Smart inhalers perform the same function of delivering asthma medication, but include technology for patients and health professionals to track inhaler use, avoid triggers, and warn of asthma attacks.
Thunderstorm asthma is caused by the effect a storm has on pollen.
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Part of living with asthma is learning how to help prevent symptoms, avoid triggers and help to keep the condition well managed.
Are you getting the asthma care that's right for your body, your age and your background?
When stress levels go up, asthma symptoms can go into overdrive. What’s the link, and how can asthma and anxiety be managed?
After getting a diagnosis of asthma, a person will have lots of questions. It can be hard to remember everything you wanted to ask during an appointment with a doctor or asthma specialist. Here are some suggestions.
Wheezing is a whistling sound that can be made while breathing that may be a symptom of a respiratory illness or other causes or conditions.
Our lungs inflate drawing in air between around 12 to 20 times a minute, as breathing brings oxygen into the body while carbon dioxide is exhaled.
Status asthmaticus is a potentially fatal asthma attack that doesn't respond to normal inhaled bronchodilator treatment.
Smoking is a powerful trigger of asthma symptoms as well as being bad for a person's long-term health.
Research suggests as many as half of all people with moderate to severe asthma also have chronic sinusitis.
As well as taking prescribed medication for asthma, avoiding known triggers is important to help prevent asthma attacks.
Pregnancy can affect a woman's asthma in different ways. For around a third, symptoms may get worse, for another third, symptoms may improve, and for the rest, symptoms will remain the same.
Most people with asthma don't have to follow a special diet, but in some cases certain foods can make asthma symptoms worse.
Treatment for a child's asthma will be designed to control symptoms and help prevent attacks. Get tips.
A nebuliser is a machine to deliver asthma medication by turning it into a mist to be inhaled through a face mask or mouthpiece. A nebuliser may be used for high doses of asthma reliever medicines in an emergency.
Prednisolone and other steroids, which may be inhaled, injected or taken by mouth, help calm airway inflammation in asthma.
Asthma at night, also known as nocturnal asthma, can be a frightening experience for a person, waking up short of breath, wheezing and coughing.
When a child has asthma, it is important that the school knows about the condition and what to do in the event of a medical emergency.
It is important to keep active with asthma, but care may be needed to help prevent the exertion triggering asthma attacks.
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