In recent years, pharmacists have become more active in patient care and demonstrate a positive impact on the outcomes of drug therapy in asthma patients.
Inflammation, increased mucus, and muscle tightening cause the airways to narrow, and as a result, air can’t move through the lungs as well as it should, which makes it difficult to breathe. There is no cure for asthma. It is a chronic condition that can last a lifetime.
The goal of asthma treatment is to keep you as symptom-free as possible.
This includes being able to engage in normal activities, keeping the use of rescue medications down (less than 4 doses per week), having daytime symptoms less than 4 days per week, and reducing episodes of worsening asthma. This goal can be reached by most people with asthma by learning how to avoid asthma triggers.
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