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Trigger Tracking: Why it matters and how to track with Propeller
Most people’s breathing is impacted by at least a few different things, which are called triggers. There may be times when you notice that you’re not breathing as well as you’d like to be. You may cough or feel out of breath. These reactions to triggers are called symptoms, and they aren’t random. Here we’ll […]
Remembering to take your medication when your schedule changes
A disruption to your schedule can easily throw off your adherence to your medication. You stop being able to take your dose in the morning, and suddenly you’re not taking it at all — and your symptoms are getting worse. Here are three tips to take your dose even when your schedule changes. 1. Be […]
5 tips for tackling allergy season with asthma
If you have pollen allergies and asthma, the spring months can be quite a burden. Allergies can trigger asthma symptoms, causing wheezing, cough, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Here are five tips to manage your allergies during the spring months and avoid preventable asthma exacerbations. Talk to your healthcare provider about your treatment plan. […]
Cold weather can affect your asthma or COPD. Here’s what to do.
If you have asthma or COPD, you may have noticed that cold weather affects your ability to breathe. This may happen because cold air dries and irritates the airways, increasing inflammation and making it harder for you to breathe. You may find that you cough, wheeze or feel breathless more often when it’s cold outside. […]
Set your New Year’s health resolutions for 2021
Around half of Americans set a New Year’s Resolution, but fewer than 10 percent keep them. This year, set a resolution you can stick to with Propeller’s help. Take the ACT or CAT every month (at least). The Asthma Control Test (ACT) can help you understand whether your asthma is well-controlled, while the COPD assessment […]
Giving Thanks in a Challenging Year
2020 has been a tough year. Which is all the more reason to look forward to our annual celebration of family and food. Thanksgiving is a chance to come together and take stock of our good fortunes. But travelling, stress and even some foods can trigger asthma and COPD symptoms (plus COVID-19 is still a […]
Halloween and COVID-19. Tips for safe, spooky fun.
Ahhhh, October! The month of ghouls, goblins and pumpkin spice everything. From big cities to tiny towns, Halloween is a favorite holiday of kids of all ages. But, like everything else, trick-or-treating is going to look different this year. Here’s some advice on keeping Halloween spooky and safe. All About Halloween and COVID-19 The Washington […]
Can yoga and meditation help you manage your asthma?
Yoga is an ancient practice that has become very popular in the U.S. over the past few years. Yoga combines poses (called asanas) along with breathing exercises and meditation. People practice yoga to stay fit, flexible and grounded. But can a yoga practice help people with asthma? The Quick Take There is some evidence showing […]
Back to school? Back to the office? What does COVID-19 mean for people with asthma this fall?
Typically, this time of the year is all about back to school sales, labor day barbecues and the start of football season. But, things are different this year. We are making some progress controlling the spread of COVID-19. But as people start spending more time indoors, there’s concern about a second wave of infections. What […]
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