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“Asthma” Posts

From shortness of breathe to tightness in the chest, asthma can be debilitating. In these posts and throughout our website, we offer guidance and information on how to overcome your asthma challenges. Prevention, recognition, and planning are all part of addressing your airway concerns effectively.

Best Vacation Destinations for Asthmatics

If you have asthma, you probably find yourself daydreaming about the fresh air that accompanies a beach vacation! We’re with you—nothing is better! Except, maybe, these other fresh air destinations! Here are a few American cities at the top of our list: Austin, Texas Austin is an “It” city right now, and for good reason! […]

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Tips for Navigating Exercise-Induced Asthma

Exercise-induced asthma is a very real, debilitating condition. We don’t want to minimize the symptoms that you may experience if you have this condition. But we do want to encourage you! With the right treatment plan and with preparation, people with exercise-induced asthma can live very active, sports-filled lives! Trust us, we see it happen […]

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Finding an Allergy-Safe House

Finding a new family home is a lot of fun. Your kids run around pretending which rooms are theirs and you get to imagine yourself as the proud owner of a huge new kitchen—and here’s something else we want you to imagine while touring potential new homes: “Will this house help or hurt my or […]

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Common Allergy Triggers: Tree Pollen

Many people don’t realize that their “hay fever” may actually come only from a specific kind of pollen! Among the most common hay fever offenders are many types of trees—birch, maple, elm, mulberry, pecan, oak, and even Arizona cypress to name a few. So, what can you do to make sure you’re not exposing yourself […]

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Heart + Lungs: Your Most Important Relationship

It’s a seemingly obvious but sadly little-known fact that your heart health directly affects your breathing. With February being American Heart Month, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to talk about this relationship! For starters, the heart and lungs are teammates on what’s called pulmonary and systemic circulation. In the pulmonary circulation process, […]

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Make These Diet Changes to Improve Allergies & Sinuses

We’ve talked before about the surprising foods that can help to ease sinus or allergy symptoms—find that blog here—but today we’ve got tips for how to permanently tweak your diet for optimal airway health. Take notes! 1. Cut Dairy This may be surprising, but avoiding dairy is actually a quick way to decrease mucus production, […]

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Living with COPD During the Holidays

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is hard enough to manage as it is—with constant shortness of breath, frequent wheezing, and the inability to carry out normal daily activities. What makes it even harder is that people with COPD have a greater risk for depression, stress, and anxiety. Because of this, crowded, high-stress situations can be incredibly […]

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5 Reasons You’re Allergic to Christmas Trees

For those of us with hay fever, it’s not always difficult to tell what’s making us sneeze—whether it be a pet, a dusty fluffing of furniture, or a bouquet of flowers that’s extra pollen-filled. The culprit for Christmas trees can, surprisingly, be a little harder to pinpoint. Type of Tree While true pine allergies are […]

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5 Tips for Surviving Cold Weather Months

When winter finally arrives, we welcome it with open arms! Sweaters, fires, Christmas cheer—what could go wrong? We at BreatheAmerica know exactly what goes wrong with winter. Our patients often struggle with chronic sinusitis during this time of year, and, if not that, they struggle with a constant cough that accompanies their allergies, asthma, or […]

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Do Your Allergies Change Over Time?

Most people picture allergy-sufferers as having dealt with their allergies since childhood, but it’s actually very common for adults to develop allergies and for child allergies to fade with age! Here are a few reasons why: Hormones Especially for women, who usually encounter multiple hormone shifts in their lifetime, new or altered allergies often accompany […]

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