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Asthma is a chronic disease that causes the airways in the lungs to become inflamed, making breathing difficult. Common asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and tightness in the chest.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 12 people have asthma. For those seeking more information on asthma, as well as advice on how to live with it, these blogs offer an inside look.
Verywell's page on asthma has plenty of resources to help guide patients and caregivers through the causes, symptoms, and treatments for asthma. Dr. Pat Bass suggests home remedies to help alleviate any dry coughing, discusses the pros and cons of seeking a personal health coach, and shares his thoughts on new asthma treatments and research developments.
Tweet him: @guideasthma
Allergy and Asthma Network
Starting out as a resource for mothers whose children have asthma and allergies, the Allergy and Asthma Network is now a leading advocate for education and support for people with asthma and allergies as well as their providers. Their news section covers the latest research on asthma’s links to lifestyle and other triggers, as well as information on other health conditions, travel and nutrition tips, and more.
Tweet them: @AllergyAsthmaHQ
Allergy Notes was founded by Ves Dimov, M.D., an allergist, immunologist, and assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Chicago. He talks about the latest news affecting allergy treatments, like allergen immunotherapy, and research developments related to asthma, allergies, eczema, and other health conditions.
Tweet him: @Allergy
The Antics of a Brittle Asthmatic
Becky has had severe and chronic brittle asthma since 2011, and she uses her blog to chronicle her treatments and experiences in and out of hospital. In some posts, she discusses the emotional components of what is mostly considered a physical disease, such as how spending a week in intensive care affects your wants, needs, and outlook on life. Recently, she has begun to talk about the possibility of getting into a new study on severe asthma.
Asthma Allergies Children
This blog is the creation of Dr. Paul M. Ehrlich and Dr. Larry Chiaramonte, who co-wrote the book “Children’s Allergies and Asthma: One of Nature’s Dirty Tricks.” Essential reading for any parent who has children with asthma or allergies, this is an exhaustive list of the latest asthma news and research finds, along with guest posts from experts in the field, like Mount Sinai allergists, and interviews with Nobel Prize-winning scientists.
Tweet him: @AACMaven
The goal of Asthma UK is to raise awareness about asthma, fund research to find a cure, and support people who have the condition. Their news center is updated frequently with their take on new research findings about triggers and treatments, news, and government warnings, along with patient stories and practical advice.
Ann Wu is a doctor, mother, and asthma researcher at Harvard Medical School who uses this blog to share information about treatments, research, and more. She breaks down complex medical studies so that their findings are more digestible for other parents, puts a spotlight on the biggest gaps in research and overall medical knowledge pertaining to asthma, and shares helpful and informative links.
Tweet her: @Asthma3Ways
To help cope with his severe asthma, Stephen Gaudet turned to exercise, developing his own pulmonary rehab program to help maintain what was left of his lung function. Big on aerobic exercise, he frequently takes part in race walking and endurance walking tournaments, chronicling his experiences, discussing his treatment decisions, and sharing the nuances of living with asthma in general.
Read the unbridled thoughts of a man who has been living with asthma since he was a child, and is now the father of three children who also have it. Read posts that chronicle every day he has spent in a hospital or care facility (along with other milestone days), and learn how he deals with life with asthma now.
My Life as an Asthma Mom
Andrea not only has asthma herself, but is a mom of three kids who have asthma and allergies. In her blog, she shares her experiences of living with asthma and allergies. She offers cleaning and lifestyle tips for keeping the house asthma-friendly, reading recommendations for other asthma moms, does roundups of the latest asthma news, and shares tidbits of her family life.
My Journey, Every Step of the Way
Wendy Bostock uses her blog to discuss what it’s like living with multiple health conditions, including type 1 brittle asthma, bipolar disorder, osteoarthritis, and more. She keeps a positive outlook on life, writing about the medical reasons behind her moving into a smaller home, the evolution of how she thought to and began using a powered wheelchair to get around, and how cross-stitching helps feed her focus and battle her depression.
NYC Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Care Resource
Dr. Arthur Lubitz blogs about allergies and asthma from a medical standpoint. He answers real patient questions, spotlights less talked about symptoms, signs, and triggers, suggests the best apps and packing tips for when you’re planning a trip, and explains what the latest policy news or virus outbreaks mean for you and your asthma.
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