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Signs that your Asthma is getting worse

 

 

 

Consult your doctor in case of

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Wheezing and shortness of breath are more troublesome and frequent.

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You often wake up at night due to breathlessness or coughing.

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Even walking a short distance leads to difficulty in breathing.

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You need to take your reliever medicine more frequently.

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You fail to respond to your usual medication.

 

 

                                                                     

           Stay calm                 Do not ignore              Take the medicine            Call the doctor.

                    

 

 Things to remember in case of an asthma attack.

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Stay calm. Do not panic.

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Do not ignore the problem.

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Take the medicine you have been prescribed for such a situation.

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If medicines does not have the desired effect, call the doctor.

 

Quick assessment of severity of asthma attack.

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Increase of symptoms.

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Clinical examination of lungs by a doctor.

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Assessment by doctor using  peak flow meter which measures how well a person is breathing.

 

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