Understanding asthma from a medical standpoint is essential, but finding support from people living with the same condition is truly invaluable.
Each year, Healthline looks for asthma-focused online resources that offer accurate medical information, insight, and a sense of community to those who need it.
We hope you find this year’s best asthma blogs both educational and empowering.
This self-described “badassmatic,” health advocate, lab rat, and marathon walker shares his personal experience with severe asthma. He shares his coping mechanisms and the obstacles he faces trying to stay physically fit when just breathing can be a challenge. His writing and perspective are inspiring for anyone dealing with their own diagnosis. This blog serves as a powerful reminder that no one is defined by a disease.
Parenting children who have allergies and asthma can be a daunting experience. This blog is written and maintained by a mother who not only lives with asthma herself, but also raised three children with the same condition. She offers sensible advice gleaned from her own experiences to help others as they navigate parenting young ones with asthma.
The world’s oldest asthma and allergy patient group was founded in 1953. The community section of its website covers a variety of relevant topics while also creating forums for discussion and connection. Readers can peruse posts about current asthma news, studies and statistics, and self-care advice.
This website exists to empower patients and caregivers to help them take control of their health. Visitors can learn and connect with peers and healthcare professionals. Contributors to the site include physicians, patient advocates, and guest experts. Individuals also share first-person stories of how asthma has affected their lives.
AireHealth is a one-stop shop for parents, caregivers, and patients dealing with asthma. On the blog, readers will find articles covering a wide range of everyday concerns that come up when you have asthma. You can find information about going on vacation with asthma, diet tips, and product recommendations. AireHealth also produces a portable nebulizer available for purchase on the site.
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