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What happens during an asthma attack?

Breathing is one activity that should be so easy that you don’t have to think about it. You inhale, you exhale. It should be automatic. But that’s not how it always works when you have asthma. Click the image below to see what happens during an asthma attack.  original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=c8907c30-52b0-4cc9-93e8-ddead2478f48#.XKeujuhKi70

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When allergies make you wheeze

Double trouble: That’s a good description of allergies and asthma. The two often go together. For many people, the same allergies that give them sneezing fits and a runny nose also bring on asthma attacks. In fact, allergic asthma—where allergies are triggers for asthma symptoms—is the most common kind of asthma. It affects about two-thirds […]

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Make summer easier on your lungs with 5 key steps

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=4ec75eaf-89c2-4477-9856-3d1ab5faf685#.W0ZEf1w-dBw With summer here at last, chances are you and your family will be spending a lot more time outside. But breathing in polluted air can irritate your lungs and make asthma worse. Unhealthy air can also raise the risk of lung cancer and even trigger heart attacks. If you have asthma, steering clear […]

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