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Want to learn a little more about how to live and manage your Asthma? Do you feel that you don't know where to start or that it controls your life? Does a family member or friend suffer from Asthma symptoms? Then you have come to the righ place to learn about Asthma. The articles on this site will give you a strong foundation into understanding Asthma by introducing you to all aspects of the condition. The artciles below will intrduce you to basic Asthma topics and can also build onto your current understanding of how Asthma effects all aspect of live. Understanding the condition is not just about suffering from attacks, but how to prevent future ones. Here we will show things you can do to get started on your journey to discovering Asthma.


Understanding Asthma

What is asthma?
Asthma is a condition that's often misunderstood, especially by those who don't suffer from it or have to help manage it. Basically, asthma is a chronic condition that affects the respiratory system, but it can be managed quite successfully and in many cases does not prevent those who have it from living a normal, happy and active life... read more
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Asthma's history
Asthma is anything but a recent discovery. Its history spans not decades but centuries, and like many other diseases that still do not have a cure, it has gone through different periods of research and treatment techniques, many of which were proven to be the wrong track to take. It's a healthy thing to look at the history of any disease, as it provides all of us with some perspective of how far science has come in recent years and how much closer we all are to what we all want – a cure to asthma... read more
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Who is at risk for asthma?
As is usually the case with conditions for which there is no known cure, there is no central cause that's been identified with asthma. However, the medical community has spent decades pouring time and funds into the research of this disease, and the results have produced important and useful data that helps to identify those who tend to be more at risk of developing asthma than others... read more
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Different types of asthma?
Asthma strikes all people of all ages, and over time, the medical community has spent countless hours and an enormous amount of resources on learning as much as possible about the disease. Several positive discoveries and advancements have been made, and one of the results of all of this learning is the ability to identify six different types of asthma. One of the common denominators of these different types of asthma, however, is the ability to successfully manage and control the disease simply by following the proper protocols. Below are the six different types of asthma... read more
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Is Asthma Genetic?
Researchers in the medical community have spent decades trying to understand the nature of asthma. One of the many aspects of this study includes the search for an answer as to whether or not asthma is genetic. Many different links and risk factors have been identified, including family history, the presence of allergies and other factors. To date, most of these theories have shown to be relatively sound, but a recent study took a substantial step towards identifying whether or not a single gene or group of genes are responsible for the development of the disease... read more
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Can Certain Materials Cause Asthma?
Asthma is a disease that's been the target of countless hours of research and millions of dollars in funding in an effort to continue the already-promising progress that's been made towards managing and dealing with this condition... read more
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Asthma Research
The key to managing and ultimately curing any disease is research. Medical researchers around the world have learned how to not only treat, but also to prevent and even eliminate certain diseases over time. The efforts surrounding asthma are no different... read more
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Symptoms & Diagnosis

Early Discovery of Asthma
Asthma is a disease that affects everyone who has it for their entire lives. Most studies have shown that people will be diagnosed with asthma at almost any age, and many factors will go into when someone is diagnosed. It is possible for someone to develop asthma late in life, but in other cases, the patient has had asthma since an early age but never been diagnosed for whatever reason... read more
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Symptoms of Asthma
Most people think of a wheezing cough when they hear asthma symptoms mentioned. Of course, wheezing is one of the most common symptoms, but simply thinking that this is one of the few that defines this disease is simply not true... read more
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Diagnoses of Asthma
Even though asthma is a disease that has no cure at this time, the medical community is constantly improving on its ability to successfully diagnose the disease. Although some of the preliminary steps that any doctor will take to investigate whether or not a patient has asthma, a few more recent discoveries have allowed doctors to identify the presence of asthma more quickly and accurately... read more
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Treatment Plans

Asthma Treatment
Asthma is a disease that continues to affect the lives of millions of people, although advancements made by the medical community as a whole have vastly improved patients' abilities to not only treat but manage their condition so that a normal, happy life is quite possible for almost all of them... read more
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Choosing a Doctor
When someone has asthma, it's unfortunately a lifelong condition that must be dealt with properly. On the positive side of the spectrum, most people are now much more able to live happy, active and normal lives than they were even a decade ago given the incredible advancements that have been made in diagnosing and treating asthma... read more
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Asthma Medications
When billions of dollars are spent on research and development towards fighting a disease, we've come to expect a degree of results. The reason for this expectation is because most of the time, these results are exactly what has happened, and that's been no different with the study of asthma. While researchers continue to fight this disease and work towards prevention and ultimately a cure, many different strategies of management and medications have been formulated that have shown to be very effective... read more
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Protecting Yourself against Asthma Attacks
As the medical community continues to learn more and more about asthma, many different components of the disease have become much more manageable as more information is obtained. This has allowed asthma patients to live tremendously successful lives, some with almost no limitations, all while the ongoing fight against asthma continues towards the ultimate goal of prevention and/or cure... read more
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The Potential for a Cure for Asthma
Any disease that's been in existence for centuries can be reasonably classified as a medical mystery. Since the earliest mention of asthma in history dates back to the earliest days of ancient Egypt and China, people have been working towards finding a cure for asthma. To date, no cure has been found, but substantial progress has been made. Below is a look at how a cure for asthma could be reached, but as of now no real breakthrough has been achieved that will immediately lead to a cure... read more
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Government Programs and Asthma Help
When a disease such as asthma strikes so many people – more than 20 million in the United States alone – private groups, hospitals and university research teams alike all dedicate time and money to research designed to help treat and ultimately prevent and cure the disease. While this is happening with asthma every day, there is another component to this issue that's important, and that's the help that's available via public means... read more
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The Medical Industry's Asthma Support Opportunities
When a disease such as asthma takes hold of so many lives, including more than 20 million of them in the United States alone, people tend to look around for help and support. When someone can feel like they are sharing a struggle with someone else, it always makes the road they must travel a little less daunting... read more
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Asthma's Future
Although asthma is a disease that's been the target of billions of dollars of research and study, the problem on a macro scale continues to grow in the United States. Presently, more than 20 million people in the United States suffer from asthma, which represents a large growth in terms of the percentage of the population that deals with this disease every day. In fact, during the last 20 years, the prevalence of asthma has nearly doubled in number... read more
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Living with Asthma

Living with Asthma
Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of asthma is the process by which those who suffer from it must live with it day in and day out. While billions of dollars has been spent on research, medication and treatment, many simply do not consider what's best for living with asthma and working towards a normal and happy existence. Below are a few suggestions for those with asthma to use at their discretion in order to positively develop their lifestyles to a place where they are happy and healthy... read more
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Managing Asthma
Asthma is a disease that infects millions of people, and although positive gains continue to be made in terms of the research surrounding it, as of this time there is still no cure. Therefore, those who have it must learn how to effectively manage it so that any attacks that arise are minimized in relation to the damage and risk associated with them... read more
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Staying Active with Asthma
Asthma has been an identified disease for many years, and for quite a long time, those who suffered from it were discouraged from taking part in physical activities because of the belief that exercise led to increased danger of attacks and increased severity of those attacks. However, as more research continues to be done in the fight against this disease, the scientific and medical communities are learning that not only is exercise possible with asthma patients, but could also bring about positive results... read more
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Asthma and Your Diet
As more and more research and overall effort goes into the fight against asthma, new connections are being analyzed and even being successfully made between variables that for years most thought had no connection whatsoever. One of those new connections appears to be that which exists between asthma and an asthma patient's diet... read more
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Asthma and Its Long-Term Effects
Asthma is a disease that more than 20 million people in the United States must deal with on a daily basis, and at this time there is no known cure nor has one central cause been identified. However, due to effective research and advancements... read more
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Asthma Support Groups
When someone is battling a disease such as asthma, it always seems to help to have a group of people available so that no one feels like they're going through these daily struggles alone. Thankfully, asthma is a condition that has been successfully managed by most who suffer from it given the remarkable advances made by medical science... read more
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Asthma and Life Expectancy
Asthma is a disease that affects more than 20 million people in the United States alone and more than 300 million people worldwide. Unless a patient has the peace of mind that comes with regular treatments, a successful medication protocol and a solid support system, he or she tends to experience fear and stress regarding this disease, and more than 250,000 people around the world die every year because of asthma... read more
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The Stigma Attached to Asthma
Almost everyone who grew up with other children knew someone who had asthma. In fact, it's a disease that's much more prevalent than most would guess – more than 20 million people in the United States have asthma, and more than 6 million of them are children. This statistical reality offers both positive and negative consequences... read more
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Asthma and Childhood Athletics
For too many years, children with asthma were largely held out of athletics due to concerns for their health and safety. Parents and doctors alike feared the possibility of a sudden attack that would create immediate and extreme danger. However, as the medical science industry continued to learn more about the disease and how to control it, more children were allowed to compete in sporting events, and that trend continues today... read more
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Well-Known Athletes with Asthma
Asthma is a disease that affects more than 20 million people in the United States, and for many years, it was widely assumed that those who suffer from this condition had no hope of living an athletically active life... read more
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Asthma in the United States
Asthma is a disease that's growing in prevalence in the United States. Even though the medical research community has made remarkable progress in terms of fighting and managing the condition in people who have it, the statistics of its growth remain quite troubling. Below are a few items to consider when pondering the effects of asthma in the United States... read more
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Asthma around the World
Asthma's prevalence is on the rise in the United States, and has been for almost 30 years. Since 1980, the number of people with asthma in the country has doubled to more than 20 million, and more than 6 million children fight this disease every day. While this may come as a surprise to many, this growth trend is quite consistent with the rest of the world, as you'll see below... read more
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Understanding Risks

Asthma and Genetics
Millions of people in the United States have asthma, and it's estimated that more than 150 million people around the world suffer from this disease. As a result, billions of dollars in research have been spent learning about this disease, much like many others including cancer and even the common cold... read more
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Asthma Awareness
Asthma is a disease that affects more than 150 million people around the world and more than 20 million people in the United States. Given these statistics, it's readily apparent that the need for research and the development of new medications and treatment techniques remains quite high. However, a huge amount of progress has been made, and both the progress made and the advancements needed are tied to one phenomenon – awareness... read more
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Dangers to Avoid with Asthma
Asthma is a condition that grips millions of people in the United States, but the medical science industry has learned much about the disease in recent years. This advancement has allowed doctors around the country to be able to provide more accurate advice to patients in terms of how to manage asthma successfully such that the numbers of attacks are minimized... read more
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Asthma and Second-hand Smoke
Smoking is a habit that's seen as a scourge around the world in terms of overall health, and that's for good reason. Smoking is as harmful to a person as any habit in existence, and those who smoke during their lifetimes tend to live shorter lives than those who don't. When it comes to asthma, smoking is obviously as harmful as any activity for someone who has this disease, but what's being discovered now is that secondhand smoke also presents an extreme danger to asthma patients... read more
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Asthma and Drinking
Asthma is a disease that affects someone who has it for life, which means that generally, doing things that tend to have a harmful effect on a person's long–term health are much more dangerous for someone who has asthma. Clearly, smoking is incredibly harmful to anyone with asthma, but an interesting dichotomy exists with another substance that most would assume is harmful – alcohol... read more
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Asthma and Recreational Drug Use
People with asthma tend to fall into the same bad habits that others will from time to time, despite the heightened dangers that are involved with them given their condition. While no one should abuse recreational drugs for a plethora of reasons... read more
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Asthma and Climate
For many years, researchers have been studying triggers for asthma. These studies have not only centered on what triggers attacks in those who already have the disease, but also what, if any triggers are present that could lead to someone contracting asthma. Below are some of the lessons that have been learned with all of this research... read more
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Asthma in the Workplace
Asthma is a disease that's always on the mind of those who have it, as attacks can occur at almost any time and in almost any place. Most people go somewhere for work every weekday, and given the number of different triggers that have been identified through promising research over the years... read more
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Resources

Sources of Asthma Information
People who have asthma generally understand that they must remain informed in regards to the disease in order to continue to manage it successfully and minimize the effect it has on their lives. While much of their collective learning has traditionally come from direct input from their medical care providers, the fact is that more than 20 million people in the United States cannot simply walk in and see their physicians with little or no notice... read more
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Asthma Studies
When a disease such as asthma strikes millions of people around the world as asthma has, it almost always spurns studies by all different types of teams and entities. The fact is that without these sorts of studies, diseases would likely not only continue to grip the population, but in some cases could even mutate into new viruses that strike the populace with even more force... read more
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Online Asthma Resources
As the world moves progressively more towards the Internet for more of their everyday needs, the same phenomenon seems to be unfolding with medical science and information for which people tend to search. In regards to asthma, more and more resources are becoming available for those who are looking for simple answers or for help from professionals when their needs are more complex... read more
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How to Help with the Fight against Asthma
Asthma is a disease that has gripped millions of people for centuries on end. Given the slow pace of advancement within the field of medical science for most of history, it seemed for the longest time that there was no hope to ultimately overcome this disease. ... read more
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Asthma Charities
There are many players on any 'team' that works towards the collective goal of curing and ultimately eradicating a disease. Asthma is no different than many others, as government agencies, private entities, non-profit organizations and even community and support groups all loosely pursue the same goal of fighting a disease that affects more than 20 million people in the United States alone... read more
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Asthma Statistics
With certain issues, it's sometimes helpful to get an idea of the statistics that surround it so that the entire situation can be put into context. This analysis certainly appears to be helpful with asthma, as many people are shocked to hear some of the numbers associated with this disease. Below are some examples of statistics related to asthma, and after a review you'll likely understand why such an enormous effort towards fighting it and ultimately finding a cure continues... read more
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