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A 30-year-old man has episodes of wheezing and shortness of breath two to three times per week. Approximately every 2 weeks he awakens at night due to cough and difficulties breathing. He reports having similar symptoms since he was a child, but believes that they are worsening somewhat now. His symptoms are worsened by cold air and exercise and are improved by rest. Which of the following is the most appropriate treatment?
(A) Daily high-dose inhaled corticosteroid and β-agonist when needed
(B) Daily high-dose inhaled corticosteroid with oral steroids for exacerbations and short-acting β-agonist when needed
(C) Daily low-dose inhaled corticosteroid and short-acting β-agonist when needed
(D) Daily oral steroids and long-acting β-agonist
(E) Short-acting β-agonist when needed
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(C) Daily low-dose inhaled corticosteroid and short-acting β-agonist when needed

Mild persistent Asthma
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(C) Daily low-dose inhaled corticosteroid and
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yes correct this is a mild asthma
which is of about 2 times / week and 1-2 times at night ad FEV 1 is normal so treatment is low dose corticosteroids and short beta 2 agoinst when needed
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