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Aluna is your source for finding answers to questions you have about lung health and asthma management. We provide information and resources for parents, doctors, and asthma sufferers wanting to take control of their health.

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How Aluna is Different than a Peak Flow Meter

If you suffer from a chronic lung condition, your doctor has probably run various lung tests to help with diagnoses and treatment plans. Each one is important and plays a different role in the continual monitoring of your lung health. Two such tests are spirometry and peak flow tests. Let’s …

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How Should You Use a Portable Spirometry Device?

With a portable spirometer, even children can monitor their lung function at home, empowering them to take control of their own health.

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What Is a Spirometry Test?

A spirometry test examines the function of your lungs by measuring both how much air you can inhale and how much you can exhale.

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Is It Anxiety or Asthma?

Many people suffer from asthma, and many more suffer from anxiety. For people who suffer from both, it can be difficult to determine what triggers each. Understand both the similarities and the differences between anxiety and asthma.

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4 Breathing Exercises to Help Asthmatics

For most people, breathing is an automatic process that rarely requires mental effort. However, for asthmatics, it is often a different story. Breathing takes a toll on both your mental and physical health when you have to put in the effort just to get enough oxygen. This, in turn, makes …

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How Does Wildfire Season Affect Your Asthma?

It’s Fire Season in Northern California and that means extra problems for those with chronic disease, allergies, and asthma. Smoke and particulates can worsen chronic lung conditions, exacerbating the symptoms of asthma, such as shortness of breath. So how can people with asthma protect themselves during Wildfire Season? Why Does Smoke …

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For Parents and Guardians: Answers to Your Common Questions

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How to Diagnose Asthma in Children Under 5

Children under 5 years old who wheeze or show other signs of breathing trouble, should be evaluated by a doctor. However, just because you, as …

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Is Your (Home)School Asthma-Friendly?

We’ve talked before about the importance of making sure your child’s school is asthma-friendly. However, now that the world has shifted for a time during …

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Is Asthma Hereditary?

It can be tempting for parents who suffer from asthma to feel guilty about “passing it on” to their child. Your genetics are in no way your fault, and neither is your child’s asthma. While asthma can sometimes be difficult for a child to deal with, it is ultimately the unique genes, personalities, and characteristics of individuals that make them who they are.

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Why Should Children with Asthma Stay Active in Quarantine?

Although quarantine is a necessary defense against COVID-19, side-effects of staying home include boredom, listlessness, and no way to eliminate excess energy. If your child …

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Advocating for a Child with Asthma

If your child suffers from asthma, then you know the challenges they face. Since there are times when your child cannot speak for themselves, it’s important that you serve as their advocate.

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How to Recognize Respiratory Distress in Children

By learning more about how doctors treat breathing issues and how to identify an emergency situation, you can get your child the care he needs in a more timely manner.

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Explore the connections between asthma and other conditions like the flu, diseases, and mental health.

Each season brings its own unique challenge to those with asthma. Learn more about seasonal triggers.

Get downloadable, printable items like our asthma action plan and emergency checklist.

When kids can’t speak for themselves, you can be a champion on their behalf. Learn how to advocate for your asthmatic.

Discover more about the cost, in time and money, spent on asthma management and ways to reduce it.

How can technology help you manage asthma? Read about breakthroughs and new asthma monitoring tech.

Learn how doctors are using portable spirometry in the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis patients.

Can spirometry improve athletic performance? Learn how top athletes are tracking lung function.

See how Aluna has made it possible for doctors to remotely monitor at-risk patients.

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