(May 1, 2019)
Every year we recognize Asthma Awareness Month in May to support the more than 25 million Americans, including 6.2 million children, who may experience asthma symptoms during this peak asthma and allergy season. While there is no cure for asthma, the good news is that with proper management, you or your loved one with asthma can live a normal, healthy life.
What really happens during an asthma attack? What makes asthma symptoms worse? What do you do if you can’t breathe? The more you can learn about asthma, the better you and your loved ones can manage living with this chronic lung disease. Take our free online course Asthma Basics to learn what you need to know, including how to:
- Recognize and manage triggers like allergens, the environment, behaviors and respiratory infections.
- Understand the importance of creating an Asthma Action Plan to know what to do when asthma symptoms occur
- Know how to respond to a breathing emergency.
This learning module is perfect for adults with asthma, parents of children with asthma, healthcare providers, coaches, teachers and school nurses.
Easy Asthma Management Tips
From gaining a good understanding of asthma triggers to everyone playing a part to create asthma-friendly spaces, together we can ensure that those living with asthma breathe easier. Additionally, we have resources and tools to better manage asthma year-round, including these six steps to help keep asthma under control.
Asthma and Climate Change
How does climate change impact asthma? Join our webinar Asthma & Climate Change: Tips All People With Asthma Should Know on Thursday, May 23 at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m. CT to learn more about outdoor air quality, climate change and the impacts on asthma.
Join us all month on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, visit Lung.org/asthma or call the American Lung Association Lung HelpLine at 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) for more information or tips during Asthma Awareness Month—and throughout the year.