Twitter Party Recap: Asthma and the Family

Last Friday, we held our third Twitter party to great success! We had more participants than ever which means we’re reaching more people than ever before. It’s so great to watch people connect (with both asthma specialists and fellow asthma sufferers).

As we discussed how asthma affects our families, we touched on a lot of important topics. Our co-host Lillian Cohen-Moore talked about her diagnosis in college, as well as how her parents educated her to be confident in her personal care.

 

 

 

Triggers are another important aspect in your asthma treatment. Dr. Nathan Hare pointed out that asthma patients are very likely to have allergic triggers:

 

 

 

Being confident in your own management of your asthma and knowing your triggers are key to developing your asthma action plan. As pointed out by Lorene Alba, being confident and seeking help when necessary is key, not just to your treatment, but to your life.

 

 

 

We hope you’ll join us June 22nd for our next chat! In the meantime, let we’d love to know: How does asthma affect your family? And how do you manage your triggers?

 

News Roundup

This week asthma has made the news in a couple of interesting ways. Take a look at these interesting articles and weigh in with your thoughts in the comments!

Research Shows How Colds Lead to Coughing, Wheezing: Viruses activate ‘cough receptors,’ especially among those with asthma

Studies indicate that the common cold increases “cough receptors” that cause increased wheezing and breathlessness in asthma sufferers. The study’s authors said their findings could help scientists develop drugs to effectively treat viral-induced coughing in those with chronic lung diseases.

Any study that can help us understand coughing and wheezing can help us understand asthma as a whole. [Read More]

Most Parents Don’t Fill Their Kids’ Asthma Prescriptions

A 10 year study shows that a statistically significant percentage of parents are not filling their childrens’ asthma prescriptions. While one contributing factor is likely cost another is the fact that many asthma sufferers don’t experience daily symptoms, causing unfilled prescriptions to slip from the daily to-do list.

Interestingly, parents who have asthma are more likely to fill their kids’ medication. [Read More]

Weekly Asthma News Roundup!

Each week, we see news about asthma around the globe. Whether it’s a life-saving asthma tattoo or advancements in overall asthma treatment.

As an exciting new feature for the Beating Asthma community, we’re going to start highlighting many of these stories and developments every Friday. Have a news article you’d like to share? Contact the Beating Asthma online outreach coordinator, Liz!

Soda Consumption, Asthma, and COPD

Their findings revealed that people who consumed at least a half a liter of soft drinks a day were more than twice as likely to develop either breathing condition compared with those who refrained from the drink altogether…[Read more]

The Benefits of Breastfeeding: Stronger Lungs!

Dr. Claudia Kuehni from the University of Bern, Switzerland and her colleagues found that the longer kids were breastfed, the better they performed on one test, measuring the speed of air coming out of the lungs.

On two other tests, which also assess how much air the lungs can hold, breastfeeding for four months or longer was linked to better scores only in kids whose moms had asthma…[Read more]

20 Questions About Allergy-Triggered Asthma

When a person has asthma that isn’t related to allergies, but is instead triggered by factors that act directly on the lungs, such as infections, exercise, cold air, pollution, and stress, they have non-allergic asthma. Many people with asthma have a combination of non-allergic and allergic asthma. Of the nearly 19 million adults in the United States with asthma, about half have asthma that’s related to allergies. But just 20 percent of adults with asthma have symptoms triggered by just allergies alone…[Read more]

Did you see any interesting news about asthma this week?

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Twitter Party Recap: Asthma and the Family

Last Friday, we held our third Twitter party to great success! We had more participants than ever which means we’re reaching more people than ever before. It’s so great to watch people connect (with both asthma specialists and fellow asthma sufferers).

As we discussed how asthma affects our families, we touched on a lot of important topics. Our co-host Lillian Cohen-Moore talked about her diagnosis in college, as well as how her parents educated her to be confident in her personal care.

 

 

 

Triggers are another important aspect in your asthma treatment. Dr. Nathan Hare pointed out that asthma patients are very likely to have allergic triggers:

 

 

 

Being confident in your own management of your asthma and knowing your triggers are key to developing your asthma action plan. As pointed out by Lorene Alba, being confident and seeking help when necessary is key, not just to your treatment, but to your life.

 

 

 

We hope you’ll join us June 22nd for our next chat! In the meantime, let we’d love to know: How does asthma affect your family? And how do you manage your triggers?

 

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News Roundup

This week asthma has made the news in a couple of interesting ways. Take a look at these interesting articles and weigh in with your thoughts in the comments!

Research Shows How Colds Lead to Coughing, Wheezing: Viruses activate ‘cough receptors,’ especially among those with asthma

Studies indicate that the common cold increases “cough receptors” that cause increased wheezing and breathlessness in asthma sufferers. The study’s authors said their findings could help scientists develop drugs to effectively treat viral-induced coughing in those with chronic lung diseases.

Any study that can help us understand coughing and wheezing can help us understand asthma as a whole. [Read More]

Most Parents Don’t Fill Their Kids’ Asthma Prescriptions

A 10 year study shows that a statistically significant percentage of parents are not filling their childrens’ asthma prescriptions. While one contributing factor is likely cost another is the fact that many asthma sufferers don’t experience daily symptoms, causing unfilled prescriptions to slip from the daily to-do list.

Interestingly, parents who have asthma are more likely to fill their kids’ medication. [Read More]

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Weekly Asthma News Roundup!

Each week, we see news about asthma around the globe. Whether it’s a life-saving asthma tattoo or advancements in overall asthma treatment.

As an exciting new feature for the Beating Asthma community, we’re going to start highlighting many of these stories and developments every Friday. Have a news article you’d like to share? Contact the Beating Asthma online outreach coordinator, Liz!

Soda Consumption, Asthma, and COPD

Their findings revealed that people who consumed at least a half a liter of soft drinks a day were more than twice as likely to develop either breathing condition compared with those who refrained from the drink altogether…[Read more]

The Benefits of Breastfeeding: Stronger Lungs!

Dr. Claudia Kuehni from the University of Bern, Switzerland and her colleagues found that the longer kids were breastfed, the better they performed on one test, measuring the speed of air coming out of the lungs.

On two other tests, which also assess how much air the lungs can hold, breastfeeding for four months or longer was linked to better scores only in kids whose moms had asthma…[Read more]

20 Questions About Allergy-Triggered Asthma

When a person has asthma that isn’t related to allergies, but is instead triggered by factors that act directly on the lungs, such as infections, exercise, cold air, pollution, and stress, they have non-allergic asthma. Many people with asthma have a combination of non-allergic and allergic asthma. Of the nearly 19 million adults in the United States with asthma, about half have asthma that’s related to allergies. But just 20 percent of adults with asthma have symptoms triggered by just allergies alone…[Read more]

Did you see any interesting news about asthma this week?

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