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Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA (Pulmonology, Critical Care)

Dr. Aguila graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has trained in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Internal Medicine at Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He has served as Assistant Professor since 2010.

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Eisaku Kamakura, MD (Pulmonology)

Dr. Kamakura graduated from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, School of Dentistry, and the Niigata University School of Medicine. He trained at Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital and held positions in the Respiratory Medicine departments at Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Ome City General Hospital, and Musashino Red Cross Hospital. In 2021, he became the specially appointed assistant professor at the Department of General Medicine, Niigata University School of Medicine.

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What is Bronchial Asthma?

A condition where the airways are highly sensitive and overreact to foreign substances or environmental changes. The underlying cause is unclear but involves genetics. Many triggers for asthma flares include smoke, pollen, dust mite droppings, cold weather, exercise, and viral infections.

Typical Symptoms of Bronchial Asthma

  • Cough worsens with exercise

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • Breathing hard with shoulders moving up and down

  • Breathing faster than usual

  • Difficulty breathing when lying down, which improves when sitting up

  • Barking cough; like a seal or a dog

  • Feeling breathless

  • Waking up at night with difficulty in breathing

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Bronchial Asthma

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Does your cough get worse with exercise?

  • Is your breathing noisy, like wheezing or rattling?

  • Are you breathing heavily with your shoulders moving?

  • Is your breathing faster than usual?

  • Do you have trouble breathing when lying down that gets better when you sit up?

Treatmentof Bronchial Asthma

Treatment involves identifying and avoiding triggers. The doctor may prescribe different inhalers for different purposes (prevention and rescue). In cases of Severe and Uncontrolled Asthma, biologic therapies should also be considered, which are targeted medications that address specific immune system pathways and reduce inflammation in the airways. Severe attacks can be life-threatening and require emergency medical care. Doctors who specialize in treating patients with asthma are called allergists and pulmonologists.

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References

  • Aziz S. Bronchial asthma-current concepts. J Pak Med Assoc. 1994 Feb;44(2):50-4. PMID: 8040995.

    https://jpma.org.pk/article-details/4720?article_id=4720

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Reviewed By:

Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA

Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA (Pulmonology, Critical Care)

Dr. Aguila graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has trained in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Internal Medicine at Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He has served as Assistant Professor since 2010.

Eisaku Kamakura, MD

Eisaku Kamakura, MD (Pulmonology)

Dr. Kamakura graduated from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, School of Dentistry, and the Niigata University School of Medicine. He trained at Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital and held positions in the Respiratory Medicine departments at Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Ome City General Hospital, and Musashino Red Cross Hospital. In 2021, he became the specially appointed assistant professor at the Department of General Medicine, Niigata University School of Medicine.

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