-- About 20 million Americans suffer from asthma, a chronic condition that can significantly decrease quality of life. Constant coughing and difficulty breathing as a result of asthma can keep you from enjoying everyday physical activities.
Although there is no cure for asthma, there are ways to take control so that you are able to lead a more active lifestyle. Learning what you can do to manage your symptoms may be your best defense against asthma attacks.
Here are links to a few additional online resources that may help you breathe easier:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a part of the National Institutes of Health, is a government organization that conducts medical research to understand the cause of and develop treatments for asthma.
CDC's National Asthma Control Program: The National Asthma Control Program, run by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, provides general information and data on asthma as well as tips on how to get involved in pertinent legislation at the local and national level.
American Lung Association: The American Lung Association is a national organization that provides latest research news on asthma and spreads awareness through local events across the nation.
Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics: The Allergy and Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics is a national organization that connects families living with asthma. AANMA focuses on treatment tools through educational resources and advocates for federal government action.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America offers methods to prevent, treat, and cure allergic and non-allergic asthma.