Asthma symptoms can be triggered by many things. In fact, for some asthmatics, exercise is the only trigger. This is called exercise-induced asthma.
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 »
For too long, students with asthma and allergies have suffered with
symptoms in dusty, moldy, chemical-smelling classrooms. But now some
schools are wiping the slate clean – with a healthy approach to air.
During renovations, S.C. Johnson and Son gave a choice to its employees, some of whom have asthma and environmental allergies: they could work from home or transfer to a desk elsewhere within the Brantford, Ontario headquarters. The idea was to prevent susceptible staff from being exposed to the dust, paint fumes and other irritants that… Read more »
The doctor’s advice sounds clear enough – if pets make you wheeze and sneeze, stay away. But anyone with animal allergies knows life isn’t always so simple. Some people whose eyes are aflame after five minutes near a sheepdog can live with a poodle without ever cracking a tissue box. Others find that regularly bathing… Read more »
Asthmatics are living half lives, shunning exercise, medications and coughing their way through the night. It doesn’t have to be this way. Article from the Canadian edition of Allergic Living. Adrienne Smith has been battling with her asthma since she was diagnosed at the age of 13. For Smith, high school gym class was particulary… Read more »
From the Allergic Living magazine archives. Forget the stereotype of the wheezy, wimpy kid puffing on an inhaler. Young athletes prove that you can be a winner in sports – even with asthma. SINCE being diagnosed with asthma when he was 4 years old, Brett Favaro has suffered pneumonia and bronchitis, asthma attacks, and been to numerous… Read more »