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What is Asthma?
Asthma is a common, chronic breathing disorder that has a range of effects for those diagnosed with it Because asthma changes overtime, it is necessary to continue monitoring lung health overtime (Mayo Clinic, 2021).
What are the Symptoms of Asthma?
Symptoms of asthma range from mild coughing or wheezing to severe breathing complications, that can occur on a daily basis. The disease itself, is characterized by the inflammation of an individual's airway. This inflammation results in an increased production of mucus which can lead to coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, and in extreme situations, suffocation.
Is Asthma Curable?
The unfortunate reality of Asthma is that it is incurable. However, it is indeed manageable, even for those who struggle with their Asthma on a daily basis Technology such as Spirometers and Pulse Oximeters have made managing Asthma easier and more practical for both patients and physicians,
There are however, different types of Asthma – many of these being situationally dependent. A few of these subcategories include exercise-induced Asthma, occupational Asthma, or even allergy-induced Asthma.
Regardless of the type of Asthma, actively monitoring your condition can help you mitigate the risk of developing more severe symptoms.
Continue reading for more information on how to manage your asthma throughout your day to day life.
Mayo Clinic, 2021
The above image illustrates the difference between healthy airways and inflamed airways. According to the American Lung Association (April, 2021), here as some guidelines for managing chronic Asthma:
One major key to managing Asthma is knowing when to contact your doctor in an emergency situation. According to Mayo Clinic:
Severe asthma attacks can be life-threatening. Work with your doctor to determine what to do when your signs and symptoms worsen — and when you need emergency treatment. Signs of an asthma emergency include:
At CMI Health, we also offer telehealth solutions for children’s Asthma management. CMI’s Telehealth Solution for Children’s Asthma Management (Tele-CAS) is great for monitoring, tracking, and managing Asthma. Powered by CMI Health's home use spirometer, continuous oximetry monitor, and cloud-based mobile App, Tele-CAS helps to connect patients with their doctors remotely and achieve better outcomes. If you are interested in finding our more on our telehealth solution, click here.