Living with asthma carries with it many difficulties. Fortunately, these challenges can be managed to help you and/or your child live an active, healthy lifestyle. The most basic step to better managing asthma begins with the development of an asthma action plan you should keep with you at all times. An asthma action plan keeps all your asthma related information in one place for easy reference to inform you when your asthma control begins to worsen. Read More
In the Atlanta metropolitan area, a study was conducted to determine an association between asthma and thunderstorms. The conductors of the study used information gathered from 41 hospitals in a 20 county area for the length of 10 years to concluded that asthma attacks increased by 3% on days following thunderstorms. Read More
For treating respiratory ailments, nebulizer (sometimes misspelled nebuliser) treatments are best because they do it directly. Nebulizer treatments, however, can often be improved upon by using the right nebulizer accessory. For children, this often means finding a better way to get your child to take his/her treatment comfortably and without hassle. Read More
For those living with asthma, it’s important to know how well you’re controlling your symptoms. One device used to measure this level of control is an oximeter. Oximeters clip onto your fingertip to inform you of your current blood oxygen level through the use of light. While often used in hospitals by doctors and nurses to monitor your vital signs, you can use oximeters to see how well one of your body’s most important organs is functioning – your lungs. Read More
After a recent conversation with a respiratory therapist, we realized that we need to tell you more about this important piece of equipment. She explained why peak flow meters
are essential for monitoring your respiratory treatment. Subtle changes in your lungs can be detected quickly with regular peak flow readings, even before symptoms appear.