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Doctor insights on: Pathophysiology Of Bronchial Asthma

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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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How come I have bronchial asthma, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have bronchial asthma, but nobody else in the family has it?

Many causes of asthm: Asthma certainly has genetic factors but there are many other factors that may be involved in developing asthma. These include allergies, infections, the environment, personal habits (e.g. Smoking), and many others. ...Read more

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Will bronchial asthma kill me?

Depends: Asthma is a lable applied to a disorder with a broad range of intensity from very mild to life threatening.One kid i managed almost died several times in childhood but now lives a good life as a coach with good control.I have lived with mild asthma for decades & rarely need any rx.If you learn to understand the disease, respect it & manage it u can live well, if not it can surely kill you. ...Read more

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Is Bronchial Asthma contagious?

No: asthma isn't contagious, viral diseases can resemble asthma, and they are contagious, but asthma as it is no, ...Read more

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What over-the-counter med is for bronchial asthma?

What over-the-counter med is for bronchial asthma?

None really. : Optimum treatment of your asthma requires that we measure your lung fuction objectively, then develop a treatment plan that you can understand and execute on your own. Many asthma meds can be harmful if used indiscriminately or incorrectly, and your doctor can help you understand how to use them. Hence, they are not available without a prescription. Primatine was basically inhaled adrenalin. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter medications exist for bronchial asthma?

Which over-the-counter medications exist for bronchial asthma?

Not too many: I believe there is only one inhalation drug presently on the us market without a prescription. If your asthma is allergy related, there are numerous antihistamines available. As always do not take anything without first talking it over with your physician. ...Read more

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What the bronchial asthma?

What the bronchial asthma?

Straight forward: The airway system has inflammation, not infection. Therefore medication for inflammation is important. The gold standard is inhaled steroids. Check with your lung doc. ...Read more

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What exactly is bronchial asthma?

Reactive airways: Bronchial asthma (commonly referred to as just asthma) is a medical condition in which the airways have both inflammation (excess mucus and swelling and cells present in airways) and episodic airway constriction or narrowing. Both of these are features of asthma. Albuterol treats the narrowed airways, but other medications such as inhaled steroids are necessary to control the airway inflammation. ...Read more

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What drugs treat bronchial asthma?

What drugs treat bronchial asthma?

CONTROLLER&RELIEVER: There are Controller MAEDICTIONS which some patients have to take every day to keep Asthma under control These are Long Term beta agonists(Long Term Bronchodilaters) Steroids Inhaled and Leucotrine like Singular Reiever or Resque Meds Quick acting Bronchodilaters like Albuterol,Xopenex Short Course of Steroids Most meds are given via inhaler or Nebuliser Except Singular or Oral Steroids ...Read more

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