How to Diagnose and Treat Bronchial Asthma?

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Diagnosis

To diagnose a bronchial asthma, you may need to take these tests:
  • Spirometry: A lung function test to measure breathing capacity and how well you breathe.
  • Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF): Peak flow monitoring can allow you to monitor how well your asthma is doing at home.
  • Chest X-ray: to rule out any other diseases that may be causing similar symptoms.

Treatment

Once diagnosed, your health care provider will recommend asthma medication (which can include asthma inhalers and pills) and lifestyle changes to treat and prevent asthma attacks. For example, long-acting anti-inflammatory asthma inhalers are often necessary to treat the inflammation associated with asthma.   Keywords: diagnose bronchial asthma; treat bronchial asthma.    
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