See also

Dyspnoea, p278; Airway obstruction, p280; Respiratory failure, p282; Atelectasis and pulmonary collapse, p284; Chronic airflow limitation, p286; Acute chest infection (1), p288; Acute chest infection (2), p290; Acute respiratory distress syndrome (1), p292; Acute respiratory distress syndrome (2), p294; Asthma — general management, p296; Asthma—ventilatory management, p298; Inhalation injury, p306; Pulmonary embolus, p308; Heart failure — assessment, p324; Heart failure — management, p326; Acute liver failure, p360; Acute weakness, p368; Agitation/confusion, p370; Generalised seizures, p372; Intracranial haemorrhage, p376; Subarachnoid haemorrhage, p378; Stroke, p380; Raised intracranial pressure, p382; Guillain-Barré syndrome, p384; Myasthenia gravis, p386; ICU neuromuscular disorders, p388; Tetanus, p390; Botulism, p392; Poisoning — general principles, p452; Sedative poisoning, p458; Tricyclic antidepressant poisoning, p460; Cocaine, p464; Inhaled poisons, p466; Organophosphate poisoning, p472; Systemic inflammation/multi-organ failure, p484; Multiple trauma (1), p500; Multiple trauma (2), p502; Head injury (1), p504; Head injury (2), p506; Spinal cord injury, p508; Burns — fluid management, p510; Burns — general management, p512; Near-drowning, p526; Post-operative intensive care, p534

Coping with Asthma

Coping with Asthma

If you suffer with asthma, you will no doubt be familiar with the uncomfortable sensations as your bronchial tubes begin to narrow and your muscles around them start to tighten. A sticky mucus known as phlegm begins to produce and increase within your bronchial tubes and you begin to wheeze, cough and struggle to breathe.

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