Is chest pain a symptom of asthma?

Does asthma cause chest pain? Pneumomediastinum Pneumothorax Other causes What happens during an asthma attack? Asthma attack triggers Asthma attack treatments When should you see a doctor? Takeaway Asthma can cause symptoms that include coughing, shortness of breath, and wheezing. Some people can also experience a sense of chest tightness or chest pain as a […]

Study finds link between low neighborhood walkability and childhood asthma

Children living in neighborhoods that are not conducive to walking are more likely to develop asthma and to continue to have this condition through later childhood, according to a new study published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. In “Associations Between Neighborhood Walkability and Incident and Ongoing Asthma in Children,” researchers from Toronto’s […]

How does prednisone treat an asthma flare-up?

How is prednisone used for asthma? Side effects Alternatives When to speak to a doctor Outlook Prednisone is a prescription medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as steroids or corticosteroids. Doctors sometimes prescribe steroids for treating severe asthma and for helping the lungs heal after a sudden asthma attack. Prednisone is rarely […]

Penn investigators discover source of immune molecule involved in nasal polyps, asthma

A new discovery about how the immune system responds to common sinus infections and asthma could explain why patients develop these issues in the first place and ultimately may lead to improved targeted therapies. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have identified the source of the inflammatory cytokine Interleukin-25 […]