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Asthma Care and Breathing Exercises Guide
Intended for everyone interested in asthma. No previous knowledge of medicine is necessary.
Asthma is explained in details.
Diagnosis and treatment of asthma is explained.
Breathing exercises are described.
Acupressure treatment for asthma is described.
Special sections on first aid in asthma.
Illustrated human anatomy chapter.
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Table of Contents
Asthma: Introduction | History | Epidemiology | Causes | Prognosis
Diagnosis: Signs and symptoms | Diagnosis | Differential diagnosis
Medical tests: Spirometry | Metacholine challenge test | Peak flow meter | Wheezing | Rhonchi
Pathophysiology: Bronchoconstriction | Bronchial inflammation | Pathogenesis | Sleep apnea
Treatment: Introduction | Relief medication | Prevention medication | Long-acting â2-agonists | Emergency treatment | Nebulizer | Alternative and complementary medicine | Asthma Diary | Acupressure
Breathing exercises: Controlled Study | Buteyko Method | Strelnikova Method
Medications: Bronchodilator | Anticholinergics | Beta2-adrenergic receptor agonists | Leukotriene receptor antagonists | Xanthines | Mast cell stabilizers | Antitussive | Antihistamine
Prednisone | Dexamethasone
NSAIDs: Aspirin | Ibuprofen
First Aid: Anaphylaxis (constriction of airways) | Asthma | First Aid Techniques | World-wide Emergency Telephone Numbers
Anatomy and physiology of Respiratory System: Introduction | Nose | Nasal cavity | Trachea | Lungs | Conducting zone | Respiratory zone
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