Category Archives: Asthma Treatments

Asthma Treatment (Management) and Medications

Asthma cannot be completely cured but it can be effectively controlled through proper treatment and management. Asthma is a chronic disease that requires ongoing medical care.  Unlike many diseases which get treated with little attention, asthma is much more complex … Continue reading

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Spirometry and spirometer

What is spirometry and how is it done? Spirometry measures various lung function parameters such as vital capacity and FEV1. Vital capacity is the maximum amount of air you can breathe in or breathe out. Maximal amount of air that … Continue reading

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Lung / Pulmonary Function Tests

What are lung / pulmonary function tests? There are several types of lung or pulmonary function tests. Some are available only in large hospitals or research centers. The most informative and clinically useful tests are spirometry and peak expiratory flow … Continue reading

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Asthma Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment

Asthma Severity Classification Based on National Heart Blood and Lung Institute guidelines, asthma is classified into four categories depending on how severe asthma symptoms are in patients and what the degree of functional disability is in them; such features may … Continue reading

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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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