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An estimated 26 million Americans have asthma. It’s the most common chronic illness in children, and it causes almost 3,600 deaths each year, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Asthma can limit what activities you do from childhood through adulthood and into later stages of life. Many people are not aware of how challenging asthma can be.
Fortunately, you can find support from within the medical community and from other people living with asthma. We’ve identified the best asthma blogs of the year to help you learn more about the condition and how to manage it. These are exceptional resources not only for people living with asthma but also for those who love them.
My Life as an Asthma Mom
Living with asthma is hard when you’re a mom. When you’re a mom with three children who also have allergies and asthma, it can seem nearly impossible. This blog documents the experience of a parent trying to raise healthy children despite the multiple diagnoses in the household. Many parents can relate to the posts in this blog, even those without allergies and asthma in their lives.
Breathing is something most of us take for granted. Stephen’s blog documents his journey with a rare form of asthma and explains why he describes himself as a “breathing advocate.” It also documents his love of exercise, especially marathon walking. As of March 3, 2017, Stephen had registered his 130th hospital stay thanks to asthma. He shares his struggles and triumphs through it all.
The Antics of a Brittle Asthmatic
As a result of her brittle asthma, Becky is in the hospital every few weeks. It keeps her out of work and struggling to stay positive. Blogging since 2007, Becky writes openly and honestly about the frustrations, complications, and setbacks she faces, as well as how she manages to keep pushing forward. Her courage is truly inspiring.
My Journey, Every Step of the Way
Wendy is living with brittle asthma as well as bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Her blog is where she gets everything that comes along with those conditions off her chest. You can read her thoughts on living with multiple diagnoses, what strategies she uses to keep her head up, and what she does when she can’t. Plus, you can also view her fabulous art!
Allergy & Asthma Network
The Allergy & Asthma Network is a nonprofit organization dedicated to patient education. Their blog is a great resource both for people living with asthma and for their loved ones. You’ll learn about treatment developments, how to manage asthma triggers, and more. We particularly like that they bring in professionals for guest posts, like the “Ask the Allergist” column.
Rick was diagnosed with asthma in the 1980s. You’ll find plenty of wisdom on his blog, like the importance of setting realistic goals as a way to improve your health. Many of his posts are reflective and personal in nature. He includes anecdotes about his day-to-day life and also recounts his experiences with weight loss. Come here for honesty and inspiration.
Allergy Notes was founded by Dr. Ves Dimov, an allergist and immunologist at the Cleveland Clinic Florida. He’s also an editor for the World Allergy Organization. As anyone with asthma can tell you, allergies are closely linked to the condition. That’s why you’ll find plenty of posts directly related to living with asthma on the Allergy Notes blog. Much of the information is medical in nature, but it is written in an easy-to-understand way.
This British nonprofit has the ambitious goal of helping to find a cure for asthma. To that end, their blog is a great resource to learn about the condition, new developments in asthma research, and how to treat asthma. There are great opportunities for fundraising and awareness activities on their site as well.
Asthma Allergies Children Blog
“Asthma Allergies Children” was a book co-authored by pediatric allergists and written specifically for parents of children with asthma and allergies. Much of the helpful information from the book is carried over to the blog and expanded upon. They profile new drugs and discuss new research about asthma and allergies. You’ll also find guest posts from other medical professionals and letters from parents.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is a large nonprofit focused on community-based services and education for people living with allergies and asthma. Their blog is constantly being updated with posts covering a wide range of topics. It includes statistics, studies, and self-care tips. We love that they make even the most complex information understandable to all.
Family Allergy & Asthma Blog
Asthma and allergies are conditions that often affect the entire family, whether all family members have received diagnoses or are simply affected by a single member’s struggles. This blog is connected to a large practice of allergy and asthma doctors throughout Kentucky and Indiana. We like that their posts address seasonal issues like pollen allergies, and that they provide practical information, like what kids should expect during an allergy test.