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Treatment can reduce damage from asthma

Asthma is the most common chronic respiratory illness in the United States. It is also a condition for which there is sufficient evidence to support a standardized approach to treatment.

For most, this approach offers a chance at satisfactory control of symptoms and a reduction of any lifestyle limitations that may result from the condition.

For those most severely affected, new therapies are now available that offer the promise of improved control. Yet, despite the evidence base, available therapies and advances in treatment options, asthma continues to limit the daily health and well-being of many Americans, including children and adults.

Asthma is a chronic condition commonly resulting from inflammation in the small airways of the lungs. This produces a tendency toward bronchospasm, which is the involuntary constriction, or narrowing, of the lower airways, trapping air and restricting airflow. The inflammation of asthma is mediated by the immune system and can be related to physiologic processes similar to those underlying allergies.

Do Allergy shots count as treatment for asthma?

Do allergy shots count as treatment for asthma? I have not been directly treated for asthma since I was about 8 or 9, but still take allergy shots and will be for about another year ('till I'm 15) Is that a DQ? Also, how hard is it to get a waiver for


By the time your 17 the way it sounds from what you said then you might not have to take the allergy shots and at 17 is usually when you can join but most join at 18. I think you should be good thou because most people get away with it when they ask if


By the time your 17 the way it sounds from what you said then you might not have to take the allergy shots and at 17 is usually when you can join but most join at 18. I think you should be good thou because most people get away with it when they ask if

When are pills prescribed for asthma treatment?

I was curious to know when pills are prescribed for asthma instead of inhalers? I have used inhalers for my condition but want to know about pills and the reason they are prescribed.


It depends on what pills you're talking about. Singulair (Montelukast) is an asthma allergy pill, kinda like an anti histamine. It is prescribed sometimes in place of a corticosteroid inhaler. Sometimes with an steroid inhaler. There are two other pills


It depends on what pills you're talking about. Singulair (Montelukast) is an asthma allergy pill, kinda like an anti histamine. It is prescribed sometimes in place of a corticosteroid inhaler. Sometimes with an steroid inhaler. There are two other pills