Monthly Archives: May 2011

What should be done during an asthma attack?

Always follow instructions of your allergist (doctor) on what precise steps you should take at the time of your asthma attack. In general, it is important to stay calm and take your prescribed medications. Bronchodilators are the most commonly prescribed … Continue reading

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How long does an asthma attack last?

The duration of an asthma attack varies according to the severity of the attack. Mild asthma attack episodes may only last a few hours. Severe episodes, however, may go on for days or even weeks. Mild attacks can resolve spontaneously or … Continue reading

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What is self-management of asthma?

The central idea behind self-management is that a patient should be able to participate actively in the management of his asthma. This involves acquiring certain basic knowledge about the disease and its symptoms, recognizing early signs of deterioration and taking … Continue reading

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How dust mites and dinner (aka Gastro Esophageal Reflux) induce nocturnal asthma?

Dust mites and Gastro Esophageal Reflux could trigger nocturnal asthma. Real-life Example: Mr. Ram Narayan has been suffering from bronchial asthma for last 5 years. He is employed at a warehouse of Food Corporation of India, where he works as … Continue reading

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How can asthma be controlled?

The emphasis is on avoidance and drug treatment – Avoidance of those factors that can be identified as triggers or precipitating factors for asthma. Drug treatment consists of regular use of medicines that prevent asthma (preventers) and if and when symptoms … Continue reading

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