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Los broncodilatadores son medicamentos que suelen utilizar las personas asmáticas. Relajan los músculos que rodean las vías aéreas (los conductos que transportan el aire hacia el interior y el exterior de los pulmones) y permiten que éstas se ensanchen. Algunos broncodilatadores actúan rápidamente para detener los síntomas del asma (como resuello, tos o falta de aire) que suelen ser provocados por el estrechamiento de las vías aéreas. Estos broncodilatadores, conocidos por ser medicamentos de acción y alivio rápidos, deben utilizarse cuando una persona advierte los síntomas, pero su efecto no es duradero. Otros broncodilatadores, conocidos por ser medicamentos de control, tienen un efecto más duradero y se utilizan para controlar o prevenir los síntomas del asma.


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Summer 2014: Good Growing Newsletter

In This Issue

  • Understanding the Power and Influence of Role Models
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