10 Best Asthma Blogs of 2012
From preventing attacks to helping teachers learn about asthma medication, these asthmatics and their loved ones offer a wealth of information
10 Best Asthma Blogs of 2012
Asthma is a growing health concern in America and worldwide, with increasing diagnoses – particularly among children. In addition to causing discomfort, inconvenience, and expense, asthma also results in excess doctor’s visits, emergency room admissions, hospitalizations, and deaths every year.
These bloggers have certainly learned resourcefulness from living (or raising a child) with asthma. From preventing attacks to helping teachers learn about asthma medication, these asthmatics and their loved ones are becoming as helpful as the experts for people new to the asthma scene.
My Life as an Asthma Mom
Andrea – a Certified Health Education Specialist, asthmatic, and mother of three asthmatic kids – shares her hard-won tips, her harrowing tales of ER visits, and her fights to keep her kids safe on her chronicle, My Life as an Asthma Mom. For many parents, asthma becomes an all-encompassing worry.
This mother knows the ins and outs of symptom management, school negotiation, health care, prevention, and everything else a mom learns along the way about caring for asthmatic kids. An excellent resource from start to finish, Andrea never seems to run out of great advice!
Is My Cape Fluttering – Adventures in Thoracic Park
Talk about creativity: Asthmagirl has it in spades. Stop by Is My Cape Fluttering – Adventures in Thoracic Park to check out what life as an adult woman with asthma can be. Filled with family stories, tales of the lung doctor, real-life adventure stories, and the commitments of life in the fast lane, Asthmagirl keeps her blog fresh, frank, and fun.
It’s not every day a blogger blends writing talent with fabulous photography, spunky content, and – what’s this? – Asthmatic Kitchen recipes. A joy to read and a gem of a blog, this site has it all.
Stephen Gaudet, known to his readers as BreathinStephen, certainly lives an active life despite severe persistent asthma. He has known more than his share of ups and downs, but he has never let them hold him back. He races, travels, and accomplishes more in a week than some do in a year.
Although his blogging has slowed down compared to his first several years on the web, he is still dedicated to keeping readers informed of his adventures, asthma episodes, and affinity for living life to the full. Keep it up, BreathinStephen!
The asthma dad/asthmatic blogger at Hardluck Asthma keeps the punches rolling. This funny, informative blog keeps readers “Inhaling Lung Wisdom” with every post. He offers personal stories and a thorough, well-researched history of asthma and related lung conditions.
One of the most educational and unique blogs on asthma, Hardluck Asthma blends innovative takes on asthma lore with true tales of hard-knock asthma history. From here, hop to the author’s other blogs – all great reads, all with a touch of asthma flair.
NYC Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Care Resource
Dr. Arthur Lubitz is one allergist with your needs in mind. This talented physician offers tips on everything from keeping the home free of triggers to the asthma symptoms of Olympic athletes. A versatile, timely, and informative blogger, Dr. Lubitz mixes common sense with relevancy – a superb blend in a doctor.
Check in to find the latest asthma news, expert tips, and educational info on related conditions. It feels great to have a physician who feels like an approachable, interesting pal, and Dr. Lubitz has this trait down pat.
Visit this blog at: nycallergydoctor.com
Allergy Notes is one of the most active and most informative allergy, asthma, and immunology blogs around. Packed with information about asthma and related conditions, physician bloggers write for a professional audience, although informed readers will also find a home here.
Straight from the mouths (or keyboards) of the experts, you can find the latest on symptom management, diagnosis nuances, treatment advances, and asthma-related research. Visit often – but keep a medical dictionary open in another window!
Ramblings of an Occasionally Oxygen Deprived Mind
The title of this blog serves as its own introduction. Ramblings of an Occasionally Oxygen Deprived Mind offers a cultural twist on life with adult asthma. Filled with personal stories of everything from wheezing to baking to Jerusalem, this talented blogger keeps things fun, fresh, and totally original.
This Oxygen Deprived blogger could certainly fool fans – each rambling seems pretty darn coherent, and overall, the blog offers a great mix of personal stories and asthma advocacy information. Keep up the great work – wheezy or otherwise!
The Angry Asthma Mama
This Angry Asthma Mama knows a thing or two about parenting children with asthma – and having it herself. She certainly has her hands full already, but this over-achiever has also made it her business to spread great information about pulmonologists, medication, and learning how to effectively manage symptoms.
Start reading her blog at the beginning (she started 8 years ago!) and follow her journey through doctor’s visits, medication hassles, and more. This is one Angry Asthma Mama who knows the ins and outs of living with everything asthma brings, for both adults and kids!
Dr. Neil Kao ("The Allergy Dude's") Allergy and Asthma Website
The Allergy Dude is not just any dude – he’s a well-educated blogger dude. Dr. Neil Kao shares his expertise on allergies and asthma with his readers at his Allergy and Asthma Website. A wealth of knowledge awaits the avid parent, asthmatic, or allergy-sufferer.
From summaries of recent research to his professional take on the latest asthma talk in the news, this physician also brings the best in allergy videos, clinical trial enrollment information, and even bits of dudely wisdom. It is a true pleasure to watch this blog grow and inform, one post at a time.
Asthmapolis is not just a blog – it’s a movement. Expert contributors keep asthmatics and physicians informed of the latest news in asthma research and advocacy. In addition, they offer a novel tracking program to detect when and where people use their inhalers. Collecting this data will hopefully lead to a better understanding of what causes attacks and why some people’s symptoms are better managed than others’.
Be sure to check out this blog for more than just the posts! See what you can do to contribute to the improvement of understanding and improving asthma treatment.
11 Best Asthma Blogs of 2012 Closing
Asthma can be an uphill, lifelong battle for people of all ages – whether they run marathons or sit behind a nebulizer. Join the thousands of bloggers, forum participants, and doctors at work behind the scenes of these top blogs every day.
You are guaranteed to find helpful information, the latest treatment news, and a whole lot of companionship you may have never encountered on the web – until now. Show these bloggers how much you appreciate their efforts; friend them, follow them, and comment on their posts. Together, we can help build an even greater online community of asthma bloggers!