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How to help hyperinflation from asthma?

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Dr. Numaan Malik
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Treatment

Hyperinflation in asthma can occur as a result of air trapping when lungs do not empty out adequately during exhalation.
This is secondary to airflow obstruction. Treatment of asthma with beta agonist ( such as albuterol or salmeterol) should resolve hyperinflation as these medicines decrease airflow obstruction. Inhaled steroid (also used for treatment of ashtma) help reduce inflammation.

In brief: Treatment

Hyperinflation in asthma can occur as a result of air trapping when lungs do not empty out adequately during exhalation.
This is secondary to airflow obstruction. Treatment of asthma with beta agonist ( such as albuterol or salmeterol) should resolve hyperinflation as these medicines decrease airflow obstruction. Inhaled steroid (also used for treatment of ashtma) help reduce inflammation.
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