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Silent asthma

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.g. corticosteroids, long ...more treatments »

Symptoms of Silent asthma

Treatments for Silent asthma

  • Medications such as bronchodilators, corticosteroids, antihistamines and anti-inflammatories
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Silent asthma: Complications

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Causes of Silent asthma

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Silent asthma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Silent asthma

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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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