Asthma Part 3: Special Patient Populations

Children Below 5 Years of Age Asthma is difficult to diagnose in children below 5 years of age. As the airways of children are naturally small, wheezing, when audible, can be confused between asthma and simple upper respiratory tract infections. To add to the confusion, fast-acting medications like Beta2 Agonists will relieve wheezing in children … Read more

Asthma Part 2: The Medical Consult

In this part of the series, we will discuss the diagnostic methods available. Asthma is diagnosed in the primary care setting by a comprehensive medical history, family history, physical examination, and lung function tests. Your primary care physician will determine the severity of your asthma which in turn will affect the treatment you require. Referral … Read more

Alternative Therapies for the Treatment of Asthma

Asthma, a very common lung disease, is characterized by difficulty in breathing. There are two types of asthma problems either severe or chronic. Asthma attacks occur when there is any disturbance in the air supply to the lungs. Asthma attacks can be very dangerous for you and even prove fatal if the disease is not … Read more