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James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Asthma Research: Looking Beyond the Genes

Asthma is a complex disorder which may begin in the first year of life and last a lifetime. Modern medicine has focused on controlling this disease by reducing airway inflammation with inhalers. Although death rates from asthma have decreased steadily over the past 20 years, morbidity (the suffering associated with it) has changed very little for... Read moreChevron
posted 07/28/2014, comments (0)|
John Bottrell

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A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

High-Fat Diets May Cause Asthma in Children

Asthma rates have risen dramatically in recent years.  While there are many theories for this, the theory that a diet high in fatty foods -- such as onion rings, french fries, fried chicken, Big Macs, Whoppers -- and obesity in general may both trigger an asthma attack and cause one to develop asthma.    In my article “Can... Read moreChevron
posted 07/23/2014, comments (0)|
John Bottrell

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A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

What Asthma Controller Medicine Works Best for You?

There are so many asthma controller medicines on the market that the choices can be overwhelming.  A common question I get is: which one is best for me? To answer this, you must first understand the basic components of asthma.   Chronic:  All asthmatics always have some degree of inflammation in their air passages.   Acute:... Read moreChevron
posted 07/13/2014, comments (0)|
James Thompson, MD

James Thompson, MD, Health Pro

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Board Certified Allergist and Asthma Specialist

Bronchial Thermoplasty for Severe Asthma

In the last ten years death from severe asthma in America has decreased. Unfortunately, over the same period of time, hospital admissions, missed school and work days, as well as health care expenditures for asthma have not correspondingly gone down. In other words, many people still suffer from asthma despite the incredible advances in asthma... Read moreChevron
posted 06/27/2014, comments (0)|
John Bottrell

John Bottrell, Health Pro

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A Registered Respiratory Therapist and asthmatic

FeNO Testing May Help Diagnose Asthma

One of the many tests used to help physicians diagnose and treat asthma is Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide, or FeNO.  It’s a simple procedure where the patient exhales into a mouthpiece connected to a computer that measures the amount of Nitric Oxide (NO) present in asthmatic lungs.   It is now common knowledge that all asthmatics... Read moreChevron
posted 06/26/2014, comments (0)|

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