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Asthma Tests

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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.

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Today's post is a review of a new storybook being offered to help parents talk with--and teach--their children about asthma and how to manage it safely. The book is called Breathless Bethany Buttercup and is a collaboration between the Allergy & Asthma Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA) and Schering-Plough, a pharmaceutical company that…

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John Bottrell, Health Pro, answered im taking seretide evohaler for my… While I'm not familiar with the evohaler delievery device, I can personally…

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Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro, answered Asthma? Post nasal Drip? Or acid reflux? Hi there... You certainly are exhibiting some of the symptoms of asthma. For…

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Kathi MacNaughton, Health Pro, posted The Metacholine Challenge Test - What… Asthma can be difficult to diagnose for sure, because there is no one test…

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John Bottrell, Health Pro, answered False negative on methacholine test There really is no difinitive test to diagnose asthma.  However, the…

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