Asthma Explained

Asthma Explained

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When there's a problem, what people want most of all is information. This applies especially when the problem is a medical one which is affecting either themselves or a family member. Doctors sometimes just don't have the time to explain everything in detail and to answer every question. As a consequence, patients and their families must turn to other sources of information, such as articles, books, and the internet. However, it is difficult, if not impossible, for the lay public to know whether the information they are getting is accurate and up to date. Hence this new book series. All the books in the 'Explained' Series are written especially for the lay public by top specialists, so the reader can be assured that he or she is getting the correct advice. Contents: Introduction; What is asthma?; How asthma affects people; The ideal consultation - what does the doctor/nurse need to know?; How is it diagnosed?; Keeping control of asthma; What treatments are available?; What other drugs are used to treat asthma?; Inhaler devices; Commonly asked questions; Case studies.Low-dose inhaled steroids are very safe to use even on a long-term basis, and constitute the mainstay of asthma treatment throughout the world. ... In children, a reduction in the rate of growth, which can be associated with steroid tablets, does not appear to be of ... They should always be used along with an inhaled steroid. Table 7.2 Combination inhalers and their constituents Name of combination. 22.

Title:Asthma Explained
Author: Graeme P. Currie
Publisher:Altman Publishing - 2004-10-01

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