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Taking Steps to Improve Your Heart Health This Month? Make Sure Asthma Management is on the List

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2.18.16 Heart Month Image Heart Board  Cert SmallFebruary is American Heart Month, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). AAFA knows that a healthy heart is a great start to a healthy lifestyle.  But did you know your asthma could play a role in your heart’s health?

Crazy, I know!

In 2014, a study led by Dr. Matthew Tattersall—assistant professor of medicine in the cardiology division at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health—found that people with asthma who have to take medication every day to control it were 60 percent more likely to have a heart attack or stroke, compared to those without asthma. 

That’s scary.  A second study even confirmed that having active asthma also increases your heart risk.

So what do you do?  First of all, don’t panic.  Then try some of these tips to help control your asthma.

Talk to your doctor.  Your doctor is the best resource for helping you establish an asthma management plan personalized for YOU.

Review your asthma medication.  When you talk to your doctor, be sure to mention your asthma medication and any concerns you have about it related to your heart.

Prevent reactions by avoiding your triggers.  This isn’t always easy.  But it’s very important. Click here for Certified asthma & allergy friendly™ products that are scientifically proven to be more suitable for those with asthma and allergies.

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