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Asthma

Air pollution-Is it dangerous for asthmatic patient?

What is indoor and outdoor air pollution? Air pollution occurs when the air contain chemical, particle, gaseous or any contaminant in harmful amounts to the living organism (human, animal and plant) There is two (2) type of air pollution which differs in source of pollutant which is: Indoor air pollution …

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Can asthma be cured?

Asthma – Basic Information Asthma is chronic respiratory disease. During an asthma attack, the occurrence of respiratory airways inflammation will narrow the airways and reduce of oxygen supply to the lungs. Patient with asthma attack may present with cough, shortness of breath, wheezing and chest tightness. Picture 1 – Respiratory …

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Type of Trigger Factors

ASTHMA is defined as chronic inflammatory disease of airways characterised by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. The airways are super sensitive. They react to many things, such as cigarette smoke, pollen or cold air. These are …

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Asthma and Allergic Conjunctivitis

Introduction Conjunctivitis is one of the most common eye conditions. It is often called “red eye”. It is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, the tissue that lines the inside of the eyelid and helps keep your eyelid and eyeball moist. Red eye caused by allergens is called allergic conjunctivitis. Allergic …

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Complications of Uncontrolled Asthma

Definition: Uncontrolled asthma occur when you have persistent symptoms of cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and chest tightness with frequent usage of medication for immediate relief or visit to clinic/ emergency department for nebulizer. Reasons for asthma become uncontrolled: Ongoing exposure to an allergen (like grass, tress, pollen, etc.) or …

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Do I Have Exercise-Induced Bronchial Asthma?

Exercise induced asthma happened when the airways narrowed (get smaller) as a result of strenuous exercise. Nowadays, exercise induced bronchoconstriction is the preferred term for this condition. Exercise does not cause asthma, but it can trigger asthmatic attack. Majority of people who experienced exercise induced bronchoconstriction have underlying chronic asthma. …

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What To Do During Asthma Attack (Adults)

Advances in the way asthma treatment have minimized asthma attacks. The latest standard of care and goals for asthma treatment is complete control of symptoms and prevention of asthma attacks. However, asthma attacks still happen. During an asthma attack, the muscles around the bronchial tubes tighten, which narrows the air …

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Asthma and Surgery

There is no study showing an increased risk during surgery for the general asthma population.1 However, there is an increased risk for asthmatic patients with reduced lung function (FEV1). The incidence of severe asthmatic attack during surgery is low but it may be life threatening. Symptoms Patient will experience similar …

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Healthy Lifestyle, Ideal Body Weight

Maintaining an ideal body weight is one of the most important parts in management plan of asthma patients. Many researches has established the relationship between asthma and body weight. Generally, the higher body weight you have, the more risky for you to develop asthma symptoms/ attack. Risk of Obesity / …

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