These asthmatics are a doctor's best patients. They have their bronchodilator with them at all times, but only use it when necessary. They religiously take their controller, anti-inflammatory medicines. These are the patients that may visit the ER rarely, for breathing emergencies, but they take the information and education they are given and follow it, so they don't have to return to the ER.
Asthma Attitude: "I have asthma. Asthma doesn't have me."
Asthma Strengths: They are aware of their...Read more
It's frustrating for us RTs (and RNs and DRs too of course) when an asthmatic comes to see us in the ER and then we find out he stopped... Read more »
When you have asthma, your body overreacts to certain substances or situations and produces inflammation in your lungs and airways. The... Read more »
Earlier I introduced to you the 11 types of asthmatics. Now, for the first time ever, I would like to introduce to you the six types of... Read more »
Asthma is often believed to be a children's disease that you either outgrow as an adult or never develop once you're an adult. But that is not the... Read more »
Which asthma patient are you -- The Martyr who refuses treatment, the Actor who exaggerates her symptoms or the Poor Patient whose doctor is no... Read more »
These are adult asthmatics who sometimes have mild asthma symptoms, and when they do they take a puff or two or three or four of their quick-relief... Read more »