الربو Asthma
Adnan Khalil
Publish Date: 27 Dec 2016

Alhawadeth Media

الربوAsthma

 

 

هل استطيع ممارسة الرياضة مع الربو؟

 هل استطيع تجاوز اصابتي بالربو؟

 ما هي أجهزة الاستنشاق التي ينبغي على استخدامها؟

الربو: مرض مزمن يعاني فيه المصاب من صعوبات في التنفس نتيجة تضيّقٍ متقطّعٍ للمجاري الهوائية، يشبه عملية التنفس بواسطة قشة المص

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 يؤثر على أكثر من 25 مليون شخص في الولايات المتحدة. وهو أحد الأمراض المزمنة الأكثر شيوعاً لدى الاطفال، يصيب تقريبا 7 مليون طفل.

هناك سوء فهم شائع للربو بانه لا يمكن التاقلم معه. وقد لا يوجد شفاء من الربو، ولكن مع العلاجات المتقدمة اليوم، معظم الناس قادرون على إدارة هذا المرض مع أعراض قليلة.

 

في صيدلية كيورميد، نحن فخورون بأننا متخصصون في إدارة الربو.

 

 

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Can I exercise with asthma?

Will I outgrow my asthma?

Which inhaler should I use?

 

Asthma: A chronic disease that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, making breathing difficult.

It’s like breathing through a straw

Asthma Facts

Asthma affects more than 25 million people in the United States. It’s one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood, affecting almost 7 million children.

It’s a common misconception that asthma can be outgrown. Asthma has no cure, but with today’s advanced treatments, most people are able to manage the disease with few symptoms. 

 

 

What Causes Asthma?

Airborne Allergens

§  E.g. dust mites, animal dander, cockroaches

Respiratory Viruses

§  Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the leading respiratory virus associated with asthma.

§  Approximately 40% of infants with documented RSV will develop asthma later in childhood.

 

Additional Factors

§  Cigarette smoke, air pollution, occupation, family history, and diet

 

Symptoms of Asthma

1.   Shortness of breath

2.   Wheezing

3.   Coughing

4.   Chest tightness

5.   Abnormal breathing

 

What Triggers an Attack

1.   Viral infections, colds

2.   Pet dander

3.   Dust and dust mites

4.   Weather changes, pollen

5.   Physical activity

6.   Airborne irritants

 

 

Controlling Asthma

After careful consideration of the frequency and severity of your symptoms, your doctor will determine the type of medications that are needed to help control your asthma.

Your medications are likely to change as your symptoms get better or worse.

 

Rescue Inhalers

Rescue inhalers work immediately to relieve asthma symptoms. They are also referred to as fast-acting or quick-relief inhalers.

Although rescue inhalers are effective at providing immediate relief, they are not intended to have long-term effects on asthma symptoms.

Because rescue inhalers can be overused, speak with your doctor of you feel your medication is being used too often.

 

Controller inhalers

Controller inhalers work over a period of time to reduce airway inflammation. They are also referred to as preventative or maintenance inhalers.

It’s important to use your controller inhaler, even if you feel “good”. Because your controller inhaler is slow-acting, you will still need a rescue inhaler nearby to handle potential attacks.

Pills and liquid controller medications are also available.

 

Using Your Inhaler

Proper Technique (without a spacer)

§  Remove the cap; shake well.

§  Hold the inhaler firmly, and sit up straight or stand up.

§  Place your lips around the mouthpiece. It should be resting between your teeth with your tongue flat underneath.

§  Breath in and out once.

§  On your next inhale, press down on the canister to release the medicine. You should inhale slowly for three to five seconds.

§  Hold your breath for ten seconds. This allows the medication to deposit in your lungs.

§  Repeat the above steps for each puff of medication ordered.

§  Replace the cap.

 

What is a Spacer?

Spacers are holding chambers that turn inhaled medicines into a mist that can be more effectively inhaled.

When you put an inhaler directly in your mouth, most of the puff lands in the back of your throat and can be ineffective.

When you use a spacer, you’re able to breath mist from the chamber directly into your lungs. The medication is not wasted in the back of your throat.

 

Using Your Inhaler

Proper Technique (with a spacer)

§  Remove the caps from the inhaler and spacer; shake well.

§  Insert the inhaler into the open end of the spacer.

§  Breath out.

§  Place the mouthpiece between your teeth with a firm lip seal.

§  Spray one puff of medication.

§  Breath in slowly and completely. If your spacer is whistling or making a horn-like noise, you are breathing in too quickly.

§  Hold your breath for at least 10 seconds.

§  Remove the spacer and breath out. Wait one minute.

§  Repeat the above for each puff of medication ordered.

§  Replace caps on your inhaler and spacer.

 

Asthma Action Plan

An asthma action plan tells you what to do when a breathing attack occurs.

Asthma action plan should include instructions for preventing breathing attacks as well as recognizing and handling worsening asthma.

 Asthma action plans are commonly divided into three zones: green, yellow, and red.

 

Exercising with Asthma

Kids want to have fun! Unfortunately, some children experience asthma symptoms when they are playing and exercising.

Tips for exercising with asthma:

§  Take it easy, and start slow.

§  Stick with a buddy.

§  Know your triggers.

§  Take frequent breaks.

§  You may need to use your medicine before you exercise.

 

Remember to…

1.   Listen to your doctor and pharmacist.

2.   Know what an asthma attack looks like.

3.   Know what makes you have an asthma attack.

4.   Stop and take a break when playing.

5.   Always have your rescue inhaler with you.

 

About our Pharmacy

At CureMed pharmacy, we are proud to specialize in asthma management.

Our pharmacists want to partner with you to improve your health. We also focus on diabetes, weight loss, heart health, and more.

We can easily transfer your prescriptions to our pharmacy…simply let us know where they’re currently located, and we’ll do the rest!

 

 

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