Items Tagged ‘asthma’

January 2, 2019

Asthma Not Keeping Him Off the Court

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I had a hard time keeping up or playing basketball, I was limited a lot by asthma,” says 18-year-old Cyrus Johnson, a senior in high school who came to the pulmonary clinic at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I’ve been dealing with asthma since I was 4 or 5 years old. Right now I’m on […]

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Tags: asthma, Dr. Sande Okelo, featured, pulmonary clinic, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


October 22, 2018

Emergency

By Lizb lizabethbirnbaum

Dr perry schall was my primary care physician at the Cleveland clinic. He knew exactly how to treat on symptoms of on coming asthma. I wasn’t sure about the coughing spasms I was having. He tried one treatment but didn’t give up on me and sent me directly to a pulmonologist who did diagnose asthma. […]

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Tags: asthma, Dr Perry Schall, patient stories, primary care, pulmonologist


Answers for Asthma

October 20, 2018

Answers for Asthma

By uclahealth uclahealth

“I used to have asthma as a child and had numerous visits to the emergency room,” says Dr. Sande Okelo, associate professor of pediatrics and division chief of UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine. “As a physician I understood there was a great opportunity out there to help patients lead normal lives. There are great […]

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Tags: asthma, cystic fibrosis, Dr. Sande Okelo, lung disease, pulmonary disease, Pulmonology, respiratory problems, UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine


There Is A Plan

October 10, 2018

There Is A Plan

By uclahealth uclahealth

“Having a child with asthma can be frightening,” says Brian, father to 2-year-old Finn, who brought his son to see UCLA pediatric pulmonologist Sande Okelo, MD. “There have been some nights were we were really unsure about what to do. The one really positive aspect of our care at UCLA has been that there is […]

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Tags: asthma, asthma in children, Dr. Sande Okelo, Pediatric Asthma Program, pediatric pulmonology, Pulmonology, UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine


Supported by Staff

August 6, 2018

Supported by Staff

By uclahealth uclahealth

“It’s hard to explain, but when you feel so frustrated and worried, and then you have support, it eases the worry a little bit,” says Trang Ngo-Beteta, mother to Theo Beteta, a patient of UCLA pediatric pulmonologist Diana Chen, MD. “All the nurses and doctors in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit are amazing. They really […]

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Tags: asthma, Dr. Diana Chen, pulmonary disease, Pulmonology, respiratory care, sleep medicine, UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine


Ask the Doctors - Do processed meats really increase the risk of asthma?

July 30, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Do processed meats really increase the risk of asthma?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: I love ham sandwiches – and have one almost every day. I also have asthma, and just read that processed meats can increase the risk of asthma. How can this be? Meats have been cured – that is preserved and flavored – since ancient times, largely through salting or smoking. Potassium nitrate and […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, asthma, Dr. Robert Ashley, food, inflammation, nitrates, nitrites, nutrition


Ask the Doctors - Will living near a freeway increase the risk of asthma?

May 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Will living near a freeway increase the risk of asthma?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: We live near a freeway with a lot of traffic.  Do I need to be worried about my kids developing asthma? This is a valid question.  Cars release a number of small particles into the air that can irritate the lungs.  This particulate matter, in addition to nitric oxide and black carbon, has […]

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Tags: air pollution, Ask the Doctors, asthma, Dr. Robert Ashley, emergency room visits, freeway, pollution, traffic


March 27, 2018

Thank you, Dr. Diamant!

By Rachel93 rbfeldman

I’ve had asthma since I was a kid. I never did track or cross country, and couldn’t run more than 3 miles at most. There were days I couldn’t even go for a walk because it was so hard to breathe. Since being under Dr. Allison Diamant’s care, I’ve run the LA Marathon twice and […]

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Tags: asthma, Doctors Day, Dr. Allison Diamant, patient stories


How to manage asthma on high-pollution days

March 15, 2018

How to manage asthma on high-pollution days

By uclahealth uclahealth

Asthma is a disease that affects one in 13 Americans, with children and teens affected more than adults. This condition causes swelling and inflammation of the airways, which makes breathing difficult. The attacks can be mild or severe, and in some cases, even life-threatening. While there is no cure for asthma, people can manage its […]

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Tags: air pollution, allergies, asthma, asthma in children, high-pollution, immunology, Pediatric Asthma Program, UCLA Division of Allergy and Immunology


Ask the Doctors - Can peanut allergies now be prevented?

March 8, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can peanut allergies now be prevented?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctors: When it’s our turn to bring team snacks to the kids’ weekend soccer games, the most challenging part is accommodating so many allergies, especially to peanuts. Is it true that there’s now a way to keep children from getting a peanut allergy in the first place? Food allergies among kids are a fact […]

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Tags: allergies, allergy, asthma, breathing problems, children, diet, digestive upset, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, eczema, food allergies, headache