Asthma is a bad condition or a chronic inflammatory condition of your lungs or airways, in which your airways become swollen and make your breath tough and short, your chest becomes tight and you have start coughing all the time, often caused by some type of allergy, but in some cases the cause of Asthma is not known, can be mild or moderate, in many cases Asthma flare up and then not appear any symptoms for a long time. Asthma can spread from person to person, and can`t have a cure, but you can control it with some effort, just you need to work with your doctor to tell you about the adjustment of the present condition. Asthma has some other types; such as child onset Asthma,adult onset Asthma, occupational Asthma, Nocturnal Asthma. According to recent surveys, there are about 300 million people around the world suffers from Asthma. Most often Asthma starts from childhood, however, people of all ages can affect from Asthma. If you don`t pay special attention, Asthma will be a life threaten disease.
Symptoms of Asthma
it is not necessary that every person with asthma has the same symptoms, can be different in person to person, sometimes SAsthma appear in episodes, can be mild or severe. Generally these symptoms are not severe but you can prevent your asthma attack to become worse. Warning signs include;
Experience cough more frequent
Shortness of breath
Feeling very week when doing something heavy
Changes in airway flow
Frequent cold, allergies and upper respiratory infections
Feeling discomfort in sleeping
A sound of whistling when exhaling
Allergic reactions to gases, chemicals and smoke
Some people need to use an inhaler in above conditions, but your health guide provider can decide all treatment because treatment on early signs can save you from damage to the lungs.
Causes of Asthma
The causes of asthma are not exactly clear, however, according to WHO the key factor and strongest risk of Asthma are gene transfer and environmental disorders sometimes inhale some chemicals and gases which triggers the reaction and allergies of the lungs. Many factors also trigger the problem like;
Allergies. People with allergic reactions can have the Asthma because allergies can trigger the inflammation of the lungs. Animals, cockroaches, mites and fungi can also add the list
Pollution. The higher risk of Asthma, heavy air dust,
Some types of mites like carpet and bedding
Pollen allergy and smoke, especially tobacco, because tobacco smoke are associated with respiratory infection, and later increase the Asthma.
Irritation of chemicals and gases, like sulfur dioxide, nitrogen can increase the problem.
Medicines like aspirin and non-steroid, anti-inflammatory drugs, medicines associated to high blood pressure.
Long term cold weather, also known to increase in Asthma attacks, because cold air is a common cause for airway congestion, bronchitis, cough, and wheezing.
Emotional disturbances like anger and stress, people who have suffered stress have a higher risk because poor immune system and habits that are encourage by stress like smoking and drinking.when you feel all these symptoms , make an appointment with your doctor to diagnose Asthma, with a physical exam and some tests like lung function test and pulmonary test.
Treatment of Asthma
There is no cure for Asthma but can control. With any medical advice and medicines you can control Asthma. You need to see your doctor every 2 to 6 weeks if you want to under control your Asthma.
Your doctor will give you quick relief medicines to control the condition, and use some medicines to reduce lung inflammation. Because the people with Asthma needs long term control.
Most doctors using a nebulizer to provide the medicine largerly. Medicine is put in a solution into a foggy vapor to give the patient for inhaled. For the long term control, medicines should use every day, which are anti inflammatory and inhaled corticosteroids, don`t worry, corticosteroids are not routine-forming medicines, but make sure to rinsing your mouth after using the inhalers. If medicines do not show any quick relief, you need to emergency medicine, you need for treatment at the hospital. Although quick relief medicines can have a great effect of coughing, wheezing, and short breathing.