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Stepwise guide to managing asthma

A stepwise guide to treating adult asthma attacks has been formulated to encourage improved outcomes for sufferers. 1. Remove yourself from allergens that trigger your asthma, 2. test the severity of an attack with a peak flow meter regardless of how you feel, and 3. use your reliever medicine to allow easier breathing. 4. Make sure you use preventer therapy, however, sometimes corticosteroid tablets are needed for bad cases, 5. calling for assistance should always be part of the plan, and 6. don't forget to practice the plan!

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Harvard Health Publications

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About: Stepwise guide to managing asthma

Date: 18 August 2005

Source: Harvard Health Publications


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