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  • Forms Of Broncho Dilators
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    Physiological Effects of Ventolin Ventolin is a brand name of the drug sulfate HFA, and its generic name is adrenergic broncho dilator. It is mostly taken as an inhalator, but can also be taken as tablets or syrup. It treats the symptoms of broncho spasms. Broncho spasm is an abnormal contraction of the smooth muscle of the bronchi, narrowing and obstructing the respiratory airway, resulting in coughs, wheezing or difficulty in breathing. The chief cause of this condition is asthma, although it ...
  • Allergy Symptoms Including Runny Nose
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    Allergies are especially unique in the medical field because they differ among patients. An allergy is a specific immunologic reaction to a normally harmless substance, one that does not bother most people. People with allergies are often sensitive to many substances. Common allergens that cause allergic reactions include seasonal, outdoor allergens like tree, grass, and weed pollen, and year-round indoor allergens including dust particles, animal dander, and indoor mold. Most people usually can...
  • Cause Asthma E.G. Pollen
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    What is Asthma? Asthma is a disorder that affects 20% of Australians in their childhood. It causes airways to narrow making it difficult to breathe. Symptoms may include loss of breathe in cold weather, wheezing and whistling. It may occur periodically in sudden sharp attacks. W henan attack occurs - The muscles around the windpipe tighten shrinking the airways. The wind pipe lining then swells (picture) and a mucus called phlegm develops causing the cough to intensify and slightly more painful....
  • Examples Of Triggers For Asthma Attacks
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    Asthma Asthma is very common, but it isn't well understood. Current treatments for the disease are getting to be more effective. In the future, hopefully advances in medical research will lead to even better treatments then the ones we currently have. We use our lungs to breathe they work by taking oxygen from the air we breathe in and then disposing it as carbon dioxide; Carbon Dioxide is a deadly waste product made by the cells of the body. Once this exchange has taken place, Carbon dioxide is...
  • Refractory Period After An Initial Exercise
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    "Asthma is a pulmonary disease with the following characteristics: 1) airway obstruction that is reversible in most patients either spontaneously or with treatment; 2) airway inflammation; and 3) increased airway responsiveness to a variety of stimuli" (Enright, 1996, p. 375). There presently exist many varieties of asthma that differ in the severity, means of induction, and methods of treatment. One type is exercise-induced asthma. "Exercise-induced asthma (EIA) is a temporary increase in airwa...
  • Four Main Symptoms Of An Asthma Attack
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    Introduction Most of you may not think of asthma as a killer disease, yet more that 5,000 Americans die of asthma each year. According to the Mayo Clinic web page, asthma also accounts for more that 400,000 hospital discharges annually. As the number of people with asthma increases, the more likely you are to come in contact with a person who has the disease. As far as I can remember, I have had asthma my whole life. My mother and one of my sisters also have asthma, so I have a first hand experi...
  • Active Roles In The Child's Asthma Management
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    Asthma affects approximately 10.1% of children living in the United States, and continues to be the most common chronic childhood illness ("Strategies", 2002). Some risk factors that account for this startling percentage of children with asthma include age, heredity, gender, children of young mothers under age twenty, smoking, ethnicity (African American are at greatest risk), previous life threatening attacks, lack of access to medical care, psychological / psychosocial problems, under diagnosi...
  • Role Of T Cells In Asthma
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    The immune system is one of the most complex systems in the human body, it has the ability to recognize and destroy foreign invaders. It can determine foreign from self and can adapt to virtually destroy any antigen. What happens when the immune system is too efficient for its own good? Allergic immune responses are estimated to effect 20% percent of Americans. The word allergy is defined in the dictionary as a hypersensitive state. The hyper-sensitive state is caused by an exaggerated immune re...
  • Asthma Attack The Muscles Around The Airways
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    Asthma is a Greek word, which means panting. It was one of the words to describe shortness of breath. The descriptions of asthma came from Aretaeus the Cappadocian in the 2nd century AD. The lungs suffer and the parts which assist respiration sympathize with them (Lane 1996). Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory lung disease characterized by recurrent breathing problems. People who have asthma have acute episodes when the air passages in their lungs get narrower, and breathing becomes more difficul...
  • Far Less Important Role In Asthma Treatment
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    Asthma is asthma Asthma Asthma is a chronic lung condition that affects people of all ages. It can be severe and is sometimes fatal. It is primarily caused by inflammation of the airways which causes them to be hyper-irritated and respond with mucus production and decreased air flow. This irritability may be associated with cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and mucus production. This condition is usually reversible with the proper medical management. The tendency to have extra-irritable (twit...

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