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Best Medication For Asthma

 Depends on the severity of a person’s asthma. All with asthma should have a asthma rescue medication available, such as Albuterol(a bronchodilator (trade names Ventolin or Proventil) used for asthma and emphysema and other lung conditions; available in oral or inhalant forms; side effects are tachycardia and shakiness) for the quick relief of asthma symptoms.But, most of people with asthma …

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Bronchoprovocation Challenge Testing

Basically,Bronchoprovocation Challenge Testing assists asthma healthcare providers make a diagnosis of asthma. Generally, you will inhale a nebulized solution or preform exercise to see if you develop symptoms of asthma or airflow obstruction measured by spirometry. If you develop either, your airways are hyperresponsive. That is when your asthma healthcare provider may challenge you with the followings:- Methacholine (parasympathomimetic drug (trademark Mecholyl) that stimulates …

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Medication Induced Asthma

This article is the final continuation from each description of the Types Of Asthma:-http://whatasthmais.com/types-of-asthma/ Medication Induced Asthma  or Aspirin Induced Asthma: – Aspirin, most people don’t think twice about taking an aspirin under the prescription accordingly and it’s correct usage esp. when they have a headache,but for some people with inclusive of asthma, this unknown action can be fatal. Aspirin and other …

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Nocturnal Asthma

This article is a continuation from each description of the Types Of Asthma:-http://whatasthmais.com/types-of-asthma/ When you have Nocturnal Asthma (occurring, or active at night), your FEV1 (Forced Expiratory Volume in one second; the volume that a subject can exhale in the first second during a forced expiration test – esp.done by a spirometry – http://whatasthmais.com/asthma-diagnosis/ ) decreases by at least 15% from bedtime to getting up in …

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Cough Variant Asthma

This article is a continuation from each description of the Types Of Asthma. While normal cough may follow the usual symptoms associated with asthma in Cough Variant Asthma but cough alone may be a precursor(a thing that comes before another of the same kind; a forerunner) to or the sole symptom in an asthmatic. So when cough is the only asthma symptom, this is known as …

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Occupational Asthma-Respiratory Damage

This article is a continuation from each description of the Types Of Asthma:-http://whatasthmais.com/types-of-asthma/ Occupational asthma – is determined by airway irritation, obstruction, and inflammation caused by exposure to certain substances at the workplace. The exposure triggers symptoms from your immune system or through direct irritation of the airways. The symptoms to the direct irritation of the airways, begins immediately following to the …

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Exercise Induced Asthma

 EIA – Exercise Induced Asthma or EIB – Exercise Induced Bronchoconstriction* This article is a continuation from each description of the Types Of Asthma:-http://whatasthmais.com/types-of-asthma/ ———————————————————————————————————————– 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 due to an accumulation of thick …

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Asthma Controller And Rescue Medicines

– continuation from previous article http://whatasthmais.com/treat-asthma-medications/   Asthma Controller Medicines Asthma controller medicines assists in preventing asthma symptoms when taken daily as prescribed. These preventive asthma medicines include several different types. Each works in it’s special ways, and some are more suitable for certain levels of asthma severity.Check out the more suitable one below:- Inhaled Steroids Inhaled steroids, also known as …

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Treat Asthma Medications

Generally there are two types of asthma medications:- 1) rescue and 2) controller medicines. Most asthmatics need both the medications. Many people with asthma are only treated with a rescue asthma inhaler, which is a common mistake to make. Check out whether your asthma is controlled or not and if you need additional therapy such as a controller medicine. Rescue asthma medicines are those medicines …

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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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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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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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Bronchodilators

 Seriously know that none of the bronchodilator medicines treats the inflammation of the bronchial tubes. The serious mistake that you can make in treating an attack of asthma is to depend solely on bronchodilators when your asthma attack is not getting better, or when it improves only briefly, then worsens again. Subsequent medicines are needed to treat the swelling and …

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Treating Asthma Attack

The utmost best initial treatment for an asthma attack is your inhaled beta-agonist bronchodilator (e.g., albuterol, Ventolin®, Proventil®, Maxair®, Alupent®, etc.). It works fast within 5 minutes. For it to be effective, you must inhale the medication slowly and deeply into your lungs. The usual dose is two inhalations or puffs, although for severe attacks you may obtain greater relief …

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