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Asthma: Daily Life

Annotation:National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health - Tips on management, ongoing care, and warning signs that asthma is worsening.

Annotation:American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology - A quiz on how asthma may be affecting your daily life, with automatic scoring and suggestions for coping.

Annotation:GINA Global Initiative for Asthma - Answers to a variety of practical questions on how to live with asthma, from best climate to breathing techniques. Other Q&A sections provide practical information for the patient.

Annotation:Mayo Clinic - Instructions on how to manage asthma by staying organized with a written personal plan.

Annotation:American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology - Steps to take in order to be prepared for an asthma emergency.

Annotation:National Allergy Bureau, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology - Provides a daily count of pollen and mold levels, useful to determine the danger of outdoor activities for people suffering from allergies and allergic asthma.

Annotation:GlaxoSmithKline and QualityMetric Inc. - Simple test to determine how well your asthma is being controlled, plus links to crate an asthma journal and an action plan.

Annotation:University of Maryland Medical Center and A.D.A.M. - A thorough discussion of action plans, triggers, occupational risks, dietary factors, exercise, and stress factors.

Annotation:FamilyDoctor.org, American Academy of Family Physicians - Descriptions of symptoms and prevention for asthma attacks, including dealing with dust mites in the home <http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/asthma/prevention/dust-mites-in-the-home.html>and the medicines that can trigger flare-ups <http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/asthma/prevention/medicines-that-can-make-it-worse.html>.

Annotation:National Jewish Health - Provides a variety of tools for the day-to-day management of asthma, including action plans.

Annotation:National Jewish Health - A list of practical tips on how patients with asthma can conserve energy and get the most from their meals.

Annotation:National Jewish Health - A brief look at the causes and treatment of nocturnal asthma.

Annotation:American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology - A discussion of the relationship between asthma and GERD, with ways to prevent the latter, Note that current research provides little or no support for the use of anti-reflux medication to help asthma symptoms.

Annotation:Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America - Commonsense recommendations for travelers.

Annotation:Cleveland Clinic - Provides ways to manage and reduce stress, which may trigger an asthma attack.

Annotation:Cleveland Clinic - Discusses the relationship between smoking and asthma and suggestions on how to reduce exposure to smoke.

Annotation:Cleveland Clinic - Tips for controlling asthma symptoms when exercising.

Annotation:University of Chicago - Discusses how emotions and stress contribute to asthma symptoms, and suggest useful strategies to manage them.


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