Thunderstorm Asthma Could Strike More Often With Climate Change

March 5, 2024 — Thunderstorm asthma can strike with little warning, leaving people with the symptoms of an asthma attack during or after the dark clouds pass.  If you’re unfamiliar, the risk for a thunderstorm asthma attack grows when heavy storms arrive on a day with very high pollen or spores. The storm uplifts these particles, …

The Surprising Way to Fight Asthma Symptoms

Aug. 30, 2023 — Asthma is a sneaky foe. One minute you’re enjoying a walk or a bike ride. You’re breathing easy, your symptoms under control. The next minute you feel things change. It might start with a cough. Or labored, wheezing breaths. Or tightness in your chest and lungs. They’re all telltale signs of an …

Severe Asthma and Lung Cancer: What’s the Link?

May 22, 2023 – Did you know that cutting-edge research is highlighting the link between heavily symptomatic asthma and lung cancer?  About 25 million Americans have asthma,  a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that makes the inner lining of your lungs swell. Between 5% and 10% of Americans with the disease have severe asthma. Severe asthma is categorized by needing …

Having Asthma, Eczema Might Raise Arthritis Risk

By Denise Mann  HealthDay Reporter   TUESDAY, March 28, 2023 (HealthDay News) — If you’re one of the millions of people with allergic asthma or eczema, you may be more likely to develop the wear-and-tear form of arthritis as you age. This is the main finding from a new study that examined the risk of …

Pharmacies, Hospitals Facing Shortage of Asthma Drug Albuterol

By Dennis Thompson  HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 9, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Ongoing shortages of a medication that hospitals and emergency rooms rely upon to treat breathing problems are likely to worsen in coming days and weeks, experts warn. That’s because one of the two major U.S. suppliers of liquid albuterol, Akorn Pharmaceuticals, abruptly laid …

‘My work almost killed me by overworking me’: Restaurant employee says she almost died from a severe asthma attack at work

A college student who works as a food runner in a restaurant says she was so overworked during a particularly humid day that she had an asthma attack and almost died. The young woman, named Lia (@outlawlpb), relayed her experience of the terrifying night in a duo of now-viral TikTok videos. @outlawlpb so iver being …

‘Smart Inhalers’ May Help Diagnose and Treat Asthma – If Used

May 31, 2022 – After years going on and off medications for occasional asthma symptoms, things went downhill for Brian Blome in November 2020. The retired carpenter started feeling short of breath and wheezing during bike rides. At home, he struggled with chores. “I was having a hard time climbing a flight of stairs, just …

Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids With Asthma

March 30, 2022 The nasal spray flu vaccine does not worsen symptoms for children with asthma despite current warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new clinical trial published in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers found that the quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4), also called the nasal spray vaccine, is …

‘Zapping’ Air Passages May Bring Relief for Severe Asthma

FRIDAY, March 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Inhalers, pills or injections help most people control their asthma, but some with severe disease opt for cutting-edge surgery that “remodels” their airways to improve their breathing. Bronchial thermoplasty shrinks smooth muscle in the lungs, which prevents them from tightening up and causing an attack. The U.S. Food …

Many People With Asthma Have Mixed Feelings About Masks

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Although they report difficulty breathing and discomfort while wearing a face mask, most people with asthma still use them in public places during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study finds. University of Illinois Chicago researchers conducted an online survey of more than 500 adults …