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Asthma Causes, Symptoms and Treatment By Sabon Click
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A chronic disease which involves malfunctioning in airways of the lungs. These airways, better known as bronchial tubes are the ones which allow air in and out of the lungs during the process of respiration. People who suffer from asthma have an inflammation in their tubes which results in swelling
Asthmatic patients find it difficult to move in and out air in lungs and thus become prone to symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, and shortness of breath as well as tightness in the chest. People who suffer from asthma have a very close relation to the symptoms as per their physical activity. There have been instance
Any Individual who has family history of having asthma is more prone towards exhibiting disease as compared to others. Also, person who suffer from asthma are also more prone towards developing allergies to different allergens in the environment. Occupational asthma is another kind of asthma, which is known to be caused due to the inhaling of the fumes, gasses, dust or other potentially harmful substances or allergens around in the environment. Childhood asthma is another kind of asthma, which impacts a large number of children all over the world as well as their families. A lot of children develop a tendency towards development of asthma before age of five or so. There is no known cure towards asthma, however, if it is diagnosed within time and a treatment plan is implemented by patients towards everyday working of disease, not only person or child will be able to manage the disease, but also able to lead a healthy life cycle like all others around them. There are different kinds of asthma which are known to be prevalent in people all around the world such as Exercise Induced Asthma induces in people either by exercising or by any other kind of physical exertion. In this type of asthma, a lot of symptoms can be seen while exerting. In this kind of asthma, the airway of the bronchioles narrows towards a peak after 5 to 20 minutes after the exercise regime has begun. This makes it difficult for the person to catch breath. The symptoms of this kind of asthma may consist of wheezing or constant coughing. Also the medical practitioners in this kind of asthma, prescribe patient with an asthma inhaler or bronchodilator, which has known to prevent the symptoms of the disease to a greater extent. Cough Variant Asthma is the one in which a severe cough emerges out to be one of major symptoms. Also, in this kind of asthma, there could be other reasons for occurrence of cough such as postnatal drip or rhinitis.
This kind of asthma in which most not diagnosed or left untreated. The major triggers for this kind of asthma emerge out to be infections or exercises. After the initiation of some basic tests, the diagnosis of this kind of asthma could be done easily by a medical practitioner. Allergies and Asthma go hand in hand most of the times. Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) is known as the inflammation in inner lining of the nose. This causes increase in sensitivity of immune cells which causes them to release hormone histamine and therefore, lead to fighting of body cells towards allergens. Some symptoms of asthma accompanying allergies can be the constant running nose, sneezing, swelling of nasal passages, release of mucus, weepy eyes as well as a scratchy throat. Signs and Symptoms of Asthma is wheezing. Also, a scratchy sound when you breathe can be an indicator of asthma. Apart from that, some reasons of asthma are Shortness of breath, Tightness of the chest & pain, Chronic Coughing and trouble during sleeping caused due to coughing.
Asthma attacks are often caused due to allergiesor due to an excessive exposure towards allergens which can be dust, pests, mites or even mold. Pollution, change of weather or cold air could be some of the other causes that may trigger the onset of asthma. During exercise symptoms of this disease can emerge to flare up. Children suffering from asthma show the same signs as that of the adults. Sometimes, in children chronic cough can only emerge to be the sign of asthma. For children basic symptoms of asthma are Creation of a whistling sound during breathing, Shortness of breath, Rapid breathing during exercise, General fatigue, Problem during feeding infants, General avoidance of sports and issue during sleeping due to coughing or difficulty in breathing. Diagnosis Of Asthma is emerging to be a breakthrough. Mostly, breathing tests are conducted on patients in order to measure how well their lungs are working. One of the best known tests is spirometry.
During this test, the patient takes a deep breath and then has to blow the exhaled air in sensor which goes out to measure amount of air that lungs can hold-in during inhalation or exhalation. This is one of the best known tests for the diagnosis of asthma. Since most of the people who suffer from asthma are also prone to allergies, medical practitioners conducts allergy tests in order to treat underlying allergies that can trigger asthma at later stages and avoid it, all together. A lot of drugs and medications have emerged as the potential treatment for asthma like Controller Medicines, Long Acting Beta Agonist are the symptom controllers that can help in the opening of the airways that includes fluticasone & salmeterol, Quick Relief Medications are ones which are used in order to quickly relax as well as open airways in order to relieve symptoms during asthma attacks. They often comprise short acting beta agonists, such as albuterol and pirbuterol. In any case, it is highly recommended to see a doctor.
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