Asthma in Teens and Adults - What Happens
Asthma often begins during childhood or the teen years and may last throughout your life. It can increase your risk for complications from lung and airway infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia. At times, the inflammation from asthma causes a narrowing of your airways and mucus production, resulting in asthma symptoms such as shortness of breath. The airways narrow when they overreact to ...
Asthma in Teens and Adults - Topic Overview
Is this topic for you?This topic provides information about asthma in teens and adults. If you are looking for information about asthma in children age 12 and younger, see the topic Asthma in Children. What is asthma?Asthma makes it difficult for you to breathe. This can happen only every now and then, or in more severe cases, every day. Asthma may also last throughout your life (a chronic ...
When Should I Use My Inhaler?
If you have two inhalers and aren't sure when to use them, you're not alone. Learn what each type does and when you should use it.
Breathing Problems: Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler
Diseases affecting the lungs-such as asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)-share many of the same medications. These medications are often delivered through a metered - dose inhaler (MDI).Key pointsUsing an MDI:Delivers most of a measured dose of medication directly to your lungs.Can help keep your symptoms under control and may help prevent long - term ..
Asthma: Peak Expiratory Flow and Personal Best - Topic Overview
Peak expiratory flow (PEF) measures how fast you or your child can breathe out using the greatest effort. It is used in the monitoring and treatment of asthma to determine how well your lungs are functioning. Your peak flow drops when the tubes that carry air to the lungs (bronchial tubes) narrow. A decrease in the peak flow can show that the bronchial tubes have narrowed even before asthma ...
How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler With an Inspirease Spacer
WebMD provides tips for using a metered dose inhaler with an InspirEase spacer.
Allergy Tests and Asthma
Allergy tests can determine the exact cause of your allergy and asthma symptoms. Learn more about allergy tests.
Exercising When You Have Allergic Asthma
Exercise is good for you, and you can exercise safely, even with allergic asthma. A little planning is all it takes to help you breathe easier and stay in shape.
What Is Allergic Asthma?
Learn more about allergic asthma, what causes it, the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Treatment Options for Allergy-Triggered Asthma
If you're one of the millions of Americans who have allergic asthma, treatments can help you live a full and active life.