The Best Asthma Blogs of the Year

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  • Asthma Community

    Asthma Community

    An asthma attack can be a terrifying experience that leaves you with unanswered questions. When is the next one going to happen? What are the triggers? What can I do?

    Finding quality information and the support of a community of fellow asthma sufferers can be a huge comfort. Find the knowledge and confidence to take control of your asthma and improve your quality of life with the best asthma blogs.

  • My Life as an Asthma Mom

    My Life as an Asthma Mom

    My Life as an Asthma Mom is the story of Andrea, an asthmatic mom to three asthmatic children. Driven to help families battle asthma, she even went back to school to become a public health educator. Her blog entries are a mix of personal stories about late-night hospital visits and coping with asthma triggers, along with solid health information. You’ll get caught up in Andrea’s story, feel the support of her community of followers, and learn more about how to cope with the day-to-day challenges of a family with asthma.

  • BreathinStephen

    BreathinStephen

    A respiratory therapist forced by his illness to retire, Stephen Gaudet blogs about life with severe asthma at BreathinStephen. For the past nine years, he’s detailed the ups and downs of hospital admissions, marathon runs, and life with chronic, severe lung disease.

    Gaudet doesn’t take life lying down—he’s developed fitness routines to keep himself active and his lungs as healthy as possible. He’s also involved in clinical and genetic studies about asthma, and talks about the importance of research in finding better treatments for asthma in its many forms.

  • Hardluck Asthma

    Hardluck Asthma

    Rick Frea has battled asthma since childhood, and is now a father to three children with asthma. His experiences have left him with a true interest in the history of asthma and the changing theories about what it is, what causes it, and how best to treat those afflicted with it.

     

    Frea’s blog, Hardluck Asthma, is full of entries detailing the rich and interesting history of asthma, as doctors still try to figure out this baffling illness and how to improve the quality of life of those suffering the affects of this disease.

  • NYC Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Care Resource

    NYC Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Care Resource

    Not only do patients have blogs about asthma, but doctors do too. Dr. Arthur Lubitz is a Castle-Connelly Top Doctor of 2014. His blog, NYC Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Care Resource, discusses allergies and asthma, and is an excellent resource for solid information about asthma issues and current research.

    Dr. Lubitz relates questions he’s received in his practice to the latest research. He gives high quality advice on a wide range of asthma-related issues. From how to manage asthma during pregnancy to ideas like temporary tattoos for children with allergy warnings on them, Dr. Lubitz’s blog is a great resource.

  • Propeller Health

    Propeller Health

    Propeller Health is a mobile system of sensors and apps that allow patients with asthma or COPD to document their illness. Keeping a diary of symptoms, triggers, and medications is key to successful asthma therapy. It can be difficult to chart these reliably, and it’s Propeller Health’s mission to make this easier. Their inhaler sensors wirelessly sync to your mobile device, tracking your data seamlessly. Propeller’s blog details the latest advancement in their technology and the ways in which it’s impacting the lives of those with asthma.

  • Asthma Girl

    Asthma Girl

    Adventures in Thoracic Park is a beautiful blog with a whole lot of heart. Asthma Girl is a busy woman with a demanding job, an active family, a love of football, a need to cook, and a true talent for photography. She also has a set of lungs that she wrestles with constantly. Her beautiful photographs and witty entries about life with asthma (and life in general) will make you laugh and cry. Know there’s a kindred spirit out there who understands that asthma is just a small sliver of who you are.

  • The Antics of a Brittle Asthmatic

    The Antics of a Brittle Asthmatic

    Becky has dealt with severe and chronic brittle asthma for a long time. But thanks to the enforced idleness of unemployment due to frequent hospitalizations and a real talent for writing, she tells her story in the Antics of a Brittle Asthmatic. Becky shares what it’s like living in the UK and battling asthma day to day, from the ins and outs of hospital trips to the long-term side effects of potent medications. Laugh and sigh, and appreciate every last breath as you get caught up in her story.

  • My Journey, Every Step of the Way

    My Journey, Every Step of the Way

    Wendy Bostock is an incredibly strong woman. She deals with multiple health conditions, intense mental health challenges, and is fighting to get the most out of life. Her blog, My Journey, Every Step of the Way, is a no-holds-barred look into her life with Type 1 brittle asthma, IBS, OCD, and bipolar disorder. Bostock finds beauty in fascinating places, and her outlook will make you reconsider how to find joy even when the weight of the world seems immense.

  • About.com’s Asthma Blog

    About.com’s Asthma Blog

    Dr. Pat Bass is an internist, pediatrician, and associate professor of medicine at LSU in Shreveport, Louisiana. He hosts the About.com blog on asthma. This informative blog covers a wide range of topics that are important for asthmatics, including the importance of seeking prompt treatment for an exacerbation, and setting goals to reduce stress. Everything from exercise to pregnancy is covered thoroughly with high quality information and resources.

  • AANMA

    AANMA

    Don’t mess with moms! Allergy and Asthma Network, Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) is a fantastic resource for parents about important issues for children with asthma and allergies. Information about coping in the emergency room, how to advocate for your child, and accessible medication details are all there in a readable format.

    AANMA helps promote asthma and allergy awareness. They encourage best practice treatment plans to prevent asthma deaths, and help advocate for families coping with asthma and allergy problems.

  • Relishing Every Breath

    Relishing Every Breath

    It’s critical to find good resources of information about your illness. Discovering a community of people who know what it’s like to deal with asthma can raise your spirits and keep you motivated to maintain your health. These blogs are a good place to start to find comfort, community, and to improve the quality of your life with asthma. Breathe in, breathe out. It’s a beautiful thing. You know how to appreciate every breath.

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