7 Tips to Overcome Asthma When You Exercise

Contributor: Susan Joy, MD If you’re an athlete with asthma, you don’t have to hold back. With proper medication and conditioning, you can participate fully in sports.  But in colder months, you should take some special precautions because cold dry air can trigger asthma attacks. Does this sound familiar? You start your workout and begin … Read More

5 Tips for Managing Your Child’s Asthma

Some children suffer from asthma episodes during soccer practice. For others, their symptoms flare up in the middle of the night. Whether it happens during play or at rest, it’s difficult for parents to see their children coughing and struggling to breathe or speak. These frightening symptoms of childhood asthma can be well controlled, but … Read More

Asthma Plus Flu Can Be a Breathtaking Combination

People with asthma are no more likely to catch the flu, or influenza, than people without asthma. But when people with asthma get the flu, it can literally take their breath away. “Infection with influenza can trigger an asthma exacerbation. People with asthma are at substantially elevated risk for a serious flare needing ER management … Read More