St. David's HealthCare

St. David's HealthCare is one of the largest health systems in Texas and Austin's
third-largest private employer, with more than 60 sites throughout Central Texas,
including seven hospitals, four urgent care centers, four ambulatory surgery centers,
and two freestanding emergency departments, with a third set to open in Bastrop this summer.

St. David's HealthCare has a long history of serving the residents of Central Texas
with exceptional medical care. Our 7,500 employees touch over 858,000 lives each
year with a spirit of warmth, friendliness and personal pride.

Visit our main website at www.StDavids.com

Women's Health

General Overview

Asthma is inflammation and narrowing of the airways (called the bronchial tubes).

Living With Asthma

Exercise and asthma: Is exercise jeopardizing your health?

Do you repeatedly cough, have a hard time breathing, and feel tightness in your chest during or after exercise? You may have execrise-induced asthma. Find out what it is and what you can do about it.

Rerun imageHeavy breathing: asthma and your sex life

Asthma, like many chronic diseases, can adversely affect your sex life. But there are ways to cope with it and lessen its effects.

In her own words: living with asthma

Learn about one woman's experience of living with asthma for 15 years.

In her own words: living with juvenile asthma

A mother shares her story of what it's like to have a child with asthma.

 

Special Topics (Continued)

Image for allergy and asthma articleLeukotriene inhibitors for asthma and allergies

and allergic rhinitis (hay fever) are among the major causes of illness and disability in the United States, affecting as many as 40-50 million Americans. Scientists do not know why certain people experience allergic reactions, but they do know that increased amounts of a substance called leukotrienes play an important role in causing symptoms.

Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)