What Is Asthma And What Are Its Symptoms

Asthma is one of the many things that also tend to bug around with people’s everyday schedule. This is especially for those who have it the extremely serious case. Asthma is something which is not to be toyed around with. If you find yourself suffering from any form of this, you have to approach a medic. What is asthma? Let’s look below.

What Is Asthma And Its Types

Asthma may be of two types, mainly-

  • Genetical Reasons and
  • Environmental Reasons

Genetical reasons often indicate the fact that the disease is hereditary. Even if it signs are not displayed on a wide range at childhood, there is a high possibility that the disease might kick in at later years. Environmental reasons are yet another main cause of asthma. In kids with poorly developed features, its attack is even higher. The magnitude is even higher if it attacks the poorly developed lungs and the pipes around it.

Asthma Symptoms And Definition

Asthma is a long-term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs. It causes airflow obstruction, wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath. Asthma is one of the diseases which cannot be cured. It is present among the few of us due to a combination of reasons.

It may either be due to genetical reasons or due to the polluted atmosphere all around us. The asthma attacks or ‘episodes’ as we call them varies from person to person and even tends to heat up at nights or immediately after exercises. Asthma often begins at childhood.

After every episode, something pus-like called sputum appears which has a high amount of white blood cells. Initially, it is very difficult to get it out due to the fact which shows that asthma is severe.

But, the fact that it affects you before age 12 means that it is hereditary, while if it affects you after age 12, it means it is due to the ever-changing environment. Anxiety disorders amount from 16-52% of the attacks. It hasn’t yet been confirmed if psychological stress leads to asthma or vice versa. This is what is asthma.

How It Affects Our Regular Lifestyle

You may not understand the difficulties an asthmatic person goes through, but I know from experience (even though it comes rarely) that the few moments of overwhelming feelings are really hard to control. The episode would most often feel like there would be an elephant sitting on my chest. Then the darkness kicks in which makes it all the more difficult.

Here, I’ll lend you a tip. If you feel like blacking out from your attack, immediately reach out for a wall, a bench, or why, even a person. This will prevent you from accidentally tripping and hitting your head.

Asthma often has the tendency to pop out-out of nowhere thereby restricting our activities.

Asthma Treatment (Tips To Follow)

When an oncoming attack sets, sit upright, take deep breaths. Settle preferably against a wall. Stay calm and take deep breaths. Make yourself some caffeine. After a few calming breaths, go to a medic for further advice. Always carry with you the inhaler that you have been provided and tell your friends how to take care of you in case you have a sudden attack.

Stay indoors whenever there is a storm brewing. This is because of small particles like pollen which tend to break down and mix in with the air. When these particles enter our wind system, they cause intensive asthma, which thus leads to death.

Asthma can be really tedious, but with proper steps and conditions to go around means that your job to take care of yourself is partially relieved. Always take care!


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