Summer is here, and many children are heading off to camp. Parents can follow this asthma care checklist if their asthmatic child is going to camp.
For many students, starting college marks the beginning of adulthood, and it may be the first time they’ll be living independently. This exciting (and sometimes scary) transition poses special challenges for those with allergies & asthma, and it often raises concerns for parents.
A common breathing problem is also one of the most serious chronic medical conditions complicating pregnancy. According to recent research and despite specific guidelines and recommendations advocating for aggressive asthma management, healthcare providers treat asthma attacks in pregnant women differently than in non-pregnant women.
Summer vacation. It conjures up visions of relaxation, sports, sunny days, perhaps sand and water, or woodlands. For individuals and families with allergies & asthma though, it means extra thought and preparation before “the good times roll.” As we head full tilt into summer, here are some common sense – but commonly missed – suggestions for a healthy vacation.
Taking an active role to control your asthma involves working with your healthcare team to create and follow an asthma action plan. It also means avoiding factors that can make your asthma flare up and treating other conditions that can interfere with asthma management.
Asthma and other allergic problems are among the most common of potentially serious illnesses complicating pregnancy. Here are answers to some of the most common questions women ask about managing allergies & asthma during pregnancy.
There are thousands of health-related Web sites on the Internet. Some of the information on these websites is reliable; some of it is not. Some of the information is current; some of it is not. Choosing which web site to trust is worth thinking about.
Do you cough, wheeze, and have a tight chest or shortness of breath when you exercise? If yes, you may have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, also known as exercised-induced asthma. This happens when the tubes that bring air into and out of your lungs narrow with exercise, causing symptoms of asthma.