Silent asthma: Introduction
Silent asthma: Silent asthma is a type of asthma that occurs suddenly and is usually severe. The wheezing that usually precipitates and asthma attack is usually absent or very mild. Silent asthma involves rapid constriction and inflammation of the airways which makes breathing difficult.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Silent asthma is available below.
Silent asthma: Treatments
There is no cure but avoiding the triggers will prevent symptoms developing. Various measures can be used to limit this exposure e.g. limit outdoor activities when high pollen counts are high. Symptoms may be managed by various asthma medications such as bronchodilators, antiinflammatories and asthma inhalers. Some medications act as long-term controllers (e ...more treatments »
Symptoms of Silent asthma
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Treatments for Silent asthma
- Medications such as bronchodilators, corticosteroids, antihistamines and anti-inflammatories
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Silent asthma: Complications
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Causes of Silent asthma
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Less Common Symptoms of Silent asthma
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Silent asthma: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Silent asthma
Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases,
because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms.
Although the most common...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed
(it can, of course, also fail to be...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The "cuff" around...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers...read more »
Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases
are difficult to diagnose.
Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often...read more »
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Silent asthma: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Silent asthma: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Silent asthma
Prognosis for Silent asthma:
This form of asthma is usually severe and requires prompt treatment. 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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