; eager to unleash all their adrenaline, but my vision has changed substantially after reading a study that claims that children's ball parks are a danger to their health.
Otitis is a very common disease in babies and children. It is an inflammation of the middle ear that is usually caused by the accumulation of mucus in the upper airways, generally due to a cold or flu, and is so common in childhood due to how difficult it is for children to blow their nose and eliminate that excess of mucus.
Children often suffer from many discomforts throughout the day, and a very common one is a blocked nose. This area can become clogged due to sudden changes in temperature, a flu process that has not fully cured, or an extremely dry environment that requires more humidity To alleviate the annoying sensation of not being able to breathe through the nose due to a stopper, Guiainfantil.
There is no doubt that asthma is genetically determined, but the risk factors that determine when and in what way asthma develops are still under investigation. Age, childhood allergy and viral or bacterial processes that affect the respiratory tract can act as triggers in some cases.
Breathing correctly is more important than we think, especially when we talk about asthma in children at school. When the cough appears after playing sports or wheezing at school, should the child be treated immediately or should he be referred to his medical center? The controversy is served.
If your child has anemia, it is likely that he will feel very fatigued and tired, and will have a lot of headaches. These are the first symptoms of a lack of iron in your body. How to avoid and fight anemia? Well, with a good diet that contains foods rich in iron. Iron is a mineral necessary for blood production and the functioning of vital organs.
Every April 24, World Meningitis Day is celebrated, a disease that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), can cause significant brain damage and is fatal in 50 cases it can become fatal untreated, always considered a medical emergency. What is meningitis?
Asthma symptoms can be substantially reduced by avoiding triggers and substances that irritate children's airways. Asthmatic attacks in children can be prevented and avoided with some advice that the pulmonologist Olga Cortés offers to Guiainfantil readers.
Honey is one of the most complete and beneficial foods for the health of the little ones in the house, but there is also a danger of giving honey to children under one year of age who have a first and last name: infant botulism, intoxication Food / illness that occurs infrequently but can lead to death in infants.
Kidney stones are said to cause pain so strong and sharp that it resembles labor pains, although today their thing is that childbirth does not hurt. We are used to seeing them in adults, but they can also occur in children. When we talk about kidney stones, we are talking about hard accumulations of minerals or other elements, normally found in the urine, and that cause pain in the lower back due to the excess pressure of the urinary tract so that the urine can pass.
Meningitis is inflammation of the meninges (membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord) secondary to infection. It is a serious infection of the Central Nervous System, which can endanger the life of the child or leave sequelae (deafness, etc.). Most meningitis are caused by the action of a virus or bacteria, but can also appear related to fungi , poisonings and some medications.
Surely the situation that I am going to tell you sounds familiar and a lot! You have a great summer, but September is arriving, putting the little one in nursery school and ... being day in and day out in the waiting room of your health center. Why is it that children who go to daycare are always sick? There are people who have already found a word (well two) to explain it, kindergarten syndrome, but in Guiainfantil.
Some childhood diseases accompany children for the rest of their lives with greater or lesser consequences. This is the case of Tourette Syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by motor and verbal tics that can complicate the social relationships of any child.We delve into this disorder that is often confused with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or with Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity.
If we are concerned about the most frequent health problems of children we must also pay attention to all those so-called rare diseases that affect a good number of children. Sanfilippo Syndrome is one of those rare diseases that should be known. The objective by taking more account of rare diseases is to contribute to give them visibility and that society considers them as a real problem, of families that have to live with this disease without sufficient aid from medical services.
I never thought that my calendar would have a date marked to always remember: February 28. And no, it is not one of the birthdays of my husband, my daughters or my parents, but it is the day when it reminds us all that there are many different things that we must learn to normalize, understand and spread, in order to help.
What are rare diseases? These are those that have a low incidence in the population, that is, they affect a very limited number of people. A disease is considered rare when it only affects less than 5 people in every 10,000 inhabitants.Although few people suffer from a specific rare disease, many are considered as such, in fact, according to the World Organization of Health, there are about 7,000 global diseases that affect 7 of children and adults around the world.
Of Progeria (Benjamin Button's disease), only 250 cases are known in the world. The child's body ages rapidly. Their life expectancy does not exceed 21 years. But there are many more strange diseases: Neurofibromastosis, Infantile Spinal muscular atrophy, Sanfilippo ... It is estimated that there are about 8.
What are rare diseases. A rare disease, also known as & 39; orphan & 39; disease, is any disease that affects a small percentage of the population. It is said that they are those that affect 1 in every 2,000 people. Most of the rare diseases, which also affect children, are genetic and are present throughout a person's life.
Rare Diseases are a group of pathologies that affect few people, most of them from birth due to their genetic nature, and are responsible for 35 percent of deaths that occur during the first year of life.Professor María Teresa García Silva, Coordinator of the Unit for Mitochondrial Diseases and Hereditary Metabolic Diseases, of the Pediatric Unit for Rare Diseases of the Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, in Madrid, clarifies us in this interview with GuaInfantil.