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chronic asthma by Mind Map: chronic asthma
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chronic asthma

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clinical presentation

cough

wheezing

shortness of breath

chest pressure

anxiety

pale

blue lips or finger tips

bronchospasm

hypoxemia

pathophysiology

inflammatory mediator activation

vasodilation, mucus formation and secretion, bronchospasm, hyperplasia of smooth muscle, hypertrophy of smooth muscles, thickening of airways, hypersecretion of mast cells

increased permeability of vasculature

neutrophil

lymphocyte

eosinophils

IgE production

interlukins

treatment

individualized plan

identification of triggers, avoidance

lifestyle modifications

air pollution, pollen, exposure prevention of allergens

weight reductions

spirometer use

inhalers

daily corticosteroids

symptom dependent dosage

diagnosis

family history/ genetics

obesity

race

dyspnea

cough

age of onset

allergen exposure

recurrent respiratory infections

Asthma foundation website: http://www.americanasthmafoundation.org/