Asthma

Asthma is a disease of the airways in the lungs. Asthma causes airways to get inflamed and become narrow and makes breathing difficult. The symptoms of asthma are shortness of breeth, chest pain, cough and wheezing.

Relapsing asthma on completion of therapy

Relapsing asthma on completion of therapy

Q. Sir, my 8 year old son is suffering from asthma since the last 3 years. Up to the age of 5 1/2 years, he was only diagnosed with febrile seizures, which completely disappeared once he turned 5. From the 6th year of life, he began to display symptoms of… Read more »

Asthma: Alternate Therapy, Self Management

Asthma: Alternate Therapy, Self Management

Ayurveda Ayurvedic medicine is used by many practitioners in India for over 5000 years for treating many chronic illnesses. The regime uses natural herbal and mineral remedies along with other modes of treatment including diet changes, breathing exercise, yoga and lifestyle changes. Ayurvedic medicine helps to balance the over-reactive bronchi… Read more »

Asthma: Management of Asthma & Care

Asthma: Management of Asthma & Care

General Measures The most effective treatment for asthma is identifying the triggers and avoiding exposure to those agents. Desensitization to allergens has been shown to be a treatment option for certain patients. Smoking cessation and avoidance of secondhand smoke is recommended for all asthmatics. In patients with EIA, higher levels… Read more »

Asthma: Types, Causes and Triggers

Asthma: Types, Causes and Triggers

Previously the condition was divided into two defined types of asthma: extrinsic (allergic) and intrinsic (nonallergic) asthma. Now-a-days, the illness can be classified into a number of different types as following: Allergic Asthma Extrinsic or allergic asthma (AA) is the more common type and represents about 90% of all cases… Read more »

Asthma: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Asthma: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Overview of asthma Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory condition characterized by reversible airflow obstruction and airway hyperresponsiveness. This disease which can occur at any age, accounts for thousands of hospitalizations each year and requires long-term follow-up. Epidemiological and observational evidence had shown an increasing morbidity and mortality due to asthma… Read more »

Leukotriene Modifiers for the Treatment of Asthma and Allergy

Leukotriene Modifiers for the Treatment of Asthma and Allergy

Leukotriene modifiers are a type of drug that helps one manage allergies or allergic rhinitis as well as help in the prevention of asthma. How Do Allergies Occur? The body has a defense system called as immune system that helps protect the body from infection and foreign matter that may… Read more »

Allergy test for asthma : Different types of allergy tests for asthma

Allergy test for asthma : Different types of allergy tests for asthma

Allergy test for asthma Asthma occurs due to the narrowing of the airways. The delicate lining of the airways gets inflamed when they encounter some foreign particles that the individual is allergic to. It could be pet dander, dust, smoke, food, or anything. Thus, allergy is a common trigger factor… Read more »