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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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Can my asthma make my diastolic numbers go up my numbers are usually in the 70's and these past few days its been in the 80's?

Asthma : If your asthma is not controlled and you have persistent shortness of breath or have to give effort for breathing, your blood pressure might go up including diastolic blood pressure. Diastolic blood pressure in the mid 80's is normal. ...Read more

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How many kids are diagnosed with asthma in the u.S. Each year?

How many kids are diagnosed with asthma in the u.S. Each year?

Asthma: ~5, 000 people die of asthma attacks per year, ~500, 000 are hospitalized; more than 5 million doctors visits for asthma attacks per year. It is estimated that between 6-8 million children in the United States have asthma. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Why is amlexanox prescribed for asthma in Japan but not in the U.S.?

Why is amlexanox prescribed for asthma in Japan but not in the U.S.?

Discontinued In USA: AMLEXANOX WAS USED IN usa for canker sores.It is an Anti Inflammatory,Anti Allergy In USA it was patenteIN 1994 It was never approved for Asthma Treatment in USA.We do not know the cause For some reason it's use was discontinued for canker sores in USA ...Read more

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How can asthma form?

How can asthma form?

Difficult to answer: Most asthma that starts in childhood can be linked to allergies. As we mature, other "triggers" may come into play such as occupational triggers (dust from manufacturing or fumes), pollution, etc. Though it sometimes can be difficult to put a finger on the cause, the treatments are usually the same- rescue inhalers and controllers (if necessary). Getting tested is always the best thing to do. ...Read more

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How can I treat asthma?

How can I treat asthma?

Asthma: See an asthma specialist to get a regimen specifically designed for you. Every asthmatic is a different individual with individual medication needs. ...Read more

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How does asthma spread?

Many causes 4 asthma: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways caused by both inherited and environmental factors. It doesn't spread like infections but develops in patients when inflammation leads to spasm of muscles around the windpipe and the airways become hypersensitive. Many factors trigger asthma, including allergies, respiratory infections, weather changes, irritants, exercise, and acid reflux. ...Read more

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Does asthma have a cure?

Does asthma have a cure?

No: Asthma can't be cured, but its symptoms can be controlled.Prevention and long-term control are key in stopping asthma attacks before they start. Treatment usually involves learning to recognize your triggers and taking steps to avoid them, and tracking your breathing to make sure your daily asthma medications are keeping symptoms under control. In case of an asthma flare-up, you may need to use a. ...Read more

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How can you avoid asthma?

Fight genetics!: That's right. 50% of asthma risk you get from your parents. If you choose ones with allergies or asthma you are already at high risk. Tell your parents not to smoke, especially when mom is pregnant with you. Tell them to get a dog and a cat before your birth. That helps. Don't live near roads with heavy diesel traffic. Avoid wood smoke & damp homes. Get exercise, sunshine & eat lots of fish. ...Read more

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