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How is asthma being diagnosed? what are the tests done to find the trigger of the asthma? how can we rate how servere is the asthma? cure for asthma?

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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
PFTs/ symptoms: Asthma is DX based on a history , intermittent shortness of breath/wheezing) and exam findings that show intermittent airway obstruction. This can be confirmed by pulmonary function tests ( breathing tests). Asthma may not have specific triggers, but allergy testing, history and exercise tests can look for allergic or exercise related triggers. Many good inhaled medicines to control, no cure.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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