From cross-country skiing to speed skating, the Winter Olympics is full of breathless feats of endurance. And for a large number of Olympic athletes, the breathlessness isn’t just over who will win the next medal—it’s from asthma. But if you think the condition could hold Olympians back, think again: Athletes with asthma are more likely to win medals than their competitors.
The common lung disease debilitates millions of Americans and costs the country billions of dollars, but some very new—and very old—methods are emerging in fighting it.
We all know the ABCs of resuscitation, but A doesn’t always come first. Asthma is a respiratory problem not an airway problem. Unless the patient arrives in arrest, there is no reason to intubate immediately. Adding plastic to the airway only makes things worse.
It's often confused for allergies, acid reflux, and more.
Detecting asthma in toddlers can be tricky. Learn how to identify the symptoms – and find out what you can do about them – so that you and your child can breathe easy.
When my daughter coughed and flared all day and night before we achieved that elusive asthma control, walking into my house felt a lot like stepping into the scene of a horror movie.
Asthma is a common disease that affects children, with experts reporting that about 5% of people have asthma. Although often easy to diagnose if your child has a cough, wheezing, and trouble breathing, it can be much more difficult to diagnose if the child simply coughs a lot. Take our asthma screening quiz to see if your child has any of the symptoms of asthma.
Once it was known that Beckham had asthma he became the unofficial poster child. Which I’m sure for him was a curse, but for other asthma sufferers it was a blessing, because his famous face brought a lot of attention to the condition.
The study is part of a growing area of research on the health impacts of climate change and the economic burden to individuals. Previous research has already shown that increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has caused ragweed, another strong allergen, to produce higher concentrations of pollen, according to the study’s authors.
Asthma is growing at an alarming and puzzling rate in industrialized countries, and the answers to the mystery of its origins may lie in our very attempts to prevent childhood disease.
Teenagers more likely to have severe asthma and eczema if they eat fast food more than three times a week, study shows.
Half of children with asthma will continue to suffer from the respiratory disorder as adults, and a new genetic test could reveal who remains at risk past childhood.
The more courses of antibiotics a child had, the higher their risk for developing asthma and becoming overweight.
Becoming familiar with the factors that trigger your child’s asthma can be the first step to helping control your child’s asthma. There are different triggers for different children and individual triggers can change with the seasons. Parents should learn the specific triggers for their child.
The cost of limiting carbon emissions would pay for itself in human health benefits.
Realizing how much she, and other asthmatics rely on their inhalers, Chenoweth has partnered with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to launch a public service campaign called “Know Your Count.”
They hold it wrong, breathe at the wrong time, or forget to shake the device.
I have had this disease for 44 years. I know what works for me. I know that my asthma attacks are not going to kill me. I know an extra puff of Advair will pull me out of my attacks. If they didn't, well then I would seek help. But they almost always do. Plus, because I use it regularly as instructed, my asthma attacks, when they do occur, are relatively mild and easily controlled.
Kids exposed to a commonplace chemical early in life are more likely to have asthma, according to a study published today.
Swedish researchers who followed more than 200 children with asthma found that at 19 years of age, 21 percent were in remission, meaning they had no wheeze or need for inhalers. Remission was more common among boys, they found.
Caffeine is known more as a pick-me-up than a home remedy, but for years scientists have wondered whether it may have benefits for people with asthma.
Scientists at North Carolina State University are working on a new three-part mostly wearable system that could help asthma patients monitor their vital signs and their environment to help predict and prevent attacks.
It's nothing new for public figures to use their kin to elicit sympathy for a cause. But politically, connecting global warming to disease is still a bold move.
It is becoming increasingly clear that there many types of asthma--and they differ greatly in their presentation and genesis.
Propeller is the leading mobile platform for respiratory health management. Through sensors, mobile apps and services, Propeller helps reduce the cost of care while delivering better quality of life for individuals with chronic respiratory disease.
Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics is the leading nonprofit family health organization whose mission is to eliminate unnecessary suffering and death due to asthma, allergies and related conditions through education, advocacy and outreach.
AsthmaAllergiesChildren.com is a website devoted to ideas that are within the guidelines set by accredited medical authorities for treatment of asthma and allergies. We will not provide a platform for theories or approaches that do not meet the standards our physicians use in their clinical practice.
This website is a partnership between the Asthma Foundations of the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia. Delivering a shared website makes good sense in supporting people with asthma, whilst ensuring our donors and supporters receive value for money for their contributions by reducing duplication of effort and maximising funds directed to research and the delivery of vital information services.
Do you have a child with asthma? Are you sometimes worried about your child's breathing? Don't worry - we've created a site where parents and children can learn about asthma together. Here you'll find all sorts of helpful facts, fun games and neat stories to share.
Asthma History is a living history of asthma, allergies, inhalers, and respiratory therapy. It's essentially a history of difficult breathing.
I'm Amy Anaruk, a non-asthmatic freelance writer parenting two elementary-age daughters, one with the lung disorder that takes and just keeps on taking. There are worse things my child could have and at age nine she is in good health, but pediatric asthma often seems overwhelming
We are dedicated to helping people with asthma & their families. We are committed to providing the information you need to understand, manage and live with asthma.
Asthma Society of India - Kisaan Kisani Vikas Trust a registered non-profit based charitable organization Registeration No. 621. Society is serving as to emancipate menaces of asthma disease by natural & prevention methods in order to save quality of life of acute and chronic asthma patients.
The Asthma Society's vision is for Ireland to take a leading role in Europe by developing an integrated public health appraoch to asthma management, delivering evidence-based care; enabling patients to enjoy optimal asthma control and quality of life.
We’re the UK’s leading asthma charity. There are over five million people with asthma in the UK, and we’re here for them when they need us most. We want to live in a world where asthma is no longer a daily battle for some and where no one dies from the condition. We’re working to make this happen through world-leading research, award-winning information and services, and life-changing campaigns.
This Web site is designed to help you learn more about asthma and encourage discussions with your healthcare provider about your asthma treatment plan. Armed with this knowledge, you'll be equipped to develop good habits for asthma management. Remember, whenever you have any question at all about asthma, call your healthcare provider as soon as possible
International Association of Asthmology...InterAsma is a forum for interdisciplinary discussions where pneumologists, allergologists, pediatricians, and general practitioners have the opportunity to discuss and exchange information between these specialties on asthma research, practrice and management.
The Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. is the only private foundation solely focused on addressing the complex and growing problem of childhood asthma in the United States.
Use this Asthma Action Plan at home, school, and with your babysitter. Be sure to give a copy of your child’s asthma plan to your child’s school (teacher, coach, nurse) and talk it over with them. In case of an attack, they will know what to do. If you follow the steps in this plan, you will help prevent your child from having asthma attacks.
News and opinion from members of Partners Asthma Center, a collaboration of allergists and pulmonologists at Brigham and Women's, Massachusetts General, Brigham and Women's Faulkner, and Newton-Wellesley Hospitals and North Shore Medical Center.
Working mother of 3 asthmatic boys - two of whom are also on the autism spectrum - tries to make it all work, keep her monkeys healthy, and figure out the cause of (and solution to) the asthma and autism epidemics. Because being the working mother of 3 just wasn't ENOUGH work.
Our mission is to help you have a joyful life with food allergies.
Patients and healthcare professionals alike depend on American Academy of Allergies, Asthma & Immunology's authoritative, expert resources to make informed decisions regarding allergies, asthma and immune deficiency disorders.
Welcome to Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Online, an information and news service for patients, parents of patients, members, the news media, and purchasers of health care programs.
Asthma is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for millions of Americans, both young and old. There is no cure for asthma, but the good news is it can be managed and treated so you can live a normal, healthy life.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America promotes advocacy for public policies to improve the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies. Our focus is primarily on better access to care, more prevention and increasing funding for research — these core principles drive our policy agenda and our day-to-day advocacy work.
The Australian Centre for Airways disease Monitoring (ACAM) aims to assist in reducing the burden of airways disease in Australia by developing, collating and interpreting data relevant to the prevention and management of chronic airways diseases as well as health policy.
It's important that you work with your child's healthcare provider to prevent and treat asthma attacks. With the right medications, education, an asthma action plan, and regular medical follow-up, most asthmatic children do just fine.
CDC’s National Asthma Control Program works to help Americans with asthma achieve better health and improved quality of life. The program funds states, school programs, and non-government organizations to help them improve surveillance of asthma, train health professionals, educate individuals with asthma and their families, and explain asthma to the public.
Children’s Health Fund is committed to ensuring high quality health care to America’s most disadvantaged children.
Thank you for visiting the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA) website. There are millions of people in Europe with asthma, allergy and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). We work to support them by sharing information about their conditions and by advocating on their behalf in parliament.
Food Allergy Research & Education works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in 13 children in the United States — or roughly two in every classroom.
A guide For parents of children with asthma.
The air we breathe is filled with pollen, polÂlutants, and dust. Most children and adults are unaffected by these intruders. For a large number of children, however, these simple contaminants can make life miserÂable.
A resource for kids, parents, and teachers to find fun and educational materials related to health, science, and the environment we live in today.
Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways. Your airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways become sore and swollen.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases.
The symptoms of asthma can range from mild to severe. When asthma symptoms get significantly worse it is known as an asthma attack.
How can you tell if your child is suffering from asthma? Learn what it is, how to manage it, and how to live with asthma. Plus: What kinds of physical activities are best for kids with allergies? Find out here.
The World Allergy Organization (WAO) is an international umbrella organization whose members consist of 92 regional and national allergology and clinical immunology societies from around the world. By collaborating with member societies, WAO provides direct educational outreach programs, symposia and lectureships to members in nearly 100 countries around the globe.