Asthma is a condition that can make it difficult to breathe. Learn all about asthma causes, treatments and triggers.

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How a Nearly Fatal Bee Pollen Allergy Triggered My Adult-Onset Asthma

From running half-marathons to being bedridden two days a week, Amy Horton shares how adult-onset asthma has changed her life. And it all started with an allergic reaction to bee pollen in a protein shake.

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How to Choose the Best Air Purifiers for Asthma

A portable air purifier may help you breathe easier if you have asthma. Here's when you might need one...

12 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Asthma in Children

An asthma diagnosis can be scary and leave parents with many questions regarding the disease and treatment options. If...

12 Surprising Asthma Triggers You Can Smartly Avoid

These irritants and allergens could be behind your asthma attack. Here's how to outsmart these asthma causes

6 Symptoms of Asthma Every Adult Should Know

Some 18 million adult Americans suffer from asthma, a condition in which inflamed airways make breathing difficult. Wheezing—a whistling or...

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10 Clear Signs You Have Exercise-Induced Asthma

If you feel out of shape for no reason, the real reason could be exercise-induced asthma—which you can develop at...

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Dust Allergy? 7 Smart Strategies to Get Rid of the Dust in Your House

More than 90 percent of household dust comes from tiny flakes of skin and barely visible fabric fibers that float...

If You Have Asthma, You Need to Eat This Food

New research from Greece suggests the right foods can reduce airway inflammation that leads to asthma attacks.

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My Childhood Illness Came Back After 16 Years—And Almost Killed Me

A junior in college studying abroad in Spain could not figure out why she couldn't breathe, but a helpful

This Vitamin Could Cut Your Risk of Dangerous Asthma Attacks in Half

If you get asthma attacks, you'll want to read about the simple supplement solution that researchers believe could reduce them...

The Scary Side Effect of Using Inhalers You Need to Know About

If you're an older adult, and you use an inhaler to deal with asthma or COPD, you may be putting...

6 Ways to Keep Fall Allergy and Asthma Flare-ups Under Control

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) and its allergist members, doctors who are experts at diagnosing and...

Can Fish Oil Treat Asthma? Signs Point to Yes

If you have asthma, you may want to start popping fish oil supplements. Here's why.

5 of the Best Foods to Prevent Asthma Symptoms (And 3 That Make It Worse)

Your diet can play a big role in the severity of your asthma symptoms. Here's how to eat to breathe...

10 Essential Steps to Prevent Your Next Asthma Attack

Even people with well-controlled asthma can experience flare-ups. Here’s an asthma action plan to prevent your next attack.