Asthma

via BlackDoctor: Love a good sweat? If you’re one of the about 20 million Americans with asthma, this may not be a problem. But, for some vigorous activity like running or playing team sports such as basketball, can cause the airways to become inflamed, narrow and swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult […]

via BlackDoctor: Don’t let asthma knock the wind out of you. Asthma is a lung disorder that is characterized by sudden fits of wheezing, coughing, or shortness of breath. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of people who have asthma is continually growing. Approximately sixty-five percent of adults currently have persistent […]

via BlackDoctor: Allergy sufferers, especially those living with asthma, are always looking for natural ways to both reduce and manage symptoms. For an edge up on general trouble breathing, here are 5 herbs for relief from the chronic upper respiratory disease Licorice This sweet root has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. […]

via BlackDoctor: Don’t let asthma knock the wind out of you. Asthma is a lung disorder that is characterized by sudden fits of wheezing, coughing, or shortness of breath. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of people who have asthma is continually growing. Approximately sixty-five percent of adults currently have persistent […]

Love a good sweat? If you’re one of the about 20 million Americans with asthma, this may notbe a problem. But, for some vigorous activity like running or playing team sports such as basketball, can cause the airways to become inflamed, narrow and swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe. Fortunately […]

Medical professionals are big on encouraging exercise as a way to improve heart function while also strengthening muscles for overall health. So why wouldn’t similar exercises apply to people living with asthma? There are breathing exercises that, like aerobic exercises, can strengthen the lungs to relieve asthma symptoms or, in some cases, even prevent the […]

GETTY IMAGES: The public perceives most professional athletes as superior specimens and in peak condition, but pros can suffer from debilitating health conditions just like the rest of us. For example: world champion and Cleveland Cavaliers star Richard Jefferson. Jefferson has been a professional basketball player since 2001 and has played for teams including the New Jersey […]

Medical professionals are big on encouraging exercise as a way to improve heart function while also strengthening muscles for overall health. So why wouldn’t similar exercises apply to people living with asthma? There are breathing exercises that, like aerobic exercises, can strengthen the lungs to relieve asthma symptoms or, in some cases, even prevent the […]

Allergy sufferers, especially those living with asthma, are always looking for natural ways to both reduce and manage symptoms. For an edge up on general trouble breathing, here are 5 herbs for relief from the chronic upper respiratory disease. This sweet root has been used as a medicine for thousands of years. According to the […]

If there was a way to magically skip winter altogether, with all of its snow and cold air, there’s no doubt asthma sufferers would be the first ones down for the cause. Cold, dry air, as well as the common cold and sinus infections (more common during the winter months) can make asthma symptoms worse. […]

Though many children with persistent asthma get better as they get older, some may go on to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in early adulthood, a new study suggests. People with the poorest lung function and reduced lung growth are most at risk for developing COPD, a chronic progressive condition that makes it hard […]

Flowers are blooming. Trees are budding. It’s finally springtime; well, it is in the parts of the country that still respect and adhere to the seasonal calendar. For many, spring is an exciting time of the year as it brings warmer weather and prepares us for summer. But for those suffering from asthma, spring, its […]