Famous People With Asthma

As asthma is one of the most commonly occurring illnesses across the world, it’s little wonder that many a famous face has suffered from the illness. Here’s a look at the notable inclusions on the list of famous people that…

Asthma Facts & Figures: US & UK

Asthma is one of the most common chronic illnesses in the world. Here’s some facts and figures about the oft-suffered-from respiratory illness: – Between 7 and 10% of all people in the United States (both adults and children) suffer from…

Asthma Questions: Which Inhaler Is Which?

Question: I know that inhalers come in two different specifications: “reliever” inhalers, for when an attack hits, and “prevention” inhalers for general use. However, I am worried that in the panic of an attack I will forget which is which.…

Asthma Questions: Adult Asthma

Question: I have always thought of asthma as the kind of illness that is identified in childhood. I’m 34, and I was recently diagnosed with asthma. Is it possible to suddenly start suffering from asthma so late in life? Answer:…

Asthma Questions: Confirming Diagnosis

Question: I have read up on asthma symptoms and I am concerned that I suffer from the condition. How do I go about obtaining a diagnosis? Answer: First and foremost, consult your doctor. If you are experiencing any breathing difficulties…

Bronchitis Talk

When It Hits Your Child Bronchitis is an illness which scares most parents since it is after all an inflammation of the bronchi in a person’s lungs. However, most physicians would advise parents or caregivers to calm down since according…

Asthma Sufferers: What You Should Avoid

Although asthma is largely controllable with medication, there are certain stimulants that can bring on an attack even if medication has been used. Learning to identify these stimuli and – wherever possible – avoid them is an important part of…

Facts about Bronchitis and Asthma

When a medical specialist used the word “chronic” he is directly referring to a long-term and persistent suffering of a person from certain disease. One of which is chronic bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis is the irritation or swelling of lung’s airways.…

Asthma Questions: The Hygiene Hypothesis

Question: I’ve heard something called the “hygiene hypothesis” being referenced when discussing asthma. What is this? Answer: The “hygiene hypothesis” is a school of thought presented by certain medical studies, discovered during investigations in to why asthma is seemingly on…

Asthma 101: The Peak Flow Meter

As asthma is a chronic condition, it is important for sufferers’ to continually monitor the severity of their condition. As people age, their needs in terms of the medication they require to control their asthma may change – so continual…