100 Questions & Answers About Asthma, Second Edition by Claudia S. Plottel

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When you are one of the nearly 22 million american citizens who are suffering from bronchial asthma, or have a pal or relative who does, this ebook deals all of the details you must greater comprehend and deal with the situation. thoroughly revised and up-to-date, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately bronchial asthma, moment variation contains information regarding the newest clinical ways to bronchial asthma care and study, explains the most recent instructions and therapy concepts of the nationwide bronchial asthma schooling and Prevention application, presents finished information regarding medicinal drugs used to regard bronchial asthma, and makes a speciality of fit residing with bronchial asthma. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately bronchial asthma, moment variation offers authoritative, useful solutions in your questions on cures, coping recommendations for either sufferer and relations resources of aid, the significance of workout and meals, and lots more and plenty extra. Written through Dr. Claudia S. Plottel, a world-class bronchial asthma professional, this basically written, hugely readable e-book deals the newest scientific wisdom and useful tips about what bronchial asthma is and what you are able to do to regard it successfully. that includes insider recommendation from a precise sufferer, this publication is a useful source for an individual dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this continual, but hugely controllable illness.

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In babies, eczema often involves the cheeks and diaper area, whereas in older children a distribution behind the elbow creases and the area behind the knees is classic. Eczema can be very itchy and drying. My son developed eczema as an infant. It was particularly bad on his face, and he would develop patches that would not heal no matter what we treated them with, until we finally had to use a steroid cream. He would also occasionally develop hives after breastfeeding, and at 6 months I finally had to wean him because I was down to eating almost nothing for fear that I would induce an allergic reaction, because we could never quite pinpoint exactly what he was allergic to.

Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) syndrome, for example, exhibits symptoms similar to asthma. Specific types of heart disease, such as congestive heart failure, can be mistaken for asthma. Some physicians even use the term cardiac asthma, a misnomer, to describe the wheezing sounds associated with congestive heart failure. Similarly, lung diseases Table 10 Differential Diagnosis of Asthma in Adults Certain other lung diseases lead to symptoms that share similarities with asthma: • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease that includes emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis) • Pulmonary embolus • A lesion or tumor—benign or malignant—that obstructs a major airway • Rare lung diseases such as PIE (pulmonary infiltrates with eosinophilia or eosinophilic pneumonia) Cardiac dysfunction can also mimic certain asthma symptoms.

QXP Q U E S T I O N S 3:01 PM & Page 17 A N S W E R S A B O U T A S T H M A Possible Environmental Factors in Asthma Development The development of asthma reflects a particular genetic or innate predisposition to the disease. In addition, environmental influences have been recognized as significant in the emergence of clinical asthma. The precise interplay between environmental and hereditary factors leading to asthma is still insufficiently understood. It has long been noted that some environmental exposures are associated with progression to asthma while other types of exposures might possibly prevent or delay the development of asthma in susceptible persons.

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