There are a multitude of one-stop-shopping-type websites that can serve as a good resource for learning about many maladies, diseases and medications, including of course, asthma. One of these is WebMD. On this site, the information provided is extremely detailed and comprehensive but at the same time, it is written in such a way as to be easily understood by almost anyone. The educational data and recommendations on WebMD and other informational and educational websites in the same vein is generally offered in the forms of individual pages, Adobe’s Portable Document Format (PDF) and active links to other pertinent pages on the information superhighway.
The World Wide Web provides a multitude of asthma education sites for the asthma sufferer and for the asthma sufferer’s friends and family. These are some organizations on whose websites one should click in order to increase one his or her asthma knowledge: The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP), the National Asthma Educator Certification Board, the Asthma Education Center, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
On these websites, one can peruse asthma educational information like an asthma overview, asthma self-management plans, asthma action plans, long-term controller medicines and articles on how to live a healthy, happy and fulfilling life with asthma.
There are also several sites on which concerned and web-savvy parents will be able to gain asthma education so that they can know what is best for their child with asthma. The Children’s Asthma Education Centre is one such organization. On its website, one can choose from a wide range of asthma-related topics. Some of these include asthma how-tos, asthma and allergy information, asthma news and asthma links.
The Children’s Asthma Education Centre also provides asthma education classes for parents and kids through its website. They offer a class for parents of children who are suffering with asthma and are under three years old, along with parents only preschool classes, school-aged classes for parents and kids and teen classes for teens only.
Areas of research, education and overall guidance information can be found on many of the online sites related to health, medicine and diseases. Many of these sites will have categories specific to asthma, or whatever the person is researching. Some of the categories are overview and facts, symptoms and types, diagnosis and tests, treatment and care, living and managing and support resources. Within these categories, one will find sub-categories which delve much deeper into the subject, providing one with an almost overwhelming amount of asthma education.
The aforementioned website WebMD lists in the overview and fact tab sub-categories which explain in detail what exactly asthma is, the common causes of asthma, a comprehensive way for people to determine whether or not they are at risk for asthma and a description of all the ways in which people can attempt to prevent asthma.
If the person searching for asthma education still hasn’t come across the information for which he or she was looking after checking all the aforementioned educational and informational resources, he or she need not lose faith. Some of these general information sites can be an excellent source of information: The Allergy and Asthma Network/Mothers of Asthmatics, Inc., the American Academy of Allergy and Immunology, Inc. and the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 2: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma.