Asthma symptoms

What are the symptoms, signs and problems associated with asthma? What kind of disease is asthma and what are you sensitive to?

What is asthma?

Asthma is a disease that is chronic in nature. It means that you have breathing problems. People with asthma have trouble breathing because their airways are very sensitive to many different substances. One can have shortness of breath, or cough a lot or hyperventilate. Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the airways and can not be cured. You can still learn to live with it, so you minimize your suffering from asthma. That way you can still lead a fairly normal and active life.

Asthma allergic reaction

As soon as an asthma patient is near certain dusts, the airways of the patient can be greatly stimulated. Pets, pollen and dust mites are the best known culprits. Aside from that you can also think of smoke, perfume or even fog. When someone with asthma is making a huge effort, stress can also cause a seizure. As a result from this the airways of the lungs and may swell up and even become inflamed. These are then filled with mucus causing the airways to become narrower. Then one can hardly breathe. This leads to tight feeling, and can also result in a panic attack. Generally, people with asthma only experience such attacks in the morning and in the evening. Often there are symptoms that only lasts for a short period of time. The airways will remain inflamed, even in rest periods. Asthma is therefore a chronic condition. This means that this condition persists for a long time, and one will always have to deal with it.

Symptoms, signs, problems asthma

What are the symptoms of asthma? Below is a list of different symptoms of asthma.

  • A lot of coughing and especially at night mucus is coughed up.
  • A distinct sound can be heard during breathing. For example, a squeaking or creaking noise.
  • Shortness of breath during the attacks.
  • Shortness of breath when you make an effort or experience stress.
  • Pressure on the chest, varies between pressure and pain.

Not everyone has these symptoms and they do not express themselves in the same way. It is possible that the symptoms are independent of each other and have a different cause, but if you are in doubt call your doctor. He or she will tell you what is going on after the doctor has done an examination.

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