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Asthma: What is an acute exacerbation?

Asthma: What is an acute exacerbation?

Asthma is a chronic lung condition which results to inflammation and constriction of the airways. Generally, the symptoms usually come and go. Once the symptoms flare-up and worsen progressively, it is an exacerbation or flare-up. During an exacerbation, the airways become swollen. In addition, the muscles contract and the bronchial tubes narrow. There is also […]

Overview on asthma medications

Asthma is managed by taking into consideration the symptoms and specific triggers. Remember that avoidance only goes so far, thus there is a need to use medications to effectively control the symptoms. The appropriate medication depends on various factors including the symptoms, age, triggers and response to the drugs. The effective asthma medications are not […]

Asthma: Connection with mold allergies

An individual with asthma might experience an attack if exposed to spores from common mold. Upon inhaling the spores, allergic rhinitis can develop which is a combination of symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, itching, watery eyes, coughing and congestion. It is also possible that mold can result to the development of asthma. Just recently, […]

Winter allergic asthma

Even though many think of winter as a season free from allergic asthma, it all depends on what the potential triggers for allergy and asthma are. There are various types of allergens as well as irritants that can instigate issues during the winter season when the cold weather forces everyone to stay indoors for more […]

What are the effects of high altitude on individuals with asthma?

What are the effects of high altitude on individuals with asthma?

Asthma is a condition affecting the lung that constricts the air passages. In most cases, it results to difficulty breathing. The condition can manifest if the individual engages in strenuous activity. Some of the symptoms of asthma include heavy breathing, wheezing and constriction of the chest. Those who have asthma can experience difficulty breathing once […]

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Using a rescue inhaler for an asthma attack

Using a rescue inhaler for an asthma attack

Asthma is basically a condition in which the bronchial tubes of the airway shudders and close, thus making breathing difficult. Millions have been diagnosed with some form of asthma that can range from mild to severe. The commonly used management for asthma is a rescue inhaler. It will deliver one dosage of an aerosol medication […]