Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2014
A common respiratory problem that usually starts during childhood, Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that narrows the airways that carry air to and from the lungs. The inner walls of the airway of an asthmatic person are always swollen or inflamed, which makes it extremely sensitive and allergic reactions. During an asthma attack, the airways narrow due to inflammation and produce excess mucus, making breathing an arduous task. A long-term condition that has no real cure, asthma can only be managed with consistent medical help and staying away from triggers.
The following symptoms most frequently occur during the night and the early morning
When the symptoms are more severe than usual and occur suddenly, it is known as an asthma episode. It can be mild, moderate or severe.
The strongest risk factors are
Menstrual cycle in women can also affect the severity of the attack.
What to do
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