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Asthma

Bronchial Thermoplasty

Endoscopic management of severe uncontrolled asthma in adults Asthma is a chronic airway disease characterized by inflammation, hyper-responsiveness and narrowing of the airways. The goal of asthma treatment is to treat the two key components of asthma, i.e. airway inflammation and airway narrowing. The past few years have seen the …

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Traditional Treatment

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a traditional treatment existing over time especially external health care institutions (Ernst, 1998). For a few decades, consumption of CAM becomes increasingly popular including in our country, Malaysia (Featherstone, Godden, Selvaraj, Emslie & Took-Zozaya, 2003; Barnes, Bloom & Nahin, 2008; Siti et al, 2009) …

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Uncontrolled Bronchial Asthma

OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA AND UNCONTROLLED BRONCHIAL ASTHMA- WHAT IS THE LINK? Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome (OSAHS) and asthma are 2 diseases of the common airway. Asthma affects the lower respiratory tract or also known as the lower airway. Obstructive Sleep Apnea Hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) affects the upper respiratory tract …

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Asthma and Smoking: How To Prevent

What Is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes episodes of difficulty in breathing. Asthma symptoms are caused primarily by chronic inflammation of the airways. This makes the airways of the patient with asthma highly sensitive to various trigger factors. When the airways inflammation is triggered by any …

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Asthma and Smoking

What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes episodes of difficulty in breathing. Asthma symptoms are caused primarily by chronic inflammation of the airways. This makes the airways of the patient with asthma highly sensitive to various trigger factors. When the airways inflammation is triggered by any …

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Is Asthma Contagious?

The word “asthma” comes from the Greek meaning difficulty breathing. It is not a contagious disease and can affect anyone, including children. Source: https://www.flickr.com Like many other diseases, asthma has not escaped the beliefs or unfounded myth. There is a belief that asthma can be transmitted. Just because a person …

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When You Need to See A Doctor?

Asthma action plan An asthma action plan is a written plan that tells you on how to treat your asthma on a daily basis. Asthma Action Plan helps you to handle with sudden increases in your asthma symptoms. The plan includes what medicine is needed every day, what steps to …

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Vaccination

Introduction Vaccination is the administration of material (a vaccine) capable to stimulate an immune response against a specific antigen thereby making the individual immune to it and protected from the disease. Therefore, vaccines can prevent morbidity and mortality from an infection. Asthma is among the most common respiratory conditions in …

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Occupational Asthma

Occupational asthma is asthma caused by or worsened by exposure to substances in the workplace. Many substances in the workplace can cause occupational asthma. The most common triggers are wood dust, grain dust, animal dander, fungi and certain chemicals. The true frequency of occupational asthma is not known as many cases …

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Asthma and Pregnancy

Asthma is the most common condition affecting the lungs during pregnancy. Asthma affects approximately 8 percent of women in their childbearing years. Well-controlled asthma is not associated with significant risk to mother or baby but uncontrolled asthma can cause serious complications. With appropriate asthma treatment and control, most women with asthma …

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