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How can you prevent hypoxia when you have asthma?

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Keep your asthma under control, every day. Stick with your treatment plan. You should also:

  • Take your medicine to help prevent flares and the need to use your rescue inhaler.
  • Eat right and stay active.
  • Know your asthma triggers, and find ways to avoid them.

From: Hypoxia and Hypoxemia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Leach, R. November 1998. BMJ,

Lian, J. March 2009. Nursing 2014 Critical Care.

Medscape: "Hypoventilation syndromes."

Papiris, S. 2002. Critical Care,

Pittman, R. Oxygen Transport in Normal and Pathological States: Defects and Compensations.

Samuel, J. "Hypoxemia and Hypoxia."

UpToDate: "Oxygenation and mechanisms of hypoxemia."

CDC.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

SOURCES:

Leach, R. November 1998. BMJ,

Lian, J. March 2009. Nursing 2014 Critical Care.

Medscape: "Hypoventilation syndromes."

Papiris, S. 2002. Critical Care,

Pittman, R. Oxygen Transport in Normal and Pathological States: Defects and Compensations.

Samuel, J. "Hypoxemia and Hypoxia."

UpToDate: "Oxygenation and mechanisms of hypoxemia."

CDC.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

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