If you cough, feel out of breath too quickly with exercise, or have chest colds that last one to two weeks, you may have asthma.
This can be confusing because you may not have “Asthma Attacks” or wheezing. The symptoms of asthma can be different in different people. Some people feel tightness or itching of their throat or upper chest. Some feel tired after not sleeping
Patients that suffer from occupational asthma (asthma caused by breathing in hazardous substances in the workplace) may not realize their symptoms are work-related. It can also affect their ability to work, overall quality of life, and even threaten their lives.
The Importance of Using Controller Medicines Daily
Asthma is a condition due to airway inflammation often associated with an allergic component. It is characterized by symptoms that can include chest tightness, cough, shortness of breath and wheezing, which may be intermittent or persistent. Proper diagnosis requires a thorough history, physical examination, appropriate lung function testing and allergy testing.
A new type of inhaler is now available to deliver albuterol for patients with asthma or reversible COPD. The inhaler is called ProairRespiclick and is available for patients 12 years or older to treat acute symptoms of airway constriction (bronchospasm) or as prevention of exercise induced asthma symptoms. Most patients refer to albuterol inhaler as the “rescue” or
Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes and they may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. Sleep apnea usually is a chronic (ongoing) condition that
Smart Inhalers Remembering to take medications every day can be difficult for many people. For asthma patients, forgetting to take daily controller inhalers can lead to more asthma exacerbations. New technology, however, may help asthmatics remember their medications and keep asthma under better control.
Outdoor Air Quality: How to Protect Yourself from Unhealthy Air
Have you ever wondered what to make of those air quality warnings you hear on the news? These warnings are intended to help you take action to avoid harmful air, but it is not always clear what they really mean and what actions are reasonable and necessary.