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    1. Asthma Triggers - Topic Overview

      Exercise challenge and inhalation challenge tests are sometimes used to diagnose asthma and workplace asthma (occupational asthma). Exercise challenge test In an exercise challenge test,spirometry is done before and after you exercise on a treadmill or an exercise bicycle. Spirometry measures how much and how quickly you can breathe air in and out. An exercise challenge test can see what ...

    2. Asthma in Teens and Adults - Topic Overview

      Educating yourself and your family about asthma is essential for you and your child to have control of the disease. If you understand asthma,you will have an easier time following the different aspects of treatment,such as avoiding substances that cause symptoms (triggers) and knowing what to do during an asthma attack. Educate yourself or your child about: Asthma. Learn all that you can ...

    3. Theophylline for Long-Term Control of Asthma

      Drug details for Theophylline for long-term control of asthma.

    4. Anticholinergics for Asthma

      Drug details for Anticholinergics for asthma.

    5. Asthma Triggers - 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 ...

    6. Asthma and Lung Function Tests

      WebMD explains lung function tests used to diagnose and monitor asthma.

    7. Asthma and Flu

      If you have asthma, getting the flu can be particularly dangerous. WebMD explains how the flu can affect asthma.

    8. Bronchial Thermoplasty for Asthma

      Bronchial thermoplasty is a treatment for severe asthma that uses gentle heat to shrink the smooth muscles in your lungs. It opens your airways and makes it easier to breathe.

    9. Hypoxia and Hypoxemia

      When your body doesn't have enough oxygen, you could get hypoxemia or hypoxia. These are dangerous conditions.

    10. Is There A Natural Cure for Asthma?

      Is there a natural cure for asthma? Learn more from WebMD about what can and can't help you manage your disease.

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