Chronic Asthma

Chronic Asthma
Clinical Presentation
Pathophysiology
Diagnosis
Treatment
- cough
- wheezing
- shortness of breath
- chest pressure
- anxiety
- pale
- blue lips or finger tips
- bronchospasm
- hypoxemia
- inflammatory mediator activation
- vasodilation
- mucus formation and secretion
- bronchospasm
- hyperplasia of smooth muscle
- hypertrophy of smooth muscles
- thickening of airways
- hypersecretion of mast cells
- increased permeability of vasculature
- neutrophil
- lymphocyte
- eosinophils
- IgE production
- interlukins
- family history/ genetics
- obesity
- race
- dyspnea
- cough
- age of onset
- allergen exposure
- recurrent respiratory infections
- individualized plan
- identification of triggers
- avoidance
- lifestyle modifications
- air pollution
- pollen
- exposure prevention of allergens
- weight reductions
- spirometer use
- inhalers
- daily corticosteroids
- symptom dependent dosage
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