Also known as Bronchial Asthma
Asthma (from the Greek ἅσθμα, ásthma, "panting") is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.Source: Wikipedia
Within all the people who go to their doctor with asthma, 74% report having cough, 61% report having shortness of breath, and 55% report having wheezing. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of asthma are wheezing, although you may still have asthma without those symptoms.
Patients with asthma often receive plain x-ray, nebulizer therapy, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), arterial blood gases (abgs), influenzavirus antibody assay, other respiratory therapy, other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue and ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment .
|Plain x-ray (X ray)|
|Other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation)||$101|
|Arterial blood gases (ABGs)|
|Influenzavirus antibody assay|
|Other respiratory therapy||$30|
|Other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue||$133|
|Ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment||$64|
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with asthma include albuterol, prednisone, montelukast (singulair), fluticasone / salmeterol, fluticasone nasal product, ipratropium, prednisolone, budesonide, levalbuterol (xopenex), combivent, beclomethasone nasal product, terbutaline and pirbuterol (maxair) .
|Fluticasone Nasal Product|
|Beclomethasone Nasal Product|
Groups of people at highest risk for asthma include age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and race/ethnicity = black.