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Severe, refractory asthma

Severe, refractory asthma: Introduction

Severe, refractory asthma: Severe refractory asthma is a type of asthma that is severe and difficult to treat. Asthma involves constriction and inflammation of the airways which makes breathing difficult. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Severe, refractory asthma is available below.

Severe, refractory asthma: Treatments

There is no cure but identifying and avoiding the triggering factors will prevent symptoms developing. Symptoms may be managed by various asthma medications such as bronchodilators, antiinflammatories and asthma inhalers. Immunomodulation and biological therapies are being investigated. Some medications act as long-term controllers (e.g. corticosteroids, long-acting beta-2 agonists, ...more treatments »

Symptoms of Severe, refractory asthma

Treatments for Severe, refractory asthma

  • Avoid allergens or other factors which trigger the symptoms. Medications such as bronchodilators, corticosteroids, antihistamines and anti-inflammatories. High dose inhaled corticosteroids are usually required. Immunomodulation and biological therapies are being investigated
  • Management of asthma, and medications used to prevent and treat symptoms depends on the frequency and severity of symptoms. In severe asthma, a strong emphasis is placed upon maximising preventer medication. Treatments for severe asthma include:
  • Avoidance of triggers - certain medications, pollens, dust etc
  • Avoidance of cigarette smoking - smoking cessation and avoidance of others smoking
  • Utilisation of an asthma action plan and self monitoring
  • more treatments...»

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Severe, refractory asthma: Complications

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Causes of Severe, refractory asthma

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Prognosis for Severe, refractory asthma

Prognosis for Severe, refractory asthma: A good prognosis for asthma relies on adhering to treatment therapies which may involve medications, preventative medications and avoidance of triggering factors. Although asthma can be a serious life-threatening condition, death is relatively uncommon.

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