When Should I Go To The Emergency Room For An Asthma Attack? – Paul David, MD – Emergency Medicine

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , /

– Most people who have asthma attacks are familiar with their disease. They’ve had a long history of how it feels when they are tight, the
term most people use. When they use their inhalers,
are they getting better, are they not getting better, and again, it becomes pretty clear,
when people start to feel anxious that they’re
not getting enough air. Asthma’s really a
problem of breathing out, but it seems to people that
they can’t get enough air. So those are the times they need to come to the emergency department. The treatment of asthma is improved dramatically over the last several years. We see so few asthma patients,
compared to 25 years ago.

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