The Role of Nutrition in Asthma and Allergy Management

If you have asthma or allergies, you may already know how important it is to avoid triggers like mold and pollen that can worsen your symptoms. However, did you know that certain foods can help you manage your condition?

That’s right—many healthy foods are loaded with nutrients that can reduce inflammation and improve your asthma and allergies. Certain foods can also strengthen your immune system so you can experience symptoms that are less severe. In some cases, it’s possible that your diet could make some of your symptoms stay away for good.

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Exercise and Asthma: Could It Lead to an Attack?

Exercise can lead to an asthma attack. Commonly referred to as exercise-induced asthma, coughing and wheezing are common symptoms people with asthma may experience while exercising. If you have these symptoms, it is important to see your health care provider to discuss the possibility of having exercise induced asthma, and how to reduce symptoms occurring with exercise.

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Be Prepared: How to Help Someone Having an Asthma Attack

Knowing the basics about asthma can go a long way to help someone in need. Aside from these preparedness tips, providing support and encouragement may help asthma patients achieve a life where the condition is a manageable companion rather than an overwhelming challenge.

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The Best Foods for Healthy Lungs—And the Ones You Should Avoid

When it comes to your health, what you put into your body goes a long way. That’s no different for your lungs. If you’re concerned about warding off lung cancer, repairing any damage that you may have done over the years with smoking, or managing an existing lung condition, such as COPD or asthma, listen up.

While you should always consult a doctor if you’re concerned about anything regarding your lungs, there are specific foods that you can eat that have been scientifically proven to be able to make a difference in the health of your lungs. Here are the best foods that are good for your lungs that experts recommend, plus tips on what to avoid. Get ready to stock up and chow down in the name of your lung health!

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Can My Child Play Sports with Asthma?

If your child gets diagnosed with asthma, it means they need to use an inhaler to prevent symptoms like wheezing, chest tightness, and chest pain. Many children with asthma find their condition gets more severe when they’re active. When your child has a desire to participate in sports, an asthma diagnosis means you need to ensure they’re safe when playing. The wonderful news is, the vast majority of children with asthma can play sports with the right measures in place.

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What to Know About Cough Syrup When You Have Asthmatic Bronchitis

Experts don’t recommend taking most cough syrups to help with symptoms of asthmatic bronchitis. They can make it difficult to clear the built-up mucus in the airways of your lungs. Although asthma and bronchitis are two distinct conditions that affect your lungs, people with asthma are more susceptible to bronchitis. Before you reach for the cough syrup to help relieve your symptoms, here’s what you need to know about over-the-counter (OTC) cough medications when treating asthmatic bronchitis.

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The Link Between Asthma and Food Allergies

Asthma and food allergies may be more closely linked than previously thought. Even beyond the fact that people with food allergies are at higher risk of developing asthma than people without them, there is evidence that having asthma increases the risk of a severe allergic event—including a potentially life-threatening, whole-body reaction known as anaphylaxis.

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Asthma Education for All: American Lung Association Reveals Newly Updated Interactive Asthma Course

The American Lung Association announced that it updated its free Asthma Basics online course with the most current information about asthma, with more videos and interactive and gamified features. Asthma Basics is a free interactive course offered in English and Spanish that can be accessed online or provided as an in-person or virtual live workshop. Just last year, the Lung Association had more than 5,400 people enroll in the Asthma Basics course.

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How Can You Modify Functional Training for Asthma?

Functional training is a popular and effective way to improve your strength, mobility, and performance in everyday activities. However, if you have asthma, you may wonder how to adapt this type of training to your condition and avoid triggering symptoms. In this article, we will share some tips on how to modify functional training for asthma, so you can enjoy the benefits of this exercise modality without compromising your health.

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