Asthma - Symptoms

Carmen Sanchez

Asthma can be a livable condition or it can be deadly for some. Carmen's story is about striving to live with asthma even though it threatened 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.

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.

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.

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.

5 Surprising Asthma Triggers

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

Which Comes First: Allergies or Asthma?

Cracking the code on this chicken-and-egg scenario could lead you to better treatment.

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.

Health by the Numbers: Asthma

With the proper treatment, asthma sufferers can live full and active lives. Here's a look at the condition by the numbers.

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.

12 Tips for an Allergy-Free Vacation

How to keep allergies and asthma from traveling with you.

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.

How to Weather Asthma Year-Round

If your asthma seems especially sensitive to the fluctuations in temperature and air quality, you may need to try different treatment approaches at different times of the year.

What is Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis?

You may jog or take exercise classes regularly to help look and feel your best. But if you're one of the few people who suffer from exercise-induced anaphylaxis, participating in strenuous activities can put your health at serious risk.

How to Manage Allergic Asthma

Do you know exactly what triggers your asthma? If you notice that you're coping with increased flare-ups in your bronchial tubes during certain times of the year, it's likely that seasonal allergens such as mold, pollen, and ragweed could be sparking your symptoms.

What is Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis?

You may jog or take exercise classes regularly to help look and feel your best. But if you're one of the few people who suffer from exercise-induced anaphylaxis, participating in strenuous activities can put your health at serious risk.
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