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Asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder that affects some 2.7 million Canadians. It results from an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which makes it more difficult for air to be carried to the lungs.
People suffering from asthma will experience one or more of the following symptoms:
If you experience these symptoms, please see a physician.
The causes of asthma have not been clearly established, but we do know that certain factors increase the risk of developing it. These include:
Asthma attacks can be triggered by a number of factors, which vary from one person to the next:
Note: Most cases of asthma in children are due to allergies.
There is no cure for asthma. However, its symptoms can be significantly reduced, allowing you to enjoy a normal, active life.
Remember that by managing your asthma, you can improve your quality of life and avoid more serious and permanent damage to your respiratory tract.
Asthma medications serve to control and alleviate symptoms. When using them, you must be sure to carefully follow the recommendations made by your doctor or pharmacist. Some medications are made to be inhaled, while others are taken by mouth.
The medications prescribed most often to treat asthma are as follows:
Other prescription drugs can be used when these two classes of drugs are not enough to ease your symptoms.
Do you have questions about your asthma treatment? Want to know if you’re using your “pumps” correctly? Speak with your family pharmacist for answers and advice.
[UNIPRIX] - The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide complete information on the subject matter or to replace the advice of a health professional. This information does not constitute medical consultation, diagnosis or opinion and should not be interpreted as such. Please consult your health care provider if you have any questions about your health, medications or treatment.