About Breathe Hong Kong

After my 3-year-old was diagnosed with “sensitive airways” and hospitalized twice, I became determined to learn as much as I could about the subject.  To my disappointment, the only thing that came up when I googled “sensitive airways” was Cathay Pacific, for being a “sensitive airline.”

And so I started researching Asthma.  I found many web sites explained what it was, but only provided the most basic, scientific explanation and traditionally recommended medications.  Some recommended “building immunity” without telling me how. Determined to learn more, I started reviewing Asthma news feeds from Hong Kong, America, Australia, India and London.

Over the past two years, I’ve learned a tremendous amount, both about Asthma and about how to live with Asthma and sensitive (allergic) airways in Hong Kong – I’ve visited specialists, compiled air conditioning cleaning tips, researched vacuum cleaners and air purifiers.  I’ve reviewed countless studies, nutrition supplement recommendations and homeopathic remedies. And I’ve learned a great deal about keeping mold and dust mites at bay.

And then it occurred to me, that I must not be alone in this, and that as Hong Kong has such a significant pollution problem, and so many expatriates, others might find the information I’ve learned helpful.

I must underscore that I am not a doctor; I have no medical training.  I will not review medications (unless I feel compelled based on my own experience).  I can offer up homeopathic remedies, from articles I’ve read, which I will cite, but it is ALWAYS extremely important to work closely with your family doctor to create and maintain an ongoing plan for medication timing and dosage.

DO NOT replace recommended medication with homeopathic remedies and always keep your family doctor apprised of any changes to your diet and lifestyle.

If you have found something that can help others, believe something I have highlighted is incorrect or would like to submit an idea, product or concept for review, please contact me.

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