In the 22q community some of our friends mention and talk about Asthma. April is Asthma awareness month Here are some tips if you have asthma if you have 22q and asthma you have to check your oxygen levels more so then the average person but you treat the symptoms just like anyone else with Asthma. With 22q we can't cure the deleteion on the 22q chromosome but we can treat symptoms. Bella and I are okay in this aspect neither of us have ASthma I'm sharing this becasue some of our friends with 22q do have Asthma

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child with asthma

Asthma is a lifelong problem, but it doesn’t have to hold you back. If you or your child has asthma, it may seem overwhelming. But some simple steps can help you take control of your asthma. With regular practice, these steps will become a part of your normal routine. Learn how to follow your asthma action plan, check your peak flow, know your asthma zones, and use your asthma diary with this helpful guide.

Active with asthma

If you battle exercise-induced asthma, you know how tough it can be to get regular exercise. But you can manage asthma in different ways so you can be physically active. Exercise-induced asthma is often not diagnosed, especially in children. If you or your child has symptoms, such as shortness of breath when you begin exercising and trouble breathing that goes away 20 to 30 minutes after exercise, be sure to tell your doctor. Using asthma-controlling medicine before your workout may help reduce symptoms, especially in cold, dry weather. Here are more tips that asthma experts recommend for easing your symptoms.

Asthma and your child

Asthma affects children in different ways. Some children have only occasional asthma attacks. Others have many asthma attacks that send them to the doctor often. If your child has asthma, the first thing to know is that treatment can control it. And, as a parent, you can do a lot to help your child learn to live a healthy and active life. Start by understanding the causes, symptoms, and treatments of asthma. Then find out what you can do to prevent your child’s asthma attacks. Here’s more information about asthma in children.

An asthma action plan

If you or your child has asthma, it is important to learn how to take care of yourself. One way to do this is to have a written asthma action plan. The plan usually includes which asthma medicine to take every day and how to treat an asthma attack. You’ll also learn to keep an asthma diary where you record the triggers that cause asthma symptoms. Following your plan can help you live the life you want and stay active with fewer problems from asthma. Start here with tips and strategies to help you develop and follow your action plan and review your plan with your doctor.

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