In-depth

Adult asthma action plan

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

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.

Allergy shots

Regular allergy shots may not be your idea of a good time. But they're generally safe — and might provide the long-term allergy relief you need.

Asthma inhalers

Choose the right inhaler to prevent symptoms or treat asthma attacks on the go.

Asthma medications

Take the right medications at the right time to keep your asthma symptoms under control. Here's how.

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.

Asthma: Testing and diagnosis

Asthma-friendly products

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

CAM asthma treatments

Churg-Strauss syndrome

Churg-Strauss syndrome is a rare disorder marked by blood vessel inflammation that affects organs throughout the body. Asthma is the most common sign.

CT scan

A CT scan is an imaging test that uses X-rays to produce detailed images of the inside of your body.

Exercise and chronic disease

Curious about exercise and chronic disease? Get the answers to your questions.

How much sleep do you really need?

The usual advice is eight hours a night, but many factors, such as age and genetics, influence how much shut-eye you need.

Nitric oxide test

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

Peak flow meter

Do asthma flare-ups sneak up on you? Take charge by using a peak flow meter.

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.

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.

Pregnancy and asthma

Wonder how to safely treat asthma during pregnancy? Here's what you need to know to promote a healthy pregnancy.

Secondhand smoke

It might be someone else's smoke, but the risks are yours. Consider simple steps for avoiding secondhand smoke.

Shortness of breath

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

X-ray

X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

Feb. 13, 2014

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