Struggling to breathe is frightening. Learn about asthma in our blog

Asthma 101

Asthma is a lung disease that makes it hard to move air in and out of the lungs. There is always some level of inflammation in the airways, so the goal is control when it comes to managing flare-ups. Reducing exposure to triggers and learning when to use medications are some of the basics at …

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Debunking Asthma Myths

When asthma takes your breath away, you reach for your inhaler. This can happen anywhere at any time and often people around will ask you about it.  Telling them you have asthma may put you in an uncomfortable situation. They may start asking questions and giving you tons of advice based on misconceptions about the …

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What to do during an asthma attack?

Your child has asthma, and it is frightening to know that he or she is always at risk of an asthma attack. If it happens, you might be shocked, scared, and confused. However, knowing what to do in a moment like this could make the difference. How to know your child is having an asthma …

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Research is not a dirty word

Research is not a dirty word!

The awareness of clinical trials is low, making it a taboo topic for a lot of people. Let’s face it, the unknown scares us! If you are a caregiver or someone who suffers from a chronic condition, a research study may be an option. At Clinical Site Partners, we understand the challenges, risks, and benefits …

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A Hidden Asthma Trigger

As deadlines, chores, and everyday life activities pile up you may start to feel your airways become inflamed, and breathing becoming more difficult. All the early signs of an asthma attack are present, but there are no visible triggers nearby.  Stress, like dust mites, pollen or smoke, can be a common asthma trigger in some …

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Take a deep breath: Asthma doesn’t have to interfere with personal relationships

Thinking about dating, relationships, and sex might be nerve-racking for everyone, but it can be especially challenging for those suffering from asthma. You see your date across the restaurant, feel your chest start to tighten, your breath is shortened and you consider walking out the door before you start wheezing. Reaching for your inhaler can …

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Asthma Attack: What’s Happening Inside?

Asthma is a disease that affects the airways of your lungs. When you have asthma, the lining of your airways become inflamed and more sensitive to things you are exposed to everyday. These “triggers” as we like to call them can be anything from dust, pet dander, weather changes, even stress. When we are exposed …

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