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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Asthma: This New Digital Device Helps Monitor Medication Intake

People with asthma are often also prescribed long-term control medications, such as Inhaled corticosteroids or leukotriene modifiers, which modify the production of leukotrienes. Leukotrienes are inflammatory molecules that are released by mast cells during an asthma attack. They are responsible for broncho-constriction.
Health practitioners sometimes prescribe oral corticosteroids for asthma flare-ups to reduce inflammation in the airways. However, oral corticosteroids cause both short and long term side-effects and risks, such as high blood pressure and cataracts.
Of Americans who have asthma, between 5% to 10% have severe or difficult-to-control asthma, according to the American Lung Association.
Doctors say some people with difficult-to-control asthma may not be using their inhalers correctly or using them as often as recommended.
A study led by researchers at the RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences looked at the use of a technological device that measures acoustic or sound-wave signals from the inhaler to objectively assesses how a person uses his or her inhaler.
The study, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, reported that when information from a digital device is integrated into a clinical decision platform, then medication doses are less likely to be increased. This procedure led to a modest improvement in medication adherence among people with asthma.

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The 7 Best Teas for Asthma Relief

Asthma is a chronic disorder that affects the lining of your airways, which become inflamed and narrow, resulting in symptoms like shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness

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