- 7 Signs You Need to go to the ER for Your Asthma Attack
- 7 Natural Ways to Fight Allergies
- 9 Interesting Allergy and Asthma Facts
- 10 Signs of Exercise-Induced Asthma Exercise-induced asthma, or EIA for short, is a type of asthma where symptoms are triggered by activity or exercise. Here are some signs of EIA.
- 7 Tips for Coping with Asthma in a City Depending on which city you live, your asthma could be a bigger problem than it would outside an urban setting. Here are some tips to keep the city life without the breathing problems.
7 Foods to Avoid if You Have Asthma
One dietary trigger that is well documented in relation to asthma attacks is sulfites. While sulfite sensitivity is generally limited to asthmatics who are steroid-dependant, this food additive can trigger attacks in 20 percent of people with asthma. Sulfites occur in foods as a result of fermentation and are found in processed foods.
10 Signs of a Great Asthma Doctor
For those of you new to this asthma disease -- and even some of us longtimer asthmatics -- it's good to have an idea of what to expect from your asthma doctor.
- 5 Signs Your Shortness of Breath Was Misdiagnosed as Asthma Asthma is such a common disease that in some cases can lead to individuals being told they have "asthma," yet on detailed review with specialized tests, are found not to have asthma. Here are a few signs showing you may have been misdiagnosed.
- Understanding Cough Variant Asthma Cough variant asthma, or CVA for short, is a less common form of asthma that is characterized by the fact that its only symptom is a chronic cough.
- Why Humidity and Cold Air Trigger Asthma Every asthmatic, and every asthmatic mom and dad, should be aware that both humidity and cold air are two very common asthma triggers.
- 16 Interesting Asthma Facts You Should Know Our expert Rick Frea shares some asthma information after reading the book Fatal Asthma.
- 8 Tips to Improve Asthma Control Doctors often have short segments of time (much too short in my opinion) to interview, examine and discuss treatment on follow-up visits which on average are 10 to 20 minute intervals. Many times your doctor has certain benchmarks she/he wants you to achieve (e.g. High peak flow rate or ACT score) but you may have your own desired goals that need to be communicated and addressed. When you and your doctor's expectations are not well aligned good asthma management may be difficult to achieve. So what can you do?
- 7 Breathing Exercises to Control Asthma Experts now believe that asthmatics tend to breath faster than people with normal lungs, and many also have a tendency to be mouth breathers. This exposes the lung to cooler and drier air which is an asthma trigger. This results in increased need for rescue medicine.So it only makes sence that breathing exercises that encourage shallow breathing at a controlled rate may actually reduce asthma symptoms and the need for rescue and preventative medicine.
- 6 Ways to Help Someone Having an Asthma Attack Asthma attacks can be frightening, both for those having them, as well as for their loved ones who watch them go through the experience. As a caregiver or friend, you may feel helpless when your friend starts to wheeze, hack and struggle to breathe. But there are some positive action steps you can take that could make a difference in the outcome, or at least help your loved one cope with the experience better.
- 5 Ways Pets Influence Your Health Whether we know it or not, our pets influence our health in both positive and negative ways. These five may cause you to appreciate Fido a bit more, or may cause you to implement some house rules. Either way, our pets are here to stay, so find out how they impact your health!
- 8 Things to Know About Asthma and Pregnancy If you are a woman with asthma and you are thinking of getting pregnant or if you have just learned that you are expecting a baby, try not to worry. As long as you keep working on keeping your asthma under control, there is no reason that having asthma will keep you from having a healthy pregnancy or a normal, healthy baby.
5 Ways Asthma Affects Children
Children with asthma have to deal with more than just the symptoms of their condition. Asthma and the medications used to treat it have a physical and social impact on the health of kids.
- 10 Tips for People Newly Diagnosed with Asthma So you've recently been diagnosed with asthma. Now what? The following are some tips to help you through the next several months.