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Overview

How is asthma treated?

Because asthma is two conditions rolled into one ? inflammation and bronchoconstriction of the airways ? the most effective treatment consists of a two-pronged approach, treating both factors simultaneously.

How severe is your asthma?

Asthma severity is assessed to decide which treatment is suitable. Grade 1 is the mildest grade (known as mild intermittent asthma) and grade 4 the most severe.

How is asthma diagnosed?

Asthma should be considered if you have breathing problems that come and go. For an accurate diagnosis your doctor will do a careful medical examination.

What are the symptoms of asthma?

Symptoms are varied, but sufferers feel that they aren’t getting enough oxygen which forces them to breathe harder and faster.

What is asthma?

This condition where you struggle to breathe occurs when you can’t breathe out because your airways are constricted.

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