Breathing is a very great blessing from the Almighty. It may be possible that we are breathing well at this moment but the very next moment there may be some issue in the internal system that may not allow us to breathe properly. After consulting the doctor, one can discover that the problem of breathing is asthma. This article gives you complete information and guidance about asthma.
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Asthma is an incurable state that influences the airways. It gives rise to puffing or coughing and doesn’t allow a person to breathe properly. Some of the reasons for this respiratory disease include irritant that is present in the air such as perfume. It consists of burning and decreasing inside the lungs which restrict the supply of air.
After the thorough examination of this respiratory disease ‘asthma’, one comes to know that there are many symptoms of it. The symptoms may appear in any age, however, it is likely to appear in old age such as 50, 60 or above and this is called ‘adult-onset asthma’. If these symptoms are detected in time then it can be controlled. Some of the symptoms are coughing, chest tautness, out of breath, producing more mucus, etc.
As we don’t know the exact cause of this disease but many hereditary and surrounding factors play a vital role in causing it. These are respiratory infections, allergens, air pollutants such as ozone, exercise, excitement, a sudden change in temperature, exposure to cold and dust etc.
During the attack of asthma, there is an expansion in the airways, tautness of muscles around the airways will occur and it is not possible for air to pass through the lungs.
Strategies to do during an asthma attack
- During the attack of asthma, you should just relax and be in the straight position
- After every 30 to 60 seconds, you should take a puff of your inhaler
- If still, you are not feeling better, call the ambulance
- While waiting for the ambulance, repeat step 2 every 15 minutes
As we know that there is no proper medicine for asthma. So some treatments can control this disease. Doctors will tell you the treatment according to your age and symptoms
Training how to breathe properly
This training can enable the air to pass through the lungs very smoothly without any hurdle. This will increase the volume of the lungs and reduce acute symptoms.
Quick-relief asthma therapy
In this therapy, the doctor will enable you to get rid of the attack quickly and this helps you to breathe properly but this therapy can only be used for patients of this disease.
Long-term asthma control medications include the following
- Anti-biotic agents: By taking the anti-biotic agents, severe swelling, burning of the lungs may be reduced but these medications should be taken on the advice of doctors.
- Long-lasting use of nebulizer: This must be used with some anti-inflammatory agents
- Biologic therapy drugs: These drugs enable a person to get rid of severe asthma.
Statistics of asthma patients
According to the estimated measure of the World Health Organization (WHO), about 417,918 persons died due to asthma globally. At the same time, it was estimated that in the year 2016 more than 339 million people had suffered from asthma worldwide.
Concludently, I will say that proper treatment and guidance of this respiratory chronic disease can be helpful in living a healthy life.