Asthma Support Group

Asthma is a disease of the human respiratory system where the airways narrow, often in response to a "trigger" such as exposure to an allergen, cold air, exercise, or emotional stress. This airway narrowing causes symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing, which respond to bronchodilators.

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  • Hello. I am new to these boards and new to asthma. I have been diagnosed in May and recently had a methacholine challenge test that indicated I am in the moderate range. Because I am new to all of this, I have a question. I just moved to a new city where they have really great opportunities (compared to what I am used to) to be active such as tons of nature trails, and gym programs like...
  • Hi All, I'm working on a project to understand how other people live with asthma. it's completely confidential. If you have 5-10minutes to answer this survey I would greatly appreciate it. http://goo.gl/forms/fgtS0bYs5gdihkGI3 if you have any questions, feel free to reply. Cheers, Jolene
  • hello,first for some background:i didn't develop asthma symptoms until college ( currently going into my senior year now). It started out as just being a little hard to breath when it was humid and I working out (3 years Ago). Since then it has grown worse. I never had an asthma attack. But I get very bad exercise induced asthma now. I even just have trouble walking around outside sometimes when...
  • I have been suffering from Asthma since childhood. I am under treatment and since many years my asthma had been lying low without much troubles. But sometimes I have trouble while sleeping which is probably is due to the dust in the bed or the pillows. I clean the bed everyday but still somedays I wake up due to persistent cough. My husband recently saw an ad about a bamboo mattress (...
  • Source:- http://www.belmarrahealth.com/asthma-attack-risk-reduced-by-green-dry-cleaning-using-co2-vapor/Interesting Read.... Need your opinion guys??If you have breathing problems or asthma, some household cleaning products can really bother you and irritate your breathing passages. But theres hope. New products to help clean the homes of allergy sufferers could one day make their way to the...
  • derekd-gilbert

    New to Asthma

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    November 30,2015I was told I have Asthma and I am Still learning how to get control of my asthma , I could use some help,
  • I think I now have asthma. For the past 2 years I have gotten bronchitis a few times per year after even mild colds and used a rescue inhaler, advair (trying to avoid oral steroids) and then oral steroids to get rid of it last year. And now that we moved to Florida, 2 months later I have had breathing problems for a solid month. For the first 2 weeks i had shortness of breath ,chest pain and...
  • Hello all, I am newly diagnosed with asthma, have been out of work for going on 2 weeks now with breathing issues....My pulmonologist just put me on Singulair, Pulmicort inhaler, and prednisone on Monday. I still have this junky rattling in my chest, coughing stuff up, it is really hard to get anything up but when I do the rattling is still there....Will it ever go away? Will I always be short of...
  • toffeecushion

    Is this Asthma?

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    I'm not sure if any of you can help me but I am looking for some advice. My husband has had a cough for about 4 years now. At first he was diagnosed as having asthma, but he then went to see another doctor in the same practice who said it wasn't asthma. He had a chest x ray, which was clear and we had a CT scan done privately which revealed scars on his lungs. His cough persisted and just...
  • Hi, everyone. I'm new to the site, after looking for a support group that meets in person in Indiana and finding none. I am not new to asthma, however, and I'm starting to question a lot of things about my diagnosis and treatment plan. Of course, I have a good doctor and always take my meds as prescribed, avoid triggers...etc etc etc. But since I was diagnosed at age 5, and I am now 36,...
  • I guess a radically simplified view is called for on asthma.. According the breathing exercises of . A.N.Strelnikova to cure or at least favorably influence asthma you have to inhale noisily through the nose, An asthmatic in trouble tends to inhale through his open mouth and wheezes. See "The system of breathing exercises by A.N. Strelnikova" on the net. For an instructional video see...
  • Hi all! I was just at my doctor's office yesterday and when my blood pressure was taken, it was really high. I never had trouble with my blood pressure before but was wondering if this could be a side effect of the medication I am on? I take Dulera (If you are in the USA), Zenhale (if in Canada, which is where I live). My doctor is sending me for tests but I feel really good! Maybe it was just...
  • Hi! Im 24 years old and live in Toronto. I have got a bent nose but I cant remember the day when I broke my nose when I was just a little kid. Im getting bullied because of this and I really hate it. So I really need to fix my nose but Im worried as I have asthma since my childhood. But for the past 1 year I had no asthma attack and never used my inhaler. Is it safe to get rhinoplasty surgery...
  • Sorry in advance but this will be a long post. Im 23 yrs old, f. Diagnosed of asthma since i was a child. I could have no asthma attck for months but when i do it is worse. Im not currently taking any maintenance before this started.Ive had an asthma flare up last month (March 2016) due to sore throat and cold. I've went to see my doctor and he prescribed me Symbicort, Albuterol neb and Z pack....
  • uxrand

    Need recommendations

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    Can anyone recommend and digital tools or apps that they are using or heard of that's been super affective in helping people manage asthma. Would love to hear recommendations as to why or why not you've chosen or not chosen the specific product.