While most asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient are familiar with the little blue asthma inhaler called albuterol, studies show that as many as 85 percent use it incorrectly, with at least 40 percent making at least one essential mistake. So, chances are most of us could benefit from a rescue inhaler refresher... Read more
Other than suffering from one yourself, there’s little worse than watching someone suffer from an asthma attack. Lacking preparedness, a feeling of helplessness may envelop you. However, when you’re prepared, you’ll be a big help when you’re needed most. Here are 10 tips to prepare you to help a person... Read more
Asthma is a clinical syndrome associated with periodic bouts of cough, wheezing, difficulty breathing and chest tightness. More than 24 million people in the U.S. have asthma. Although death rates from asthma have decreased over the last decade, quality of life factors have not correspondingly improved. Millions of Americans remain under-managed... Read more
Most asthma experts now say that if you are a gallant asthmatic, perfect in every way, you can live a normal life with this disease. Our role model in this regard is Jake Gallant, who, by the way, is perfect in every way. We should all seek to be like Jake.
On the other hand, we have Joe Goofus. He is a goofus... Read more
Among the most common asthma triggers are tiny little critters called dust mites that live amid the dust in your home. They are seemingly everywhere all at once, although they are too small to be seen by the naked eye. If you have allergies and asthma, they can make your life miserable, although with a bit of wisdom you can learn to... Read more