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An overview of asthma disease

  • Posted on- Oct 15, 2015
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Asthma is a lung disease characterized by inflamed airways that connect to the lungs. Because of this inflammation, air isn't able to travel through these airways and therefore makes it very hard to breath. This will cause asthma sufferers to try even harder to get air in their lungs, which results in coughing and wheezing.

In recent years asthma has become a very common disease in almost all countries. Typically a person suffering from this respiratory disease is very responsive to a variety of triggers.

The exact causes for asthma-attack are not really clear nevertheless there are many factors that trigger an attack when you have the disease. Some of the most common triggers are exposure to dust and smoke, infections like cold and fever, allergies to dust mites, pet dander, pollen and certain foods, irritants like cleaning products and perfumes, exercises or work outs and sometime extreme emotional feelings.

The triggers of asthma are different, so identifying them is important for each patient so they can avoid being exposed to them. For those who have cold air as a trigger, you will normally be impacted by it during the early morning or at night when the temperatures are cooler. When pollens are a trigger, then asthma attacks can occur when certain flowers are being planted.

The main symptoms of an asthmatic are:


Knowing the asthma symptoms is critical when in the beginning stages. If treatment is not given in time, then the situation could become fatal. An asthma patient must always have medicine readily available just in case. An inhaler is the most common treatment, and either the patient or someone around must have it especially when participating in sports or exercise. The symptoms should not be allowed to persist. Medication should be taken regularly. Cortisones should be avoided as the side effects can be very harmful. See a doctor to get advice on how asthma should be treated.

But these days many asthma patients are switching to the natural cures. Such cures not only decrease symptoms but help to eradicate the causes by improving the immune system of the body such that triggers do not affect the air passages. Always remember if managed well and properly treated, asthmatics can lead a really normal life. Yoga and breathing exercises are also helpful toward living a healthy lifestyle as it will decrease the possibility of having an asthma attack.