Psychological approaches to the treatmnent of astma

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Psychological Approaches to the Treatment of Asthma

Asthma is a condition of bronchial tubes characterized by episodes of

constriction and increased mucous production. A person with thiscondition has bronchial

tubes that are super sensitive and respond or react to various stimulating factors or

triggers. An asthmatic trigger can be any stimulus that brings a sets off asthmasymptoms.

Treatment for asthma aims to ease bronchoconstriction, reduce bronchial

air way swelling, and improve pulmonary ventilation. In fact, the past decade mortality

from asthmaincreased. Although, there was speculation that the increase in mortality may

be cause for the increase of bronchodilator medications that stimulate the beta

sympathetic branch of the autonomicnervous. In consequence, researchers have suggested

treatment that are oriented toward improving patients' understanding of asthma and

compliance with their medical regimen.
My topic is aboutpsychological approaches to the treatment of asthma. This article reviews research involving the psychological treatment strategies that have been used as adjuncts to the medical treatment of asthma.The article describe the study of various psychological approaches. The first one is, a multicomponent psycho educational program. The second is, a method specifically directed toward reducing stress.Then, a biofeedback methods directed toward self control, and finally, a family therapy programs directed toward modifying family dynamics.
The psycho-educational approaches to the self managementof asthma is a multifaceted preventive program directed toward self management of asthma designed to teach asthmatic how manage their disease . This program proves information about the followingpoints:
Asthma and medication
Training in self assessment of asthma symptoms
Practice in trigger identification and avoidance
Training in diaphragmatic breathing

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