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Fall and Asthma: What to Expect

September marks the beginning of many of the year’s greatest milestones: the start of the school year, the first signs of sweater weather, falling leaves, and the advent of the holiday season. However, for asthma patients, fall welcomes a new batch of seasonal asthma triggers that can severely dampen your fall festivities. Learn more about …

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Anxiety and How it Can Affect Your Asthma Symptoms

We all experience undue stress at some point in our lives – for some of us, at some point every day. For patients with an anxiety disorder, overwhelming stress is unfortunately the norm. Nearly 30% of adults in the United States are estimated to suffer from some form of anxiety disorder: over 40 million individuals …

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Is Your Child Wheezing in Their Sleep?

The Possible Reasons Why Your Child Could be Wheezing in Their Sleep Any parent worries when their child is sick, but the anxiety amplifies during the night hours. Parents contact on-call physicians or nurses during the night most commonly for fevers, but the second most common reason is breathing problems, such as wheezing. Children often …

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Is Asthma Genetic?

Asthma and Genetics: is There a Link? Millions of people have been diagnosed with asthma, and while genetics play a significant role in determining your risk for developing asthma, it is not the only factor. Other things like environmental factors or if you have other health issues such as allergies also increase your risk of developing …

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Increasing Lung Capacity

Here’s How You Can Increase Your Lung Capacity You may have heard of the term “lung capacity” in relation to singing or sports, and assumed it only applied to athletes and musicians. However, increasing lung capacity is vital for everyone in order to maintain good cell health, especially as we age. This is especially true …

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New York Pollution and Asthma

How New York Air Pollution Affects Asthma For asthma sufferers, air quality can dramatically impact your quality of life. This is especially the case when air pollution comes into play. Air pollution is an environmental issue New York City has struggled to control throughout its vibrant history, with varying degrees of success. As with all …

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Asthma Attack with No Inhaler? Here’s What to Do

Asthma attack without inhaler can be dangerous.

Asthma is a manageable condition, but certain triggers may be out of your control. It is important that you always have your inhaler with you when you go out – and always be prepared for the worst. But what if the worst does happen? What if you have an asthma attack with no inhaler? Here’s …

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How to Handle Asthma Attacks

Recognizing and Treating Early Signs of Asthma Attacks Asthma attacks can be frightening; both for those having them, as well as for their loved ones who watch them go through the experience. As a friend or family, you may feel helpless or lost when some you care for starts to wheeze, hack or struggle to …

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Best Foods for Asthma

Foods That Help Fight Asthma Asthma may not be curable, but there are steps you can take to better equip your body to cope with the condition. The first step in combating asthma symptoms is making lung health a top priority – and that starts with nutrition. While there is no bulletproof anti-asthma diet, there …

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Exercise-Induced Asthma

What is Exercise-Induced Asthma? A strong, healthy body is one of your best proactive defenses against disease. While exercising can cause shortness of breath in anyone, some people experience asthma episodes. During instances like these, you may have respiratory difficulty that is triggered by aerobic exercise that lasts for several minutes. The muscle bands around …

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