Does Being Overweight Affect Childhood Asthma?

Does Being Overweight Affect Childhood Asthma?

There is a childhood obesity epidemic in the US with roughly 1 in 5 children considered obese. Kids are more sedentary, playing video games, and not going outside to play. COVID-19 restrictions and fears have magnified many of the risk factors for obesity in children....
What is Exercise Induced Asthma?

What is Exercise Induced Asthma?

Exercise is one of the most common triggers of asthma symptoms in children, and exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) is narrowing of the airway that occurs with exercise. Children typically experience chest tightness, shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, or...
Breathe Easy: Some Asthma Relief Tips

Breathe Easy: Some Asthma Relief Tips

Asthma is the seventh-ranked chronic health condition in the United States and the leading chronic illness of children. It is a chronic inflammatory disease that makes airways (bronchial tubes) particularly sensitive to irritants. During an asthma attack, tightening...
10 Steps to Asthma Self Help

10 Steps to Asthma Self Help

Managing asthma is not something your doctor can do for you all by herself. Asthma self-help is an important part of treating and managing your child’s condition so that it doesn’t take over your entire life. Your doctor may prescribe both daily...
Exercise And Asthma

Exercise And Asthma

When kids are diagnosed with asthma, sometimes parents think they can’t exercise safely. There’s good news, kids with asthma can be active, play, and excel at team sports. Asthma is a chronic lung disease causing symptoms of coughing, wheezing,...

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