Michelle Rivas

Why You Need to Be Kind to Yourself After an Asthma Flare-Up

The what-ifs after a flare-up nearly drove Michelle Rivas crazy. Here's how she coped with the guilt and took control of her health.

49 Respiratory Patient Stories

Diagnosed with Asthma? 6 Types of Doctors You Might See
3 mins
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John Bottrell

Diagnosed with Asthma? 6 Types of Doctors You Might See

7 Simple Food Swaps When Living with COPD
5 mins
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John Bottrell

7 Simple Food Swaps When Living with COPD

Afraid to Ask for Help with Asthma? Here’s How I Got Support
3 mins
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Michelle Rivas

Afraid to Ask for Help with Asthma? Here’s How I Got Support

A Day in My Life with Asthma
5 mins
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Michelle Rivas

A Day in My Life with Asthma

Surviving University with Asthma
6 mins
article
Kerri Mackay

Surviving University with Asthma

7 Questions Everyone with COPD Should Ask After Diagnosis
4 mins
article
John Bottrell

7 Questions Everyone with COPD Should Ask After Diagnosis

8 Common Myths About COPD, Debunked
3 mins
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John Bottrell

8 Common Myths About COPD, Debunked

7 Tips to Avoid Summer Asthma Triggers
2 mins
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Michelle Rivas

7 Tips to Avoid Summer Asthma Triggers

4 People Who Inspire Me to Live Well with Asthma
5 mins
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Kamilah Howard

4 People Who Inspire Me to Live Well with Asthma

Talking to Kids About Asthma
3 mins
article
Michelle Rivas

Talking to Kids About Asthma

Changing Environments: Can Natural Disasters Put People with Asthma at Risk?
4 mins
article
Kerri Mackay

Changing Environments: Can Natural Disasters Put People with Asthma at Risk?

How I Take Care of My Mind and Body with Asthma
4 mins
article
Kamilah Howard

How I Take Care of My Mind and Body with Asthma

6 Tips for Better Asthma Control
4 mins
article
John Bottrell

6 Tips for Better Asthma Control

6 Memes That Describe How It Feels to Live with Asthma
2 mins
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Kamilah Howard

6 Memes That Describe How It Feels to Live with Asthma

5 Responses for When People Don’t Take Your Asthma Seriously
2 mins
article
Kerri Mackay

5 Responses for When People Don’t Take Your Asthma Seriously

Managing Asthma Through Lifestyle Changes — Without Losing Your Lifestyle
4 mins
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Michelle Rivas

Managing Asthma Through Lifestyle Changes — Without Losing Your Lifestyle

About Life Effects

Living with one or more chronic conditions affects your life in so many ways. The only people who really know what you are going through are those who have faced the same challenges for years. With that in mind we have created Life Effects, an initiative shaped by patients, for patients.

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