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Asthma Treatment and Symptoms
Young women with asthma are twice as likely to have symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea compared with those who do not have asthma.
Laboratory workers who frequently handle research rats that commonly cause asthma symptoms have fewer allergic reactions to the rats than individuals with less exposure.
Avoiding house dust mite allergens from birth does not prevent the onset of asthma, eczema or atopy in high risk children.
Three common asthma inhalers containing the drugs salmeterol or formoterol may be causing four out of five U.S. asthma related deaths.
Breathing techniques can cut the use of reliever inhalers by more than 80% and halve the dose of preventer inhaler required in mild asthma.
Two treatment methods for asthma attacks, spacers and nebulizers, are equally effective in staving off hospital admissions
Workers who developed the worst sensitivity to lung irritants over the first two years of employment were more likely to visit the doctor for both asthma and bronchitis in later years.
children at high risk for asthma, who have breathing problems can benefit from daily treatment with inhaled corticosteroids, but they do not prevent the development of persistent asthma in these children.
Asthma symptoms are more prevalent in those children who live near a major road.
Asthmatic patients showed significant improvement in peak expiratory flow, airway responsiveness and number of symptom free days after treatment with bronchial thermoplasty.
Adults and children with asthma will breathe deeper and have better control over their asthma with inhaled corticosteroids than with the medicine cromolyn.
Inhaled steroid medications for asthma were significantly less likely to be prescribed for minority patients and children during the years soon after their introduction.
Children with asthma living in multi family housing are more likely to experience wheeze, persistent cough, shortness of breath and chest tightness.
Effects of asthma medications may vary between obese and lean people.
Asthma exacerbations are caused by viral respiratory infections in both children and adults.
Among individuals with asthma, airway hyperresponsiveness is directly correlated with pulmonary symptoms and disease severity.
Physicians can better determine the corticosteroid dose for children with moderate to severe allergic asthma by measuring the nitric oxide levels in the patient's breath, rather than by observing symptoms.