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Asthma treatment: Know when and how to use bronchodilators from experts

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According to experts, bronchodilators help in preventing asthma. They reduce the symptoms of asthma such as wheezing and shortness of breath.

asthma (asthma) a chronic respiratory disease (Chronic respiratory diseases) is. In many countries, about 1 to 18 percent of the population suffers from this disease. It is estimated that about 6 percent of children and 2 percent of adults in India have asthma. Symptoms include shortness of breath, wheezing, cough and/or tightness in the chest, and rapid breathing. Symptoms of Asthma (Symptoms of Asthma) Keep coming and going. Various other diseases, many things like exercise, allergies, medicines or bad environmental conditions can increase this risk. Living with this disease can be challenging. bronchodilators (Bronchodilators) It is possible to manage asthma to some extent with the help of

Bronchodilators help a person with asthma by relaxing the muscles around the airways and clearing the mucus from the lungs. Medicines for this disease are available in various forms such as nebulizer solution, inhaler and tablet etc.

According to Dr. Milind Kulkarni, Senior Chest Physician and Kulkarni Clinic, bronchodilators help relieve the symptoms of asthma by relaxing the muscles around the airways of the lungs. This medicine opens the airways, which allows more air to move in and out of the lungs. This makes breathing easier.

There are two types of bronchodilators

Dr. Kulkarni explains that there are two types of bronchodilators. The first is short-acting bronchodilators that help relieve or prevent asthma symptoms. The second is long-acting bronchodilators, which control the symptoms by keeping the airways open for up to 12 hours.

Short-acting bronchodilators are also known as “fast-acting inhalers” or “rescue inhalers” as they treat symptoms such as chest tightness, shortness of breath and wheezing. They usually start working within a few minutes, but their effect lasts only for 4 to 5 hours.

Long-acting bronchodilators do not provide immediate relief like short-acting bronchodilators and do not treat the symptoms immediately. Their effect can last up to 24 hours, and to prevent the symptoms of asthma, sufferers consume it daily.

How to Treat Asthma with Bronchodilators

When it comes to asthma treatment, both prevention of symptoms and treatment of sudden attacks are taken into consideration for youth as well as adults. Choosing the right medicine depends on many things like age, asthma triggers, symptoms, and what works best to keep asthma under control etc.

People generally prefer inhaler bronchodilators for asthma treatment as they allow the medicine to reach the lungs faster. With an inhaler, a person has to take a very small dose of medicine and its side effects are also less compared to oral medicines.

Some of the common uses of bronchodilators are as follows:


This type uses liquid bronchodilator medicine which is converted into an aerosol and inhaled through a mouthpiece.

metered inhaler

A metered-dose inhaler (MDI) is a pressurized canister that contains medicine. When the canister is pressed, the medicine is released. In MDI a propellant helps move the drug into the lungs.

soft mist inhaler

Soft mist inhalers help to supply an aerosol cloud to the lungs without the use of a propellant.

Use only after consulting doctors

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Dr. Kulkarni says that different types of bronchodilators work in different ways. Even though bronchodilators can reduce the symptoms of asthma (such as wheezing and shortness of breath), some side effects may also occur. People with asthma should consult their doctor before use. They should know whether the benefits of bronchodilators outweigh the side effects.

Source: www.tv9hindi.com

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