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Asthma is the most common chronic illness in childhood, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). But it’s not just children who live with asthma. The ACAAI estimates that nearly 19 million adults in the United States have asthma, too.
For those living with asthma — and for those who love someone living with the condition — finding helpful sources of information is invaluable. Support from both the medical community and from people living day to day with asthma can help you gain insight into this condition and how to manage it successfully.
Below, you’ll find a number of helpful blogs about asthma research, where to turn to for support, and more.
My Life as an Asthma Mom
Asthma can be overwhelming, especially for parents. There’s the lingo, the medications, and the equipment to contend with. This blog was created by a mom who not only lives with asthma, but cares for three children who also have asthma as well as allergies. She shares what she’s learned over the last decade in an effort to peel away some of the mystery surrounding this chronic illness. Visit the blog.
More than 10 years ago, Stephen created something he hadn’t been able to find himself: a space dedicated to sharing what it’s really like to live with severe asthma. On his blog, Stephen shares observations about the challenges he faces staying physically fit, his involvement in asthma and COPD advocacy and education, and his experience as a participant for various clinical asthma studies. Visit the blog.
My Journey, Every Step of the Way
Wendy lives with brittle asthma, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and a medley of other conditions. She’s also a writer, artist and musician, and a woman who refuses to allow her medical issues dictate her life. Her blog is a space to share her thoughts, observations, experiences, and creativity. Visit the blog.
Allergy & Asthma Network
This nonprofit organization exists as an education and advocacy resource for people living with asthma, allergies, and related conditions. The blog includes extensive patient-friendly information, including the latest development in treatments, trigger management tips, clinical trials, and much more. Visit the blog.
Founded by Dr. Ves Dimov, an allergist and immunologist at the Cleveland Clinic Florida, Allergy Notes is a forum for news related to allergies, asthma, and immunology. With close to 500 posts about asthma, it’s a resource primarily geared toward medical professionals, but still useful to those living with this condition. Visit the blog.
Asthma UK is a British nonprofit organization working to end asthma attacks. They hope to ultimately cure this condition entirely by funding research, campaigning for change, and supporting those living with asthma. Useful health advice and ample opportunity for fundraising and awareness activities are easily found here. Visit the blog.
Asthma Allergies Children
This blog is an extension of a book by the same name. It was co-authored by pediatric allergists and written for parents of children living with asthma and allergies. Information featured here includes new treatment developments in science and practice, legislation, and the medical marketplace. Find guest posts from medical professionals and letters from parents as well. Visit the blog.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America nonprofit was founded in 1953. It’s the world’s oldest asthma and allergy patient group. They remain committed to improving quality of life for people living with these conditions. Posts on this blog are far-reaching. They cover self-care, current statistics and studies, educational resources and programs, and advocacy. Visit the blog.
Family Allergy & Asthma Blog
Family Allergy & Asthma was founded in 1979. Today, it connects a group of board-certified allergy and asthma specialists across Kentucky and Indiana. It’s a valuable resource for people who have received diagnoses with these conditions and for those who love them. Posts on this blog offer practical information about diagnosing and living with asthma and allergies. Visit the blog.
Raising awareness is the foundation of this organization’s mission. They exist to help everyone who lives with asthma develop an asthma action plan and medicate appropriately. The blog features comprehensive information about asthma and its management, research opportunities, education, and training. Visit the blog.
National Asthma Council Australia
This blog is from Australia’s authority on asthma knowledge. The nonprofit is a collaboration of four member bodies and sets the standard for asthma care in the country. Their mission is to reduce the health, social, and economic impacts of this chronic condition. They do this through setting national treatment guidelines and providing education, advocacy, and support. On the blog, visitors will find current information about understanding and living with asthma. Visit the blog.