Published: Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:15:24 +0000
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZAn otc asthma inhaler may seem like an easy fix, but you need to make sure you carefully consider its use before self treating. Learn what you need to know.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZWhat is the definition of forced expiratory volume or FEV1? There are certain terms you need to understand when you have asthma and FEV1 is one.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZThree main things are occurring in your lungs during an asthma attack. Your symptoms and treatment are targeted around them.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZAstmanefrin is an OTC asthma inhaler. Learn more about the safety issues, warnings and controversies about this over the counter bronchodilator.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZViruses are a common cause of asthma exacerbation or asthma worsening among adults. We look at diagnosis, prevention and treatment of viral-induced asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZA number of different things happen in your lungs during an asthma attack that may make your symptoms worse. Learn more about the asthma pathophysiology of an asthma attack.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZChronic cough is one of the 5 most common reasons people see a doctor. Is your cough related to your asthma?
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZDoes asthma cause pneumonia? Can pneumonia lead to asthma? Read more and find out about this chicken or the egg scenario with your asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZYou need to be prepared for an asthma attack at any time. Asthma attacks are preventable if you know the specific triggers you need to look out for.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZWhat are the symptoms of asthma? Asthma symptoms can be non-specific and somewhat confusing. Learn the symptoms that make you suspect asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZReactive airway disease can mean different things to different people. Learn more about reactive airway disease.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZMany asthma patients complain that they have difficulty getting chest congestion relief. In the end good asthma control is the best bet. Find out more
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZChest tightness is a classic asthma symptom. You need to make sure your symptoms are not due to a more serious condition.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZA guide to several common asthma medicines, including Advair, albuterol and Pulmicort. Learn more about the drug profiles of these drugs and others.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZMeasuring your peak flow is an important part of your asthma care plan? If the measurements are going to be meaningful, you need to know how to figure out what your peak flow should be. Learn several different ways to determine what your normal peak flow should be.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZHave you ever wondered if dust mites bite? Learn about dust mites and if they bite like other mites.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZDefinition of bronchoconstriction. Bronchoconstriction is at the heart of your asthma. Learn what you need to know and do.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZAntihistamines can control your allergy symptoms and may help you get better control of your asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZWhat is wheezing? What does it sound like? What do I need to do about it? Learn what you need to know and to related to wheezing.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZShortness of breath is a common asthma symptom. Learn what it means and what you need to do to address it.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZMany patients ask whether there are any over the counter asthma medication option in lieu of more expensive prescription medication.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZLearn if you might be at risk for a fatal asthma attack? Most fatal asthma attacks are preventable and you can learn how they might be prevented.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZCoughing is the predominate symptom of bronchitis-- but is it asthma? Read more and find out.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZNocturnal asthma is one of the common asthma types. Symptoms predominate and typically occur at night.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZSingulair and other leukotriene modifiers have changed their labeling to reflect some potential side effects with this class of drugs.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZA medication guide for the albuterol inhaler. Learn about uses of albuterol, how your doctor may prescribe albuterol, and what the possible side effects and drug interactions might be.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZFlovent is an inhaled steroid used in the treatment of asthma. Everything you need to know- safety information, indications and side effects.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZSometimes patients want to know how long a medication stays in their body. If you have ever asked yourself how long do steroids stay in your system then you need to read this article.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZQvar (beclamethasone dipropionate) is an inhaled steroid used to treat asthma. Learn how Qvar works, when it is used, and potential adverse effects.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZWhat is asthma? Learn about what asthma is, statistics about asthma, types of asthma, and general information regarding diagnosis and treatment of asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZDefinition of a basophil. Asthma is a very complicated process and basophils are just one of the many cells that contribute to your symptoms.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZInhaled steroids, also known as inhaled corticosteroids (or ICS, for short) have become the mainstay of asthma treatment for persistent asthma in children and adults. These controller medicines work in various ways on the immune system to prevent inflammation of the airways.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZLABA bronchodilators can be an important part of your asthma care plan, but there are some safety concerns you need to be aware of for good control.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZIf you can understand the pathophysiology of asthma, you can understand why your doctor prescribes certain medications or asks you to do certain things in treating your asthma. Learn more about the pathophysiology of asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZHow Long Will My Inhaler Last? When will my inhaler run out? Figure out how long your inhaler will run out so you do not run out of medication.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZMany asthma patients don't think running is good for them. Find out how you can keep yourself running with asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZSome patients with poorly controlled asthma may have elevated IgE levels, and benefit from treatment. Learn what you need to know and do about IgE and asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZSpirometry is an important tool in both the diagnosis and management of asthma. Learn what you need to know about spirometry.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZThere are a number of types of corticosteroids, including oral and inhaled, that you might take for your asthma. Educate yourself about the differences.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZHouse mites can make your asthma worse even though you can't see or feel them. Learn how to eradicate these little insects and live mite-free.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZSometimes cough may be the only asthma symptom someone has—Learn about this type of respiratory conndition, how it is diagnosed and how it is treated.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZHistamine is the chemical that is found in and released by mast cells that can lead to certain symptoms depending on which part of the body where the histamine release occurs.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZWhile there are similarities, there are also important differences in the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of various types of asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZSingulair is in a class of medications called leukotriene modifiers. This class of drugs is one of the potential add on drugs for your asthma regimen.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZUsing a peak flow meter is important for your asthma. Learn why. Learn how to perform peak flows and use your peak flow meter correctly.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZWhat are inhaled corticosteroids? How do they work? What are the side effects? Learn what you need to know and do to get better control of your asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZWhat is vital capacity? Learn more about this important part of pulmonary function testing and how it impacts your asthma diagnosis and treatment.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZWhat is a pulmonologist? Would my asthma care benefit? Learn everything you need to know about whether a pulmonologist might help improve your asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZGetting an asthma diagnosis in your infant can be difficult. Learn about the similarities and differences between infant asthma and asthma in adults.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZDo you know the difference between COPD and asthma?
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZAsthmanefrin safety concerns have recently been raised by the FDA. Learn what you need to know and do before taking this medication.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZPeople with mild intermittent asthma have the least severe type of chronic lung disease. Daily medication is not needed, but monitoring is required.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZModerate persistent asthma is one of the types of asthma. More than 22 million Americans suffer from asthma. However, there are varying degrees of asthma. People suffering from moderate persistent asthma have daily asthma symptoms and nighttime symptoms more than once a week. Treatment is specific to the patient's asthma classification and requires medical guidance and testing.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZThe same system that helps protect you from infections, your immune system, can also be responsible for your worsening asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZPoorly controlled asthma can lead to negative health consequences. Learn what they are and the bet ways to prevent them.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZDo I have asthma? Diagnosing asthma can be difficult. Learn about the symptoms that may cause you to think of asthma and what you need to do.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZHouse mold may be the cause of your worsening asthma symptoms. Learn what mold is how to get control of it in order to improve your asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZA cough can be very irritating and difficult to soothe. Learn about home remedies that can improve cough and make you feel better.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZAll medicines have side effects, some more serious than others. What are the side effects of asthma medications people use every day to keep their asthma in check?
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZAn important tenet in asthma care is that 'not all that wheezes is asthma.' Learn about some of the common and not so common causes of chest wheezing.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZSymbicort can be an important part of your asthma treatment plan. Learn about when it's used, potential side effects, and other important information.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZBased on your symptoms an asthma classification will guide your asthma treatment. Learn what you need to know about intermittent asthma treatment.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZSymptoms, severity, or impact can be used to define asthma. Defining asthma is important so that you can improve asthma control and measure its impact
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZPrimatene Mist and other generic epinephrine inhalers are the only over-the-counter asthma medications available. Learn how to use these products safely.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZWhat asthma type do you have? Asthma classification is important and can help guide your asthma treatment. Learn more about several ways to identify the types of asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZAsthma isn't the only condition that causes a wheezing symptom. Learn about some of the less common conditions that may cause you to wheeze.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZNebulizers are just one of the delivery methods for your inhaled asthma medications. Learn about the different types of nebulizers, advantages and disadvantages of different nebulizers, and other important information about nebulizers before you make a decision.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZSometimes bronchoprovocation challenge testing is necessary in diagnosing asthma. Learn the indications and reason why it might not be for you.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZUnderstanding asthma triggers is necessary to get asthma under control and key for asthma prevention. Many different things may trigger your asthma. Learn about indoor and outdoor allergens, medications, foods, and other asthma triggers.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZOral steroids or systemic corticosteroids are just one of the possible treatments for your asthma. Learn about why you may need them and potential side effects.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZDo allergy free dogs exist? We answer this important question for when you want to have a furry friend but are not sure what the impact on you asthma will be.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZNobody wants to experience respiratory distress; however, it is important to recognize the signs of respiratory distress to take proper action.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZTheophylline is an old, but important asthma medication. Learn what you need to know and watch for if you are on theophylline. Learn more.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZGinkgo biloba is a widely used complementary and alternative medicine product related to memory loss that may have some potential benefit in asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZThe impact of asthma affects you as an individual and also society. Learn about the many ways asthma impacts our lives from financial to our health.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZLearn about Advair Diskus and how it can help your asthma. This controller medication is one of the most common asthma treatments today.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZSometimes finding out that your symptoms are caused by asthma can be difficult, which can be kind of scary. Here you will find out how you and your doctor can go about figuring out if your symptoms are from asthma. You will learn about making an asthma diagnosis and asthma diagnostic testing.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZYour physician has an arsenal of potential medications to treat your asthma. In this article, we look at 10 different types of asthma medications.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZDoctors often order pulmonary function testing for people who have persistent asthma. PFTs such as spirometry and others measure different aspects of how the lungs are functioning and give the doctor a better sense of the severity of the asthma and how well the treatment is working.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZIs it asthma or COPD? It's not always easy to tell. While you might not think so, it is important to figure out which you have.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZAsthma medications are very expensive, and a patient assistance program may be helpful to you in obtaining your asthma medications.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZAre those annoying allergy symptoms related to your asthma? Discover what you need to know and do if hay fever is making your asthma worse.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZIn order for you to get the most out of your breathing treatments, you need to correctly use your nebulizer. Learn how to use your nebulizer here.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZWhat happens when sex gets in the way and makes your asthma symptoms worse? Learn how you can enjoy this stress-buster without experiencing symptoms.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZIf you understand the signs of asthma, you will be able to get a diagnosis more easily and understand treatment. Learn about the signs of asthma and what you need to do.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZBecause asthmatics are at increased risk of complications from the flu, it is important to know how to treat flu if you have asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZCombination inhalers like Advair and Symbicort combine 2 different asthma medications into one inhaler. Are they better for your asthma control?
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZThe pneumonia shot or pneumococcal vaccine is now recommended for adults with asthma. Find out why you need this shot.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZDid you know that your asthma and zinc may be related? Zinc is essential for good health and low levels may affect your asthma. Learn more today.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZLearn what you need to know about asthma medication Xolair (omalizumab) including indications, how it works and important adverse effects.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZWhat is a chest X-Ray and how does it aid asthma patients? The screening is used as a preoperative exam or when in the ER because of an asthma attack.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZDifficulty breathing is a symptom that could be asthma or it cough be something else. Learn if your difficulty breathing could be asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZHard time controlling your asthma? Ask your asthma provider about these 5 problems that contribute to uncontrolled asthma.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZMeasuring your asthma and understanding severity is a key to gaining control.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZSevere persistent asthma is a type of classification that helps doctors manage your disease. Learn more about the symptoms and the treatment options.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZDo you know what bronchial tubes are? Learn more about bronchial tubes.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZPreforming this exercise may help you get better control of your asthma and use less medication.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZHow do I know if I need an asthma specialist? Why should i be referred to an asthma specialist? Is the care from an asthma specialist better?
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZLearn if your child might be at risk for a fatal asthma attack and what you need to do if your child is. The best strategy is prevention.
2016-04-28T11:15:24ZCould you have exercise induced asthma? Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of this common condition.