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Asthma Treatment and Medication

 Asthma is a chronic lung disease and about 10 – 15% of the world population suffers from asthma.Asthmatics have extra sensitive or hyper-responsive airways. The airways become irritated and narrow and constrict during an asthma attack, causing increased resistance to airflow, and obstructing the flow of the air to and from the lungs. Most often asthma must be treated with …

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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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Diagnosis of Asthma Part 1-By Dr.Karim

It is very important to know that there is no diagnostic blood test, radiographic or histopathological investigation done to confirm the diagnosis of asthma. The diagnosis of bronchial asthma is based upon clinical diagnosis. It is important during the diagnosis of asthma to keep its definition in mind It is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways in susceptible individuals, …

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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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How to Prevent Asthma and Asthma Attack Symptoms

What is your feeling when for a moment you are a normal healthy person with a full breath of air in your lungs, the next minute you are struggling for breath because of an odor of the wrong flower or pet or even perfume. Medication as prescribed is the quickest relief during this attack. But there are also other ways …

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Learning The Mechanics of Asthma in Older People

The condition of asthma in older people may have a significant effect on individuals who suffer from that problem. Looking at different perspectives, the groups are not just limited to young children but older people too who have to put up with different challenges as they deal with the condition. These older people have lived with the condition for a …

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Recognizing Asthma Cough And What To Do About It

Persistent coughing over several weeks that is not tolerable especially at night disturbing your sleep could very well be the symptom of asthma. In fact, in about one out of every two sufferers, coughing is the main symptom. As a chronic cough usually follow cold symptoms or it may be a symptom of some other condition, it is difficult to …

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Asthma Attacks-What Triggers?

What triggers an asthma attack and the prevention is one of the question inquired by many sufferers  According to research  there are many factors that can trigger an attack. Some of the common ones are : • Pollens and outdoor molds – These are likely to trigger an asthma attack. In order to minimize the risk, use air conditioning if possible. Pollen …

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About Different Types of Asthma Medications

Most of the people around the world use different kind of medications as you can find in the present market, for a relief from asthma attacks. Some of the people are also trying to use some natural remedies which shows slow results. It has been observed in winter and seasonal changes, many people suffer from this asthma. Some of the …

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A Comprehensive View-Of Asthma Diagnosis

Diagnosis of asthma is necessary to determine the appropriate treatment of asthma according to the severity of the condition. It is a very challenging process because sometimes the signs might not be clear and some disease are similar to the symptoms of asthma which makes difficult in a thorough diagnosis. The process includes family gathering and medical history, a physical …

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An Overview Of Chronic Asthma

 In many, chronic asthma, being a severe condition affects the person’s lifestyle. So much so they might need special medical attention or possibly be hospitalized. A shortage of air to and from the lungs results when there’s a flareup in the airways. The lungs are in constant need of air, and without it the consequences could be fatal. The National …

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Asthma Symptom In Children

In the world today, air pollution is increasing day by day, affecting children with asthma which is almost to epidemic proportions. There are different ways to treat asthma in children and most of them pose some unique challenges. Even though asthma has become common in children, it is still not often treated correctly. If asthma is not handled correctly, it …

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Causes of asthma Part 2-By Dr.Karim

Causes Of Asthma The main component of bronchial asthma is Air flow obstruction This air flow obstruction is due to 3 factors: A-Contraction of the airway smooth muscle(Bronchoconstriction) Smooth muscle tissue is a type of muscle tissue found in blood vessels, digestive tract, some sphincters and bronchioles. This type of muscle tissue is innervated by the autonomic nervous system thus …

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Causes of asthma Part 1-By Dr.Karim

It is chronic inflammation of the respiratory airways characterized by: – Air flow obstruction that is reversible either spontaneously or with treatment. – Airway hyperresponsivensess to many stimuli. – Genetic predisposition (it tends to run in families). It is the most common chronic respiratory disorder among all age groups. Chronic is a medical term which means that this disease tends …

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Breathing Easier With Asthma

Usually children are the most high profile sufferers of asthma. It is a common disease associated with air pollution in the respiratory organ.It is a disorder of the reactive airway. The airways are known as the bronchioles and/or bronchi. They are made smaller or blocked when they are in a reactive mode towards certain stimuli. Bronchial tubes spasm, too much …

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5 Step Emergency Plans For Childhood Asthma

 Worldwide children have and are developing childhood asthma. Asthma can differ from individual child. At most times children have mild symptoms whereas some 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, leading to signs and symptoms that range from minor coughing or …

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Easy and Simple Asthma Treatment-From Detection of Asthma Symptoms Onwards

In most tropical countries, asthma is the top killer disease and precaution and treatment must be taken into consideration seriously. It can be a common disease but for asthma sufferers it can be considered as a number one enemy and a big hindrance in fulfilling their dreams in life. Living a life with asthma is not easy though, imagine working …

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Best Tips on Exercising For Asthma Sufferers

Usually asthmatic sufferers are frighten to get involve in strenuous activities such as exercise, they are worried that they might get an attack during the exercise activity. However, many experts believe that regular exercise in the right and proper way will bring significant advantages, physical and mental health to sufferers. The most common symptoms of asthma that usually occur during …

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Symptoms of Childhood Asthma

 Asthma symptoms can be very difficult to detect because they are more-less similar to allergy and cold symptoms. This is also the reason why asthma in children is usually misdiagnosed. In this article you will be thought how to identify the symptoms of childhood asthma and also the treatment used for asthma today. What is Asthma? Asthma is an inflammation of the …

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