Asthma Myth: Playing sports and exercising with asthma

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I have asthma and that means that I can’t exercise or play sports. What do you mean? Many people with asthma find it difficult to exercise. They may cough, develop chest tightness, wheezing, or have shortness of breath. However, this doesn’t mean that you should not exercise if you have asthma. In fact, exercising regularly […]



Asthma Myth: Use of steroids as a treatment option and its side effects
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August

Asthma Myth: Use of steroids as a treatment option and its side effects

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Kevin’s doctor prescribed an inhaled steroid for him to use everyday to treat his asthma. But I don’t know — I’m kind of worried because of how harmful steroids can be. Well what do you mean? A lot of parents have concerns about side effects from steroids. Steroids are present inside all of our bodies […]


Asthma Myth: When you should use your spacer with inhaler
23
August

Asthma Myth: When you should use your spacer with inhaler

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , /

I know how to use my inhaler, so I don’t need a spacer. What do you mean? Actually, it’s important for everyone to use a spacer every time they use their inhaler. A spacer is an attachment that fits onto the end of the inhaler, like this. If you just use your inhaler without a […]


Asthma Myth: What are the symptoms of asthma
22
August

Asthma Myth: What are the symptoms of asthma

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Kevin never wheezes, so I know his asthma isn’t a problem. What do you mean? Many children with asthma never have wheezing, at least that you can hear yourself without a stethoscope. Symptoms from asthma occur when the muscles surrounding the breathing tubes squeeze and tighten. Which makes it very difficult to get air inside […]