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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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Less is more when it comes to the maintenance of asthma with controller medications. Believe it or not, in the late 1980s, patients were instructed to take controller inhalers (for example Vanceril) four puffs three times daily. Many of them were also on Intal (Cromolyn) two puffs four times daily and theophylline tablets (now rarely prescribed)…

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John Bottrell, Health Pro, commented on Low Lung capacity/Low FVC in spiromitry… It appears you are on the right path.  The fact that your x-ray and…

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James Thompson, MD, Health Pro, posted Asthma Research: Looking Beyond the… Asthma is a complex disorder which may begin in the first year of life and…

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