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Can You Reduce Steroid Treatments for Sarcoidosis?

Tags: lung disease, sarcoidosis

Steroids are effective for treating the inflammation of sarcoidosis — but long-term use comes with concerns. Get insight into alternatives.


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How You Can Help Reach the Right Cystic Lung Disease Diagnosis

Tags: cystic lung disease, diagnosis, lung disease

If you suffer from ongoing shortness of breath or frequent lung infections, there are many possible culprits — including cystic lung diseases. Find out why getting the right diagnosis is crucial.


5 Ways You Can Fight Hay Fever

5 Ways You Can Fight Hay Fever

Tags: allergies, allergy, allergy medications, asthma, hay fever, spring

If you greet the end of winter with a little bit of dread, it’s a safe bet that you have hay fever, also known as seasonal allergies. Here are strategies you can use to breathe easier.


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Is Your Bedding Disrupting Your Breathing?

Tags: breathing, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, interstitial lung disease, lung disease

From your bedding to on-the-job hazards, the causes of interstitial lung disease aren’t always clear-cut. Find out why details matter when working toward a diagnosis.


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Mold: What You Need to Know to Cut Your Risk

Tags: asthma, fungus, humidity, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, lung disease, lung disorders, lungs, mold

Mold exposure occurs in warm, wet indoor and outdoor locations. Contact can cause mild to severe breathing problems and more. Here's how to cut down your risk.


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Why You Should Start Treating Your Allergy Symptoms Now

Tags: allergies, lungs, seasonal allergies

Allergy season doesn't officially start until the end of March, but some parts of the country are already reaching for the tissue boxes. Planning ahead can help limit symptoms.


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How You Can Tell If You Need a Humidifier

Tags: allergy, asthma, humidity, shortness of breath, tips for winter weather, winter

Humidifiers improve indoor air quality, reducing lung and nose discomfort and alleviating asthma and allergies.


Cold Weather Can Give You Exercise-induced Asthma

Cold Weather Can Give You Exercise-induced Asthma

Tags: asthma, exercise, exercise-induced asthma, tips for winter weather, winter, winter sports

Most people with chronic asthma experience asthma symptoms when they exercise. But many people who never experience asthma symptoms also can experience the same chest-tightening and shortness of breath when they work out – especially in cold weather.


Is the Chlorine in Indoor Swimming Pools Hard on Your Lungs?

Is Chlorine in Indoor Swimming Pools Hard on Your Lungs?

Tags: allergies, asthma, chemicals, cough, pulmonologist, swimming, water, water safety

Chlorine, the most common swimming pool disinfectant, protects you from harmful bacteria. However, indoor swimming pools can pack a punch of strong chemicals that can irritate your lungs. Find out more.


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How to Keep Holiday Scents From Causing Asthma Attacks

Tags: allergies, asthma, asthma attack, flu vaccine, holiday season, holidays, seasonal allergies

Live trees, scented candles and other aromatic holiday decorations can spark severe asthma attacks. Here's how to cut down the risk for a lung-healthy holiday.