Welcome to Wehale.life - website about asthma and COPD!
Our goal is to improve the lives of people with asthma and COPD and increase the awareness about these conditions. That is why we provide information about asthma symptoms, asthma diagnosis, how to avoid asthma attacks and find answers on how to live good life with asthma. Same applies to COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease): what are the most common COPD symptoms, how COPD is diagnosed and how to use inhaler correctly. Join us in building well-being!
Asthma attacks commonly come on at night, but this could be a sign that the condition is not being managed properly. Find out why night-time symptoms occur and what to do about them.
Even for people who smoke, respiratory symptoms are not normal or inevitable – and they could be a sign of a condition called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Golf has been part of Sirpa Ärmänen's life for over 20 years. Her social hobby provides brisk outdoor exercise – and helps with asthma.
Chronic rhinosinusitis and rhinitis can worsen asthma symptoms and vice versa. An accurate diagnosis will lead to effective treatment.
Exposures in the workplace can cause allergies and trigger asthma. Even a single high-dose exposure to chemicals can cause a syndrome called irritant-induced asthma.
Preventable chemical exposure poses an asthma risk in many occupations. One is hairdressing, where many salon workers become sensitized to substitutable synthetics. Asthmatic Outi Sinimäki-Laaksonen was able to stay in the job she loves by opening her own organic salon.
Being diagnosed with COPD marked a pivotal transformation in Jaana Koponen’s life. She shares the story of how exercise has slowed down the progression of her symptoms.
Sara La Fountain, an internationally renowned chef, shares her philosophy for using food as a source of inspiration, enjoyment, and overall well-being.
If you have asthma, does it make sense to see your doctor via a remote appointment? The global COVID-19 pandemic has boosted the number of virtual appointments used in healthcare – but can you get a sufficient level of care online? We talked with Dr. Annette Kainu, who is one of the pioneers in the field in Finland.
With pandemic fatigue setting in, it’s easy to let asthma medications slide. But maintaining a good asthma management strategy and keeping your symptoms in check are the best ways for taking care of your lungs, even during the pandemic.
Being an asthmatic can be stressful but influencer Karoliina Pentikäinen has decided not to worry. Caring for her asthma is as important as ever.
Establishing a regular exercise routine has many health benefits – especially for those living with asthma. Jari Parkkari, Professor of Sports and Exercise Medicine, shares his tips for exercising more and boosting your lung health.
On 17 November 2021, World COPD Day, with its theme “Healthy lungs – never more important” will aim to help boost global awareness of the condition, to share the latest knowledge about this debilitating disease, and to discuss the various ways that can help to reduce the negative impact of COPD worldwide.
There are many treatment options and lifestyle choices that can help keep COPD symptoms in check. However, unexpected flare-ups can happen. Read on for some important tips on what to look out for and how to respond if changes in symptoms cause concern.
“It’s important for teachers to know when one of their students has asthma so they can support them properly,” says Kaisa Toikko, expert of asthma, allergies and skin diseases at Finland’s Allergy, Skin and Asthma Federation.
It can be hard to keep track of all the different elements of a face-to-face doctor’s appointment. Lung specialist Dr Silke Mronga, based in Germany, shares tips to help you get the most out of your time with your clinician.
Do you find some medical terms hard to understand? Our simple explainer covers some general asthma facts plus lists some common asthma keywords and tells why they’re important.
Care for a cleaner world – Why aiming for carbon neutral care matters, and what it means for asthma and COPD
The detrimental impact of health care on environment and climate can be mitigated through minimising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and offsetting – creating carbon neutral care options also for asthma and COPD.
In this special feature story for World Asthma Day, we take a deep dive into the science of breathing with Dr. Emma Seppälä. How can breathing help us cope with stress and find greater health and happiness in life?
If you smoke and receive a diagnosis of COPD, one of the first things your doctor may advise is to put down your cigarettes. Quitting is possible and it is the single best thing you can do for your lungs.
You may have wondered where the decisions on asthma treatment practises come from. Read more about GINA (the Global Initiative for Asthma) and what are their current recommendations for patients with asthma.
One of the best ways to care for your respiratory system is good exercise. And if your asthma is well controlled, there’s no reason it should stop you from getting the blood pumping. Regular workouts strengthen and build your lung capacity, so there’s no time like the present to try out a new hobby.
Living with COPD for over 20 years, Mariano Pastor has accomplished things that once seemed impossible. One step at a time, he has learnt to manage his disease and carry on with his life.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a progressive disease for which there is no cure. However, the disease may be managed with the right treatment. In November 2020, the pharmaceutical company Orion Pharma commissioned a survey to find out what level of knowledge exists among ordinary people in Finland, Germany and Spain (N=1,000 for each country) concerning the symptoms and treatment of COPD.
Parents may feel overwhelmed to learn their child has a chronic illness such as asthma. According to Dr Will Carroll, a consultant respiratory paediatrician in the UK, parents have a vital role in helping children manage their asthma correctly.
Tightness in the chest, wheezing and a persistent cough can be signs of COPD, which is a chronic lung disease. What causes COPD, what happens to your lungs and how is it treated? Here are answers to some common questions.
What causes asthma, how does asthma affect your lungs, and how is it treated? Here are answers to some common questions.
Suddenly being out of breath can feel terrifying even if you know what to do. Three asthmatics tell about their experiences of having an asthma attack and how they cope with it.
Having trouble breathing can often be put down to an asthma flare-up. Still, feeling out of breath can cause anxiety. Here’s how to know when to seek outside help.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by novel type coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). In most cases the disease will cause mild or moderate respiratory symptoms and those infected will recover without any special treatment.
Just before turning 40 Tanja Heleä got up from her office chair and jumped into an exercise program of first gym, walking and cycling, and then running. Then came the asthma attacks.
What are the most common asthma symptoms to look for? How would asthma impact your child's quality of life?
How to minimize CO2 emissions without compromising good care?
Having trouble breathing? Having a persistent cough? Here’s how you can tell if you have asthma.
Self-care is important for all women with asthma, especially at times of hormonal change.
Here are some tips for not letting asthma get in the way of your love life.
While genetics and pollution may play a role, the leading cause for COPD in Europe is tobacco smoke.
Make your next holiday symptom-free and focus all your attention and energy on the call to adventure.
Here are a few useful tips to help you power through the cold and flu season.
Read these 6 tips that might make forgetting your preventive inhaler a thing of the past.
Take a look at some common questions on preventative asthma meds.
Here's how best to manage your child’s wellbeing in the busy back-to-school season.
Dr. Daniela Figueiredo gives advice on how to support your loved one with COPD and yourself.
Read about the pros, cons and lifestyle hacks around pet ownership if you have asthma.
If you have a tendency towards allergic asthma, read on how to enjoy your summer free of symptoms.
We take a look at what’s happening in your body during asthma attack, what triggers it and the immediate actions you should take.
Studies show that exercise can help people with COPD. The key is to go slow and steady.
Work through this checklist to see if it’s time you visited your healthcare provider.
A thorough clean can eliminate allergens. Read on to learn how to make cleaning safe and asthma-free.
Read these tips on the correct use of your device and the best way to clean, store and look after it.
Spring can be a difficult time for people living with asthma and COPD. Read these 5 tips on improving your well-being during Spring.
If you feel a flare-up in your asthma symptoms, it's important to stay calm and positive.
There are a few features to look for while working with your medical provider to find the right type of inhaler.
Read these four practical steps which help you deal with night-time symptoms.
While it has been unclear which comes first – if obesity leads to asthma or if asthma leads to weight gain – recent studies have shown that both are possible.
The right medication manages your symptoms and helps you to get back to doing the things you enjoy.
Smoke, perfumes, pollen, emotions – many things may trigger an asthma attack in sensitive lungs.
A peak expiratory flow tells gives an overview of the wellbeing of your lungs. Read more and download a PEF diary template.
It's possible to prevent your asthma symptoms with healthy diet rich in fish and fresh vegetables.
A poor technique might be bad for your asthma. Read more on how to improve your inhalation technique.
Find out more about how the seasonal flu impacts your COPD or asthma.
With these five ways you can boost your longevity and wellbeing along the way.
These tips will help you master your inhaler technique.
If you have an asthmatic child read on for the most common myths on childhood asthma.
With good treatment, you can reduce the risk of asthma attacks.
When you're out of breath or need relief for stress or anxiety, try this breathing exercise.