1- Asthma is … If you don’t to know the answer, ask us and one of our physicians will tell you.
2- Asthma affects 300 million people worldwide, 18.7 million Americans and 1 out of 11 children has asthma.
3- Did you know of the ancient asthma treatment that mixed opium and wine? It was such a bad news: it would cause a respiratory depression and kill you in the long run instead of treating you.
4- Most individuals with asthma in their 20’s have previously had asthma when younger than 6 years of age.
5- 2/3 of inner city children are exposed to second-hand smoke which reduces efficacy on steroids needed to treat asthma;
6- What do you know about the correlation between obesity and asthma? If you don’t to know the answer, ask us and one of our physicians will tell you.
8- Pulmonary Function Test: that long combination of nouns that can help you breathe easy
9- ASTHMA TRIGGER Air pollution: one pesky trigger to asthma. In South Florida we are spared, but if you are asthmatic there are precautions to be taken.
10- It’s time to book the next summer camp, find here a list of the camps for kids with asthma (how convenient!)
11- ASTHMA TRIGGER Exercise induced asthma
12- ASTHMA TRIGGER Dust
13- Can asthma be genetic? If you want to know the answer, ask us and one of our physicians will answer you.
14- ASTHMA TRIGGER Indoor Air Pollution
15- Did you know that asthma is the N.1 cause of absence in school?
16- 1 in 15 Americans suffer from asthma
17- Go green: there are some fruits and vegetables that may help with asthma such as red bell peppers, spinach, citrus, apples, red onions, carrots …
18- Among the worst foods for asthma are milk, eggs, and peanuts … do you see the correlation between allergy and asthma?
19- The list of the worst asthma capitals is out for this year.
20- Extra intake of beta-carotene, which transforms into vitamin A, is optimal to fight exercise-induced asthma.
21- When booking a hotel room remember to request smoke free, not pet friendly and away from the pool to avoid exposure to humidity and airborne particles.
22- Don’t skip medications. Even if you feel better, keep up with the doses as it is easier to keep symptoms under control than to tame a flare-up.
23- If you are a runner or exercise open-air respect the off-limits hours of the day when pollen and grasses are at their peak. It would have the opposite effect.
24- Help your children to understand their condition by playing. There are plenty of Apps that can be downloaded to tablets and smart phones. One of them is WELLAPETS
25- David Beckham suffered of asthma and yet he became a hall of fame soccer player.
27- Don’t let your medications expire
28- ASTHMA TRIGGER Pollen (check here the daily pollen count )
29- A HEPA filter is effective with pet dander, not as much with dust and pollen, that is with smaller particles.
30- ACT, take the ‘Asthma Quiz’ and find out how much you know about your lungs.
31- Can my child outgrow asthma? Ask us if you want to know and one of our physicians will answer you.