They may be cuddly, but cats are one of the top triggers for asthma. Dogs (and horses) can also cause symptoms.
These microscopic cousins of the spider live in your mattress, sofa, carpet and stuffed animals. Their droppings make many asthmatics wheeze.
Ragweed is a mighty foe: one plant can produce a billion grains of pollen in a fall season. Pollen from trees (spring) and grass (summer) can also trigger asthma symptoms.
This fungus grows in damp, humid environments both indoors and outdoors. Its spores cause allergic asthma symptoms.
- Whether first-hand, second-hand or third-hand (smoke that lingers), cigarette smoke is a potent trigger.
- When sunlight strikes pollution from automobiles, factories and power plants, smog results, wreaking havoc on the lungs of asthmatics.
- Viral Infections, like the common cold, cause inflammation and wheezing, especially in children.
Three-quarters of patients with asthma and sensitivity to Aspirin are getting asthma flare-ups from alcohol.
Air pollution may be causing a DNA change that worsens – or even causes – asthma.
Researchers have found an association between exposure to BPA and an elevated risk for asthma in young children.
If successful, a new form of immunotherapy will rid a patient of cat allergy in just 4 shots.
A pharmacist expert walks you through the various medications for asthma: from controllers to relievers to combination therapies and more.
Dr. Paul Ehrlich finds that the quality of sleep is an important indicator of whether asthma and allergies are controlled.
In this post, Pat Steele, a Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE) explains how to avoid asthma triggers in the fall. Got a pressing asthma question? Submit it to Ask The Asthma Educator.
Many Canadians with asthma think that it’s normal to be out of breath and to have sleepless nights due to their asthma – it’s not. Learn how to control your asthma so that you can function properly and get back to doing the things you love.
Thought only Average Joe’s had to deal with asthma? Think Again! Some familiar faces go through the same challenges you do.