Category: Asthma

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Canadian Health&Care Mall: Bronchial Asthma

Bronchial asthma is a chronic, non-communicable disease of respiratory tract of inflammatory character. Chronic inflammation of respiratory organs leads to their hyperactivity, a result of which in contact with allergens or irritants, bronchial obstruction develops immediately, which limits air flow and causes suffocation. Asthma attack often develops after precursors and is characterized by sharp breathlessness and wheezing during exhalation. Usually it is accompanied by cough with viscous sputum, and loud wheezing. Bronchial asthma can lead to emphysema and pulmonary heart development, status asthmaticus occurrence.

Bronchial Asthma

Over the past two decades, asthma incidence has increased, and today there are about 300 million people who suffer from it. This is one of the most common chronic diseases, which are subject to all people, regardless of sex and age. Mortality among [...]

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Asthma Diagnostics and Treatment

Asthma Diagnostics

The diagnosis is usually made on the basis of complaints and presence of characteristic symptoms when you visit pulmonologist. All other methods of investigation are aimed at establishing degree of severity and disease’s etiology.

Spirometery. It helps to assess bronchial obstruction degree, find out variability and reversibility of obstruction, as well as to confirm diagnosis. In case of bronchial asthma forced exhalation after bronchodilator inhalation for 1 second is increased by 12% (200ml) and more. But it should be carried out for several times to obtain more precise information.

Peak flow meter or measurement of peak expiratory activity (PEF) allows you to monitor patient’s condition by comparing figures obtained previously. There is increased PEF after bronchodilator inhalation to 20% and PSV indicates [...]