Living With Asthma: CDC Vital Signs
10
October

Living With Asthma: CDC Vital Signs

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

Living with asthma means I have to use an inhaler twice a day. Living with asthma means I can’t bike when the air is polluted because I can’t breathe. Before I started using my inhaler, I would feel like I was missing out on something during basketball practice when I had to sit out and […]


Asthma Triggers for Kids with Asthma
10
October

Asthma Triggers for Kids with Asthma

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

>>ALL: Triggers!>>BRONCHO: Yeeehah! We did it, fellas!!>>COLTRON: Affirmative! We have taught you about asthma and how to use inhalers like us! Mission accomplished!>>IGGY: Yeah, I guess now that you know what you can do to help treat and control your asthma, umm…I guess that’s it! Thanks for watching! Umm…. Do you guys wanna get lunch, […]


CDC Tips From Former Smokers – Ellie: “It was Terrifying to Get an Asthma Attack”
09
October

CDC Tips From Former Smokers – Ellie: “It was Terrifying to Get an Asthma Attack”

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

I started working in bars when I was 28 years old, and I really enjoyed it, and I was very successful. Um, when I was in my mid-30s, I had my first asthma attack. And it got progressively worse. Having been a nonsmoker all my life, having my first asthma attack and realizing it was […]


Asthma & Allergic Triggers: How To Improve Asthma Management
03
October

Asthma & Allergic Triggers: How To Improve Asthma Management

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

Asthma and allergic triggers. What can you do to help improve asthma management? Asthma is a chronic lung disease causing airways to swell, narrow, and produce extra mucus, making it hard to breathe. But did you know that up to 90% of children and 60% of adults with asthma have allergic sensitizations? It’s important to […]


Asthma & Allergic Triggers: How To Improve Asthma Management

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

Asthma and allergic triggers. What can you do to help improve asthma management? Asthma is a chronic lung disease causing airways to swell, narrow, and produce extra mucus, making it hard to breathe. But did you know that up to 90% of children and 60% of adults with asthma have allergic sensitizations? It’s important to […]


Is it asthma or vocal cord dysfunction?

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

Another common illness that I see, that is sometimes difficult to differentiate from asthma, is an entity we call vocal cord dysfunction. And it’s really more of a syndrome rather than a disease itself. But the vocal cords, which sit right at the top of your main breathing tube, constrict. Now sometimes they, they, and […]


Asthma & Allergic Triggers: How To Improve Asthma Management

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

Asthma and allergic triggers. What can you do to help improve asthma management? Asthma is a chronic lung disease causing airways to swell, narrow, and produce extra mucus, making it hard to breathe. But did you know that up to 90% of children and 60% of adults with asthma have allergic sensitizations? It’s important to […]


CDC Tips From Former Smokers – Jamason: “I Didn’t Know Why I Couldn’t Breathe”
10
September

CDC Tips From Former Smokers – Jamason: “I Didn’t Know Why I Couldn’t Breathe”

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

When I had my first asthma attack, I was terrified, to be honest, I was scared, because I didn’t know what was happening, I didn’t know why I wasn’t able to breathe. I didn’t know anything. I was just knowing that I couldn’t breathe. I was at work, and somebody was smoking, and it — […]