Physician Dr. Joe Chambers Details His Battle with Asthma and Offers Tips on How to Live with the Disease

Los Angeles, CA, February 06, 2015 --( In his latest article, “Asthma – My ‘SOB’ Friend,” prominent Los Angeles medical practitioner and media personality, Dr. Joseph Chambers, offers a powerful and detailed account of his lifetime battle with asthma. He talks about exactly what the disease is and gives strategies for living with it.

“Not like I had much of a choice, but over the years, I got used to inhalers and steroids for flare-ups,” says Chambers. “The sensation of that gushing air hitting my suddenly wide-open lungs was like being filled with life itself. It was as if a massive weight was magically lifted off my chest.”

Chambers goes on to define asthma, when the airways narrow quickly causing coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Chambers says that, “most of the action is in expiration. Think of it this way, it’s not that we asthmatics can’t get a breath in, we can. Getting the breath out is the big deal. This is called ‘air trapping.’ That’s why asthmatics are ‘barrel-chested’ in acute flare-ups. Literally we’re full of trapped air.”

Chambers wraps up with the three things he tells his patients about asthma: how their inhalers work, how to recognize a flare-up and to have a step up plan worked out in advance with your doctor, and when to seek help in Urgent Care or the ER.

See the full article at supports The Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America to help educate and advocate on issues relating to Asthma, promoting prevention, improved access to care, and increased funding for research.
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