How to guide to asthma treatment part 2


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How to Guide to Asthma treatment 3 part series this video covers conventional treatment including asthma inhalers

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How to guide to asthma treatment part 2

  1. 1. How to Guide to Asthma Treatment Part 2 Conventional Treatment
  2. 2. Conventional Treatment There are No Cures for Asthma But You Can Control the Frequency and Severity of Asthma Attacks and Lead a Normal Life
  3. 3. Conventional Treatment <ul><li>There are Two Conventional Ways to Control The Frequency and Severity of Asthma Attacks:- </li></ul><ul><li>Identify Your Triggers and Reduce or Eliminate Your Exposure to Them </li></ul><ul><li>Prescription Drugs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Prescription Drugs <ul><li>The Main Medicines to Treat Both Acute and Chronic Asthma Can be Broadly Classified as Follows:- </li></ul><ul><li>Bronchodilators </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-inflammatory agents </li></ul><ul><li>Antibiotics </li></ul>
  5. 5. Antibiotics Asthma is an Immunological Condition This Means That Asthmatics Are More Liable To Contract Respiratory Infections. Antibiotics Will Normally be Prescribed For a Respiratory Infection However It Can Lead To Further Problems As The Antibiotics May Destroy Friendly Bacteria In The Bowel Which Help To Increase The Body's Resistance To Food Allergies.
  6. 6. Antibiotics A Further Problem, Is That Prolonged Prescribing Of Antibiotics In The General Population Can Lead To Antibiotic Resistant Infections
  7. 7. Bronchodilators The Most Commonly Prescribed Drug In The Treatment Of Asthma Is Ventolin(TM), A “Beta 2- Adrenergic Antagonistic&quot; Bronchodilator Which Is Administered By A Metered Dose Inhaler. Ventolin(TM) Acts On The Smooth Muscles Of The Bronchi Causing Them To Dilate, Improving The Ability Of Asthmatics To Breathe Easier.
  8. 8. Bronchodilators <ul><li>Prolonged Use Or Heavy Short Term May Result In </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid Or Irregular Heartbeat </li></ul><ul><li>Insomnia, </li></ul><ul><li>Shaking Hands </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bronchodilators <ul><li>Nervousness, </li></ul><ul><li>Cough </li></ul><ul><li>Dry Mouth And Throat </li></ul>
  10. 10. Anti-inflammatory Drugs <ul><li>Anti-inflammatory Drugs Are The Mainstay Of A Traditional Asthma Treatment Plan In The Form Of Low Dosage Inhaled Corticosteroids. These Medicines Work In Two Ways: </li></ul><ul><li>Interfere With The Formation Of Inflammatory Mediators And Prevent The Activation Of Inflammatory Cells </li></ul><ul><li>They Promote Relaxation Of Bronchial Smooth Muscle </li></ul>
  11. 11. Anti-inflammatory Drugs During A Severe Asthmatic Attack, Which Requires Hospitalisation, The Patient Is Usually Given, A Powerful Intravenous Drug Such As Methylprednisolone, And Massive Doses Of 60 to 80 mg Are Given Every Several Hours In Hospital
  12. 12. Anti-inflammatory Drugs Long and Short Term Effects <ul><li>Suppressed Immune System </li></ul><ul><li>Adrenal Suppression </li></ul><ul><li>Osteoporosis </li></ul><ul><li>Muscle Weakness </li></ul><ul><li>Skin Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Peptic Ulcers </li></ul>
  13. 13. Anti-inflammatory Drugs Long and Short Term Effects This Is A Case Of The Treatment Being Worse Than The Cure!
  14. 14. Alternative Treatments An Increasing Number of Individuals Are Looking at Alternative Treatments Due to The Long Term Effect of Prescription Drugs The Next Video in The Series Looks At Some of The Alternatives Available to You and One Specifically That I have Found Effective
  15. 15. For Further Information on the Development of Asthma, Asthma Triggers and Total Allergen Load Visit