Asthma is a common lung condition that causes occasional breathing difficulties and can affect all persons but often begins in childhood. A person's airways become inflamed, narrow and swell and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe. For some people it can interfere with daily activities and may lead to a life-threatening asthma attack.
There are several types of asthma such as exercise-induced asthma: This type is triggered by exercise and is also called exercise-induced bronchospasm, occupational asthma: This type of asthma happens primarily to people who work around irritating substances, Asthma-COPD overlap syndrome which occurs when you have both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS).
Persons with allergies or people exposed to tobacco or secondhand smoke are more likely to develop asthma. It can be mild persistent that is mild symptoms less than twice a week, mild persistent asthma- Symptoms three to six times;a week, moderate persistent asthma- daily asthma symptoms, severe persistent asthma- ongoing symptoms both day and night.
It can be caused by Air pollution, tobacco smoke exercise, medicines – particularly anti-inflammatory painkillers like ibuprofen and aspirin, allergies – such as to pollen, dust mites, animal fur or feathers, smoke, fumes, pollution, cold air or changes in the weather, such as temperature or humidity, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Strong emotions such as anxiety, laughter, sadness, or stress, irritants like strong odors from perfumes or cleaning solutions, genetics, respiratory infections.
The signs and symptoms of asthma are coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, Difficulty talking, , feelings of anxiety or panic, pale, sweaty face, blue lips or fingernails, tightened neck and chest muscles, trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing . Asthma attacks can get worse quickly, so it's important to treat symptoms right away.
Asthma can cause complications such as insomnia, fatigue, physical inactivity and the flu, mental health conditions and in some cases can lead to hospitalization, respiratory failure, and death. Some ways of preventing an asthma attack include identify asthma triggers and stay away from them, stay Away From Allergens, avoid Smoke of any type, prevent colds, vaccinations, monitor your breathing, inhaler use.
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