Latest by John Bottrell

What is Exercise-Induced Bronchospasm?

It affects 75 percent of asthmatics, but can be prevented. Here’s what you should know.

Your Daily Asthma Checklist

Asthma can be managed, allowing you to live a normal life, as long as you take the proper steps and maintain compliance. Here is a checklist to guide you through your day to help maintain asthma control.

Understanding Oxygen and Oxygen Levels With COPD

Oxygen is essential to a normal functioning body. The progression of COPD, and COPD flare-ups, may cause your oxygen levels to become low. So what does this mean to you? Here is all you need to know about oxygen and oxygen levels. What is oxygen**?** ...

Myths About Oxygen Therapy

Many people with lung disease will require oxygen therapy at some point in their lives. This is usually accomplished by inhaling a low flow of oxygen through a cannula in the nose, or by wearing a mask. Some people have fears about wearing oxygen. Ye...

The Link Between COPD and Sleep Disorders

Here are three of the most common sleep disorders associated with COPD, signs and symptoms to watch out for, and possible treatments.

The Link Between Asthma and Genetics

The discovery of asthma genes has lead to better wisdom about asthma. The hope is that this will some day lead to better treatment, and ideally a cure.

What is Childhood Onset Asthma?

Childhood Onset Asthma (COA) is the term used to describe cases of asthma that are diagnosed before the age of 20. While asthma may be diagnosed at any age, most children are diagnosed by the age of five. This is mainly due to the nature of childhood ...

The Link Between COPD and Smoking

Studies suggest that about 50 percent of people who smoke will develop lung disease. This might explain why so many smokers develop COPD, and why COPD is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S. So what is it that so closely links COPD with s...

What is Adult Onset Asthma?

Adult Onset Asthma (AOA) is the term used to describe cases of asthma that are diagnosed after the age of 20, although they are usually not diagnosed until after the age of 40. Sometimes, when diagnosed after the age of 50, it is called Late-Onset As...

Which Asthma Group Are You?

Researchers have created asthmatic groups to help doctors with treatment plans. Find out which group you might be in now.