November 17, 2017
Congenital Disorders; How to prevent birth defects
Comments are off for this post.
Asthma is an inflammatory disease affecting the airways that carry air to and from the lungs. People who suffer from this chronic condition (long-lasting or recurrent) are said to be asthmatic.
As inflammation causes the airways to become narrower, less air can pass through them, both to and from the lungs.
Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts during childhood. In the United States, more than 25 million people are known to have asthma. About 7 million of these people are children.(National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 2014).
The inside walls of an asthmatic’s airways are swollen or inflamed. This swelling or inflammation makes the airways extremely sensitive to irritations and increases susceptibility to an allergic reaction.
If people with asthma are exposed to a substance to which they are sensitive or a situation that changes their regular breathing patterns, the symptoms can become more severe.
Types of Asthma include:
Asthmatics usually experience these symptoms most frequently during the night and the early morning
It is important to identify asthma triggers and take steps to avoid them.Some asthma triggers may include:
Prevention of symptoms is the best strategy. Although there is no cure for asthma, effective treatments are available. Asthma can be best managed by seeing an allergist.
People with asthma can manage the condition well; live a healthy and productive life by avoiding triggers and following their allergists’ instructions. If left unmanaged or misdiagnosed, asthma can be fatal.
Article Credit: eDokita-Team