Asthma - Prevention

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.

Anatomy of an Asthma Attack

What happens during an asthma attack? Here’s what you need to know to treat attacks quickly—and prevent future ones.

Do You Have an Asthma Action Plan?

Do you have a written treatment plan for your asthma? If you don’t, you should! Here’s why.

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.

Got Asthma? Tools to Make Breathing Easier

Living with asthma can be scary, but having the right tools on hand gives you a measure of control.

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.

Spice up Your Asthma Treatment With Ginger

This flavorful root may do more than add heat to your meals; it could help relieve asthma symptoms, too.

Could Breathing Training Calm Asthma Symptoms?

This may be a helpful addition to your treatment and management plan.

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.

7 Mistakes That Sabotage Asthma Control

Are you taking the right steps to keep your asthma under control? Be sure you're doing what you should to stay healthy and breathe with ease.

When Non-Smokers Get Emphysema

Even if you've never had a cigarette, there are other factors that can put you at risk for this chronic condition. Learn more.

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.

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.

The Wonders of Magnesium for Allergies

What do whole grains, nuts, seeds, seaweed, cacao, and leafy greens have in common? Magnesium, a mineral that can help eat away allergy symptoms.

How to Weather Winter Asthma

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

Is Your Asthma Controlling You?

If you reach for your fast-acting relief inhaler several times a week, read this.

What Your Immune System Can Do for Asthma

A strong immune system can help keep healthy with asthma. Here’s how to keep your immune system running strong.

Pet Perks for Asthma-Free Children

Researchers have found that pets, often the cause of bothersome allergy symptoms, can play a vital role in preventing childhood asthma.

These Foods Improve Asthma

Trips to your local farmer's market can benefit your respiratory health in many ways.

Is This a Hidden Cause of Asthma?

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

Hidden Household Asthma Triggers

If you want to clean up your asthma symptoms, you may need to look in your cabinets for hidden triggers.

Is a Vaccine for Asthma in Your Future?

Now in the research stage, one medical advancement could make asthma an issue of the past.

A Fungal Allergy at Home in Your Lungs

This soil-based allergy can cause serious complications. Know the symptoms and learn how to treat it.

Weathering Summer Asthma

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

Safety Measures to Prevent Asthma Deaths

These important steps could help you avoid tragedy.

Does Asthma Give You Bad Breath?

Halitosis can be a clue that a person is experiencing asthma or other respiratory problems.
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