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How to prepare kids with asthma for the new school year?

During summer break, a lot of kids stay away from things like textbooks, essays and math problems, but another thing they’re staying away from is their asthma medicine, says Dr. Kirstin Carel of National Jewish Health in Denver. Carel says that … Continue reading

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What About the Long-Term Outlook on Asthma?

The long-term outlook for the great majority of asthmatics is very good. Asthma can usually be controlled once the medications are dosed properly and the asthmatic is more knowledgeable. It is crucial to continue all the controller medications as prescribed … Continue reading

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How Is Asthma Treated?

Perhaps one of the most pressing concerns for any asthmatic, but particularly the parent of an asthmatic is, “What am I doing to my child (or myself) with all these drugs?” A legitimate concern for everyone dealing with asthma is … Continue reading

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What Causes Asthma?

The exact cause of asthma is not known, but it is thought to have both genetic and environmental components. No matter what the actual cause, it is probably much more important from the asthmatic’s viewpoint to know what activates or … Continue reading

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What is asthma?

Asthma is a disease of increased responsiveness of the airways to various stimuli including allergens and irritants that cause obstruction of the airways.  Constriction of muscles around the airway and inflammation result in swelling of the lining and increased secretion … Continue reading

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