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I have asthma so I must do?

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In brief: Were you tested?

If you have been tested a course of treatment should have been prescribed.
Depending on the severity of your asthma, various treatments may be started. Mild infrequent attacks may be treated with a rescue inhaler whereas more frequent severe attacks may require a controller inhaler to be added. The best course must be determined by you and your physician. Good Luck

In brief: Were you tested?

If you have been tested a course of treatment should have been prescribed.
Depending on the severity of your asthma, various treatments may be started. Mild infrequent attacks may be treated with a rescue inhaler whereas more frequent severe attacks may require a controller inhaler to be added. The best course must be determined by you and your physician. Good Luck
Dr. Richard Williams
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Avoid environmental allergens and irritants: smoke, perfumes, candles, fragrances, aerosols, too. Helps a lot!
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: General advice ??

The best advise for an asthma patient is to get a good evaluation, set up a reasonable treatment plan & comply with that plan.
Proper followup & a good relationship with your pcp helps assure you can adjust treatment as changes arise.

In brief: General advice ??

The best advise for an asthma patient is to get a good evaluation, set up a reasonable treatment plan & comply with that plan.
Proper followup & a good relationship with your pcp helps assure you can adjust treatment as changes arise.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine

In brief: Lifestyle change

Avoid all milk products since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation.
Also avoid gluten containing foods. Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day and taking a good probiotic (not yogurt) help reduce inflammation Yoga breathing exercises 10-30 min/day help too. This may help avoid the need for meds

In brief: Lifestyle change

Avoid all milk products since the milk protein causes respiratory tract inflammation.
Also avoid gluten containing foods. Getting 30 -45 min of sunshine at noon daily or taking vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day and taking a good probiotic (not yogurt) help reduce inflammation Yoga breathing exercises 10-30 min/day help too. This may help avoid the need for meds
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Treatment...

The most common treatment for asthma include bronchodilator and steroid inhalers.
Other treatments depend on symptoms present. Avoidance of triggers is an important part of therapy. Avoid smoking. Use a bronchodilator inhaler pre-exercise if you notice an increase of symptoms during exercise. Follow your doctor's instructions.

In brief: Treatment...

The most common treatment for asthma include bronchodilator and steroid inhalers.
Other treatments depend on symptoms present. Avoidance of triggers is an important part of therapy. Avoid smoking. Use a bronchodilator inhaler pre-exercise if you notice an increase of symptoms during exercise. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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