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Pharmacologist for patients: ASTMA

MedExpress Team

Dr Leszek Borkowski

Published Nov. 13, 2023 08:24

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The diagnosis of asthma is based on the finding of typical symptoms, namely: shortness of breath, coughing, tightness in the chest, wheezing, among others.

Symptoms occur in pairs and are paroxysmal and variable in nature.

They occur after: exertion, change in weather, contact with an irritant, strong odor, respiratory tract infection.

Factors that increase the likelihood of asthma include: chronic expectoration of sputum, chest pain, tests of varying degrees of bronchial obstruction - significant improvement in the diastolic test.

The differential diagnosis of asthma and its exacerbations should exclude: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (in patients >40 years of age), inducible laryngeal obstruction, cough associated with chronic rhinosinusitis, bronchodilation, cystic fibrosis (especi...

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