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Asthma

Older Adults & Medication Use

The majority of older adults take multiple medications. This increases the risk of interactions and side effects, especially in adults who suffer from allergies or asthma. The following information will help you have an informed conversation with your doctor about which...
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Preventing Allergies and Asthma in Children

There is substantial evidence that suggests that allergies and asthma run in families. Children with one or more parents who have some form of allergic disease are far more likely to develop the conditions themselves; however, it may not be inevitable. There are steps that you...
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Do Allergies Cause Asthma?

One of the most common questions we get from parents of children with allergies is whether their child’s allergies can cause them to develop asthma. The short answer is no; allergies do not cause asthma. The two conditions are connected, so it would be natural to think that one...
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Asthma Triggers

One of the most important parts of managing asthma is limiting your exposure to potential triggers. Keeping an asthma symptom diary can help you identify your asthma triggers and give the doctor better insight into how well your treatment regimen is managing your condition. While...
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Can Acid Reflux Cause Asthma?

Acid reflux and asthma are among the top seven health problems impacting Americans, as per an USA Today article that was published in November, 2014. While approximately 20% of men and women have gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD), over 25 million individuals suffer from...
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The Flu and Asthma

Flu season can be especially problematic for individuals with asthma. The influenza virus causes inflammation and swelling in the lungs that create additional concerns for asthma suffers as compared to individuals with otherwise healthy lungs. Adhering to your asthma action plan,...
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Back to School with Allergies

With thousands of students in the Atlanta area heading back to school this fall, schools have created different techniques for handling students with allergies. Today, one in three children have allergies, and one in eleven students suffer from asthma. As a parent, it’s up to you...
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Allergies relates to asthma in both children and adults

Asthma has often been linked with allergies. However, these studies have all focused on children or teens, rather than adults. A recent study published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the medical journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology...
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What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects your airways. The airways are the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you have asthma, the inside walls of your airways are inflamed (swollen). The inflammation makes the airways very sensitive, and they tend to react...
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Dr. Chacko and Dr. Sanjay Gupta on CNN. See the video here.