Personal Medicine Goes High Tech With Online Journal

Asthma symptoms tracked within free online journal

/ Author:  / Reviewed by: Joseph V. Madia, MD

(RxWiki News) The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) has published a free, easy-to-use online tool to track exercise-induced asthma symptoms. This high tech journal is designed for patients to record asthma attacks triggered by exercise.

Asthma sufferers can record daily exercise, breathing difficulties and medicine use which eventually can be taken to their allergist for review. This is one great way to take personal responsibility for management of this troubling condition.

"Personal health management is made easier by online asthma journal."

Dr. John Winder, chair of the ACAAI Nationwide Asthma Screening Program, promotes this program as a great tool for tracking symptoms, such as shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and unusual fatigue during exercise. This information helps allergists manage their patients' conditions and hopefully encourage patients to remain active in sports.

Winder goes on to explain that asthma and exercise-induced asthma can both be controlled, but first a solid diagnosis is necessary. Some people have exercise-induced asthma only, while other asthma patients have numerous triggers to their attacks, including exercise. Keeping a record of symptoms assists physicians in diagnosing the exact condition plaguing their patients. 

The Nationwide Asthma Screening Program kicks off in May and continues throughout the year. Learn more about the  free asthma screening and testing location near you by going to the ACAAI website. 

If you have breathing problems and don’t know the cause, attend a free screening and find the relief you need.

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Review Date: 
May 19, 2011
Last Updated:
May 27, 2011