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Asthma in children

Asthma is a major health problem worldwide. Asthma affects 3-5% of children in US and still growing tendency manifested in terms of moderate and severe. Is the most common chronic disease of children. 30% of cases of asthma begins in the first year of life and 50% in the first two years. A number of favorable factors such as prematurity, which involves a series of morphofunctional features, amniotic fluid aspiration at birth, excessive pollution, viral infections in infants (particularly respiratory... 

Asthma In The Elderly

Lung damage from smoking or extensive exposure to inhaled environmental pollutants causes diseases like bronchitis, emphysema, or COPD in the elderly. However, asthma is also a common cause of respiratory symptoms in this age group. Like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also responds to anti-inflammatorv drugs. Thus sometimes it becomes difficult to differentiate between asthma and other forms of obstructive lung diseases. However, after a trial of oral glucocorticosteroids if: •  ... 

Asthma in the elderly or seniors

Lung damage from smoking or extensive exposure to inhaled environmental pollutants causes diseases like bronchitis, emphysema, or COPD in the elderly. However, asthma is also a common cause of respiratory symptoms in this age group. Like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also responds to anti-inflammatorv drugs. Thus sometimes it becomes difficult to differentiate between asthma and other forms of obstructive lung diseases. However, after a trial of oral glucocorticosteroids if:  

Tests for asthma

Investigations Complete blood counts. Especially for eosinophil counts. Marginally high eosinophil count suggests an allergic element. Moderately high eosinophil count (>20 per cent) suggest tropical pulmonary eosinophilia, which have symptoms similar to asthma. Lung function tests. Asthma can often be diagnosed on the basis of symptoms. However, measurements of lung function, particularly the reversibility of lung function abnormalities, help in confirmation of diagnosis. Lung function measurements... 

Asthma

Asthma is a condition characterized by recurrent attacks of dyspnea (difficulty breathing) because of narrowing of the airways. It is characterized by sneezing due to the constriction of the bronchi. It is a condition that affects nearly ten million people in the United States (2/3 adults). This condition is also known as bronchial asthma and attacks may occur in varing degrees. Asthma may be classified from occasional wheezing periods, to slight difficuly in breathing, to severe attacks that may...