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Asthma, Children And School
Asthma is the most common chronic illness of school-aged children. Find out what you can do to help your child and what issues schools should address to provide an asthma-friendly environment.
Controlling Indoor Allergens
Researchers have been looking for reasons why the number of cases of asthma has increased in recent years. Attention has turned to indoor triggers that can cause asthma and controlling them seems to be an effective way to control asthma.

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Learn The Basics
Facts And Misconceptions About Asthma
How much do you know about asthma? Learn what is fact and what is fiction.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Have a question about asthma? So do many other people. Find answers here.
Symptoms Of Asthma
The most common symptoms of asthma are also common symptoms of other conditions, so it is important to check with your health-care provider if you are having any of these problems.
Causes And Triggers Of Asthma: Understanding Inflammation
Although inflammation is the root of all asthma, the trigger for this inflammation is different for different people.
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Dealing With A New Diagnosis
No one knows why, but the number of people with asthma increased significantly during the 1980s and through the mid-1990s.
Classifying Your Asthma
Everyone's asthma is different, because the things that influence the onset and severity of symptoms vary from person to person.
Measuring Your Breath With A Peak Flow Meter
This simple device measures the strength of your breath when you breathe out hard.
Diagnosing Asthma
If your health care professional thinks you have asthma, he or she will take your history and may have you undergo several diagnostic tests.
Getting Started
It's easy to figure out if you have asthma if a sudden attack leaves you short of breath. But how do you know if you have a milder form of this disease?

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When Does A Nebulizer Help?
Although a nebulizer may be easier to use than an inhaler, it won't help the average person with asthma any more than an inhaler will.
Drug Treatment: Controllers And Relievers
Today, thanks to growing understanding that inflammation is at the root of asthma, a number of new drugs are used to control the inflammation that leads to asthma.
Tailoring Treatment To Your Symptom Severity
As your symptoms improve, you and your health-care provider will reassess how you feel and make any changes if needed.
Avoiding Common Pitfalls Of Treatment
When it comes to taking asthma drugs, it's easy to make mistakes.
The Importance Of Exercise
Asthma shouldn't keep you from daily activities or even from strenuous exercise.
Identifying And Taming Triggers
Even before their asthma is diagnosed, many people have a sneaking suspicion of the triggers that set off their breathing problems.
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Learn more ways to manage your asthma.


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Keep On Track
Creating A Personalized Asthma Management Plan
Don't be fooled by feeling good, although feeling good should be a signal to keep doing what you are doing.
Essential Tips On Being Prepared
When you have finished creating your own asthma management plan, make sure you aren't missing any of the following pieces of information.
Resources For Families With Asthma
A list of resources every family should be aware of.


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Q: . I'm 40 years old, and lately I've been wheezing when I play tennis. Can I get asthma at my age?
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