Asthma Treatment

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    Asthma Breathing Test

    Lung Function Testing. Breathing tests, also known as spirometry or pulmonary function tests, are used to diagnose and monitor asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other respiratory diseases. You will be asked to blow into a machine that will measure the volume of air leaving the lungs. A nurse will coach and encourage you […]

  • Allergy Shots Reduce Asthma Medications

    An European study published in the leading allergy medical journal, the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, shows that allergy shots helped people with asthma reduce their steroid medications. Asthmatic children between the ages of 6-17 requiring daily inhaled steroids to control their asthma were invited to enroll in the 2 year study, wherein half […]

  • Part 3: Acute asthma, prognosis, and treatment

    Jennifer E. Fergeson, DO, Shiven S. Patel, MD, and Richard F. Lockey, MD Asthma affects about 300 million people globally and accounts for 1 in every 250 deaths in the world. Approximately 12 million people in the United States each year experience an acute exacerbation of their asthma, a quarter of which require hospitalization. Read […]

  • Part 2: Acute asthma, prognosis, and treatment

    Jennifer E. Fergeson, DO, Shiven S. Patel, MD, and Richard F. Lockey, MD Asthma affects about 300million people globally and accounts for 1 in every 250 deaths in the world. Approximately 12 million people in the United States each year experience an acute exacerbation of their asthma, a quarter of which require hospitalization. Read Part […]

  • Part 1: Acute asthma, prognosis, and treatment

    Jennifer E. Fergeson, DO, Shiven S. Patel, MD, and Richard F. Lockey, MD Asthma affects about 300 million people globally and accounts for 1 in every 250 deaths in the world. Approximately 12 million people in the United States each year experience an acute exacerbation of their asthma, a quarter of which require hospitalization. You […]

  • Introduction: Acute asthma, prognosis, and treatment

    By Jennifer E. Fergeson, DO, Shiven S. Patel, MD, and Richard F. Lockey, MD NOTE: This is the introduction to a 10 part series.   Asthma affects about 300 million people globally and accounts for 1 in every 250 deaths in the world. Approximately 12 million people in the United States each year experience an […]

  • Asthma Treatment: Allergy Shots

    An European study published in the leading allergy medical journal, the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, showed allergy shots helped people with asthma reduce their steroid medications. Asthmatic children between the ages of 6-17 requiring daily inhaled steroids to control their asthma were invited to enroll in the 2 year study, wherein half were […]

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    Working on your Asthma Wellness

    Asthma is a chronic condition and after awhile, you know your body well enough to tell when it is acting up or flaring. This often occurs with a viral infection, but also changes in temperature or season, new allergens in your environment (grandma and her cat come to visit, for too long!), or you run […]