John Bottrell, RRT

About John Bottrell, RRT

John Bottrell is a licensed respiratory therapist who also lives with allergic asthma. He has been blogging about his profession at Respiratory Therapy Cave since 2007, and about his disease at Hardluck Asthma since 2010. He has also been a featured asthma and COPD writer for since 2008. His love of history inspired him to create Asthma History, where he writes about the history of lung disease, which includes asthma and COPD.

By John Bottrell, RRT - January 22, 2018
There is no one test for diagnosing COPD. It usually involves a series of questions, assessments, and tests. A diagnosis may result from a doctor learning… Your age. COPD is rarely diagnosed... READ MORE

By John Bottrell, RRT - December 29, 2017
As many of you know, COPD is an extremely complex disease. Whether newly diagnosed, or extremely experienced, it’s important to be aware of the common symptoms. Below are the ones noted in... READ MORE