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How can anti-inflammatories treat asthma?

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Anti-inflammatories are the most important type of medication for most people with asthma. Anti-inflammatory medications, such as inhaled steroids, help with swelling and mucus in your airways. If you take them every day, they can help control and prevent asthma.

SOURCES: 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Adult Onset of Asthma" and "Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (Asthma)."
American Society of Anesthesiologists: "Aging and the Respiratory System." 
National Institute on Aging: "Aging Under the Microscope: Chapter 4: Physiologic Clues." 
American Lung Association: "Asthma in Adults Fact Sheet." 
Graham, L. Chest, 2006. 
Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children."
FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.

Medscape.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 17, 2020

SOURCES: 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Adult Onset of Asthma" and "Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction (Asthma)."
American Society of Anesthesiologists: "Aging and the Respiratory System." 
National Institute on Aging: "Aging Under the Microscope: Chapter 4: Physiologic Clues." 
American Lung Association: "Asthma in Adults Fact Sheet." 
Graham, L. Chest, 2006. 
Boehringer Ingelheim: "US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children."
FDA. Prescribing Information: Spiriva Respimat.

Medscape.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 17, 2020

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