Asthma Treatment Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Asthma Awareness: Your ‘Asthma Action Plan’

    Asthma Awareness: Your ‘Asthma Action Plan’

    Today is my final guest blog in this series on asthma. I am deeply grateful to DrGreene.com for inviting me and to all the readers for viewing my posts. I hope you have found them helpful.

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  • Asthma Awareness: A ‘Step Therapy’ Approach to Medications

    Asthma Awareness: A ‘Step Therapy’ Approach to Medications

    Treating asthma is a dynamic process, the goal being controlled asthma, which interferes with your life to the smallest extent possible. In the quest to control asthma, medications are also important.

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  • Asthma Awareness: The Patient-Doctor Relationship

    Asthma Awareness: The Patient-Doctor Relationship

    Thinking back to childhood, I still have great affection for my physician, Dr. Judge. Visits to him never seemed rushed. He always carefully listened to my mother (and me), performed an unhurried physical examination, and patiently explained the diagnosis and treatment to us in his quiet office, which was attached to his family home.

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  • Asthma Awareness: The Nature of Asthma and Avoiding Triggers

    Asthma Awareness: The Nature of Asthma and Avoiding Triggers

    Historically, asthma has been looked upon as a disease of weakness. Sadly, this misunderstanding persists today among some people. This belief is a myth. Asthma is a chronic illness of the lungs.

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  • Asthma Awareness: Taking Control of a Chronic Condition

    Asthma Awareness: Taking Control of a Chronic Condition

    Come with me on a journey into the life of a young child with asthma: Feel what they feel when their asthma strikes. It is nighttime and you are comfortably sleeping. Suddenly you begin to cough, and you awaken feeling as if you can’t breathe. As if your lungs are being painfully squeezed or something […]

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  • Breathing for Two

    Breathing for Two

    What happens when women with asthma get pregnant? Does their asthma get better or worse? Should they use more asthma medicines when pregnant? Or less? How does the asthma itself affect their babies? The current state of evidence appears in the January 2005 Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Asthma is more common in pregnant […]

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  • Beyond Medicine For Asthma

    Beyond Medicine For Asthma

    Changes in the home environment can be as powerful as medications in treating asthma, according to an exciting study in the September 9, 2004 New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers in the Inner-City Asthma Study Group followed almost 1,000 elementary school children with allergic asthma severe enough to require at least one hospitalization or two […]

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  • Carrots, Oranges, Garlic, Oats, Walnuts and Asthma

    Carrots, Oranges, Garlic, Oats, Walnuts and Asthma

    Although childhood asthma has been increasing in recent years, children with higher blood levels of important antioxidant nutrients are less likely to develop asthma, according to a large study in the February 1, 2004 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The study looked at over 6,000 children aged 4 to 16 years.

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  • Asthma, Steroids, Growth, and Height

    Asthma, Steroids, Growth, and Height

    If children take standard amounts of inhaled steroids to prevent asthma flare-ups, do they end up shorter than their peers? We know that conventional doses of inhaled steroids can slow the rate of growth in children, but it turns out that there is little if any effect on their eventual adult height, according to a […]

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  • Asthma, Behavior, and Clueless Parents

    Asthma, Behavior, and Clueless Parents

    If your child has asthma, or might have asthma, you may want to learn all you can about it rather than relying on the bits and pieces you learn at office visits or in the ER. Besides giving your child better care, this may result in happier, better behaved kids, according to a study in […]

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