The snuff in the parents favored asthma in children

Written by: Dr. Josep Morera Prat
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Typically, the age of onset is childhood asthma, but throughout my experience in Pneumology have seen their appearance at any age. Overall life expectancy, especially in the absence of smoking, does not differ from the normal population.

Snuff asthma children Approximately 3% of cases of chronic asthma associated with smoking, morbid obesity, the coexistence of infections, vocal cord dysfunction or NSAID hypersensitivity, is difficult to control and can be altered.

Late-onset asthma may be related to occupational exposures or drugs. The mortality below 30 years should be minimal in a country like ours, with sanitation coverage and abundance of centers.


Treatment of bronchial asthma

Overall treatment today is very grateful and it is good that the patient knows existing drugs and how they are managed. In difficult cases, it helps the patient self-control systems available as Peak-Flow-Meter.

The exaggerated fear of some patients to steroids is a barrier to treatment. For difficult cases they are being introduced different biological drugs. "Refinement" of vaccines is another treatment advances. Both beta-adrenergic such as short length combined with inhaled corticosteroids or not, control 95% of patients

The diagnosis is generally straightforward: spirometry with bronchodilator test, Peak Flow before and after sport, or more continuous graphics, provocation test, levels of IgE, specific IgE, exhaled nitric oxide, oscillometry flow in more babies, studies CT or other image, contribute to a more accurate affiliation.

In short, this has been only a cursory review and remember: the snuff in the parents favored asthma in children, although the snuff is not the direct cause of asthma, asthma and snuff mixture is like gasoline and fire.

Do not think of "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle", think of the number of Olympic medals in asthmatics.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Josep Morera Prat
Pulmonary Disease

Dr. Morera Prat is a leader in Pneumology and one of the foremost experts on COPD, asthma, lung cancer, sleep apnea syndrome and sarcoidosis. He has held senior positions in various prestigious institutions and scientific societies. He is currently director of the service of Pneumology Hospital Cima and Teknon Clinic. He was a member of the National Commission for the specialty of Pulmonology of the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and Science. Recognized with several awards, he has performed more than 200 papers and participated in at least 50 books. His long and full career and you have become a specialty eminence.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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