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Medical Reference Related to Asthma

  1. Living with Asthma

    Get tips about asthma and its link with stress, anxiety, and smoking.

  2. Diagnosing Asthma

    Learn what your doctor will do when making an asthma diagnosis.

  3. Lung Function Tests for Asthma

    To diagnose asthma or other lung problems, your doctor may perform lung function or pulmonary function tests. Learn more.

  4. Health Conditions That Mimic Asthma

    Learn about other health conditions that have symptoms that mimic asthma. Find out how to tell if you have asthma or something else.

  5. Asthma Risk Factors

    Some of the risk factors for asthma may surprise you. Find out more about what things can trigger an asthma attack.

  6. Asthma Specialists

    Confused about choosing an asthma specialist? Learn about the different doctors who treat asthma.

  7. Asthma in Children - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I take allergy shots (immunotherapy) for allergic rhinitis and allergic asthma?Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Helping your child use a metered - dose

  8. Asthma in Children - Treatment Overview

    Although your child's asthma cannot be cured, you can manage the symptoms with medications, especially inhaled corticosteroids and beta2 - agonists. You and your child will usually work with your health professional to develop a management plan consisting of a daily treatment plan and an asthma action plan. These plans help you and your child meet treatment goals:Minimize long - term lung damage b

  9. Asthma in Children - Living With Asthma

    You can control the impact asthma has on your child's life by following your asthma plans consistently. A management plan can reduce inflammation to prevent long - term damage to your child's lungs and decrease the severity, frequency, and duration of asthma attacks. Your child may have difficulty following the plan because of its many different factors. To help you and your child remain consisten

  10. Topic Overview

    Is this topic for you? This topic provides information about asthma in children. If you are looking for information about asthma in teens and adults, see the topic Asthma in Teens and Adults.What is asthma?Asthma makes it difficult for your child to breathe. This can happen only every now and then, or in more severe cases, every day. Asthma may also last throughout your child's life (a chronic ...

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