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John Bottrell is a registered Respiratory Therapist. He wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
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Are you worried about overusing your inhaler? Read about some of the signs that show someone is overly dependent on their rescue inhaler.
Learn how to assess your asthma symptoms to help you decide when you should call your doctor or when you should decide to go to the emergency room.
These top asthma medications have proved invaluable in treating asthma over the years. Learn more about how these medicines have shaped asthma care.
Every asthmatic should be aware that both humidity and cold air are two very common asthma triggers. So why is this? And what can you do about it?
Happen to come across one of your lost inhalers or expired pills? When is it time to bite the bullet and swap out your old medications?
Modern medicine works great for people with lung diseases like COPD, but it’s not the only path to better breathing. Here are seven proven tricks to better breathing discovered by researchers, scientists, inventors, and people just like you.
Asthma is a disease that’s been described in writings that go all the way back to 5,000 B.C. Despite it’s long history, asthma experts still struggle to understand why 10 percent of people develop this disease. Around 400 B.C. the Hippocratic writers ...
A giveaway sign of COPD is the development of a chronic (it’s always there) cough. So what makes a cough chronic, and what can be done about it? First, what is a cough? It’s a natural, primitive reflex. When foreign irritants and mucus enter the back ...
Why is it that as children age, their asthma symptoms get better?
Infections, gender, and other factors can boost chances of the disease.