Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)

‘Asthma Basics’

Peak Flow Meters

Published March - 19 - 2009

peakflowmeterWhat Is a Peak Flow Meter?
A peak flow meter is a handheld device that measures the peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), or the volume of air that can be forcibly expelled from the airways. Read the rest of this entry »

Facing the Facts: Recognize the Signs of Asthma

Published February - 4 - 2009

chestThe asthma diagnosis caught Mary Christopher short, yet deep down the 47-year-old executive wasn’t totally surprised. Family and friends had repeatedly suggested the possibility over the past year, but she had tossed off the comments. Read the rest of this entry »

Calming Your Cough

Published February - 4 - 2009

cough-10Practical advice from allergist Pramod Kelkar, MD

Cough, cough, cough. That maddening cough that never goes away. The cough that makes people in the grocery store cover their carts as they speed past you. The cough that hammers a classroom of students trying to take a test or learn a new concept. Why do we cough? What can we do about it Read the rest of this entry »

What’s Behind That Wheeze?

Published February - 4 - 2009

AANMA takes you deep inside your lungs to understand “when asthma happens . . . .”

Your lungs perform a vital function every day: They feed oxygen to your body and remove waste products with each breath. Most people don’t even notice the important work their lungs are doing – until there’s a problem. Read the rest of this entry »