Our speakers discuss the concerns during COVID-19 for adults and teens with asthma who use e-cigarettes or vape.
If you’re unable to work due to severe asthma, here is what you need to know on filing a claim for Social Security disability benefits.
The speaker discussed some basic problems and sources of confusion with asthma medications and proper techniques for asthma inhaler use.
Post COVID-19: Using Telehealth to Manage Uncontrolled Asthma and Other Respiratory Diseases (Recording)
The speakers discuss how physicians can use telehealth to treat patients with severe respiratory disease, including severe asthma.
This survey aims to obtain insights into your life living with sinusitis, nasal polyps and asthma and your opinions about new treatments.
September 2020 – Allergy & Asthma Network Will Promote Health Equity by Hosting Free COVID-19, Asthma & COPD Screenings at Atlanta Churches.
Wildfires can cause lung irritation and inflammation in people with asthma. Learn what you can do to minimize and manage symptoms from smoke.
Learn about the September asthma peak and how you and your child can best self-manage to avoid an asthma attack at this time of year.
November 13, 2020 – The annual USAsthma Summit brings together stakeholders to discuss ways to advance guidelines-based asthma care throughout the United State.
Learn how to take extra precautions in preparation for hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters if you have asthma or allergies.
Irish Race Car Driver James Roe, Jr. discusses living with asthma and his goal of winning the Indianapolis 500.
The speakers share guidance regarding the delivery of optimal asthma and allergy care during the pandemic.
Asthma is a condition that affects about 25 million Americans, including 7.7% of adults and 8.5% of children. Asthma used to carry a stigma about how active someone with the condition could be, but people with asthma can live an active life as long as they are aware of their symptoms and environmental triggers, and know how to manage their medications.
Pollen, mold, air pollution, pet dander and indoor pests such as dust mites are common symptom triggers for asthma. Severe weather emergencies impact people with asthma as they need to consider their medication in case of evacuation. Environmental disasters such as wildfires can wreak havoc on asthma since smoke particles cause air quality to worsen. People with asthma should monitor air quality and be sure to include stress management, healthy diet and exercise in their daily lives.
People with asthma can control their symptoms and keep themselves safe by following their Asthma Action Plan created in partnership with their doctor. Quick-relief asthma inhalers can help relieve symptoms that occur at any time, while maintenance medications control symptoms daily. Biologic medications are increasingly used to address severe asthma. Getting the flu shot every year and practicing good hygiene, especially when around large groups during cold and flu season, is always a good idea. Eating healthy and getting moderate exercise, as well as practicing stress-relieving activities like yoga and meditation, can also help protect people with asthma. Keeping an emergency kit that includes extra asthma medication and devices, copies of medical records and prescription refill information, respirator masks, a list of contacts and a medication plan in preparation for speaking with doctors or other healthcare providers is also useful.
Allergy & Asthma Network hosts the USAsthma Summit every year to raise understanding about the chronic condition among community health workers and representatives from asthma programs from all over the country. They discuss strategies, guidelines and programs for asthma management as well as the latest clinical lessons and practices.