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Pat Bass, MD

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By Pat Bass, MD

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    • What Is the Role of Singulair (Monteleukast) in Asthma? Created: Thursday, September 10, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Singulair is in a class of medications called leukotriene modifiers. This class of drugs is one of the potential add on drugs for your asthma regimen. Learn what it does, how it works, if you might...
    • What Is a Basophil? Created: Monday, July 06, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Definition of a basophil. Asthma.
    • Forced Expiratory Volume- What Is Forced Expiratory Volume? Created: Saturday, March 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      What is the definition of forced expiratory volume or FEV1?
    • What Is Asthma? Created: Thursday, January 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      What is asthma? Learn about asthma statistics, types of asthma, and general information regarding diagnosis and treatment of asthma.
    • Is Your Chest Tightness Asthma Or Something Else? Created: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 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.
    • IgE and Asthma Created: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Some patients with poorly controlled asthma may have elevated IgE levels, and benefit from treatment. Learn what you need to know and do about IgE and asthma." itemprop="de"$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop=...
    • Asthma Treatment: What You Need to Know About Asthma Treatment Created: Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Close monitoring of symptoms,avoiding asthma triggers, and medications are important parts of your asthma treatment. Learn about essential parts of your asthma treatment." !--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -...
    • Pulmicort and Asthma Created: Thursday, October 28, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Pulmicort is a controller medication for asthma. Learn about the indications, side effects, and other important aspects of this asthma medication." itemprop="description" itemprop="description...
    • Asthma Medcation Side Effects Created: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      You may take a number of different medications for your asthma, but what do you know about asthma medication side effects? All medicines have side effects - some are bothersome, some worrisome, and...
    • What Are Inhaled Corticosteroids? Created: Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      What are inhaled corticosteroids? How do they work? What are the side effects? Learn what you need to know and do to get better control of your asthma." itemprop="descriptit3'" --> itemprop="descri...
    • What Is Going on in the Lung during an Asthma Attack? Created: Thursday, June 11, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A number of different things happen in your lungs during an asthma attack that may make your symptoms worse. Learn more about the asthma pathophysiology of an asthma attack.
    • Antihistamines and Your Asthma Created: Friday, September 23, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Antihistamines can control your allergy symptoms and may help you get better control of your asthma." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Does asthma cause pneumonia? Can pneumonia lead to asthma? Read more and find out." itemprop="description"> Thursday, July 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 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."
    • What Is the Difference Between COPD and Asthma? Created: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Do you know the difference between COPD and asthma?
    • Qvar & Asthma Created: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Qvar is an inhaled steroid used to treat asthma. Learn about how Qvar works, when it is used, and potential side effects of Qvar." itemprop="description"><...
    • What Should My Normal Peak Flow Be? Created: Thursday, June 11, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Measuring your peak flow is an important part of your asthma care plan? If the measurements are going to be meaningful, you need to know how to figure out what your peak flow should be. Learn sever...
    • Flovent and Asthma- What You Need To Know About Flovent Created: Thursday, September 10, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 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."
    • What Types of Asthma Medication Are Used to Treat Asthma? Created: Thursday, July 23, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Your doctor has an arsenal of potential medications to treat your asthma. You need to understand which medications you should be on, how and when to take your asthma medication, and the potential s...
    • Symptoms Of Infant Asthma Created: Monday, February 08, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 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: Wednesday, April 23, 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"><...
    • What Do I Do in an Asthma Attack? Created: Sunday, January 04, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      When your asthma symptoms worsen and an asthma attack is starting you need to know what to do. Learn how your asthma care plan will guide you through an asthma attack and the specific symptoms you ...
    • Asthma Symptoms: What You Need To Know Created: Monday, December 22, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      What are the symptoms of asthma? Asthma symptoms can be con-specific and somewhat confusing. Learn about the symptoms that you need to know to suspect asthma." itemprop="de"$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop=...
    • Tips To Quit Smoking When You Have Asthma Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Quitting smoking when you have asthma is hard! We all need help and advice to get through the rough spots. We provide some useful tips and strategies.
    • Smoking Gives Me More Energy Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      When you quit smoking you are likely to feel more tired and sluggish. These tips will keep your energy up and away from cigarettes.
    • Asthma Tests- Diagnostic Tests in Asthma Created: Thursday, April 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      During the diagnosis or treatment of asthma, you are likely to undergo a number of asthma tests. Learn about them and what their results mean.
    • I’m Addicted To Cigarettes & I Have Asthma Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Nicotine withdrawal can be really hard to beat, but these 7 tips will help you stay tobacco free.
    • Smoking Is A Habit Created: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      For some patients smoking has become an awful habit. These tips will help you break your smoking habit and be more healthy.
    • RSV Virus Created: Thursday, February 04, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The RSV virus is known to cause symptoms very similar to asthma in young children and may also be a risk factor for developing asthma later in life." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
    • Smoking Helps Me Relax Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      If you find yourself lighting up to relax, these strategies will help you deal with your stress in a more productive way.
    • I Get Pleasure From Smoking Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      When you get pleasure from smoking, quitting can be hard. Enjoy life without tobacco by employing these strategies when you want to smoke.
    • I Need To Quit Smoking But I Like The Feel Of A Cigarette In My Hand Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Many patients have trouble doing something with their hands when trying to quit smoking. Try out these alternative strategies to a cigarette.

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