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Why does physical exercise cause an asthma attack?

During exercise, rapid breathing occurs through the mouth. As a result, the air which reaches the bronchial tubes is not warmed and humidified enough by passing through the nose. Cold and dry air are factors that can trigger asthma. Asthma … Continue reading

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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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