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