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Pat Bass, MD

Updated Articles and Resources

By Pat Bass, MD

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • 10 Things You Can Do to Make Your Home More Asthma Friendly Created: Saturday, May 09, 2009 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      More than 5% of  Americans have asthma causing missed days of school, work, and unwanted visits to the ER and hospital. Allergens are one of the most
    • Symbicort Created: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Symbicort can be an important part of your asthma treatment plan. Learn about when it's used, potential side effects, and other important information." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
    • Flovent and Asthma- What You Need To Know About Flovent Created: Thursday, September 10, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Flovent is an inhaled steroid used in the treatment of asthma. What you need to know about indications, formulations, safety information and how to get the most out of your Flovent."
    • Symptoms Of Infant Asthma Created: Monday, February 08, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Getting an asthma diagnosis in your infant can be difficult. Learn about the similarities and differences between infant asthma and asthma in adults." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Wheezing -- Wheezing Is A Common Asthma Symptom for Adults Created: Monday, May 04, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      What is wheezing? What does it sound like? What do I need to do about it? Learn what you need to know and to related to wheezing." itemprop="description"><...
    • Is Your Chest Tightness Asthma Or Something Else? Created: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Chest tightness is one of the classic asthma symptoms and, while chest tightness is common, you need to make sure your symptoms are not due to a more serious condition. Learn what it means, when you should call your doctor, the questions your doctor is likely to ask, and what tests your doctor may order.
    • Summer Asthma and Extreme Weather Created: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Extreme weather may make your asthma worse. Learn some things you can do to lessen the effect of extreme weather and extreme heat on your summer asthma." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • CAM and Asthma Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      CAM and asthma are increasingly linked due to increased numbers of patients trying these methods out. What you need to know and discuss with your MD.
    • Traditional Chinese Medicine and Asthma Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Traditional Chinese medicine is an ancient practice that incorporates herbal medicine as well as mind-body practices like yoga and Ti Chi to both treat and prevent health problems with your asthma.
    • Is It Just Pampering Or Is It A Real Treatment: Massage Therapy and Asthma Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Massage can be used for a lot of things, but might it also help improve your asthma? Massage therapy and asthma may be linked in several different ways. Learn more about whether pampering yourself may lead to better asthma control.
    • Why Do People Use CAM? Created: Sunday, June 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Why do people turn to CAM? While you may think that everyone is just dissatisfied with their medical care, the answers may surprise you.
    • Hay Fever and Asthma- Does Hay Fever Sneezing Lead to Wheezing? Created: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Is the runny nose, sneezing and itchy-watery eyes that you experience at the beginning of allergy season related to your asthma? What you need to know and do if hay fever is making your asthma wors...
    • Immunomodulator and Your Asthma Created: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Do you know if an immunomodulator will help your asthma? Learn about the indications and side effects to see if an immunomodulator is for you." itemprop="description" Sunday, March 22, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Using a peak flow meter is important for your asthma. Learn why. Learn how to perform peak flows and use your peak flow meter correctly." itemprop="description" Saturday, March 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      What is vital capacity? Asthma.
    • What Are the Risk Factors for an Asthma Attack? Created: Wednesday, June 24, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Do you know all of the things that can increase you risk of an asthma attack? Some are under your control, while others are not. Learn more about the risk factors that may be making your asthma wor...
    • What Other Causes of Wheezing Might Be Leading to My Child's Symptoms? Created: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014
      Asthma is one of the causes of wheezing in your infan, but wheezing can be caused by a number of other conditions and infections. Learn about other causes of wheezing besides asthma.
    • Can Acid Reflux Cause Asthma? Created: Monday, September 27, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Do you know how acid reflux may lead to a worsening of your asthma?
    • The Flu and Asthma Created: Tuesday, November 03, 2009 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Because asthmatics are at increased risk of complications from the flu, it is important to lnow how to treat flu if you have asthma." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Is it asthma or COPD? It's not always easy to tell.
    • Allergic Asthma: A Common Type of Asthma Created: Thursday, January 13, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      There are many different types of asthma. Learn what you need to know to improve allergic asthma." itemprop="description"> Thursday, July 23, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      LABA bronchodilators can be an important part of your asthma care plan, but there are some safety concerns you need to be aware of. Learn what you need to know about LABAs."
    • Bronchoconstriction- What is Bronchoconstriction? Created: Thursday, April 16, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Definition of bronchoconstriction.
    • Beta 2 Agonists Created: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      What is the definition of beta 2 agonists?
    • Asthma Impact Created: Sunday, October 30, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      The impact of asthma affects you as an individual and also society." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, May 11, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      There are a number of different types of corticosteroids you might take for your asthma. Learn about the important differences.
    • Asthma Herbal Medicine: Treating Asthma With Herbs Created: Sunday, March 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      In treating asthma herbal medicine is commonly used. Herbal medicine is the use of plants or plant extracts to promote health and while not widely used by medical practitioners, between a third and...
    • Diagnosing Asthma- Bronchoprovocation Challenge Testing Created: Sunday, March 22, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Sometimes bronchoprovocation challenge testing is necessary in diagnosing asthma." itemprop="description"> Sunday, March 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Acupuncture may help some people with asthma breathe better, but the evidence supporting this procedure for the treatment of asthma is significantly lacking." itemprop="des$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop="...
    • How Long Do Steroids Stay In Your System? Created: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Sometimes patients want to know how long a medication stays in their body. If you have ever asked yourself how long do steroids stay in your system then you need to read this article.
    • Similarities and Differences of Asthma and COPD Created: Sunday, September 26, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Sometimes asthma and COPD occur together. Learn what you need to know and do if you suffer from both of these conditions." itemprop="description">>
    • Theophylline Created: Friday, September 23, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      Theophylline is an old, but important asthma medication. Learn what you need to know and watch for if you are on theophylline." itemprop="description">ption">

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