How Is Asthma Treated?

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So there're two general principles when treating asthma. The first is to give maintenance therapy. These are treatments that are meant to prevent asthma aberrations. The cornerstone of any maintenance therapy would be an inhaled steroid. Steroids are medications in the body which reduce inflammation.

In asthma, we give this through an inhaled route to minimize the amount of steroids that's absorbed into the body and leads to side effects. Inhaled steroids are generally well tolerated for long periods of time and have been shown to reduce death rates and hospitalization rates of asthma.

The other cornerstone of therapy is rescue therapy. These are medications that are given in a response to an asthma attack. The means they have a rescue therapy would be abitrol. Abitrol are medicine that is a broncher dilater, that means it opens up the the airwaves and reveals the restriction on the breathing.

Some patients need a combination of both long form of albuterol and inhaled steroids for their asthma. This would be a combo inhaler which would be used to retrieve severe forms of asthma. In addition to medications, probably the best way to prevent any asthma attack is to be aware of what your trigger is.

For instance if you trigger is acid reflex, there are many foods that can trigger acid reflex such as foods that are high in oil, foods that are spicy, caffeine, so you might want to avoid this foods. Alternatively if you trigger [xx] called temperature or even during exercise, it's important to do along warm up before you starting any exercise because the sudden change in temperature our exposure of air waves to cold temperatures can trigger an Asthma attack.