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Pat Bass, MD

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By Pat Bass, MD

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    • 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.
    • Smoking Gives Me More Energy Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 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.
    • Albuterol Inhaler: Medication Guide For Albuterol Inhaler Created: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      A medication guide for the albuterol inhaler. Learn about uses of albuterol, how your doctor may prescribe albuterol, and what the possible side effects and drug interactions might be."
    • Is My Chronic Cough Related To My Asthma? Created: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Chronic cough is one of the 5 most common reasons people see a doctor. Is your cough related to your asthma? What do you need to know and do to better care for your asthma?"
    • Is Your Pet's Dander Worsening Your Asthma? Created: Thursday, April 02, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Pets all shed an amount of allergen producing dander per week. Dander or the proteins in skin flakes, urine, feces and hair trigger your asthma symptoms." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Is Your Chest Tightness Asthma Or Something Else? Created: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 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.
    • Will My Asthma Worsen In Pregnancy? Created: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      Will your asthma worsen in pregnancy? What do I need to know about how asthma will effect my developing baby? Learn more about pregnancy and asthma.
    • Do I Have Asthma? Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      People often experience symptoms and they may ask themselves Do I have asthma? Learn what you need to do if you are asking yourself this question.
    • Do I Need Use A Spacer For My Asthma? Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      An asthma spacer is an essential component of your asthma treatment. Learn why you will have difficulty without one.
    • Asthma Goals Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      Asthma goals are an important part of your asthma plan. If you set asthma goals than you can track your progress towards achieving them.
    • 8 Signs And Symptoms Of Asthma Indicating You Need Emergency Care Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
      Asthma death are on the rise and it is essential you know when it is time. Learn what you need to know about identifying and asthma emergency.
    • What Causes Wheezing? Created: Sunday, March 09, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014
      Many different conditions can lead to wheezing. This is important if you think that you may not have asthma.
    • Asthma Comorbidities: GERD and Apnea Created: Sunday, March 09, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014
      Asthma comorbidities GERD and obstructive sleep apnea are complex, but treatable when identified.
    • Define Asthma Created: Sunday, March 09, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014
      No matter how you define asthma, there are still needs. Understanding asthma is the first step towards getting better control.
    • What Is Asthma? Created: Thursday, January 01, 2009 Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014
      What is asthma? Learn about asthma statistics, types of asthma, and general information regarding diagnosis and treatment of asthma.
    • Could Asthma Clinical Research Improve My Asthma? Created: Sunday, February 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014
      Asthma clinical research is essential in making progress towards a cure. Learning more about asthma research trials can also improve care.
    • What Is Inflammation? Created: Sunday, February 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014
      What is inflammation? If you can answer this question you will be a lot closer to getting control of your asthma. Learn what you need to know and do.
    • Are Asthma Medical Research Studies For You? Created: Saturday, February 22, 2014 Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014
      Asthma medical research can be good for you and good for science. However, there are several things you need to know and consider before jumping in.
    • Asthma And The Affordable Care Act Created: Sunday, February 16, 2014 Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014
      The Affordable Care Act provides a number of different opportunities for asthma patients. Learn about the new protections the law provides.
    • Exercise and Asthma Created: Thursday, September 29, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
      Many people worry that asthma and exercise do not mix, but exercise is a really important part of staying healthy. Learn what to do if you think you want to start an exercise program and how it mig...
    • What Is Advair Diskus? Created: Wednesday, April 06, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
      Learn about about Advair Diskus and how it can help your asthma." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 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'" -...
    • Diagnosing Asthma- Getting an Asthma Diagnosis Is Not Always Easy Created: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
      Sometimes finding out that your symptoms are caused by asthma can be difficult, which can be kind of scary. Here you will find out how you and your doctor can go about figuring out if your symptoms...
    • Cough Variant Asthma- An Atypical But Not Uncommon Asthma Type Created: Sunday, May 17, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
      Sometimes cough alone may be the only symptom of asthma. Learn about this asthma type, how it is diagnosed, and treated." itemprop="description">>
    • Bronchial Thermoplasty: A Novel Asthma Treatment Created: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014
      Bronchial thermoplasty is an investigational treatment that may become the first non-pharmaceutical treatment for asthma." itemprop="description">>
    • Asthma Herbal Medicine: Treating Asthma With Herbs Created: Sunday, March 01, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 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...

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