Respiratory / Asthma

What is ozone therapy? Benefits and risks

Ozone is a colorless gas made up of three oxygen atoms. It is used as an alternative therapy to improve the body’s intake and use of oxygen and to activate the immune system. In medicine, ozone therapy is used to disinfect and treat diseases by limiting the effects of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, and protozoa. […]

Eczema / Psoriasis Respiratory / Asthma

Childhood eczema, asthma may be relieved with new treatment

New research, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, presents a new approach for treating atopic eczema and preventing the worsening of the asthma that sometimes ensues in children. The study findings may soon lead to new therapies for childhood eczema. Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, affects between 15 and 20 percent of children […]

Blood / Hematology Respiratory / Asthma

What to know about hypercapnia

Hypercapnia, or hypercarbia, as it is sometimes called, is a condition arising from too much carbon dioxide in the blood. It is often caused by hypoventilation or disordered breathing where not enough oxygen enters the lungs and not enough carbon dioxide is emitted. There are other causes of hypercapnia, as well, including some lung diseases. […]