No one should die of asthma but it still happens. The case of a New York Times reporter highlights this point. He died in Syria, not by violence but from an asthma attack. The medical journal Thorax points out that “regular use of inhaled steroids is associated with a decreased risk of asthma death, and excessive use of short acting β agonists is associated with a markedly increased risk of asthma death.” Inhaled steroids are the mainstay of asthma treatment and are safe in prescribed doses.
What is Asthma? Asthma is a lung disease affecting the small airways. You can think the lungs as an inverted… Read more Asthma
Asthma is a complex disease with multiple triggers. In older patients, who typically have a number of ailments, the diagnosis… Read more Asthma in Older Adults
Cold air causes narrowing of the airways in some asthmatics. For some asthma patients it is the only trigger. It… Read more Cold Air, Exercise and Asthma
By Gary J. Stadtmauer, MD, FAAAAI, and Y. Claire Wang, MD, ScD A Dangerous Relationship The link between asthma and… Read more Resolve to Control Asthma First, Then Focus on Weight Loss
Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) on the surface looks and sounds like asthma. In fact, up to 40% of “severe asthmatics”… Read more Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD, Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion)
Hormones have a varied and unpredictable influence on the immune system. Naturally occurring fluctuations in hormones occur during the menstrual… Read more Women & Allergies/Asthma