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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

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 ...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 do i treat asthma?

How do i treat asthma?

Reliever/Preventer: This is a big topic. Most people only get symptoms every now and again (e.g. when they get a cold or exposed to dust) and their asthma will respond to a reliever like salbutamol (ventolin). Others get regular symptoms that require a preventer (there are various inhalers but most contain a low dose steroid). Have a look at this http://www.asthma.org.nz/resources/ ...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 I cure my asthma?

How can I cure my asthma?

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

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How can you avoid asthma?

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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Can cats give you asthma?

Can cats give you asthma?

Yes: Fur bearing animals like cats, dogs, etc are commonly associated as "triggers" in asthmatics. ...Read more

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How do I go about asthma?

How do I go about asthma?

get to the root: The first thing is to be tested for your asthma. It is a simple test called spirometry. This , and your history, will permit the physician to make a proper diagnosis and recommend treatment. If you know now what things trigger an attack, either get rid of them (rugs, etc) or try to avoid contact (cats and dogs). Remember, get tested first. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I treat my asthma?

How can I treat my asthma?

Find out what: your "triggers" are...allergies/stress/environmental issues and find a good PULMONOLOGIST or ALLERGIST to help you design a medication program best for you! (Rescue inhalers, ongoing medications etc etc Some skin testing may be necessary! Start with your Primary Care Physician for a Referral Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I stop m'y asthma?

How can I stop m'y asthma?

see answer: Stop smoking and avoid second hand smoke, if you are overweight, than weight loss with a good exercise program and diet is recommended. Avoid triggers that may exacerbate your symptoms. Some people with asthma may have a genetic component and will simply need inhalers and meds to help with the disease. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose asthma?

How do you diagnose asthma?

Symptoms, testing: Asthma is a respiratory condition diagnosed by compatible symptoms in a person who demonstrates airway obstruction on a breathing test that improves after a medication to open airways (albuterol). If symptoms are suggestive (chronic cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, typically worse at night) and criteria are met on a breathing test, then asthma can be definitively diagnosed. ...Read more

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How to deal with my asthma?

How to deal with my asthma?

Many ways: If your "triggers" are allergy induced-- remove or minimize as many as possible. If exercise induced, talk to your physician about pre-treatment. Pollution and occupational induced asthma should also be discussed. Make sure you also have your rescue inhaler with you and if you use a controller, do not skip any doses. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hii how to cure with asthma?

Hii how to cure with asthma?

Asthma Inhalers: Asthma can affect people to a varying degree for their whole life, although many children grow out of it. Treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms during a flare & preventing how often the symptoms occur. Broadly, there are 2 types of inhalers: Relievers (usually blue in colour) and Preventers (orange, purple, red, brown or green). More info? See 'Asthma Relievers' or 'Asthma Preventers' ...Read more

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