Being tested for asthma will typically include a medical history, including any pattern related to the symptoms or possible precipitating factors. Spirometry, which uses pulmonary function tests to study the air volume and flow rate within the lungs, can help detect asthma. Your doctor will look at vital capacity, peak expiratory flow rate and forced expiratory volume.
Like it or not, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made it official that seven classic asthma and COPD medicines will be phased out by December 2013. Yet there remain many medicinal options to help you maintain good control of your asthma, or maybe obtain even better control. According to this press release from the…