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Overview of Pediatric Asthma-By Edterchelle Soriano

Pediatric Asthma Bronchial Asthma belongs to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD) which occurs due to the inflammatory mechanism of the airway. If this physiologic change occurs to the airway, there will be an obstruction in the airflow. However, there are means on how to treat this condition. It can be partial or complete interventions that can reversely help people with …

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The Difference Between Asthma and COPD

Asthma and COPD Difference between asthma and COPD normally, not a problem. COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, involving constriction of the airways and difficulty or discomfort in breathing) was primarily a problem of older people who smoked. As more men/women and younger people began smoking, however, the disease of COPD began to change. As a result, asthma and COPD can now sometimes …

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Chest Tightness Asthma or Something else

Chest tightness often happens in asthma patients, either alone or with the other classic symptoms of asthma like:- Wheezing Shortness of breath Chronic cough As your airways become very inflamed, filled with mucus(a slimy substance, typically not miscible with water, secreted by mucous membranes and glands for lubrication, protection, etc), and the smooth muscles in your airways constrict, chest tightness may be …

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Peak Expiratory Flow Rate-PEFR

Peak Expiratory Flow Rate: Definition – PEFR measures how fast a person can breathe out or exhale air. It is a test that measures how efficient the lungs are working. This test is done by a peak expiratory flow monitor – a small handheld device with a mouthpiece at one end and a scale with a moveable indicator – usually a small …

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How to Use a Nebulizer

If you are an asthma patient or someone who you know is an asthmatic, it is good to know how to use a nebulizer. Nebulizers can save lives in dire consequences of sudden asthma attacks. This article will explain how to use a nebulizer . Do you know, what are nebulizers, and what are they for? Nebulizers are devices that transform …

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Asthma:And Peak Flow Meter

Asthma Symptoms And Peak Flow Meter The most common symptoms of asthma are: • Wheezing • Chronic cough. • Tightness in the chest • Shortness of breath These symptoms are also common with some heart ailments, cystic fibrosis, bronchitis, allergies and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Sometimes, a person with severe asthma can have a debilitating illness; they are so impacted …

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Asthma Symptoms-By Dr.Karim

Symptoms are what the patient complains of. Signs are what the doctor detects or measures. Before further reading, it is important to know that none of the following signs and symptoms is specific to bronchial asthma. These signs and symptoms are caused by multiple other lung diseases. Examples of diseases that cause localized airway obstruction: -Lung cancer -Aspiration of a …

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Effective to Control Asthma By A Nebulizer

A nebulizer is a device that vaporizes the liquid medicine which is easily inhaled into the lungs. It is a relief provider to children and adults indicating asthma symptoms or suffering from other COPD-related and respiratory problems. Similar to an inhaler, the nebulizer also delivers the medicine in vapor form directly into the ailing lungs. The inhaler depends on the …

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Asthma And Pregnancy

Asthma is one of the most common potentially life-threatening condition complicating pregnancy. It is estimated that currently, asthma affects 4% to 8% of pregnant women and is increasing steadily. In general well controlled asthma is not associated with a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes and it seldom occur for the first time during pregnancy. The most common cause of …

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Chronic Asthma Information

Not all with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD suffers from asthma, but many individuals who experience emphysema or chronic bronchitis have asthma-like symptoms. Medical experts continue to debate whether chronic asthma should be categorized as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, since asthma can be reversed. Chronic asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways; the term asthma is derived from …

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Factors or Conditions That Impersonate Asthma

Chronic disease like asthma is a illness of the respiratory tract and is mainly caused by constriction of the air passages due to many reasons. There are quite a few conditions that manifest with symptoms similar to that of asthma. This makes these diseases as well as asthma both very difficult to diagnose. Some conditions that impersonate the symptoms of …

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Asthma Inhalers-How It Works?

Asthma inhalers are a lifesaver to many or if not all asthma sufferers. Asthma inhalers provides a safety net for people with asthma and is used whenever an asthma attack is about to happen.The most common asthma inhaler is a canister that deliver asthma medication. A metered-dose inhaler (MDI) is a device that delivers a specific amount of medication to the lungs, in …

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Asthma Hints And Tips

Description of asthma is having “twitchy airways” this is because the bronchial airways suddenly contract; there is tightness in your chest and you become short of breath and you start to cough and wheeze. If you’re under 40 the likelihood of your asthma being triggered by an allergy is thought to be about 90%. Nowadays it is thought that pollen …

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Asthma Facts That You Might Not Know About

Since asthma is a chronic disease, just like diabetes and high blood pressure,it cannot be cured, so even when it is not showing any symptoms and you feel just fine but it is still there and can react at any time. It is not something that will go away, once you develop asthma you are likely to have it all …

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Asthma Information – Facts You Should Know

Mainly everyone needs to know about asthma or suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However many people have emphysema also known as chronic bronchitis often experience symptoms similar to asthma. The debate is still on if this condition should be classified as chronic asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The medical term for the asthma we know of is Bronchial Asthma and it …

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Learn More About Asthma Signs and Symptoms

If you do a little research or surf into website, you will learn a lot about the signs and symptoms of asthma. Even your family physician willl be able to help you with all the information that you need. However, we would also like to cover you with some more information. Primarily what you need to know is that there …

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About Asthma Terms

The three most common chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases—emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma—all present a confusingly similar symptom scenarios. Dyspnea, difficulty in moving air through the airways, chest tightness, and wheezing are common with all three. Coughing is a basic symptom of chronic bronchitis, and frequent with the other two. The airway hyperactivity of asthma often appears when chronic bronchitis temporarily worsens. These similarities …

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Asthma-Emphysema

Now you have a general idea of the elements that make up your respiratory system after going through and how they normally work together. You’ve also seen where and how emphysema and chronic bronchitis create problems. Here we focus on the diseases themselves and tie all the pieces together. What does each disease look like? How and why are emphysema …

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Asthma – About Breathing

To summarize: The normal work of breathing is the work needed to expand the respiratory system from its resting position, plus the work needed to overcome friction created by air moving against the airway walls. Overcoming both elastance (the reciprocal of capacitance) and resistance combines the efforts of the respiratory and expiatory muscles. And taking larger breaths and breathing faster both make the respiratory …

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