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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Do HEPA Filters Help With Asthma Symptoms?

You can’t control weather, winds, vegetation, large fires, or other air quality issues that occur outside. Learn how air filters can help you breathe better.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Asthma: A Diet High in Fish May Boost Lung Function

Children with asthma who eat a Mediterranean-style diet that includes fish like salmon and trout have better lung function and fewer breathing problems.

By Diane Domina

The Unique Link Between Obesity and Asthma Risk

How does obesity affect the progression of asthma? Asthmatics who are also diagnosed with obesity are in a unique situation that poses a different set of risks.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Does Asthma Increase Childhood Obesity Risk?

The common belief is that obesity increases asthma risk in children, but it may be the other way around: Cildren with asthma may have a higher obesity risk.

By Diane Domina

Maybe You Can Keep Your Pet Even if You Have Asthma

Once asthma treatment guidelines are implemented, environmental exposure to pets or secondhand smoke is not a significant factor in asthma control.

By Diane Domina

Children and Secondhand Smoke Risks Decades After Exposure

Secondhand smoke exposure during childhood is linked to increase risk of COPD later in life. Learn about the risks of early exposure to smoke.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Childhood Asthma May Be Linked to Adult Anxiety

Researchers at Penn State conducted a study to learn more about the association between child asthma and the risk for developing anxiety in adulthood.

By Diane Domina

6 Things That Help Me Control My Asthma Better

Asthma control can be improved with lifestyle changes and possibly some complementary therapies. Learn more simple ways that might help you manage your asthma.

By Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

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