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  • Many people misdiagnosed with asthma

    Asthma is a common problem facing about 25 million Americans, and the respiratory issue is responsible for billions of dollars worth of treatments and medications annually. While asthma may be widespread, many people are misdiagnosed with the condition each year. 

    According to CBS Local, new research found that as much as one-third of the population diagnosed with asthma may not have the condition. Asthma can often be confused with breathing disorders, stomach acid reflux and allergies, and it can even be confused with some symptoms of heart failure. Similar research found that patients with other health issues, such as obesity, are frequently misdiagnosed with respiratory problems as well. 

    "Arguably, the most important message is that diagnoses should not be taken 'at face value' and perpetuated in medical records," the study found, as quoted by the news source. "Perhaps, reconciliation of medications and diagnoses will promote safer, patient-centered care." 

    Regardless of the diagnosis, people with asthma, allergies or any other type of respiratory illness will need to take steps to ensure they can function normally in the home. For example, investing in a medical-grade device like the IQAir HealthPro Plus may make it easier to breathe indoors, limiting the need for excess treatment and making an individual more comfortable. 

  • Air filters can make the ideal holiday gift

    Now that the holidays are only a few weeks away, many individuals may be searching for the right gift for their friends and family. A great option that may have been overlooked is a home air purifier. 

    For example, HEPA air purifiers can go a long way toward clearing the air of pollutants, chemicals and odors that are frequently found in a bustling home. Anyone living in close proximity to heavily trafficked areas will appreciate this gift, as it can make it easier to breathe while also improving the health of all inhabitants. 

    Of course, no one should look past doing something nice for themselves this holiday season. There's no harm in indulging in a personal gift, especially if it's one that will enhance health. Those who suffer from allergies or asthma, for instance, may benefit greatly from products like the IQAir HealthPro Plus. This medical-grade device is widely considered to be one of the best on the market, and it can be used to remove a number of common irritants and allergens from a home.

    One investment could make a major difference in the air in a home or office. Regardless of who the recipient is, air purifiers can be a great choice for gifts this holiday season. 

  • Women with asthma may take more time to get pregnant

    There are a lot of factors that go into getting pregnant, but some recent research identifies respiratory issues as an element of fertility that should not be overlooked. One study examined the fertility of more than 15,000 twins, and it focused on how a diagnosis of asthma and the treatment of the chronic illness may play into conception. 

    The study found that women suffering from asthma were more likely to take longer to conceive than their counterparts. About 27 percent of women will asthma "experienced prolonged time to pregnancy," according to Medical News Today. Women whose asthma was left untreated faced even longer wait times, especially if they were over the age of 30. 

    "If you have any major medical condition that really interferes with your daily life, it's bound to also affect your conception," Dr. Avner Hershlag, the chief at the Center for Human Reproduction at North Shore University Hospital, told Live Science. "When someone is sick and asthmatic, their focus changes, from 'I'm going to get pregnant,' to 'I'm going to get better.'" 

    Controlling asthma is tremendously important, which is why many people who suffer from this chronic illness look to air purifiers for support. Models like the IQAir HealthPro Plus are capable of ridding the air of a wide variety of irritants, allowing people with asthma to breathe easier and control the issue. 

  • Women with asthma may take more time to get pregnant

    There are a lot of factors that go into getting pregnant, but some recent research identifies respiratory issues as an element of fertility that should not be overlooked. One study examined the fertility of more than 15,000 twins, and it focused on how a diagnosis of asthma and the treatment of the chronic illness may play into conception. 

    The study found that women suffering from asthma were more likely to take longer to conceive than their counterparts. About 27 percent of women will asthma "experienced prolonged time to pregnancy," according to Medical News Today. Women whose asthma was left untreated faced even longer wait times, especially if they were over the age of 30. 

    "If you have any major medical condition that really interferes with your daily life, it's bound to also affect your conception," Dr. Avner Hershlag, the chief at the Center for Human Reproduction at North Shore University Hospital, told Live Science. "When someone is sick and asthmatic, their focus changes, from 'I'm going to get pregnant,' to 'I'm going to get better.'" 

    Controlling asthma is tremendously important, which is why many people who suffer from this chronic illness look to air purifiers for support. Models like the IQAir HealthPro Plus are capable of ridding the air of a wide variety of irritants, allowing people with asthma to breathe easier and control the issue. 

  • Asthma sends young children to the ER

    Taking a child to an emergency room can be a scary experience, but those parents of kids with asthma have to make these trips more often than many. The latest study from University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital looked at how often children with asthma were taken to the emergency room, and the results showed that these young kids visit the ER more frequently than other groups. 

    According to the data, children between the ages of 1 and 3 accounted for one-fifth of all asthma-related ER visits from people under 21. Of all the individuals who had to make these trips, about 55 percent were boys, and a disproportionate number of the visits took place in the months of September, October and November. 

    "... We identified some interesting trends that give a baseline to find better ways to help children with asthma control this very treatable disease," said Dr. Aparna Roy, lead author of the study. "These findings reinforce the need to educate parents, especially those with children at higher risk, about how to manage the disease on a day-to-day basis to avoid costly emergency visits." 

    Although many of these ER trips are sudden and unavoidable, that will not stop parents from looking for ways to help their children. That search could bring adults to a home air purifier like the IQAir HealthPro Plus, which is capable of alleviating the stress of asthma and allergies in a home. 

  • Young families may want to invest in air filters

    Families that have recently welcomed a baby likely have their hands full with caring for their bundle of joy. Keeping these young children safe and healthy becomes incredibly important, but one area that new parents may be overlooking is how their pets affect children. 

    Fur and dander from pets may be irritating to a young child whose immune system is in development. While families will need to take measures to prepare an animal for an addition to the family, they also can try a few other practices that will improve the health of an entire family. 

    People with both pets and infants will want to take steps to ensure the health of both. This is one area where home air purifiers can be a major advantage. Professional-grade devices like the IQAir HealthPro Plus are ideal for individuals with allergies - or even young children who may have allergies or bad reactions of which parents may be unaware. 

    Another issue growing families need to be aware of is how allergy medication can affect pregnancy. Expectant mothers may have to alter their medications - a concept that can be daunting for individuals with pet allergies. This is yet another area where a home air filter can come in handy, as it makes it easier to breathe indoors without taking extreme measures. 

  • Certain construction materials may lead to asthma

    There are many reasons why an individual may want to invest in a home air purifier, such as if members of their family suffer from allergies or asthma. However, the very materials that make up a home may be the cause of those medical issues. A recent study, titled "Dampness in Buildings and Health," found that individuals living in homes with PVC flooring were more likely to have asthma later in life. 

    PVC, or soft polyvinyl chloride, is a popular flooring material. However, it has been found to release phthalates into its surroundings, and those chemicals can have a significant impact on asthma and other health issues.

    Research from the Dampness in Buildings and Health study discovered that this material was directly related to situations were children developed instances of asthma later in life. In some cases, the risk was more than doubled in children with PVC flooring as in those without. It may even be tied to prenatal exposure, as parents' bedrooms with the flooring was also found to have an impact on children developing asthma. 

    Whether these harmful materials are found in a home or individuals just want to take preventative measures to improve your health, a professional-grade purifier like the IQAir GC MultiGas can clear the air of many chemicals and irritants. 

  • Certain construction materials may lead to asthma

    There are many reasons why an individual may want to invest in a home air purifier, such as if members of their family suffer from allergies or asthma. However, the very materials that make up a home may be the cause of those medical issues. A recent study, titled "Dampness in Buildings and Health," found that individuals living in homes with PVC flooring were more likely to have asthma later in life. 

    PVC, or soft polyvinyl chloride, is a popular flooring material. However, it has been found to release phthalates into its surroundings, and those chemicals can have a significant impact on asthma and other health issues.

    Research from the Dampness in Buildings and Health study discovered that this material was directly related to situations were children developed instances of asthma later in life. In some cases, the risk was more than doubled in children with PVC flooring as in those without. It may even be tied to prenatal exposure, as parents' bedrooms with the flooring was also found to have an impact on children developing asthma. 

    Whether these harmful materials are found in a home or individuals just want to take preventative measures to improve your health, a professional-grade purifier like the IQAir GC MultiGas can clear the air of many chemicals and irritants. 

  • Consider indoor air quality testing

    Many people throughout the U.S. search for the best professional-grade air cleaner purifier to make it easier to breathe in their own homes. Models like the IQAir GC MultiGas can be extremely helpful for individuals looking to clear the air of a wide variety of irritants that could be causing problems. While investing in one of these filters is a smart move, some homeowners might want to go one step further and have their living spaces testing for air quality. 

    There are a few things that homeowners should be aware of before they get their indoor space tested. For one, there are not many enforceable standards that can be used to judge air quality in the home. That can make it especially difficult to make sense of air quality readings or select areas that need to be focused on. Despite these challenges, there are several types of irritants that individuals should be paying attention to, including gases and particles from combustion and home heating. 

    People with allergies may want to focus on clearing the air of mold spores or dust particles. These airborne toxins can aggravate existing allergies at any time of year, making it uncomfortable for individuals to be in their own homes. Those who are concerned about personal health may want to consider air filters like the IQ Air HealthPro Plus

  • Smoking during pregnancy found to affect immune system

    There have been a lot of studies on the topic of smoking during pregnancy. Most people know that smoking while pregnant can have serious effects on the unborn child, but few are aware of the extent of the problems that can arise from the act. 

    A recent study from the Leipzig Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research looked into how exposure to tobacco smoke in utero affects the development of the immune system. Results of the study, which was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, pointed to the fact that environmental stressors such as smoke impact the development of the immune system at the molecular level. It can even impact gene regulation. 

    This is one of the first times research has focused on the processes happening at a molecular level, and it helps to explain some of the affects of smoking during pregnancy. 

    The first step toward protecting young or unborn children is ridding the air of smoke and chemicals that may cause harm. Many adults turn to professional-grade home air purifiers like the IQAir GC MultiGas, which can clear a wide variety of irritants out of a space. 

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