Asthma

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about asthma, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Bridging The Gap: Asthma

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Women With Asthma at Risk for COPD: Reducing Overlap Syndrome

Did you know that asthma and COPD symptoms can overlap? Learn ways to reduce your risks of developing COPD if you already have asthma.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Inhaled Asthma and COPD Meds Raise Lung Infection Risk

Inhaled steroids to treat asthma, COPD, or another breathing problem increase the risk for nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) lung infections.

By Diane Domina

How Obesity Raises Asthma Risk

Obesity is a risk factor for asthma and they often coexist. A recent study suggests obesity raises asthma risk by changing how airway muscles function.

By Diane Domina

The Best and Worst Foods for Severe Asthma

Learn more about the foods that might be triggering your severe asthma.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Enjoying Winter Fun, Even With Asthma

Frigid and dry winter air, plus cold and flu season, make winter fun challenging, but not impossible. Learn ways you can prevent asthma symptoms during winter.

By Stephanie Stephens

Everything You Need to Know About Inhalers

Asthma inhalers have changed significantly over time. Learn more about how inhalers, nebulizers, and mists can deliver specific medications to treat asthma.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Severe Asthma Symptoms From Car Exhaust May Have a Genetic Link

People with asthma who have specific genetic profiles experience more severe symptoms when they’re exposed to air pollution, say researchers.

By Diane Domina

Is It Asthma or Something Else?

Asthma doesn't always respond to conventional therapies. Should it be treated as severe asthma or could it be caused by something else?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Pediatric Asthma Yardstick: Childhood Treatment Guidelines

Learn about improved pediatric asthma guidelines that recommend different treatments and medications for children based on more specific age groups.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

How Do E-cigarettes Affect Heart-Health?

Heart health risks have been associated with e-cigarettes. Learn how vaping compares to smoking regular cigarettes in terms of cardiovascular health.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.