Get in Control
Watch this informative animation from American Lung Association that explains what asthma is and how it affects people who suffer from it.
Learn how members of your healthcare team, and your friends and family members can help you manage your asthma.
Monitoring & Self-Management
Knowing how to record your symptoms in a diary is a valuable skill to use as you monitor and manage your asthma.
Learn how to find your personal best peak flow reading, when your lungs are working their very best.
Learn what an asthma action plan is, and how following it can help guide you to better asthma management.
More than twenty million Americans, or 1 in 12 US residents, has asthma, making it one of the nation's most common and costly diseases. This program looks at the causes, treatments and management of this disease. It features physicians from the American Lung Association, the Cleveland Clinic Florida and Harvard Medical School.
Part 3 shows that there are ways that asthmatics can live a more "normal" life. Treatments include avoiding known triggers and medication.
One way to avoid an asthma attack is to recognize the early warning signs. In Part 4, learn what those are and how to avoid them.
There is no cure for asthma, so it's important to learn how to manage the disease to live an active and healthy life. An important key to keeping asthma under control is a personalized management plan that your healthcare team will develop with you. This plan should include a balance of medication and tips for avoiding triggers that could lead to an asthma attack. In this program, you'll learn ways to live with asthma.
Anyone who is diagnosed with asthma must learn to recognize the symptoms of an asthma flare-up and learn to pinpoint the triggers that can lead to an asthma episode. Knowing both, along with medication and a personal action plan are key to being active and healthy with asthma.
See how dust may cause symptoms for people with asthma, and learn strategies for reducing this allergen in the home.
Both mold and cockroaches might affect people with asthma; watch how you can reduce them in and around your home.
Watch this clip to learn how you can help manage your asthma when you are outdoors and when the pollen count is high.
Watch this clip to understand how weather extremes can cause asthma symptoms, and learn what you can do to manage your exposure.
Watch how stress and emotions can disrupt your normal breathing pattern, and how you can prevent these feelings from triggering an attack.
Learn how to identify whether or not this medical condition causes your asthma symptoms; and if so, strategies you can use to help overcome it.
It's not terminal, but it's a disease that negatively affects the quality of daily life. Allergic Rhinitis, sometimes called Hay Fever, is an aggravating disease that millions of people in America suffer from. This program looks at the status of this disease today, the latest treatments, and how personal awareness makes a difference.
There are two basic types of Allergic Rhinitis - persistent and seasonal. People with seasonal allergies only need treatment during a small window of time while persistent sufferers need treatment year round. In addition to oral medication there are other types of treatments available. Learn more in Part 3.
Currently there is no cure for this disease and though it is not life threatening, it is annoying. In Part 4, learn how experts agree that the best plan to battle this disease is to use doctor prescribed treatments and take control of the environment.
Watch what happens in your airways, and learn what actions to take when your asthma symptoms get out of control.
Learn how to take care of yourself when you're ill or have a cold, to help manage your asthma symptoms as best as you can.
If you suspect you have severe asthma, learn how this condition is diagnosed based on blood and lung tests.
Treating severe asthma is a partnership with you and your doctor. Learn what approaches your doctor might use to help control severe asthma.