Asthma Attack
Krystina Ostermeyer
Krystina Ostermeyer
October 22, 2018
An asthma attack is a sudden worsening of one's asthma symptoms which is caused by the muscles surrounding the airways to tighten due to bronchospasm. 

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Exercise-Induced Asthma

Strategies to Help Prevent Exercise-Induced Asthma

Exercise-induced asthma occurs for several reasons; most episodes will begin within five to twenty minutes of beginning exercise.
70 found this helpful by Patricia Bratianu and Krystina Ostermeyer on September 17, 2018
What Is Asthma?

A Guide to Understanding What Asthma Is (and Isn’t)

What is asthma? Asthma is a chronic condition that causes the inflammation in the lungs when exposed to a trigger, causing difficulty breathing.
57 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on July 16, 2018
Asthma and Birth Control

How Does Birth Control Affect Asthma?

Do oral contraceptives have any effect on asthma symptoms? Researchers are exploring how asthma and birth control affect each other.
31 found this helpful by Josh Duvauchelle on April 30, 2018
Worst Cities for Asthma

The Five Cities to Avoid When You Have Asthma

If you suffer from asthma, there are five cities that are ranked the worst cities for asthma and allergies to live in. Discover what they are here.
178 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on February 14, 2018
Symptoms of Asthma

Recognize These Common Symptoms of Asthma

Not everyone will experience the same symptoms of asthma. Some people may only have a few symptoms now, but the rest of the symptoms later in the day.
304 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on January 5, 2018
Seasonal Asthma

A Guide to Seasonal Asthma

One out of thirteen Americans deals with asthma in some form. Many of those cases may be connected to seasonal asthma. A type of allergy-induced asthma.
41 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on December 19, 2017
Athletes With Asthma

13 Famous Athletes Who Live and Compete With Asthma

With effective management, many of these athletes with asthma lead active lives and achieve their athletic dreams. Find out who these famous athletes are.
104 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on November 28, 2017
What Causes Asthma?

Allergies, Genetics, or Both: What Causes Asthma?

According to the NHLBI, the exact cause of asthma isn’t known.That being said, there are a couple theories about what causes asthma.
253 found this helpful by Krystina Ostermeyer on November 14, 2017
Video Asthma In Children

5 Tips to Help Parents Manage Asthma In Children

Asthma can happen at any age and as a parent, there are ways for you to help your child with managing their asthma. Learn more about asthma in children.
35 found this helpful by Lynsey Chapman on September 22, 2017
Video Things People With Asthma Understand

10 Things Only People with Asthma Understand

Lynsey has been living with asthma for as long as she can remember, and she's going to share with you 10 things only people living with asthma understand.
433 found this helpful by Lynsey Chapman on July 21, 2017
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