Timing When to Take Your Daily Medications

The instructions on the pill bottle simply say “take once a day.” Yet the specific time of day you take your medications may make an important difference. Inside each of us ticks a finely tuned master clock driven by a tiny region in the brain that keeps us in sync with Earth’s…

Caregiving Services in Shelby Township, MI

Diagnosing Asthma A diagnosis of asthma usually is based on the patient’s symptoms, medical history, a physical examination, and laboratory tests that measure pulmonary (lung) function. Doctors typically look for signs that the patient’s airflow is obstructed and that the obstruction is at least partially reversible. Factors that trigger symptoms may…

How to Use an HFA Metered Dose Inhaler

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Getting Medicine to Your Lungs For people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), using an inhaler is the fastest method of delivering medication to the lungs. It is also the safest; the risk of side effects is lower than with tablets or capsules. That’s because after being absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, medication taken…

Menopause & Asthma

Women in their 40s and 50s with asthma are hospitalized more than twice as often than men in the same age group, according to a 10-year study in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. The findings indicate that hormonal changes during menopause may play a role. If you are a middle-aged woman…