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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!

We offer health and facts articles for everyone interested in asthma and COPD. We also have content for Healthcare Professionals and Patients.


Facts
This is how it feels to have an asthma attack

This is how it feels to have an asthma attack

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.

Facts
Is it asthma? When to worry about breathing problems

Is it asthma? When to worry about breathing problems

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.

Facts
What people with asthma and COPD should know about the coronavirus

What people with asthma and COPD should know about the coronavirus

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.

Health
My asthma diagnosis at 40 was life-changing – in a good way

My asthma diagnosis at 40 was life-changing – in a good way

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.

Facts
Does my child have asthma?

Does my child have asthma?

What are the most common asthma symptoms to look for? How would asthma impact your child's quality of life?

Facts
Dry Powder Inhalers have the power to reduce the carbon footprint of inhalers

Dry Powder Inhalers have the power to reduce the carbon footprint of inhalers

How to minimize CO2 emissions without compromising good care?

Facts
How do I know if I have COPD?

How do I know if I have COPD?

What is COPD, how is it diagnosed and treated?

Facts
Do I have asthma?

Do I have asthma?

Having trouble breathing? Having a persistent cough? Here’s how you can tell if you have asthma.

Health
Can hormones affect my asthma?

Can hormones affect my asthma?

Self-care is important for all women with asthma, especially at times of hormonal change.

Health
Don’t let asthma or COPD ruin your love life

Don’t let asthma or COPD ruin your love life

Here are some tips for not letting asthma get in the way of your love life.

Facts
Why do people get COPD?

Why do people get COPD?

While genetics and pollution may play a role, the leading cause for COPD in Europe is tobacco smoke.

Health
Asthma and COPD travelling tips

Asthma and COPD travelling tips

Make your next holiday symptom-free and focus all your attention and energy on the call to adventure.

Health
5 tips to boost your immune system for winter

5 tips to boost your immune system for winter

Here are a few useful tips to help you power through the cold and flu season.

Facts
6 tips for using your inhaler more efficiently

6 tips for using your inhaler more efficiently

Read these 6 tips that might make forgetting your preventive inhaler a thing of the past.

Facts
Common questions about inhaled corticosteroids

Common questions about inhaled corticosteroids

Take a look at some common questions on preventative asthma meds.

Health
How to prevent asthma flare-ups at school

How to prevent asthma flare-ups at school

Here's how best to manage your child’s wellbeing in the busy back-to-school season.

Health
How to support someone with COPD

How to support someone with COPD

Dr. Daniela Figueiredo gives advice on how to support your loved one with COPD and yourself.

Health
Can I have a pet if I have asthma or COPD?

Can I have a pet if I have asthma or COPD?

Read about the pros, cons and lifestyle hacks around pet ownership if you have asthma.

Health
Enjoy your summer free of asthma symptoms

Enjoy your summer free of asthma symptoms

If you have a tendency towards allergic asthma, read on how to enjoy your summer free of symptoms.

Facts
How to deal with an asthma attack

How to deal with an asthma attack

We take a look at what’s happening in your body during asthma attack, what triggers it and the immediate actions you should take.

Health
How exercise can help with COPD

How exercise can help with COPD

Studies show that exercise can help people with COPD. The key is to go slow and steady.

Facts
Is your treatment plan working?

Is your treatment plan working?

Work through this checklist to see if it’s time you visited your healthcare provider.

Health
Make your cleaning free of asthma

Make your cleaning free of asthma

A thorough clean can eliminate allergens. Read on to learn how to make cleaning safe and asthma-free.

Facts
Making the most of your inhaler

Making the most of your inhaler

Read these tips on the correct use of your device and the best way to clean, store and look after it.

Health
Spring’s in the air: 5 ways to take care of your lungs

Spring’s in the air: 5 ways to take care of your lungs

Spring can be a difficult time for people living with asthma and COPD. Read these 5 tips on improving your well-being during Spring.

Health
Overcoming your fear of an asthma attack

Overcoming your fear of an asthma attack

If you feel a flare-up in your asthma symptoms, it's important to stay calm and positive.

Facts
5 features your inhaler should have

5 features your inhaler should have

There are a few features to look for while working with your medical provider to find the right type of inhaler.

Facts
Where does my asthma come from?

Where does my asthma come from?

Read more about the brief history and causes of asthma.

Health
A guide to sleeping better with asthma

A guide to sleeping better with asthma

Read these four practical steps which help you deal with night-time symptoms.

Health
Does your weight affect your asthma?

Does your weight affect your asthma?

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.

Facts
Asthma and COPD medication options

Asthma and COPD medication options

The right medication manages your symptoms and helps you to get back to doing the things you enjoy.

Health
What triggers your lungs?

What triggers your lungs?

Smoke, perfumes, pollen, emotions – many things may trigger an asthma attack in sensitive lungs.

Facts
Track your breathing with a peak flow diary

Track your breathing with a peak flow diary

A peak expiratory flow tells gives an overview of the wellbeing of your lungs. Read more and download a PEF diary template.

Health
A healthy diet may ease asthma symptoms

A healthy diet may ease asthma symptoms

It's possible to prevent your asthma symptoms with healthy diet rich in fish and fresh vegetables.

Facts
Most asthma patients use their inhalers incorrectly

Most asthma patients use their inhalers incorrectly

A poor technique might be bad for your asthma. Read more on how to improve your inhalation technique.

Facts
COPD, asthma, and the seasonal flu

COPD, asthma, and the seasonal flu

Find out more about how the seasonal flu impacts your COPD or asthma.

Health
Five steps towards happier lungs

Five steps towards happier lungs

With these five ways you can boost your longevity and wellbeing along the way.

Facts
Asthma and COPD in a nutshell

Asthma and COPD in a nutshell

What exactly causes asthma or COPD and how are they treated? Here are some answers to common questions.

Facts
7 steps to getting the most out of your inhaler

7 steps to getting the most out of your inhaler

These tips will help you master your inhaler technique.

Facts
5 common childhood asthma myths

5 common childhood asthma myths

If you have an asthmatic child read on for the most common myths on childhood asthma.

Health
New to asthma? 6 simple steps to breathing easier

New to asthma? 6 simple steps to breathing easier

With good treatment, you can reduce the risk of asthma attacks.

Health
Ease your COPD symptoms with these habits

Ease your COPD symptoms with these habits

Read these steps towards effective COPD treatment.

Health
Breathing exercise for shortness of breath

Breathing exercise for shortness of breath

When you're out of breath or need relief for stress or anxiety, try this breathing exercise.


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