Asthma is a disease of the lungs which constricts the respiratory tract and causes shortness of breath. The majority of asthma attacks are caused by allergies. Left untreated, asthma can lead to chronic lung damage.
Asthma is a common, persistent, and inflammatory disease of the lungs and its comorbidities can affect the whole respiratory tract. It can occur as difficulty in breathing or a decline in performance at school, work, or in sport. The respiratory tract of an asthma patient possesses abnormal characteristics, it drastically constricts and swells with inflammation as an excessive response to external agents (e.g. physical effort or allergies), as a result, the affected person do not receive enough air in the lungs.
Asthma can be caused by allergies or be independent from allergies. Those with asthma caused by allergies often have family members with allergies against pollen. During an asthma attack, patients suffer from intense shortness of breath with noticeably loud breathing and coughing. Heart palpitations may also occur.
In children with asthma there is a high chance that the disease diminishes over the years, but in adults this is not often the case. Left untreated, asthma can lead to lasting damage in the lungs and permanent shortness of breath. Treatment of asthma caused by allergies is a matter of treating the underlying allergy. Furthermore, asthma patients generally receive medication that opens up the respiratory tract and, if necessary, medication that reduces the inflammation in the respiratory tract.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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