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  1. 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 ..

  2. Asthma: Peak Expiratory Flow and Personal Best - Topic Overview

    Peak expiratory flow (PEF) measures how fast you or your child can breathe out using the greatest effort. It is used in the monitoring and treatment of asthma to determine how well your lungs are functioning. Your peak flow drops when the tubes that carry air to the lungs (bronchial tubes) narrow. A decrease in the peak flow can show that the bronchial tubes have narrowed even before asthma ...

  3. How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler With an Inspirease Spacer

    WebMD provides tips for using a metered dose inhaler with an InspirEase spacer.

  4. Allergy Tests and Asthma

    Allergy tests can determine the exact cause of your allergy and asthma symptoms. Learn more about allergy tests.

  5. Exercising When You Have Allergic Asthma

    Exercise is good for you, and you can exercise safely, even with allergic asthma. A little planning is all it takes to help you breathe easier and stay in shape.

  6. What Is Allergic Asthma?

    Learn more about allergic asthma, what causes it, the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

  7. Treatment Options for Allergy-Triggered Asthma

    If you're one of the millions of Americans who have allergic asthma, treatments can help you live a full and active life.

  8. Butterbur Extract - Topic Overview

    What is butterbur? Butterbur extract,from the root of the butterbur shrub,was originally used in Europe in the Middle Ages to treat plague and fevers. Although we don't completely understand the benefits of butterbur,people frequently use it to treat coughs,asthma,headaches,and stomach ulcers. The scientific name for butterbur is Petasites hybridus. What is butterbur used for? People ...

  9. Asthma Organizations

    Browse these asthma organization’s web sites to further broaden your understanding of asthma and seek the most effective ways to breathe easier and be active.

  10. Treating Asthma in Children

    Learn which drugs treat asthma in children, and the top goals of asthma therapy for your child.

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