Asthma

Asthma is a condition that can make it difficult to breathe. Learn all about asthma causes, treatments and triggers.

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What Is a Nebulizer? How These Machines Can Help Lung Conditions

Everything you need to know about nebulizers, including what conditions they are used for to how they differ from inhalers.

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Am I Having an Asthma Attack? How to Tell and What to Do

Asthma is a disease that affects the lungs and an asthma attack can be serious. These are the...


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Why You Need an Asthma Action Plan, and How to Use One

Asthma can be a life-threatening condition, but a doctor-designed asthma action plan can make it manageable. Here's how to...


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7 Things You Should Know About Adult-Onset Asthma

While more common in children, asthma can appear at any time in life—and adult-onset asthma can be dangerous...


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What to Know About Eosinophilic Asthma

Eosinophilic asthma is a rare but often severe type of asthma. Learn why experts say it can be dangerous—and...

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6 Nebulizers for Kids That Make Treatments a Little Easier

If your child has difficulty breathing due to asthma or any other medical condition, a nebulizer designed for kids...


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I Had an Asthma Attack in My 20s, the Worst One in Years

One woman shares what it was like to have a severe asthma attack in her 20s, and how she finally...

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6 Portable Nebulizers to Treat Asthma on the Go

If you live with asthma, these portable and handheld nebulizers can make it easier to treat your symptoms...


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Can Asthma Be Cured? What You Need to Know

Is there a cure for asthma? Experts say not yet—but treatment approaches are getting better and better. Here's...


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I Love to Run. Here’s How I Do It With Exercise-Induced Asthma

Jennifer Espinosa-Goswami had never been healthier. She'd gone from morbidly obese teen to an adult with a new appreciation for...


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6 Reasons Smoking Weed With Asthma Is a Bad Idea

One in five people with asthma use marijuana, but smoking weed can cause permanent lung damage and might...

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How to Use an Inhaler According to Breathing Experts

Inhalers are commonly used to treat asthma and other lung conditions, but you need to use them correctly for them...


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This Is What Asthma Feels Like From People Who Know

Coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath are all common signs of asthma. But what do asthma symptoms actually feel...


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What Doctors Need You to Know About Asthma Medications

Here's the inside scoop on the medications that control asthma and help people with the condition lead normal, healthy...


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15 Home Remedies for Asthma That Experts Recommend

Home remedies for asthma, from coffee to fish oil, won't replace your medications, but they can manage triggers and...


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Your Guide to Asthma Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Asthma is a potentially deadly chronic illness that impacts 25 million Americans. Here's what to know about the symptoms and...

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Here are 8 Asthma Symptoms in Adults You Should Know

A lingering cough, feeling run down, and shortness of breath aren't things you should brush off—they can be symptoms of...


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Here’s How Allergies and Asthma Are Linked

Does stopping to smell the roses literally take your breath away? It might be allergic asthma. Find out more about...


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How a Nearly Fatal Bee Pollen Allergy Triggered My Adult-Onset Asthma

From running half-marathons to being bedridden two days a week, Amy Horton shares how adult-onset asthma has changed her...


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How to Choose the Best Air Purifiers for Asthma

A portable air purifier may help you breathe easier if you have asthma. Here's when you might need one...


12 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Asthma in Children

An asthma diagnosis can be scary and leave parents with many questions regarding the disease and treatment options. If...


12 Surprising Asthma Triggers You Can Smartly Avoid

These irritants and allergens could be behind your asthma attack. Here's how to outsmart these asthma causes.


6 Symptoms of Asthma Every Adult Should Know

Some 18 million adult Americans suffer from asthma, a condition in which inflamed airways make breathing difficult. Wheezing—a whistling...


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10 Clear Signs You Have Exercise-Induced Asthma

If you feel out of shape for no reason, the real reason could be exercise-induced asthma—which you can develop...

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Dust Allergy? 7 Smart Strategies to Get Rid of the Dust in Your House

More than 90 percent of household dust comes from tiny flakes of skin and barely visible fabric fibers that float...


If You Have Asthma, You Need to Eat This Food

New research from Greece suggests the right foods can reduce airway inflammation that leads to asthma attacks.


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My Childhood Illness Came Back After 16 Years—And Almost Killed Me

A junior in college studying abroad in Spain could not figure out why she couldn't breathe, but a helpful


This Vitamin Could Cut Your Risk of Dangerous Asthma Attacks in Half

If you get asthma attacks, you'll want to read about the simple supplement solution that researchers believe could reduce them...


The Scary Side Effect of Using Inhalers You Need to Know About

If you're an older adult, and you use an inhaler to deal with asthma or COPD, you may be putting...


6 Ways to Keep Fall Allergy and Asthma Flare-ups Under Control

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) and its allergist members, doctors who are experts at diagnosing and...