Asthma in Teens and Adults - Topic Overview
Is this topic for you?This topic provides information about asthma in teens and adults. If you are looking for information about asthma in children age 12 and younger, see the topic Asthma in Children. What is asthma?Asthma makes it difficult for you to breathe. This can happen only every now and then, or in more severe cases, every day. Asthma may also last throughout your life (a chronic ...
Breathing Problems: Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler
Diseases affecting the lungs-such as asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)-share many of the same medications. These medications are often delivered through a metered - dose inhaler (MDI).Key pointsUsing an MDI:Delivers most of a measured dose of medication directly to your lungs.Can help keep your symptoms under control and may help prevent long - term ..
Breathing Problems: Using a Dry Powder Inhaler
People who have asthma or other lung diseases that make it hard to breathe may use an inhaler to get the medicine they need into their lungs.
Non allergens that Trigger Asthma: Medications
Medications can trigger ashtma attacks .
Bronchodilators and Asthma
WebMD explains short- and long-acting bronchodilators for asthma symptoms.
WebMD explains how common asthma treatments can keep you breathing easy and prevent asthma attacks.
Learning the proper way to use asthma inhalers can help you manage asthma symptoms and decrease the chance of an asthma attack. WebMD explains how.
Asthma Treatment: Steroids and Other Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Steroids and other anti-inflammatory drugs can decrease the symptoms of asthma. Learn more from WebMD about how they work.
Heartburn and Asthma
WebMD explores the link between acid reflux, commonly thought of as heartburn, and asthma.
Asthma Causes and Triggers
Do you know the most common causes of asthma? Learn more about your own asthma triggers.