Asthma News & Features
Switch to Generic Version of Asthma Inhaler Could be Problematic
- The Surprising Way to Fight Asthma Symptoms
August 30, 2023 — Yes, exercise can trigger an asthma attack, but more and more research shows it can also boost lung function and ease the symptoms of asthma. Learn how to get the benefits while staying safe.
- Wildfire Smoke and Air Quality: How Long Could Health Effects Last?
June 8, 2023 — While millions of Americans in the Midwest and on the Eastern Seaboard got some relief from the wildfire smoke from Canada, with more relief expected over the weekend, health experts warned that for for at-risk people, some hazardous health effects may persist.
- Poor Sleep Habits Increase Risk of Asthma
April 4, 2023 — People with poor sleep habits are more likely to develop asthma, a large new study shows. For people who already have a genetic predisposition toward the breathing disorder, the combination of family history and poor sleep habits increased the risk of developing asthma more than two-fold.
- David Beckham Lives with Asthma
Learn how David Beckham lives with asthma.
- The Benefits of Dry Powder Inhalers
Should you switch to a dry powder inhaler for your asthma symptoms?
- 3 Breathing Exercises to Help Air Flow
Breathing exercises can help improve air flow when you have asthma.
- How to Minimize Asthma from Dust Mites
Dust mites trigger asthma symptoms. Learn how to get rid of them.
- Managing the Side Effects of Inhaled Corticosteroids
Corticosteroids help asthma symptoms but they come with side effects.
- The Upside of Asthma
Living with asthma has challenges, but it also has benefits.
- Keeping an Asthma Symptom Tracker
Before you head to your doctor's appointment, you should track your asthma symptoms to share with your doctor.
- Biologics and Allergic Asthma
Learn more about how they work, the benefits, and the risks.
- Your Survival Guide for Allergic Asthma
These tips will help you avoid your triggers for asthma brought on by allergies.
- Winter Asthma
Here’s how to breathe easier during the cold months.
- My WebMD: Coping with Asthma at College
A third-year student at University of Virginia offers tips on managing asthma while away from home.
- Outgrowing Asthma: Is Remission Possible?
WebMD discusses how common asthma is in children and which kids are more likely to outgrow it.
- Asthma in Women
When it comes to women and asthma, the ability to breath can be affected by pregnancy, the menstrual cycle and menopause. Find out more.
- Asthma and Cities: Which Cities Rank Best?
You may already know the worst cities for asthma. But what about the best cities for asthma sufferers? Here's what to look for if you're living with asthma.
- Could Your Migraines Signal Uncontrolled Asthma?
Both asthma and migraines tend to run in families, but are the two conditions linked? Some asthma specialists say, yes.
- Is Asthma Changing Your Appetite or Weight?
When it comes to asthma and appetite, doctors worry most about patients who fear exercise-induced asthma attacks, and end up overweight. But in a small minority of patients, poorly controlled asthma can result in loss of appetite.
- HFA Asthma Inhalers: Making the Switch
WebMD explains how HFA asthma inhalers differ from CFC inhalers and how to make the changeover easier.
- The Athlete's Guide to Exercise-Induced Asthma
Just what is exercise-induced asthma, why does it happen, and how can it be managed? WebMD consulted the experts to find out the answers to these questions, as well as tips for controlling symptoms of exercise-induced asthma -- whether you're a casual athlete or a superstar.
- Holiday Asthma Triggers for Kids
Dusty decorations, live trees laden with last summer’s mold and pollen, a surprise new kitten or puppy on Christmas morning are a cornucopia of asthma triggers for children.
- Football Hero Tackles Asthma
Q & A with football commentator Jerome Bettis on tackling asthma.
- Treating Asthma: Preventing Damage to the Airways
Asthma is a chronic, incurable disease. Even when you feel well, your asthma hasn't gone away. Even if you can't feel it, your airways might still be inflamed.
- Tip Sheet: Asthma and Pain Relievers
People with asthma must use caution when taking over-the-counter pain medications. Follow these tips to be safe.
- Coping With Chronic Illness: What Goes Wrong
When it comes to self-managing chronic conditions, patients often make mistakes.
- Managing Asthma.
Nothing can be more frightening than feeling as if you can't breathe. And that is exactly what happens during a severe asthma attack.