Lora J. Stewart MD


Asthma Action Plan: Red Zone

An asthma action plan is based on zones defined by your symptoms, your peak flow, or both. It tells you what to do if you have a sudden increase in your asthma symptoms ( asthma attack ). You are in the red zone of your asthma action plan if you have severe asthma symptoms. Symptoms include: Any shortness of breath…

Asthma’s Impact on Your Child’s Life

Asthma is a challenging condition. It can affect all areas of your child’s life. Many children with asthma miss school days. When this happens, have your child call a friend to ask about the work he or she missed. Doing this both keeps your child’s schoolwork current and provides him or her with the social contact that…

Asthma Action Plan: Yellow Zone

An asthma action plan is based on zones defined by your symptoms or your peak flow, or both. It tells you what to do if you have a sudden increase in your asthma symptoms ( asthma attack ). The yellow zone may mean that you are having an asthma attack or that your medicine needs to be increased. When symptoms are…

Asthma Action Plan: Red Zone

An asthma action plan is based on zones defined by your symptoms, your peak flow, or both. It tells you what to do if you have a sudden increase in your asthma symptoms ( asthma attack ). You are in the red zone of your asthma action plan if you have severe asthma symptoms. Symptoms include: Any shortness of breath…

Wheezing

Wheezing is a whistling noise of varying pitch and loudness that occurs when the small airways of the lungs become narrower because of inflammation or a buildup of mucus and dead cells in the airway. As these small air passages become narrower, wheezing may be heard when the person breathes out. As the passages continue…