Asthma is a lifelong, chronic condition. There is no cure.
Asthma symptoms can be triggered by many things. In fact, for some asthmatics, exercise is the only trigger. This is called exercise-induced asthma.
Most of the commonly used asthma medications are inhalers. These devices deliver medications right to the lungs, allowing them to work only where they are needed.
Asthma medications are commonly divided into two groups: the “relievers” and the “controllers”.
There’s a race on to be the first with a sneeze-free cat.
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.
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 »
Air pollution irritates this lung condition. But could smog cause asthma?
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 »