By Claudia S. Plottel
In case you be afflicted by bronchial asthma, or have a chum or relative who does, this e-book bargains aid. the one ebook to supply the doctor’s and patient’s view, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately bronchial asthma grants authoritative, functional solutions in your questions about remedies, coping ideas -- for either sufferer and kin, assets of help, and lots more and plenty extra. Written through a world-class bronchial asthma professional and that includes "insider’s" recommendation from a precise sufferer, this publication is a useful source for somebody dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this debilitating ailment.
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Therefore, the PEF value, or FEV1, that is considered normal for a short, older female with asthma would be abnormally low if obtained by a tall, adolescent male with asthma. Because asthma is characterized as a disease of lung emptying, exhalation time is abnormally prolonged in asthma. Anyone with active asthma who attempts to blow out all the candles on a birthday cake with one single mighty blow of air knows about impaired “lung emptying” firsthand! Depending on the degree of asthma and other factors, such as how much airway narrowing, or bronchospasm, is present, full exhalation during spirometry might last as long as 12 to 14 seconds rather than the normal 5 to 6 seconds.
Still others might wheeze after a severe allergy, such as to a bee sting, for example. Gastric reflux, called “GERD” (gastro-esophageal reflux disease), is a disease of the digestive system and is an example of a nonpulmonary condition that can mimic asthma. Similarly, vocal cord dysfunction syndrome, or “VCD,” affects the voice box (larynx) and is often confused with asthma. Finally, and especially in children, a wheeze can be caused by a foreign body trapped in the bronchial tree. Young children, in particular, explore the world by putting objects in their mouth.
VCD: vocal cord dysfunction syndrome • Laryngeal dysfunction or tumors Prescription medications can give asthma-like symptoms. • ACE inhibitor-induced cough • Beta-blocker-induced wheezing and exertional shortness of breath disease, although it usually is used to refer to emphysema, or to chronic obstructive bronchitis. Technically, COPD refers in a general way to several different lung conditions that demonstrate an abnormality on spirometry, a type of pulmonary function test. ” Several different lung conditions typically exhibit the obstructive dysfunction pattern of abnormality on pulmonary function testing.
100 Questions and Answers About Asthma by Claudia S. Plottel