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How Can a Runner Use Spirometry to Improve Performance?

Spirometry isn’t just for those with chronic lung diseases. It is also a great tool for athletes, including runners.  Whether you are a distance runner, …

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How Top Athletes Use Spirometry for Sports Enhancement

Spirometers are incredibly helpful tools for those with chronic lung conditions. However, they can also help athletes improve their performance. How can you use spirometry for sports enhancement, and what are the accompanying benefits?

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Adults

How Can You Control Your COPD?

If you have COPD or suspect that you do, it is extremely important that you consult with your doctor. COPD cannot always be officially diagnosed. However, if you suffer from chronic wheezing, coughing, sneezing, or lung restriction, it may be COPD. You must evaluate the symptoms in your body to determine whether you suffer from COPD, asthma, allergies, or a simple respiratory infection.

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Cystic Fibrosis

What is Cystic Fibrosis?

Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that affects the respiratory system and other organs in the digestive system.  Characteristics of CF look different for each individual. They vary from lung problems to inability to gain weight. 

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Adults

How Can You Tell If You Have COPD?

If you have recently experienced lung restriction or difficulty breathing, you may be trying to figure out the cause. Many people suffer from COPD and don’t even realize it. What is COPD, and how can you combat it?

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Adults

Can rain trigger asthma?

Theories abound as to the cause, but it does appear that storms can trigger asthma attacks in certain individuals. Doctors have even gone so far as to coin the term “thunderstorm asthma” to describe the phenomenon.

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Adults

How Air Quality Affects Lung Health

Did you know that air quality can have a significant impact on the health of your lungs? This applies to everyone, but especially those who suffer from asthma. Because of this, it is important to understand how air quality plays a role in managing asthma.

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Aluna News

Thousands Benefit from FDA Cleared Aluna during COVID-19

“Amid COVID-19, there is an enormous demand for Aluna and our respiratory health management. We are honored to have received FDA clearance and excited for doctors and patients to experience Aluna’s spirometer, app, and dashboard, which allows doctors to review FEV1 scores in real-time.” – Charvi Shetty, CEO of Aluna

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Adults

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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Adults

What is Exercise-Induced Asthma?

Whether your child suffers from allergic, nonallergic, or exercise-induced asthma, take preventative measures seriously. A preventative approach to asthma triggers helps your child avoid scary situations.

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Aluna News

Aluna Receives FDA Clearance

Press Release
San Francisco – March 25, 2020

Aluna plans a consumer launch in the Spring of 2020. Though a prescription is not required, Aluna recommends consulting with one’s physician when using the Aluna platform. To learn more, please visit aluna.io.

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Adults

What You Need to Know about COVID-19 and Asthma

As Covid-19 sweeps the planet, individuals are forced to make drastic lifestyle changes, and no one is certain what the next moment holds. At a time like this, it can be difficult to separate facts from fear. However, for those with asthma, the facts are extremely important.

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Adults

How Do Doctors Test for Asthma?

Asthma can be scary if you don’t know exactly what you are up against. Before going in for a doctor’s diagnosis or asthma test, you need to understand the signs and symptoms of asthma.

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Cost of Asthma

Counting the Cost of Asthma

The measurable costs, in terms of lost time and money spent on asthma management, are significant. Unless new technology is developed for managing asthma, the economic burden will continue to persist.

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Aluna News

Which Asthma App is Right for You?

Asthma monitoring apps are a highly-beneficial, modern tool for managing and controlling asthma. They can help you perform breathing tests, store data, and collect information about your condition that could later aid your doctor.

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Resources

What Is Peak Flow Monitoring?

A peak flow meter measures how quickly your lungs release air, which, in turn, tells you how well you are breathing. Adults that monitor their peak flow can improve their health and prevent dangerous asthma attacks. Children should use FEV1 scores instead.

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Resources

What Is An Asthma Action Plan?

Asthma Action Plans log specific data that will help you better understand your own condition and reactions. Although your plan is not a cure for asthma, it is a helpful tool for tracking important information and can reduce visits to the doctor.

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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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Seasonal

Dealing with Asthma during Flu Season

With the cold winter months comes everyone’s least favorite time of year – flu season. Flu season is difficult and inconvenient for everyone, but did you know it poses a special risk to those who suffer from asthma?

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Adults

How Does Vaping or eCigs Affect Asthma?

Many people choose e-cigarettes as an alternative to regular smoking. But did you know that even e-cigs pose a dangerous risk to your lung health? If you have asthma, you are especially susceptible to the perils of vaping. Read more to learn how e-cigs and vaping affect your asthma.

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Advocating

When Parents of Asthmatic Children Need to Say “No”

Most children with asthma can fully participate in sports and other activities as long as they monitor their condition. However, there are times when you as the parent, may have to say “no.” It’s never easy, but your child’s well-being takes priority over any disappointment on their part or discomfort on yours.

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