Asthma In Pregnancy

The effect of asthma on pregnancy is also different, but the risk for preterm delivery, preeclampsia, growth restriction and maternal morbidity and mortality is increased and often requires a Caesarean section.

The influence of pregnancy on asthma is different; deterioration is more likely than an improvement, but most pregnant women do not suffer any threatening attacks. The effect of asthma on pregnancy is also different, but the risk for preterm delivery, preeclampsia, growth restriction and maternal morbidity and mortality is increased and often requires a Caesarean section. Inhalation therapy bronchodilators and corticosteroids in an acute exacerbation addition methylprednisolone i. v. followed by oral prednisone in decreasing dosage. Pregnancy changes the treatment of asthma usually not (asthma: treatment, see also the practice guideline from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Managing asthma during pregnancy.). Women learn strategies to live with asthma, including minimizing contact to triggering factors and measurement of lung function at regular intervals (with a handy peak flow meters). Inhaled bronchodilators and corticosteroids are the maintenance treatment of first choice. Budesonide (Pregnancy Category B) is the preferred inhaled corticosteroid. Theophylline is not routinely recommended during pregnancy. In an acute exacerbation can be in addition to bronchodilators methylprednisolone 60 mg i.v. apply every 6 hours over 24 to 48 hours followed by oral prednisone in decreasing dosage.

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