Featured Asthma Articles
Descriptions of Featured Asthma Articles
Asthma is a chronic illness in which your airways are inflamed, making it difficult to carry air in and out of the lungs at times. This eMedTV page covers this condition in more detail, including its causes, symptoms, and ways to control it.
If you suffer from asthma or COPD, your doctor may prescribe Advair, a drug used to treat airway spasms. This eMedTV page describes how the prescription medicine works to help people breathe better and also covers dosing tips, side effects, and more.
Albuterol is used in the treatment of bronchospasms due to asthma or COPD. This eMedTV page provides an overview of this prescription drug, explaining how it works, offering tips on when and how to take it, and listing potential side effects.
Physical activity can often trigger asthma symptoms. As this article from the eMedTV Web site explains, symptoms can vary in type and severity. Common ones include coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, and shortness of breath.
Components of asthma treatment, as this eMedTV resource explains, include avoiding things that bring on or worsen your symptoms and taking medications. This page explains the different quick-relief and long-term control medications that are available.
Pycnogenol is a dietary supplement that possibly treats several health conditions. This eMedTV Web article describes Pycnogenol in more detail, including information on its beneficial properties, safety concerns, and possible side effects.
Xopenex is a prescription drug that is approved to treat asthma or other similar respiratory conditions. This eMedTV article describes the other conditions the medication can treat, explains how it works, and highlights potential side effects.
Asmanex is a drug that is approved to prevent asthma attacks before they start. This eMedTV article offers an overview of the prescription drug, including a discussion on how it works, when and how to use it, and some side effects it may cause.
Symbicort is a prescription drug used for preventing asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This eMedTV resource explains how the drug works, offers general dosing information, and lists side effects that may occur during treatment.
An asthma attack occurs when a person's airways swell up and produce mucus, resulting in difficulty breathing. This eMedTV page describes an asthma attack in more detail, including its symptoms and an explanation of what triggers the attacks.
Pulmicort is a prescription medicine approved to prevent asthma attacks. This eMedTV article describes how Pulmicort works to open up the airways, offers some recommendations on taking the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
Xolair is approved to prevent allergic asthma and treat chronic urtica. This eMedTV page explains how the Xolair injection works to prevent asthma attacks due to certain allergens and also lists possible side effects and general dosing guidelines.
Asthma Signs and Symptoms
Wheezing, cough, and difficulty breathing are common signs and symptoms of asthma. This eMedTV segment provides an in-depth look at the symptoms of this condition, listing several other symptoms that may occur during an asthma attack.
Flovent is an inhaler that may be used to prevent asthma attacks. This eMedTV article provides an overview on Flovent, noting in particular how the medicine works, when and how to use it, and some of the side effects associated with it.
Many people take one asthma medication to prevent attacks and another to treat an attack once it starts. This eMedTV page explains the different long-acting and short-acting asthma medicines available, and the importance of taking them correctly.
Symptoms of Asthma
Asthma can cause symptoms ranging from coughing and wheezing to severe shortness of breath. This section of the eMedTV library discusses the different severity levels seen in signs and symptoms of asthma and why they can vary.
Advair Side Effects
Some common Advair side effects include bronchitis, coughing, and nausea. This eMedTV page lists other common side effects that have been reported with Advair, as well as those that require immediate medical attention (like depression).
Qvar is a prescription medicine that is used for the prevention of asthma attacks. This part of the eMedTV archives explains how Qvar works, offers suggestions on when and how to use the inhaler, and describes the effects of the medication.
Asthma and Childhood
An increasing number of children are developing asthma. This selection from the eMedTV archives contains vital information on identifying symptoms of asthma in childhood, and also explains how the condition is managed.