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People with vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) often think they have asthma because the symptoms and triggers can be similar. Worse, people have both VCD and asthma. Learn the difference between these two conditions and what you should do.
A cough here, a wheeze there. Most children have respiratory illnesses every now and then. But for one in 12 kids, these symptoms are a sign of something more significant: childhood asthma.
Burning wood in your fireplace all winter may feel nostalgic and keep you warm, but smoke from those fires can also cause health problems.
How to create a supportive, nurturing home environment and help your child with asthma live a more healthful life.
Jaaire Bridges was used to dealing with severe asthma and allergies. But at age 10, Jaaire stopped breathing during a severe asthma attack. He survived and recovered without brain damage. But the event changed his family’s life forever.
At UH, a team is engaged in research aimed at developing better, less invasive ways of identifying the various severe asthma sub-types - with the ultimate goal of providing more personalized, targeted therapies for patients.
Here are four common myths, along with the facts, about living with asthma.