How Do I Connect With Other People In The Asthma Community?
Even though asthma affects more than 25 million people in the United States, it can be challenging to find other people in your community who understand your experiences. Our goal here at Asthma.net is to connect asthma patients and caregivers with one another and build an online community that helps bridge the gap.
How do I connect with others on Asthma.net?
Our Community Hub is a great place to see what people are talking about in the asthma community. Here, we share trending topics, the latest updates, and we have a spot where you can connect with other members. It's our one-stop shop for all things asthma!
Most people also start by reading our articles about life with asthma. Almost all the articles on this website are written by someone with asthma. Additionally, our Editorial Team brings the latest news and research updates to the community.
Here are some articles that our readers recommend
Stories, forums, and more
Articles are just the tip of the iceberg!
Everyone who is affected by asthma has their own unique story to tell. In our Stories section, anyone can share what their experience with asthma has been like as well as read stories from other community members.
Forums are another way to dive deeper into a conversation geared around a specific topic. For example, this forum is a place to discuss whether or not to keep an asthma journal, while this one focuses on common myths and misconceptions about asthma.
You can also use forums to ask questions you may have about asthma or its treatments. Reaching out on forums is a great way to get answers to any of your “is this normal?” questions and hear directly from those who also have asthma.
Our contributor team at Asthma.net writes so many relatable articles about life with asthma. If an article strikes a chord with you, you can feel free to comment and share your thoughts.
What if I want to communicate privately?
If you are concerned about privacy, it’s easy to stay anonymous on Asthma.net by choosing a username that does not reveal any personal information.
Creating an anonymous username
Choose a username that does not use your first and last name or any nicknames that might easily identify you. Then register following these few simple steps:
- Click here to register for Asthma.net
- Enter your anonymous username
- Enter your email address. Your email will not be visible to other users on Asthma.net. Your email will be used to login to your account and receive your Asthma.net weekly newsletter.
Using Asthma.net anonymously
Once you login using the email for your anonymous username, you will be able to participate on Asthma.net completely anonymously. You can share as much or as little as you want about your experience with asthma. If you choose to remain anonymous, you will want to make sure you do not post anything that includes personal information about your identity. Some examples might include:
- Your location (generally, mentioning your state or country is fine!)
- Full names of your family members or friends
- Your place of employment
- Detailed personal or medical information
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Thank you for being a member of Asthma.net. We hope you enjoy connecting with others in the asthma community!
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