The 11 Best Asthma Health Blogs of 2013
11 Best Asthma Blogs of 2013
Asthma is a chronic lung condition that causes chest tightness, wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. Many of those who suffer from asthma are children. However, people of any age can have asthma.
Click through the 11 Best Asthma Health Blogs of the year for information and insights about living with and managing asthma.
My Life as an Asthma Mom
Parental advice blogger Andrea is a certified health education specialist and an experienced asthma expert.
An asthma patient and mom to three kids with asthma, Andrea blogs about My Life as an Asthma Mom. She shares what she has learned from her experiences over the past 12 years: frequent doctor appointments, emergency visits, and hospitalizations.
Andrea hopes to help other families learn about the condition and how to cope with it.
Stephen Gaudet is a blogger who has lived with a severe form of asthma since birth. His disease impacted his ability to continue fulltime work as a respiratory therapist. At the age of 49, Gaudet was forced to retire from his career after almost three decades.
Instead of feeling sorry for himself, Gaudet decided to practice what he preached to his patients. He started an exercise program despite his shortness of breath. He created BreathinStephen to share his experiences coping with asthma, maintaining a daily fitness program, and living a meaningful, productive life.
Hardluck Asthma is “asthma dad” Rick Frea’s take on the history of asthma, respiratory therapy, and inhalers. Offering wit, wisdom, and a touch of sarcasm, this father-of-four hopes to help you have fun while learning about your lungs.
Frea’s blog is an invaluable resource for the facts. But it also provides personal posts about life as an asthma patient and a parent of kids with the condition.
NYC Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Care Resource
Dr. Arthur Lubitz is a New York City allergist with a lot to say about asthma. He created NYC Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Care Resource to share his medical perspective and insights. Dr. Lubitz posts on everything related to asthma, allergies (including food allergies), flu, mold, and sinus conditions.
An authoritative and accessible researcher, Dr. Lubitz offers treatment tips and meta-analyses of asthma-related technology. He’ll guide you to better managing your asthma or allergies.
Allergy Notes is a unique, fact-filled site about allergy, asthma, and immunology news. Board-certified allergists and assistant professors at the University of Chicago provide daily updates. Posts cover a wide range of related conditions, including rhinitis, urticaria, angloedema, and eczema. There is also a section that contains patient information, such as instructions on how to use an asthma inhaler.
The founder and editor-in-chief of Allergy Notes, Ves Dimov, MD, is double-board certified in allergy/immunology and internal medicine. With Dr. Dimov at the helm, you can rest assured that you’re receiving reliable guidance and authoritative advice.
The Angry Asthma Mama
Aimee, a working mother of three asthmatic boys (two of whom also are on the autism spectrum), is The Angry Asthma Mama. Aimee has her hands full, doubling as a full-time mom and Web marketer—but not too full to share her insights.
Posts are true-to-life and funny, describing the trials and tribulations of trying to make career and family life work. Aimee hopes to shed light on both causes of and solutions to the asthma and autism epidemics.
Asthmapolis is run by a large team of asthma-focused professionals with expertise in behavior change, digital health, and analytics. They’re dedicated to a groundbreaking approach to improving asthma management and outsmarting asthma—together.
But Asthmapolis goes far beyond blogging about the issues. It offers a unique solution. Full understanding of asthma has been limited by an inability to collect information about where and when people develop symptoms. Asthmapolis uses inhaler sensors, mobile apps, advanced analytics, and feedback to help physicians identify patients who need more help controlling their condition.
Asthma Girl is one of the most enjoyable reads on the topic of asthma in the blogosphere. The blogger writes from the perspective of an asthma sufferer whose life is “filled with deadlines, frustrations, red tape, technology, and bitchy lungs.”
This blog features a wide cast of characters that she refers to by code names like “TOG” (The Old Goat, her best friend) and the “The Blisters” (part of her female support system). Asthma Girl will have you laughing, crying, and sighing in recognition of someone who gets it.
The Antics of a Brittle Asthmatic
The Antics of a Brittle Asthmatic is written by a female blogger with chronic severe brittle asthma. Posts read like journal entries, complete with all the personal details. Read about the challenges of frequent hospital visits and trying to make the most of breathing when possible.
No matter the topic, Brittle Asthmatic will pull you along with interest in her journey.
My Journey, Every Step of the Way
Wendy Bostock of Worchestershire, United Kingdom, tries to live her life without regrets. She suffers from multiple chronic conditions, including type 1 brittle asthma and two mental health conditions. Bostock started My Journey, Every Step of the Way to tell her story about who she is and what she does.
Though her challenges are many, Bostock’s blog is a story of hope and how “a heart full of pain and sadness can find a beautiful light inside.”
Sound Asthma was created by technology and research-based asthma information provider, iSonea Ltd.
The blog component of the site features posts by a wide range of guest bloggers with asthma. You’ll find plenty of good advice and insights on best practices in asthma management in addition to these unique perspectives.
Asthma is a difficult lung disease for sufferers young and old. Yet you can manage and treat your condition to improve your quality of life. Reading the 11 Best Asthma Health Blogs of 2013 is a good place to start. You’ll find comfort, compassion, and companionship from this talented group of blogging patients and professionals.