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You don't: Asthma is a chronic condition of increased small airway reactions. There are genetic and environmental factors that persist throughout life, usually becoming evident in childhood. One learns to live with their asthma & present medications offer a near normal existence to most. There is no cure, there are programs that promote stability & reduced flare ups through early recognition of problems. ...Read more
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
Not usually: Ma huang was the first herbal remedy later formulated as Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) and theophylline and related-compounds in tea and coffee may provide some bronchodilation. However none of these products affects the basic problem-airway inflammation and the natural remedies are associated with a lot of side effects. Of course , avoidance of the triggers would be a good option but not terribly effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Unfortunately, the is no cure for asthma. Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that may "flare" depending upon an individual's triggers. Studies performed with disease "controllers" (oral leukotriene receptor antagonists and inhaled corticosteroids) to see if "cure" or prevention are possible. Unfortunately, any gains that are obtained while on those medications are lost when stopped. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely!!: Can be done. First, confirm asthma, assess severity via history, examination and lung function testing. Identify and avoid triggers and allergens. Identify and manage comorbidities such as obesity, sinus disease, allergies, acid reflux; stop smoking. Establish relationship with a responsive asthma specialist, be compliant with medication, monitor for response and side effects. Voila! ...Read more
Define asthma: Much of the wheezing in early childhood is treated with the same meds as asthma, but it is not.Many of these have infection triggered wheezing and will grow out of the tendency by age 5 or so. I don't consider these true asthma and seldom use the label in the young.True asthma is a long term condition.It has a genetic component and environmental triggers.You learn to control it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there being any research done to cure asthma? Any breakthroughs lately or new medicine. I get tired of living with it...
No cure but: There are many new drugs to control asthma but you should try the usual and less expensive ones first. I note that you are not on any controller drug. There are many drugs blocking specific agents which cause asthma in the pipeline also if conventional treatment failed. Consider seeing an allergist who can assist you in avoidance measures and treatment including allergy shots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cure: Unfortunately, there is no "cure" for asthma. Some people grow out of it or get better as they grow up, but not necessarily. As a pharmacist, i always recommend you carry your inhaler regardless how you feel. Steroids and long-acting inhalers can help reduce symptoms if you're having them often. Talk with your doctor or pulmonologist about this if you're looking to cut down/having a lot of symptom. ...Read more
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