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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.



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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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When are Frequent Sinus Headaches Serious?

Our simple answer? Always. Patients are often surprised to learn that their sinus headaches—as regular and predictable as they are—are actually NOT a fact of life. Here at BreatheAmerica, we know that frequent sinus headaches are really an indication that you’ve got a bigger airway problem at play. Chronic Sinusitis Constant congestion and frequent sinus […]

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The Secret to Effective Treatment

It’s no secret that our patients get amazing, life-changing results. Sure, those results are in large part due to the extremely talented groups of care providers that fill our teams in Louisiana and New Mexico. But, even more critical than their medical expertise is our care providers’ relationships with their patients. You see, our treatment […]

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The Price You Pay for Untreated Conditions

We’re often asked how much patients should expect to pay when they come in for a BreatheAmerica consultation. Because of the innovative, completely customized method of care we provide, the price of a consultation is sometimes higher than the patient expected. What our patients learn, though, is how much money they actually save by spending […]

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Sinus Pressure and Season Change

Unless you’ve experienced the woes of intense sinus pressure, it’s hard to understand just how debilitating it can be. From intense sinus headaches to unmanageable congestion, it can be hard to carry on with a normal day when you’re experiencing sinus pressure. The worst part? It comes around like clockwork. We’ve talked before about how […]

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How To: Alleviate Spring Allergies

Any allergist will tell you: When it comes to seasonal allergies, prevention is KEY! Of course, taking medication after an attack strikes will help alleviate symptoms, but treatment is much more effective when you’ve taken those meds before the sneezing and itching begins. So, in addition to our recommendation of finding a customized, year-round solution […]

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Why Your Asthma is Worst in the Morning

Patients come to us all the time asking why their asthma symptoms are worse in the morning. While we wish that we could give them a simple answer, the truth is that this common side effect of asthma comes about for a wide variety of reasons. Here are a few: Nocturnal Asthma Nocturnal, or “nighttime” […]

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Your Guide to Wheezing

Especially for those who have never experienced it before, the sound of wheezing can be pretty scary. What, exactly, is happening when you hear that high-pitched whistling sound when you breathe? A few things. Inflammation of your airway. Your airway stretches from your nasal cavity to deep into your lungs. When it’s inflamed, the opening […]

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