A review of asthma management in adult patients

E. Bronkhorst*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory condition characterised by intermittent episodes of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, dyspnoea and variable airflow limitation, and airway hyper-responsiveness. Asthma severity varies uniquely between individuals and may change over time. Identifying asthma severity is integral to asthma management and linking appropriate treatment to establish asthma control. Asthma management is based on a step-wise approach on severity of patient presentation and includes bronchodilators, inhaled corticosteroids and mast cell stabilisers. This article provides an overview of the diagnosis, characterisation and treatment of asthma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-35
Number of pages6
JournalSA Pharmaceutical Journal
Volume90
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • asthma
  • beta-adrenergic agonist
  • inhaled corticosteroids
  • step-wise approach

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