Asthma

Asthma also called bronchial asthma, is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and may produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, a whistling sound (wheezing) when you breathe out and shortness of breath. For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance.

Symptoms: Cough; Wheeze. Asthma may cause difficulty breathing, chest pain, cough and wheezing. The symptoms may sometimes flare up.

People may experience: Cough: can occur at night, during exercise, can be chronic, dry, with phlegm, mild, or severe.
Respiratory: difficulty breathing, wheezing, breathing through the mouth, fast breathing, frequent respiratory infections, rapid breathing, or shortness of breath at night.
Also common: chest pressure, flare, anxiety, early awakening, fast heart rate, or throat irritation.

More ABOUT Asthma

  • A condition in which a person’s airways become inflamed, narrow and swell and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe.
  • Asthma can be minor or it can interfere with daily activities. In some cases, it may lead to a life-threatening attack.
  • Asthma may cause difficulty breathing, chest pain, cough and wheezing. The symptoms may sometimes flare up.
  • Asthma can usually be managed with rescue inhalers to treat symptoms and controller inhalers that prevent symptoms. Severe cases may require longer-acting inhalers that keep the airways open, as well as oral steroids.

Treatable by a medical professional

  • Treatment consists of self care and bronchodilators
  • Asthma can usually be managed with rescue inhalers to treat symptoms and controller inhalers that prevent symptoms. Severe cases may require longer-acting inhalers that keep the airways open, as well as oral steroids.
  • Medications
  • Bronchodilator, Steroid and Anti-inflammatory
  • Lifestyle drug
  • Quitting smoking
  • Palliative care
  • Oxygen therapy

Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging often required
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

 

 

 

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