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What's the difference between prevention and long-term management of asthma?

What's the difference between prevention and long-term management of asthma?

Preventing asthma:: (1) ask your parents not to smoke before your birth (2) be born vaginally (3) have a couple of dogs & cats in the house when you arrive from hospital (4) live on a farm (5) nurse but supplement with milk formula from day 1 (6) when you starting putting everything in your mouth add solid foods - don't wait longer (7) if you develop dust mite allergy start allergy shots right away (7) stay thin. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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


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What is the main difference between prevention and long-term management of asthma?

What is the main difference between prevention and long-term management of asthma?

Probably the Same: Prevention and long-term control includes avoiding triggers of asthma, such as allergens, smoking and infections. Sometimes daily medicines such as inhaled bronchodilators, steroids, or oral leukotriene inhibitors singularly or in combination are necessary to prevent asthma.For this type of therapy, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Which step in asthma management would a home nebuliser be used?

Which step in asthma management would a home nebuliser be used?

Rarely: Nebulizers allow you to take albuterol aerosolized rather than through an inhaler device. For adults, there is really no benefit to this except maybe cost. There are some other nebulized meds, but they typically have to be used more often than the meds available via other inhaler devices. They are best for children or sick elderly who can't use a more-complicated inhaler. ...Read more

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In what step in asthma management would a home nebulizer be used?

In what step in asthma management would a home nebulizer be used?

Both...: ...Maintenance meds (such as budesonide) and rescue meds (such as albuterol) are available in nebulizer ampoules, and can be used by people unable to use handheld mdi's (multidose inhalers). ...Read more

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Is it okay to take gynera pills for management of endometriosis even if i was diagnosed with asthma not in acute exacerbation? Thank you.

Is it okay to take gynera pills for management of endometriosis even if i was diagnosed with asthma not in acute exacerbation? Thank you.

Yes: Yes fixed dose , combination contraceptive ( or for management of endometriosis as in your case )like gynera could be used , even if you have asthma , if you are not allergic to it. Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Definition...: Asthma is a disease of the airways characterized by recurrent acute exacerbations of bronchospasm and airway inflammation. Between exacerbations, most asthmatics have no symptoms. There is no cure but there are effective treatments. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Airway Obstruction: Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the lungs that causes wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath due to airway obstruction. The symptoms are usually episodic, but can be present on a daily basis. ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Chronic disease: It is chronic inflammatory disease of the airways with symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. This is related narrowed airways from inflammatory changes of the airway walls and spasm of the muscle in the airways(bronchospasm). ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

A condition: a condition based on inflammation of the airways that causes increased secretions, cough and difficulty breathing ...Read more

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What is asthma?

What is asthma?

Airway inflammation: Main components of asthma are inflammation and constriction of small airways, making more difficult to breathe. When exposed to virus or allergen, wheezing can occur.The more severe inflammation and constriction, the worse the asthmatic attack. Cells in the airways might make more mucus than usual plugging up airways. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. ...Read more

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