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FAQ-Frequently Asked Questions And Answers About Asthma

There are many questions that may arise if you or your child have asthma or if you are concerned that you or your child are at risk for or have symptoms of asthma. Find out the answers to the most frequently asked questions about asthma in an easy to understand manner that tells you what you need to know and what you need to do.

What Are The Essential Steps In Monitoring Asthma?
These six steps will give you the essentials for monitoring asthma symptoms and getting your asthma under control.

Asthma and the Hygiene Hypothesis: Is Dirty Better?
The hygiene hypothesis suggests that our super-clean world deprives our immune system of the ability to distinguish between harmless and potentially harmful irritants. Learn what the hygiene hypothesis is, and how it may affect your asthma.

What Do I Need To Know About Buying Medication Online For My Asthma?
Buying medication online can be daunting. Every time you enter a drug in a search engine, hundreds of sites come up trying to make a sale to you. Is it safe? What do you need to know before purchasing? Read more and learn about buying medication online.

Why Are the Control Pause and Pulse Rate Used In The Buteyko Method?
The control pause and pulse rate are essential features to monitoring your progress in the Buteyko method.

What to Expect When Beginning the Buteyko Technique
When beginning any new treatment, it is important to know what to expect. Not only do you need to know the benefits, but also the potential side effects and who should not particiapte in this activity.

Are Your Other Medications Leading To Worsening Asthma?
Medications you may take for other health conditions like hypertension or glaucoma can potentially worsen your asthma. Find out which ones and what to do about it.

How Can I Unblock My Nose Using the Buteyko Breathing Technique?
In order to apply the Buteyko Breathing Technique, your nose must be clear. Learn how to unblock your nose.

How Do I Perform Buteyko Breathing?
Preforming this exercise may help you get better control of your asthma and use less medication.

Is Buteyko Breathing For Everyone?
Buteyko breathing is a series of exercises that may help you get control of your asthma. Is Buteyko breathing for everyone? Learn who should not take part in breathing exercises for asthma.

Will Buteyko Breathing Method Improve My Asthma?
Complementary and alternative medicine is increasingly being used by asthmatic patients. Learn about the Buteyko Breathing Method and how it might improve your asthma.

What Are Buteyko Breathing Exercises?
Can breathing improve my asthma? Learn about the Buteyko Breathing Exercises and how these exercise might improve your asthma.

What Is a Live Virus Vaccine?
What types of vaccines are available? What is the difference between inactivated and activated vaccines?

Will Singulair Side Effects Affect My Mental Health?
The FDA preforms surveillance of side effects after drugs have been released for use. Singulair and other leukotriene modifiers have changed their labeling to reflect some potential side effects with this class of drugs.

Do All Patients Respond to Inhaled Corticosteroids?
While inhaled corticosteroids are generally the first treatment recommended when your rescue inhaler does not sufficiently control your asthma symptoms, do all patients respond? Learn more about risk factors for not responding to inhaled steroids.

Is Preventing Inhaled Corticosteroids Side Effects Possible?
While inhaled corticosteroids are very safe, side effects are still possible. Learn how to decrease your risk of inhaled corticosteroids side effects.

Prednisone Side Effects and Asthma
What Prednisone side effects am I at risk for?

Cleaning Your HFA Inhaler: Why Is Cleaning My HFA Inhaler Important?
One of the important changes with the new HFA inhalers is that it needs to be periodically cleaned to continue to function properly. Learn how.

Is Genetics One of the Causes of Asthma?
What is the role of genetics related to asthma?

Exercise Induced Asthma Diagnosis - How Is Exercise Induced A…
In known asthma patients or patients with typical symptoms during or after exercise, your physician will often make a presumptive diagnosis of exercise induced asthma by discussing your symptoms with you.

Exercise Induced Asthma Symptoms - What Are Exercise Induced …
Exercise induced asthma is associated with certain specific symptoms. Learn what the symptoms are.

Exercise Induced Asthma Treatment - What Is Done for Exercise Induced…
Some individuals have asthma that is triggered by exercise or other physical activity. This is called exercise induced asthma. How is it treated? Read on for details that can keep you safe and active.

Exercise Induced Asthma - What Is Exercise Induced Asthma
Some people experience asthma symptoms -- shortness of breath, coughing -- when engaging in exercise or other physical activity. This is known as exercise induced asthma. Learn more about this condition.

Normal Peak Flow - What Should My Normal Peak Flow Be?
Measuring your peak flow is an important part of your asthma care plan? If the measurements are going to be meaningful, you need to know how to figure out what your peak flow should be. Learn several different ways to determine what your normal peak flow should be.

Asthma Attack - Asthma Pathophysiology of an Asthma Attack
A number of different things happen in your lungs during an asthma attack that may make your symptoms worse. Learn more about the asthma pathophysiology of an asthma attack.

Personal Best Peak Flow- What Is My Personal Best Peak Flow
While you can look up what your predicted or best peak flow should be in a chart or online, the most useful measure of peak flow is your recent personal best peak flow. Learn how to calculate your personal best peak flow and what you can do with this number.

Asthma and Stress
Any chronic disease can be stressful. We all can develop effective coping strategies that may help us deal with stress and improve out asthma.

Can My Doctor Cure Asthma?
Is an asthma cure possible or likely in the near future? Many parents and patients with asthma hope for an asthma cure and wonder if an asthma cure will come? Learn the answer to common asthma cure questions here.

Circadian Rhythms & Asthma- How Do Circadian Rhythms Affect My Asthma?
Do circadian rhythms affect my asthma? Can I use this natural rhythms to improve my asthma control?

Does Stress Affect My Asthma?
Does stress affect my asthma? What can I do to lessen my stress? Will it improve my asthma?

Nocturnal Asthma- How Common Is Nocturnal Asthma?
How common is nocturnal asthma? What do my nighttime asthma symptoms mean?

Nocturnal Asthma- How Common Is Nocturnal Asthma?
How common is nocturnal asthma? What do my nighttime asthma symptoms mean?

How Is Noctiurnal Asthma Treated?
Nocturnal asthma treatments includes many regular treatments for asthma medications with a few alterations. Learn how

Nocturnal Asthma- What Is Nocturnal Asthma
Many asthma sufferers have nighttime symptoms and many do not know how significant these symptoms are.

What Does Spirometry Measure?
What does spirometry measure?

What Is Spirometry?
What Is Spirometry?

Does My Child Need the Pneumonia Shot if She Has Asthma?
The pneumonia shot or pneumococcal vaccine has recently been recommended in adult asthmatics. Does my child need the pneumonia shot as well?

Do I Need the Pneumonia Shot if I Have Asthma?
The pneumonia shot or pneumococcal vaccine is now recommended for adults with asthma. Find out why you need this shot.

Does frequent antibiotic use during the first year of life contribute to asthma?
What causes asthma? Based on the 'hygiene hypothesis' some have wondered if asthma is related to antibiotic use in early life. This article presents some of the arguments for and against this idea.

How Do I Know My Child Has Asthma?
Asthma diagnosis, How do I know my child has asthma, asthma, diagnosis

How Do I Know If I Have Asthma?
Do I have asthma? Diagnosing asthma can be difficult. Learn about the symptoms that may cause you to think of asthma.

Asthma and Pregnancy- Will My Asthma Get Worse During Pregnancy?
Will my asthma symptoms get worse during pregnancy?

What is the Health Information Prescription?
Health Information Prescription

How Long Will My Inhaler Last?
How Long Will My Inhaler Last? When will my inhaler run out? You can figure out how long your inhaler will run out so you do not run out of medication.

What Is Wheezing?
What Is Wheezing?

What Is an Asthma Attack?
What Is an Asthma Attack?

Are There Different Types of Asthma?
Description of the different types of asthma

What is Asthma?
What is asthma?

Asthma & Pediatric Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions regarding pediatric asthma

Asthma Facts
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology answers basic questions regarding asthma.

What Is Moderate Persistent Asthma?
Based on your asthma symptoms, there is an asthma classification that will guide your asthma treatment. Learn what you need to know about moderate persistent asthma.

What Is Intermittent Asthma?
Based on your asthma symptoms, there is an asthma classification that will guide your asthma treatment. Learn what you need to know about intermittent asthma.

What Is Mild Persistent Asthma?
Based on your asthma symptoms,there is an asthma classification that will guide your asthma treatment. Learn what you need to know about mild persistent asthma.

What Should I Do if a Cold Makes my Asthma Worse?
When the common cold makes your asthma worse, what do you do?

What Is Severe Persistent Asthma?
Based on your asthma symptoms,there is an asthma classification that will guide your asthma treatment. Learn what you need to know about severe persistent asthma.

How Does Your Child Remember Which Inhaler to Use When?
How does your child remember which inhaler to use in an asthma attack? These tips may help her remember.

Can My Period Worsen My Asthma?
Does your asthma worsen around your period? Learn what you need to know and do.

What Is A Certified Asthma Educator?
What is a certified asthma educator?

What Is the Difference Between COPD and Asthma?
Do you know the difference between COPD and asthma?

COPD VS Asthma: Is It Asthma Or COPD?
Is it asthma or COPD? It's not always easy to tell.

Asthma PE: Should My Child With Asthma be Restricted From Gym Class?
PE class can be a scary thought for parents of students with asthma. Should your child participate? Get the answer here.

Reflux Asthma: When Asthma and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Occur Together
When reflux and asthma occur together, you may need to treat your reflux to improve your asthma. Learn what you need to know and do when reflux...

How Are Asthma and Acid Reflux Treated When They Occur Together?
If you experience asthma and acid reflux, your doctor may want to treat your reflux to improve your asthma. Learn more about acid reflux treatment...

Can Acid Reflux Cause Asthma?
Do you know how acid reflux may lead to a worsening of your asthma?

Does My Child Have A Right To Carry And Administer Asthma Medications?
Do you know if your child has the right to carry and administer their asthma medication? Learn more here!

What Can I Do When Asthma and GERD Occur Together?
If gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) is affecting your asthma, there are a number of things you can do before going to the doctor to get a prescription for GERD.

What Can I Do When Asthma and GERD Occur Together?
If gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD) is affecting your asthma, there are a number of things you can do before going to the doctor to get a prescription for GERD.

Does Indoor Air Pollution Affect Your Asthma?
Will devices to reduce indoor air pollution and improve indoor air quality help your asthma? Here's how to make an informed decision.

What is a MDI Or Metered Dose Inhaler?
What do you know about your MDI? How it works? How to keep it clean? Learn what you need to know about your MDI.

How Long Do Steroids Stay In Your System?
Sometimes patients want to know how long a medication stays in their body because of side effects or concerns about interactions with other drugs. If you have ever asked yourself how long do steroids stay in your system than you need to read this article.

Advair Generic- Is There a Generic Advair Medication Available?
Is a generic Advair medication available?

Do I Have Asthma and Reflux?
Asthma and reflux may sometimes occur together. How do I know if I have asthma and reflux?

Asthma Facts
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology answers basic questions regarding asthma.

Will My Asthma Worsen In Pregnancy?
Will pregnancy worsen your asthma? What do I need to know about the impact of asthma on my developing baby? Are there things I can do to lessen any risks? Learn more about pregnancy and asthma.

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