Asthma

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

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5 Natural Remedies to Treat Asthma

Thinking outside the basic box for asthma treatment, and going natural.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Medical Marijuana Benefits Overstated: Studies

Marijuana studies suggest medical benefits might be overstated and lung damage can’t be ignored.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Latest Guidelines for Asthma in Pregnancy

If you have asthma before pregnancy, or if it develops in pregnancy, can you take your medications?

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Asthma and Pet Allergies

Your pet could not only be giving you allergies, but also leading you to asthma. Learn how to manage allergic asthma caused by pets.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Nagging Cough? Learn About Different Types

A persistent cough is no fun. Learn about the causes of cough and how to alleviate this annoyance.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.

Smart Inhalers: Pros and Cons

Smart inhalers—devices that monitor your meds and dosing—are the way of the future. Are you ready?

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Yeast in Gut Linked to Asthma in Children

With as many as one in 10 children having asthma, the search for a root cause is an important one. The role that the microbiome plays in the development of asthma has been on researchers’ radar for quite some time. With the study of the Hygiene Hypot...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Vitamin D May Cut Asthma Attacks

High-quality evidence suggests that taking vitamin D along with standard asthma medication can reduce the number of severe asthma exacerbations.

By Deborah Kaplan

What Is a Spirometry Test?

A spirometry test measures how much air flows in and out of your lungs and can be used to confirm whether you have asthma or another disease.

By Deborah Kaplan

The Link Between Asthma and Insomina

An ongoing longitudinal population survey indicates that there is a clear association between asthma and insomnia.

By Eli Hendel, M.D.