I think I have asthma. Now what?
Studies have shown that more than half of people with asthma are not properly managing it.
Asthma is a lifelong, chronic condition. There is no cure.
It is important to know what triggers your asthma, so that you can avoid that trigger as much as possible.
Managing type 1 diabetes is old hat to 31-year-old Catherine Oddenino. The New Yorker has had the disease since she was 11, and is adept at counting carbohydrates and dosing insulin. But in her mid-20s she was thrown a curveball. Whenever she ate something, she felt like she had food poisoning. After a visit to… Read more »
Asthma symptoms can be triggered by many things. In fact, for some asthmatics, exercise is the only trigger. This is called exercise-induced asthma.
From the Allergic Living archives. First published in the magazine in 2010. AVOID, AVOID, avoid. That’s how Ann Jeannette Glauber had been treating her 4½-year-old son’s allergies to eggs, milk, peanuts, nuts and shellfish. But at a party a few years ago, Theo grabbed and ate a handful of Goldfish crackers (which contain dairy) before… Read more »
Strategy 1: Lose Weight Researchers have dug deep into the link between asthma and obesity, but have yet to determine exactly how the two conditions interact, and whether one causes the other. However, it has been shown that shedding some pounds can result in fewer asthma symptoms. In obese asthmatics (defined as having a body… Read more »
Products from smaller food companies are more likely to contain allergens, whether or not they had an advisory statement, according to a study from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Researchers there looked at 400 products to see how the labelling for allergens held up. For example, almost 6 per cent of… Read more »
Learn how you can have your say on whether or not the U.S. Department of Transportation bans peanuts from flights.