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Are Your Lungs Working Normally?

Whether you have been diagnosed with asthma or another chronic lung condition, it is important to ensure that your lungs are working efficiently. Few things are scarier than being unable to breathe, especially if you don’t have a plan of action. Fortunately, you can take steps at home to confirm …

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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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Can a Panic Attack Lead to an Asthma Attack?

If you suffer from anxiety, you may have experienced a tightening of the chest and heavy or labored breathing. Panic attacks make it particularly difficult to breathe steadily. This is especially scary for asthmatics. If you suffer from a chronic lung condition, you might be wondering, can a panic attack …

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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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Is Asthma a Communicable Disease?

One of the most common questions regarding asthma is perhaps, “How contagious is it?” While individuals who live with asthma typically know where it comes from, other people might not. Let’s talk about whether or not asthma is a communicable disease, as well as common causes of lung disease. Is …

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The Facts about Incentive Spirometers

Chronic lung diseases can make life a little complicated. Fortunately, living in a technologically advanced world provides some reprieve for those with lung conditions like asthma, COPD, or cystic fibrosis. An incentive spirometer acts as a helpful tool for many people, so it’s important to understand how it might help …

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For Parents and Guardians: Answers to Your Common Questions

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Watch for These 6 Asthma Warning Signs

If your child suffers from asthma, it is important for you, them, and any authority in their life to be aware of an attack’s warning …

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Protecting Your Child Against Cold Weather Asthma

Does your child struggle more with their asthma during the holiday season? This could be due to stress or holiday scents, but it’s most likely because of the cold weather.

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How Weather Affects Your Child’s Asthma

Suffering from asthma doesn’t mean your child can’t enjoy sports or outdoors. However, you should be aware that the weather could affect your child’s asthma, so stay informed and take precautions when necessary.

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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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How to Identify Common Respiratory Illnesses

Upper respiratory infections can happen at any time and can cause complications for those with conditions like asthma or Cystic Fibrosis. Knowing how to identify …

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

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

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

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