Archive for the ‘Asthma’ Category

Medicines used to treat asthma

Drugs used in the management of asthma Asthma medicines can be classified into two groups: Relievers or Quick-Relief Medicines or Rescue Medicines These are fast-acting bronchodilators that relieve bronchoconstriction and it’s accompanying acute symptoms. Salbutamol, Terbutaline, Ipratropium Bromide, Aminophylline infusions, Deriphylline injections, Adrenaline injections are reliever medicines.  

Inhalation Therapy To Manage Asthma

Inhalation Therapy The major advantage of delivering drugs directly into the airways via inhalation is that high concentrations can be delivered more effectively to the airways and side effects are avoided or minimised. Some of the drugs that are effective in asthma can only be used via inhalation because they are not absorbed when given orally (e.g. anticholinergics and cromones).  

How to avoid asthma and diet for asthmatics

Strong Odors and Sprays •    Do not stay in the house when it is being painted. •    Avoid perfume and cosmetics such as talcum powder and hair spray. •    Use ‘roll on’ rather than ‘spray on’ deodorants. •    Use non-perfumed household cleaning products whenever possible. •    Reduce strong cooking odors (especially frying) by proper ventilation.  

Asthma in the elderly or seniors

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... 

What is Asthma?

Asthma Asthma is an ancient Greek word meaning ‘panting or short-drawn breath’. Asthma is a disease of the airways in which the airways get inflamed and thickened. Inflammation makes the airways prone to narrow too much and too easily. When airway narrowing occurs breathing becomes difficult. Asthma affects over 11-15 million people in India.