These medications quickly control acute asthma attacks.
Beta2-agonists do not reduce inflammation or airway responsiveness but serve as bronchodilators, relaxing and opening constricted airways during an acute asthma attack. They are used alone only for patients with mild and intermittent asthma. Patients with more severe cases should use them in combination with other drugs.
New approaches to asthma treatment Earlier last month, I attended an international conference on clinical and research advances in asthma... Read more »
Dara Torres has asthma, just like her father, says a story in the New York Times. But for years, she had been training and competing with... Read more »