Asthma - Causes

Jessica Carreras

An asthmatic woman from Westland, Michigan was able to be very physically active in her childhood. Now, a writer and athlete, she can run half marathons despite the limitations asthma has put on her life.

5 Ways to Wane Wheezing in Asthma

The whistling sound someone with asthma makes? It's an indication their airways are restricted. Learn what causes breathing difficulty, how to treat it, and how to prevent flare-ups.

6 Important Tips to Help Alleviate Asthma This Winter

Believe it or not, those living with asthma typically need more medication during the winter months. While pollen causes misery in spring and summer, indoor allergens and dry air in the winter is a bigger problem.

How to Avoid an Asthma Attack When You Have a Cold

Make sure your cold is just about coughing and sneezing, not wheezing.

7 Ways to Prevent an Asthma Attack

You may be able to stop an asthma attack after it starts, but your best plan is to prevent one from happening in the first place. Here's how.

Speed Skater and Dancer Apolo Ohno: Living With A Respiratory Disorder

Apolo Ohno hangs up his skates to share his story about exercise-induced bronchospasm and how he's never let his condition interfere with his success, on or off the ice.

Frequently Asked Questions About Asthma

Here's what you need to know about this chronic lung condition, including symptoms and treatment options.

Allergies and Asthma: What's the Connection?

Learn more about these chronic conditions, both which affect millions of Americans.

Growing Up With Cows Helps Kids Breathe Easier

Children who live on dairy farms and drink unpasteurized milk appear to have immunity against asthma and allergies. New findings help identify why this is the case.

Acute vs. Chronic Sinusitis: Understand Your Condition

For many, sinusitis means uncomfortable symptoms that may require the right treatment to overcome.

Breathe Easier Tonight: How A Humidifier Can Help

Depending on your triggers, adding or removing the moisture in your bedroom air can lessen the risk of an asthma attack.

Exposure To Everyday Items May Be Causing Childhood Asthma

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is used in the production of plastics and resins. First linked to childhood obesity and behavior problems, now a new study associates this ubiquitous chemical to asthma, too.

What Smoking Does to Your Brain

Over time, a smoker's brain begins to associate cigarettes with pleasure, making it tougher to quit. And that's not the only mental effect of lighting up.

5 Surprising Asthma Triggers

Having a good laugh? That can spark asthma symptoms. Be aware, not surprised.

How to Weather Winter Asthma

Address your worst asthma triggers and enjoy the best that winter has to offer.

Is This a Hidden Cause of Asthma?

Research exposes a workplace danger that could contribute to childhood asthma.

Questions About Asthma Meds During Pregnancy

What are the risks on both sides? And what are the latest findings?

The Link Between Heart Disease and Asthma

When it comes to these two serious health issues, can one cause the other?

Weathering Summer Asthma

The summer months often bring chest tightness, coughing, and wheezing. Here's why.

The Hidden Dangers of Herbal Supplements

Supplements like bee pollen can seem like a sure road to health, but user beware.

Asthma's Two Types: Do You Have Intrinsic or Extrinsic?

Your symptoms reflect the type of asthma that you have. And knowing your type can help with treatment.

Asthma and Allergies Linked to a Dangerous Syndrome

Churg syndrome involves an overactive immune system that leads to inflammation of the blood vessels throughout the body.

The Dangers of a Dirty Humidifier

Despite its benefits, if handled incorrectly a humidifier can become a breeding ground for bacteria and mold.

6 Hidden Allergy and Asthma Triggers

Learn to identify the most common culprits so you can breathe easier.

Allergy-Proof Your Home

Allergens can attack almost anywhere, including your own home. Follow these tips to reduce your risk.

Avoiding Classroom Allergies and Asthma

10 back-to-school tips.

Asthma vs. Vocal Cord Dysfunction: What's the Difference?

From the way you wheeze to the time of day you tend to experience symptoms, learn the subtle differences between an asthma issue and vocal cord dysfunction.

Your Environmental Settings and Its Effect on Asthma

Whether you live in a bustling city, the picturesque suburbs, or in the cozy countryside, each setting has its unique challenges to asthma management. Learn how to breathe well in any setting.

Why Belly Fat Could Cause Asthma

Discover why extra fat surrounding the abdominal region could put you at an increased risk for developing asthma.

Is It Asthma, COPD, or Both?

Have you noticed that your fast-acting relief inhaler isn't providing as much relief as you'd expect? If you're an older person who smoked, it's possible that in addition to asthma, you could have another ailment called Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
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