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Top Back to School Tips for Students with Allergies!

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Jul 18, 2017 10:15:04 AM

It’s about time to return to school.  Classes, gym, sports, music, and friends await! 

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Topics: asthma, asthma treatment, exercise, Back to School, allergies

How Much Albuterol is Too Much?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on May 30, 2017 2:21:15 PM

As all asthmatics know, it’s nice to have something that helps fix your shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, or chest tightness right away.  Like many asthmatics, your albuterol inhaler, which helps relieve these symptoms, can quickly become your very best friend!  But did you know that you can get too much of a good thing?  Read more to learn why.

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Topics: asthma, managing my asthma, asthma treatment, abuterol

Exercise For Asthmatics

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on May 3, 2017 4:35:30 PM
Just saying the word "exercise" makes you think of needing more air.  Imagine if you were one of the millions who, each day, actually needed more air before they even started any form of exercise.  Who would even start an exercise program feeling like that? 

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Topics: asthma, managing my asthma, asthma triggers, exercise

What Causes Asthma?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Feb 17, 2017 3:55:50 PM
What Causes Asthma?

Asthma patients know all to well the suffering from being short of breath, having a tight chest and cough, and the wheezing noises. Why do these problems come and go? Can’t they just stay gone?

The term ‘trigger’ is often used for a reason that asthma gets worse. Triggers can be obvious but often are not. For instance, all asthmatics have certain genetic issues that set them up to have asthma to begin with. You can’t do anything about your DNA, but you can deal with the other things that affect your asthma! Let’s go through some of the most common asthma triggers.
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Topics: asthma, managing my asthma, asthma triggers, asthma treatment

Allergies In Asthma: Where’s the Relief?

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Feb 17, 2017 3:36:35 PM
Allergies In Asthma: Where’s the Relief?

It doesn’t seem fair — not only do you have asthma but you also suffer from allergy symptoms like itchy eyes and nose, plus that itchy rash in the creases of your arms and legs. While genetics play a role in your asthma, so can allergy and infections. 

For most patients, exposures to allergens (things we can be allergic to like dust mites, pollens, etc.) are to blame for causing most of these symptoms. If you want to get better, you have to treat your allergies.

Your options are:
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Topics: fix allergies, allergy treatments, allergist, asthma, dust mite allergy, allergy shots

Dust Mite Allergies: What You Need to Know

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Feb 3, 2017 11:38:06 AM
Dust Mite Allergies: What You Need to Know
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Topics: fix allergies, allergy treatments, asthma, allergy symptoms, dust mites, dust mite allergy

Changing Your Diet For Asthma Control

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Jan 4, 2017 3:28:39 PM
Changing Your Diet For Asthma Control
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Topics: asthma, managing my asthma, asthma treatment

Allergy and Asthma Sufferers - Stay Ahead of Flu Season

Posted by Mark Bubak, M.D. on Nov 22, 2016 10:06:19 AM

Along with the cooler weather comes the flu season. If you suffer from allergies and/or asthma, you could be at a higher risk for catching influenza. Having the flu is bad enough, but it can cause your asthma to flare.

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Topics: influenza, fall allergies, flu season, asthma