Monthly Archives: December 2010

Your asthma treatment – how to be more compliant?

Before you meet your physician for consultation, do your homework by gathering and preparing information relevant to your asthma condition. This step will allow you to understand your asthma better and be ready with all the relevant questions/answers that you … Continue reading

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Asthma control rules

With proper precautions, asthma can be effectively controlled. Note that your ignorance towards asthma can result in the events like, an asthma attack or hospitalization. Follow the following set of rules for better asthma control (these rules are bare minimum … Continue reading

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Asthma Diagnosis

How is asthma diagnosed? Asthma diagnosis is usually not difficult. A detailed account of the patient’s symptoms is often sufficient to establish the diagnosis. If you have coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath or tightness of the chest, you should see … Continue reading

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Asthma Action Plan – a friend indeed!

What is an Asthma Action Plan? An asthma action plan is a written plan tailored to your needs to help you manage asthma attack episodes. The action plan is based on your symptoms and peak flow readings. The action plan … Continue reading

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Asthma symptoms

Symptoms of asthma are frequently episodic – what that means is that asthma patients may remain relatively free of asthma symptoms in-between their asthma attacks (a phrase used often for worsening of symptoms). Occurrence of asthma symptoms may be seasonal in many patients. … Continue reading

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