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Pat Bass, MD

Updated Articles and Resources

By Pat Bass, MD

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Air Pollution Facts Created: Monday, August 18, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014
      There are several air pollution facts that could impact your asthma.
    • Asthma Facts Created: Sunday, August 17, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014
      When you have a chronic disease certain asthma facts are essential. Learn about the impact of asthma on you and society with these important facts.
    • Asthma Checklist Created: Monday, August 11, 2014 Updated: Monday, August 11, 2014
      Back to school can be scary for parents when your child has asthma. This asthma checklist can help you prepare.
    • Asthma Mistakes Created: Sunday, August 10, 2014 Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014
      Don't let these asthma mistakes ruin the rest of your summer. Make plans to avois these and keep your asthma under control.
    • The Flu and Asthma Created: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Because asthmatics are at increased risk of complications from the flu, it is important to lnow how to treat flu if you have asthma." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Chronic cough is one of the 5 most common reasons people see a doctor. Is your cough related to your asthma? What do you need to know and do to better care for your asthma?"
    • Asthma Types- All Asthma Types Are Not the Same Created: Thursday, June 04, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Did you know there are several different types of asthma? While there are similarities, there are also important differences in the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. Learn what you need to know a...
    • Symptoms and Treatment of Nocturnal Asthma Created: Monday, May 18, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Nocturnal asthma is one of the common asthma types. Symptoms predominate and typically occur at night." itemprop="description"> Sunday, October 30, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Learn how breathing training may help you get control of your asthma." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Did you know that your asthma and zinc may be related? Zinc is essential for good health and low levels may affect your asthma." itemprop="description">
    • Respiratory Distress in Asthma Created: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      While none of us wants to experience respiratory distress, it is important for us to recognize the signs of respiratory distress so that we can take action." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • Control the Triggers that Set Off Your Asthma Created: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Avoid your asthma triggers and you may not need as much asthma medicine. Make trigger control an important part of your asthma control strategy." itemprop="description" itemprop="description"<...
    • Hay Fever and Asthma- Does Hay Fever Sneezing Lead to Wheezing? Created: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Is the runny nose, sneezing and itchy-watery eyes that you experience at the beginning of allergy season related to your asthma? What you need to know and do if hay fever is making your asthma wors...
    • Diet and Asthma Created: Friday, November 13, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Can you improve your asthma by improving your diet? Find out what you need to know and what you need to do about your diet and asthma." itemprop="description"="description" Sunday, August 30, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Do you know what inhaled corticosteroids side effects you need to watch out for? Learn what you need to know." itemprop="description">> Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Bronchial thermoplasty is an investigational treatment that may become the first non-pharmaceutical treatment for asthma." itemprop="description">>
    • Keeping Your Asthma New Year's Resolutions Created: Monday, December 28, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      What can you do to help keep your asthma New Year's resolutions? Strategies for developing and reaching your goals." itemprop="description">> Tuesday, December 30, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Rescue medication are an important part of your asthma care plan with different medications utilized in different clinical settings. Learn how these medications work, when they might be used, and i...
    • Does Acupuncture Help Ease Asthma? Created: Sunday, March 01, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Acupuncture may help some people with asthma breathe better, but the evidence supporting this procedure for the treatment of asthma is significantly lacking." itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
    • Asthma Non-adherence Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      More people than you think don't take their asthma medication regularly. Learn how you can improve your medication compliance.
    • Iggy and the Inhalers Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Asthma education can be difficult, but Iggy and the inhalers will be more enjoyable and help you learn more of what you need to know and do.
    • Getting More Of Your Asthma Medication Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Many things can lead to your not taking asthma medication as prescribed. These 8 situations and practical solutions may help you.
    • Asthma Action Plans Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Failing to plan is planning to fail. I have heard this quote applied to many areas of life and asthma is no different.
    • 10 Things You Can Do to Make Your Home More Asthma Friendly Created: Saturday, May 09, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      More than 5% of  Americans have asthma causing missed days of school, work, and unwanted visits to the ER and hospital. Allergens are one of the most
    • Symbicort Created: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Symbicort can be an important part of your asthma treatment plan. Learn about when it's used, potential side effects, and other important information." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
    • Flovent and Asthma- What You Need To Know About Flovent Created: Thursday, September 10, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Flovent is an inhaled steroid used in the treatment of asthma. What you need to know about indications, formulations, safety information and how to get the most out of your Flovent."
    • Symptoms Of Infant Asthma Created: Monday, February 08, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Getting an asthma diagnosis in your infant can be difficult. Learn about the similarities and differences between infant asthma and asthma in adults." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Wheezing -- Wheezing Is A Common Asthma Symptom for Adults Created: Monday, May 04, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      What is wheezing? What does it sound like? What do I need to do about it? Learn what you need to know and to related to wheezing." itemprop="description"><...
    • Is Your Chest Tightness Asthma Or Something Else? Created: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Chest tightness is one of the classic asthma symptoms and, while chest tightness is common, you need to make sure your symptoms are not due to a more serious condition. Learn what it means, when you should call your doctor, the questions your doctor is likely to ask, and what tests your doctor may order.
    • Summer Asthma and Extreme Weather Created: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Extreme weather may make your asthma worse. Learn some things you can do to lessen the effect of extreme weather and extreme heat on your summer asthma." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • CAM and Asthma Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      CAM and asthma are increasingly linked due to increased numbers of patients trying these methods out. What you need to know and discuss with your MD.
    • Traditional Chinese Medicine and Asthma Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient practice that incorporates herbal medicine as well as mind-body practices like yoga and Ti Chi to both treat and prevent health problems with your asthma.

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