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  • 2 months ago

    Mint Asthma Trigger.

    The other day my teacher told me she'd never heard of mint triggering asthma before. Has anybody else ever had the problem with mint triggering their asthma, or was it just me..? Thanks.
  • Could my asthma be back? Or is it anxiety?

    Hi all! I just need some insight, because I am getting a bit freaked out! When I was a baby, I had an asthma attack that triggered the fear of not being able to breathe. Until about middle school, I had mild asthma so I had an inhaler that I would use when need be. It has been many years since I have had an asthma attack, and I don't even have an inhaler anymore. I have mild anxiety as well that has not been diagnosed by a medical professional, but I know it exists in my life. I do not take medication....
  • 4 months ago

    Symptoms not going away

    I have exercise induced asthma and am a recent ex-smoker (for like the 6th time, after 9 years). Until the past year my symptoms only fared up about once a week or less but has been getting more and more frequent and then today, about 3 days after quitting I have mild symptoms that have not gone away even after using my inhaler and it came on for seemingly no reason.
  • 4 months ago

    Asthma and VCD

    I am a military veteran. While on active duty, I was diagnosed with Exercise Induced Asthma and used an albuterol inhaler for several years which seemed to diminish the effects somewhat. Upon retirement, I received VA benefits commensurate to that disability. A few years ago, the VA conducted a follow-on test and determined that I no longer had asthma. After several months and visits to the pulmonologist, it was determined that I actually have VCD and not asthma as originally diagnosed. My claim....
  • 6 months ago

    trigger prevention

    A friend has recently been diagnosed with Asthma, triggered by smells. She feels secluded, unable to go to church or anywhere with many people, due to the perfumes and lotions. Is there any mask that prevents smells from entering her nose? Or would mouth only breathing prevent an attack? Any information would be appreciated so that I could help my friend. Thank you.
  • 6 months ago

    Do You Know the Signs of an Asthma Attack?

    Coughing, wheezing, trouble breathing? Asthma attacks rarely happen without warning. Rate and track your asthma symptoms here for better asthma control: Join the conversation! How do you know when you’re about to have an asthma attack?

  • 7 months ago

    May is National Asthma Awareness Month

    Asthma affects more than 24.5 million Americans and is one of the most common long-term diseases of children. While there is no known cure for asthma, it can be controlled with regular monitoring, proper treatment and by avoiding "asthma triggers." Take a look at asthma symptoms and treatment options, as well as the most common causes of asthma and what can trigger an attack:

  • 8 months ago

    News Flash: Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Recalled

    More than 590,000 albuterol inhalers are being recalled by GlaxoSmithKline because there could be problems with the delivery system. Find out if this recall affects you here:
  • 10 months ago

    Panic attacks caused by emphysema and asthma.

    I suffered in my youth from a social phobia and I used to get panic attacks when I had to deal with people, I could not carry on a normal working career and was put onto a disability pension. Through treatment I was able to overcome the panic attacks, which eventually stopped. Then in my 40's I contracted TB. I had been a heavy smoker. and the TB left me with Asthma and Emphysema. I have a problem with my breathing and am on various pumps and tablets. I find if I try to do too much or get upset....
  • 10 months ago

    News Flash: 1 in 3 Adults Diagnosed as Asthmatic May Not Be

    Many adults who've been diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the respiratory disease, a new study suggests. Find out why here: We want to hear from YOU! Have you ever been misdiagnosed?