When I write about health issues, I often talk about how being an informed health consumer is one of your most powerful weapons in your efforts to control and manage your health condition, including asthma. Perhaps "war" is a bit of hype, but truly it is up to each of us to be proactive and aggressive in taking every step to prevent disease and... Read more
Some people get relief from their allergies this time of year. I'm not one of them... How about you?
You see, it all depends on what you are allergic to. "Lucky" seasonal allergy sufferers usually find that this time of year, pollen is pretty much nonexistent, as are mold spores, at least if a frost has hit your area by now.
The... Read more
Have you had your flu shot yet? If not, you should get one as soon as possible. Flu season is almost upon us, if it hasn't already arrived in your area! Every person who has asthma (as well as their family members) should get a flu shot every single fall.
As a person with asthma, you are not any more at risk of getting the flu. But you ARE... Read more
Primatene Mist, a stalwart of over the counter asthma inhalers, is heading toward oblivion in a few short weeks. A few years ago, Congress passed a law in the United States, as part of a global initiative to save the environment from harmful chlorofluorocarbons, known as CFCs, which have been shown to harm the ozone layer. CFC were used to power... Read more
Living with COPD isn't always easy, but with the right treatment, mindset and lifestyle, it is often possible to live a quality life for many years after you receive a COPD diagnosis. My mom did -- sometimes we found it hard to believe she even had COPD!
But sooner or later, those overtaxed lungs start to stop working more and more.... Read more