Eight-year-old B.J. has had asthma for 2 years since he had acute bronchitis. He was tested for allergies and demonstrated marked responses to a number of animals, pollens, and molds. B.J. also has a history of asthma related to exposure to very cold weather.
History of Present Illness: Ms. Johnson is a very pleasant 66-year-old woman who was previously evaluated in this office by Elvira Aguila, MD for the diagnosis of asthma. She was last seen in January 2015. She states that overall, she has done well. However, over the last two to three weeks, she has noticed increasing shortness of breath as well as productive cough, rhinorrhea and postnasal drip. She states that she has been using her rescue inhaler above and beyond what is normal for her up to 10 times a day yesterday and she states that she has had some improvement in her symptoms with her short acting bronchodilator. She denies any fevers or chills.
Asthma is a chronic breathing condition that has no cure. However, the good news is that patients can live a normal life with the right treatment. Below is a list of treatments that are available for asthma:
Relieving: Has been using albuterol more often than prescribed has been using every 2-3 hours consistently instead of the prescribed every 4-6 hours as needed. Reports the albuterol provides relief for
This is 37 year old white male. Patient reports history of asthma, but unable to get his inhaler because of his current homeless situation. Patient reports his asthma is mild and well controlled at this time, he may use his inhaler 1 -2 time per month as needed. Patient has chronic bilateral knee joint pain, and lumbar neuopath. Patient is a non-tobacco user, denies use of alochol or illicit drug use. Patient denies chest pain, SOB N/V/ D, or fever.
Asthma, also called bronchial asthma, is a condition in which a person’s airways become inflamed, narrow, and swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe. It is a very common condition with more than 3 million U.S. cases per year. Asthma is a chronic condition than can last either a few years or it could be lifelong. It is unclear why some people get asthma and others don’t, but it is probably due to a combination of environmental and genetic factors. An asthma attack is brought on by triggers and the triggers vary from person to person. I know for myself animal dander, dust; pollen, mold, and fresh cut grass are triggers. Physical activity, air pollutants, certain foods, and certain medications are just a few more things
Asthma is an allergic disorder of respiration, characterized by bronchospasm, wheezing, and difficulty in expiration, often accompanied by coughing and a feeling of constriction in the chest. Currently, there are 26 million Americans affected by asthma— 19 million adults and 7 million children — and Asthma becomes one of the leading causes of absences from work and school. Asthma often runs in families; according to the World Health Organization, about half the cases are due to genetic susceptibility and half result from environmental factors. The most common signs of asthma are: coughing (especially at night, during exercise or when laughing), difficulty breathing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and Wheezing (a whistling or squeaky sound
An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, with 250,000 annual deaths attributed to the disease. This respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. Galen (130-201 AD), a Greco-Roman doctor, discovered that asthma was due to bronchial obstruction. He treated it with owl's blood in wine. Patients with severe persistent asthma are at greatest risk for life-threatening attacks, but all patients are at some risk. Fatal attacks can range from minutes to hours. Severe asthma can make daily life hard, and hard to do things without being short of breath.
Asthma is a long-term medical condition that affects the airways. When a person has asthma the walls of the air tubes that transport the air in and out of the lungs become irritated and swollen. In this condition, the air tubes get smaller and the cells produce more mucus than usual clogging the air tubes and preventing the air to reach the lungs. This disease makes the airways very sensitive, in consequence they may be greatly affected by any allergic reaction a person may have. Asthma affects people of all ages, there is an average of 25 million people affected by this condition in the united states. People that have a family history with asthma and allergies are more likely to have this condition.
Asthma is a Respiratory Disorder that is caused by exposure to exasperating substances that causes closure of the bronchial tubes making it harder to breathe, meanwhile mucus is produced which leads to more irritation of the throat and shortness of breath. Asthma is also caused by allergic reactions to pollen, mold, smoke, pet dander, even certain consumable things like nuts and berries and also extensive strenuous physical activity. Symptoms of asthma are most common in physical activity, which leads to coughing, wheezing, the feeling of tightness in the chest and shortness of breath. The common name for that is what we all know as an asthma attack.
I finally have the strength to stand up, while leaning on a heavy rock. All around me are these green vines slashing at my face as I walk. One minute I’m staring out the window of an aeroplane, the next, struggling to breathe with smoke levels increasing, inside a broken jet. I must have passed out with the on and off condition that I have and all. Now, I don’t even know how to relax and just keep moving, hoping to see some human flesh. I look in all directions and faintly see the open sea. I see that I’m isolated in a creepy jungle, in nowhere. I just wish right now I was with my amazing aunty and in that delicious, sweet shop that she works in. Mmmmm… Sweets! I begin to daydream but then realise where I am and whinge. I’m quite exhausted
When the bronchial trees are attacks by irritants or allergens it will cause constriction of the bronchial airways resulting in inflammation and narrowing of the airways, mucus secretion and difficulty of breathing. This respiratory disorder is called Asthma. Some of the symptoms of Asthma are wheeze, shortness of breath and use of accessory muscle to help in breathing.
The Effects of Asthma Home Visiting Programs on Health Care Costs & Patient Quality of Life
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One of the largest barriers to the management of asthma amongst underserved children, is access to a primary care physician (Greek, Kieckhefer, Kim, Joesch, & Baydar, 2006). Since asthma is a chronic disease; like most, it requires constant care, control and management of symptoms to prevent exacerbation of the disease. According to a study conducted by Moorman et al., between the years 2001-2003, minority children compared to white children, had a much greater chance of being treated in an emergency room rather than being treated by a primary care physician. The marked increase of emergency room visits led to regular hospitalized stays, higher mortality rates, and the use of short-acting medication opposed to a long-term systemic use of anti-inflammatory