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Treating Asthma In Children-Rescue or Reliever Medicines

Children with mild irregular asthma do not have symptoms always so, generally do not need to be on daily asthma control medications. But, every children with asthma may need occasional asthma rescue medications to treat asthma attacks,when occasional periods of asthma symptoms, often triggered by a viral infection, exposure to an allergen or exposure to an irritant. For fast relief of asthma symptoms, …

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Handle An Asthma Attack

 Asthma Attack – Flare Up (Follow up from previous article – Asthma Attack:-  An asthma attack is a sudden worsening of your asthma symptoms caused by narrowing of your airways or bronchoconstriction ( – is the constriction of the airways in the lungs due to the tightening of surrounding smooth muscle, with consequent coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Bronchoconstriction can also be …

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Asthma Attack And Lungs

Asthma attack and what happens inside the Lungs. Knowing what occurs in your body during an asthma attack may assist you in understanding how and why your medical health provider determine certain treatments or asks you to avoid certain things. An asthma attack is generally acute or chronic change in your asthma symptoms that interrupts your normal daily routine and requires …

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Asthma Medication Question and Answer

Question: Can Asthma be cured? Answer: No cure for asthma – not at this moment yet. Nevertheless, following an asthma action plan can assist to keep asthma under control. Question: Why do we need to have different kind of asthma medicines? Answer: Generally there are two different types of asthma medication – a controller and a reliever. Asthma is inflammation of the …

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Asthma Triggers

Most or in fact ALL asthma patients for any period of time, you have likely come to and identifying point some of the things that make the asthma worse by triggering. You may have found that if you run to catch the bus on a cold winter’s day, you begin to cough and breathe heavily. Perhaps if you are around cigarette smoke …

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Asthma Action Plan

Asthma is a force in the system that stimulates change in a condition where the narrowing of the air passageways that impairs breathing in asthma is variable. Most people who have asthma knows, one’s breathing can be fine one day and very difficult the subsequent day. In fact, under certain circumstances one’s asthma can flare up in a matter of minutes. …

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Severe Asthma Attacks And Action Plan

  For severe asthma attacks , or where the breathing and PEFR (Peak Expiratory Flow Rate) are getting worse rather than better, the steroids will need to be taken by orally (by mouth). You will need to begin a short course of oral steroids or if you take oral steroids on a regular basis, the dose will need to be increased. …

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Asthma Diagnosis

Health professionals will ask about any symptoms you have and how severe they are, when, where they happen, how often they happen, and what triggers and relieves them. These data will assist your health professionals find ways to help prevent asthma attacks. Your doctor also will want to know about your personal history of allergies and respiratory illnesses, as well as your …

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Asthma Symptoms-Difficulty In Breathing

     Asthma Symptoms: Wheezing (a whistling sound) Difficulty breathing Chest tightness Persistent cough People with chronic cough has the main symptom. For others, symptoms flare up only during or after exercise. In-between asthma attacks or flare-ups, people with mild or moderate asthma may not have any symptoms. Patients with asthma tend to have more severe symptoms when they have an upper …

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Asthma-What Is It?

 Asthma is a chronic lung diseases that causes breathing difficulties and wheezing when air passages narrow and become inflamed. The situation ranges from mild to severe. Some people have only intermittent, mild symptoms, while others have almost constant symptoms with severe, life-threatening flare-ups. During an asthma attack, the airways become inflamed and narrower as the muscles surrounding them constrict. The …

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Occupational asthma

About 15% of asthmatic patients have occupational asthma. What is occupational asthma? Occupational asthma is a lung disease that can be acquired by inhaling irritating chemicals and substances in the work environment. Prolonged exposure to chemicals, fumes and gases can damage the lungs and can be fatal. Occupational asthma is a common work related disease of the lungs. Exposing yourself …

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Basic About Asthma

People who have not gone through an asthma attack may take asthma attack not seriously, but the truth is that it can be a very terrifying ordeal. If you are wondering how it feels like to actually have an asthma attack, then think about how it feels to slowly drown except that there is no water for you struggle with, …

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Asthma Symptoms In Children

 Asthma in children are a common condition which affects many globally. Asthma can vary from child to child, for example many children have mild asthma symptoms for most of the time whereas some usually have more troublesome symptoms. Childhood asthma and adult asthma have the same underlying cause — inflammation of the airways. This inflammation makes the airways overly sensitive, …

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Asthma Monitoring

There are many simple to use strategies that can increase the effectiveness of any asthma treatment plan. Although your symptoms may be well managed and controlled by medications, it is vital to remember that the more pro-active you are in managing your asthma, the more you will find that your symptoms are under control. Following these guidelines will give you …

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Asthma Attack Treatment – Tips For Asthma Attacks

If you are on this page and this is the first time you are getting an asthma attack and are looking for an asthma attack treatment on the Internet, the basic initial thing that you need to do is calm down and call a medical professional. Dealing with a severe attack can be a very frightening experience. Again, calling emergency …

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What is Asthma – Asthma Symptoms – Preventing Asthma

What is asthma? Asthma means “panting” in Greek. Someone who has an asthma attack usually pants or feels breathless. It is an allergic disorder characterized by: – Resistance to the airflow in the airways, which changes in severity over a short duration of time. – Inflammation of the airways, that is, the bronchial tubes are swollen and red. – Increased …

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Symptoms of Asthma

An asthmatic attack is one of the main medical emergencies. In an asthmatic attack, there is constriction or a tightening or the bronchial wall muscle, and a secretion of mucus, often with plugging of small air tubes, as well as inflammation and swelling of the bronchial lining. The frequency, period and severity of the asthmatic attack and its symptoms change …

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Guide to Controlling Asthma

Asthma controlling and management are the secret to living comfortably with the disease. If you understand how to identify early symptoms you can expect reliable asthma attack relief and preventing asthma. A essential device you must have for asthma control is a “peak flow meter”. It is a hand-held device that measures the rate at which you can discharge air from your …

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Asthma Treatment and Diagnosis

Diagnosing Asthma Asthma diagnosis is based on continuous, precise measurements of how efficiently the patient can force air out of the lungs and on a thorough medical history and laboratory tests to find out what triggers the patient’s acute attacks. People with asthma react to external irritants in a way that non-asthmatics don’t. Many, but not all, sufferers have allergies that …

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