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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AERD – Aspirin-Exacerbated Respiratory Disease

As many as 1.5 million Americans live with a little-known and often overlooked condition called aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease, or AERD. Despite the fact that AERD was first identified nearly a century ago, the lack of research and awareness regarding the condition means...
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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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