AsthmaInfo Center

High Pollen Count Linked to ER visits
If your asthma or your allergies are making you extra miserable on days with high pollen counts, you have company. These are also top days for emergency room visits.
Puzzling Together Allergic Reactions
For all the modern marvels of medical science, humans still must contend with allergies, which interrupt work, play and everyday living.
Olympians With Asthma
Breathing trouble can happen to healthy athletes. Damage to the airways from cold air or air pollution can cause asthma in athletes.
Airway Infection May Lead to Asthma
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), which can lead to lung and airway infections, is a major cause of respiratory problems in children. Could RSV infection be a precursor to asthma?
Slow Bone Growth in Kids with Asthma
Steroids are used to treat a variety of conditions, including asthma. Bone loss is one of the many side effects associated with steroids. Low vitamin D levels have also been linked to bone loss.
Lose Weight, Control Asthma
If you're obese, your body may be under stress. Carrying all that extra weight can increase your risk of many health problems, including asthma. If you already have asthma, obesity can make it worse.
Lung Disease Death Rate Fueled by Ignorance
Lung Disease: do you have it? Do you know what it is? It claims the lives of almost 4 million people per year yet most people have never considered the danger.
Athletes With Asthma
Asthma has the potential to be misdiagnosed. For competitive athletes, this error could potentially mean long-term damage to their health.
Hot, Humid, and Hard to Breathe
Summer is a humid time of year in many places around the United States. Humid weather not only makes you sweaty and sticky, but also can make it hard to breathe for some asthma patients.
A Healthy Way to Spend Time Online
It’s a hard task to manage your own health. But keeping up with your child’s medication schedules can be an extra challenge for many families, especially for ongoing conditions like asthma.