Alternative medicine

CAM asthma treatments


Allergies and asthma

Allergies and asthma are often linked. A Mayo Clinic specialist discusses how they're connected — and what you can do to manage both.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Adult asthma action plan

Good asthma control requires organization. Find out how to track symptoms and adjust your medications accordingly.

Asthma-friendly products

Asthma-friendly products are becoming more popular. Find out if these products could reduce your asthma symptoms.

Exercise and chronic disease

Risk factors

Pregnancy and asthma

Secondhand smoke


Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath can be frightening. Most of the time, a heart or lung condition is the cause.

Symptom Checker

Foot pain? Headache? Sore throat? Skin rash? Use the Symptom Checker to find out what's causing your symptom.


Tests and diagnosis

Asthma: Testing and diagnosis

CT scan

Nitric oxide test

Nitric oxide test — Another tool to diagnose and monitor asthma in children and adults.

Peak flow meter



Treatments and drugs

Allergy shots

Asthma inhalers

Asthma medications

Asthma treatment: 3 steps

By using a three-step approach to asthma management, you can keep your symptoms at bay, reduce flare-ups and prevent complications.

Prednisone risks, benefits

Corticosteroids, such as prednisone and cortisone, are used to successfully treat a variety of conditions. But these medications can also cause unwanted side effects. Get the facts here.

Feb. 13, 2014