I am a 42-year-old man who has asthma that is normally triggered by animal dander, house dust, and strenuous activity in cold weather. I've had this condition … [Read more...] about Why Does Asthma Reappear In Adulthood?
Can having asthma cause other related illnesses like heart palpitations? What should I do about that, and why do I become so jittery when I use my … [Read more...] about Can Asthma Cause Heart Palpitations?
My three-year-old daughter just ended a four-day hospital stay because of an extreme attack. It was her third hospitalization in a year. I am having trouble … [Read more...] about How Can You Deal With Severe Asthma In A Young Child?
I am 17 years old, and I was diagnosed with asthma when I was 13. It has never really been a problem with the things that I do. I usually use my inhaler about … [Read more...] about My Asthma Is Getting Worse With Age – What Should I Do?
It has recently been brought to my attention by a friend of mine that the antihypertensive drug Lopressor can have a seriously bad effect on asthmatics. What … [Read more...] about Can Blood Pressure Medications Make Asthma Worse?
I am 42 years old and have been recently diagnosed with asthma and allergies. I am very active in sports and an avid runner. However, since sometime last year, … [Read more...] about What Can Be Done About Asthma-Related Fatigue And Nosebleeds?
I have had severe asthma since I was little. I am now 22. For a while my asthma seemed to be getting better, but in the last two years I have ended up in the … [Read more...] about What Causes Asthma To Get Worse And How Can It Be Controlled?
Two years ago I developed pneumonia and was hospitalized for eight days. It took three months until I had the strength to move at half my usual speed. I was … [Read more...] about Is It Better To Treat Adult Asthma With Pills Or Inhalers?
My 63-year-old mother was diagnosed with asthma two years ago. Her condition is pretty severe. Her doctor has advised her to take her medication using an … [Read more...] about Is It Okay To Use A Nebulizer Instead Of An Inhaler?
My 18-month-old son was diagnosed with asthma two months ago. When he was three months old he had bronchiolitis, and at six months he had congestion but no … [Read more...] about How Do You Know If An Infant Has Asthma?
What is COPD and does asthma have anything to do with it? COPD is an acronym for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The disease is characterized by … [Read more...] about Can Asthma Cause COPD?
Is asthma affected when a person consumes alcohol? I was told that it constricts your bronchial tubes. Is that true? And should a person with asthma not drink … [Read more...] about Does Alcohol Make Asthma Worse?
Following abdominal surgery last November, I had nonspecific pulmonary symptoms. The respiratory specialist labeled it as asthma and treated me with high doses … [Read more...] about Can Pulmonary Embolus Cause The Same Symptoms As Asthma?
After a long bout with the flu and a bronchial infection, I was diagnosed with adult asthma. I have no history of asthma. I had only a short attack, but it was … [Read more...] about Is Adult-Onset Asthma A Lifelong Disease?
Is it true that Flovent can replace other inhalers such as Azmacort, Serevent and Ventolin? I am using all three and would like to learn more about … [Read more...] about Can Flovent Replace A Number Of Other Medications?
My three children (ages 9, 11, and 13) were all sick late last summer with flu-like symptoms. Our pediatrician diagnosed all three with asthma by just listening … [Read more...] about How Do You Get A Diagnosis Of Asthma?
I have had asthma for more than 25 years. I have been on Serevent and Flovent for the past two weeks; my asthma is better, but I am worried about my bad … [Read more...] about Will Asthma Medications Increase The Risk Of Osteoporosis?
I have asthma and have been told not to exercise. Is this good advice? Most people with asthma actually would benefit from some form of regular physical … [Read more...] about I Have Asthma – Does This Mean I Should Not Exercise?
My doctor recently diagnosed coughing and wheezing that I have had for about six months as asthma. I had really bad bronchitis and got these symptoms after. … [Read more...] about Does Asthma Really Worsen Around Menstruation?
I have a ten month old baby. She has had persistant cough ever since she was about three months of age. She has been diagnosed with bronchilitis twice. Now we … [Read more...] about Should I Trust My Child’s Pediatrician’s Hasty Asthma Diagnosis?
My 9-year-old son has been having a very bad time with asthma this season. We are getting very discouraged with the amount of school that he has missed this … [Read more...] about Can A Chiropractor Help With My Son’s Asthma?
I have a question about big doses of inhaled corticosteroids. I am a 52-year-old woman with a 20-year history of asthma and autoimmune disease (Chronic Fatigue … [Read more...] about Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Of An Inhaled Corticosteroid?
My "latest" allergist tells me that my clinical picture is not typical for pure asthma though I've been treated for asthma now for many years. I've taken … [Read more...] about Vocal Cord Dysfunction And Asthma
I'm hiking up to the base camp of Mt. Everest, which is at 17,000 feet, and I'm worried about the effect that altitude may have on my asthma. Will the thin air … [Read more...] about Will High Altitude Effect My Asthma?
I read something where an asthma doctor boasted that he has no patients on oral steroids. Is this possible? It is true that since inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) … [Read more...] about Can Asthma Patients Live Without Oral Steroids?
I'm 22 years old and I've been smoking for five years. I have had asthma all my life. What are the risks of smoking with asthma? Also how can I quit? I have … [Read more...] about What Are The Risks Of Smoking With Asthma?
People often think winter brings relief from asthma as it does with seasonal allergies. That may sometimes be the case, but asthma flares up in response to … [Read more...] about Cold Weather And Asthma
More than 80 percent of asthmatics suffer from exercise-induced asthma -- EIA -- which is a condition that is more common during the winter. The relationship … [Read more...] about Exercise Induced Asthma Prevention And Treatment
Mold and mildew in household air can definitely cause asthma problems because the particles they give off irritate the lungs. Some asthmatics are allergic to … [Read more...] about Can Mold And Mildew Cause Problems Like Asthma, Pneumonia, And Bronchitis?
Many people think that asthma attacks happen suddenly, but they're wrong. Doctors recognize, however, that usually there is a gradual increase in inflammation … [Read more...] about How To Act In Case Of An Asthma Emergency
You feel it coming on. A slight cough at first, then that tight feeling in your chest, and the congestion worsens. Each breath gets harder and harder. You are … [Read more...] about Asthma Attack! Don’t Reach For The Wrong Medicine
How well your parents handled stress when you were a baby may have had something to do with whether you developed asthma later, a new study … [Read more...] about Parenting Skills May Affect Whether A Child Develops Asthma