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Does the freeze make you wheeze?

Winter asthma tips Cold winter air can irritate anyone’s lungs. But, if you have a lung condition such as asthma, the winter air may affect you even more. Cold air can cause the airways in your lungs to tighten up, making it more difficult to breathe. Keeping your asthma under control can help to reduce your risks and help you stay active this winter. Exercise has many benefits for your lungs, your general health and for your mood. Stay active this winter Tips to help you stay active in cold air: • Wear a scarf or cold-weather mask around your

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Don’t let asthma put your child on the sideline

young boy sits on sideline at soccer practice

With summertime being full of activity, The Lung Association wants to ensure that the one in five children with asthma keep it under control so they can stay active. If asthma is putting your child on the sideline that is a signal their asthma is not under control. Check your child’s asthma control with these simple questions. Does the child: Have to use a reliever puffer (usually a blue puffer) more than three times a week? Have asthma symptoms more than three times a week? Ever have problems with exercise or sports because of asthma? Wake up one or more

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