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Asthma

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Asthma

  1. 1. ASTHMA Ana B. Elena G. Iván S. Mónica T.
  2. 2. WHAT IS ASTHMA?  Asthma is a disease caused by the inflammation of the bronchioles and airways, characterized by varying and recurring symptoms, including airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.
  3. 3. WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE ASTHMA? People have asthma when they have an infection, for example, when someone has a cold or due to an allergy. This provokes an inflamation or infection of the bronchioles.
  4. 4. CLASSIFICATION OF SYMPTOMS Severity Symptom frequency Night time symptoms Intermittent ≤2/week ≤2/month Mild persistent >2/week 3–4/month Moderate persistent Daily >1/week Severe persistent Continuously Frequent (7×/week)
  5. 5. TREATMENTS FOR ASTHMA  Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs  Oral steroids  Oral bronchodilators: Ventolin  Inhaled corticosteroids  Chest physiotherapy may assist in the clearing of respiratory secretions and improve breathing.
  6. 6. TYPES FOR ASTHMA MEDICINE PROVISION Accuhaler Turbohaler Easi-breather Inhaler Autohaler clickhaler
  7. 7. AND NOW WE ARE GOING TO SEE A VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EDo9pUYvPE
  8. 8. THE END

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