Asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that involves inflammation and narrowing of the airways. This results in symptoms such as wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. Asthma can affect anyone of any age and the severity of symptoms varies greatly ...

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Symptoms of Asthma

Asthma affects everyone differently and the range and severity of symptoms varies from person to person. Find out more about ...

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Types of Asthma

There are different types of asthma and knowing what type you have can help you better manage your condition.

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Diagnosis: Asthma

Initial Visit

The initial visit with the doctor involve determining whether the patient has asthma or some other condition that ...

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Differential Diagnosis: Asthma

Not everyone who suffers symptoms of asthma will necessarily have asthma. There are many conditions that mimic some or all ...

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Risk Factors: Asthma

Certain risk factors increase the chance that an individual will develop asthma. These risk factors include:

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Misdiagnosis: Asthma

Undiagnosed Asthma: Asthma is not always diagnosed immediately. Other respiratory conditions may be detected and treated, with the underlying asthma ...

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Treatments: Asthma

The goals of treatment focuses primarily on:

  • Reducing the frequency and severity of symptoms
  • Limiting the impact asthma has on
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Deaths: Asthma

Whilst asthma in some individuals can have mild symptoms, asthma is a condition that needs to be taken seriously as ...

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