I am an Asthmatic, i use inhalers, inhalers are not addictive. They cause your airways to open up. Duration of its action differs, inhalers with salmeterol or formoterol works for 12 hours. The steroid in the inhalers act to reduce inflammation inside airways and 1/
try to maintain an open airway.Some asthmatics recover fully, some don’t.Asthma can present as fatigue on exertion,shortness of breath,or just chronic cough. Asthma gets better when you exercise and lose weight, as 🫁 compliance increase and fat surrounding airways also reduce 2/
Asthma can be from mild to life threatening-leading to intubation as well. Shortness of breath is frightening and cause anxiety. When anxiety is more, it triggers asthma & is a vicious cycle.Lung function test can be normal in asthmatics 3/
diagnosis is based mainly on history:
1. Fatigue on exertion
2. Chronic cough/night cough
3. Shortness of breath on exposure to smells
4. Chest tightness
5. Wheezing or noisy breathing


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