Pulmonary rehab is highly recommended for any person who has at least Level 2 COPD. I learned that years ago, when I was actively working as a nurse. However, when my mother was diagnosed with COPD a few years back, not one of the doctors who cared for her ever mentioned anything about pulmonary rehabilitation. Some recent reading I've been doing... Read more
Deaths associated with asthma attacks have decreased over the last decade but the number of people having severe asthma attacks and missing school or work because of it, has changed very little. New medications have aided doctors in tailoring treatment to the particular needs of the patient. So why haven’t asthma flare-ups and... Read more
Allergy to sulfa-containing medications is very common; these are typically antibiotics. However, not all antibiotics are pills. Doctors will sometimes prescribe antibiotic eye drops or ointments for ‘pink eye’. Several eye drop preparations contain sulfa antibiotics, and it may not occur to the patient to answer that they have any... Read more
Think what you eat has nothing to do with your battle with Asthma? Think Again. Nutrition Expert Heather Reese explains.
Most experts agree that there is very little evidence supporting a direct link between food and asthma. However, there is a lot of evidence showing that a well-balanced diet contributes to overall good health as well... Read more