Asthma Overview This investigation was assumedbecause many people around the world have been diagnosed with having asthma andto research more about asthma.
Asthma is common conditionwhich takes place in the lung, therefore it causes breathing difficulties.Asthma is a chronic disease. A person suffering from asthma can have some ofthe problems occurring such as wheezing, coughing, less breathing and tightnessin the chest, rapid heartbeat and begin to faint or breath faster.
When these symptomsbegin to get worsen it’s most likely to cause an asthma attack, some peoplesuch as children’s can get rid of asthma as for others it’s a lifelongcondition. Asthma commonly occurs byinflammation (swelling) where breathing takes place such as the lungs thatcarry air in and out of the lungs. The airways are more sensitive and suddenlyreact once in contact with the trigger, such as pollen, home dust mites, animalfur and strong smells such as cigarette smoke, gases and cold air, this causethe lungs to react with the muscles of the airways becoming tight, they getnarrower and the lining becomes swollen and inflamed. Also, people with thisdisease can also get sticky mucus or phlegm which can be more worsen forsomeone to breath because it will narrow the airways a lot more. Asthma canmore likely be developed from close relatives because they may already sufferfrom the condition.
Your GP can help you to identify the symptoms, by carryingout so plateaued e of the breathing tests such as using equipment’s spirometry which shows howwell your airways and lungs are working, peak flow test is used to see how faryou can breathe out of your lungs in one breath and other tests can includeallergy tests, airway inflammation test. Asthma affects more boysthan girls and in adults its more common in girls than men and is related toallergies or allergic. Also, there is a chance of developing asthma at any age.Some people develop asthma later on when their adults which is known as adultonset asthma. Recently 5.4 million people in theUK are currently receiving treatment for asthma 1.1 million children (1 in 11)and 4.
3 million adults (1 in 12). Asthma popularity is thought to have thissince the late 1990s, although the UK still has some of the highest rates inEurope and on average 3 people a day die fromasthma. There’s currently no curefor asthma, there are number of treatment that will help to keep control of thecondition. Most asthma treatments are used from the help of inhaler, which is asmall device that delivers a spray or powder medicine to your breathing tubesas you breathe in this then helps to prevent the tubes to become narrow.
Thereare some treatments that can avoid asthma such as identifying what causesasthma trigger taking place if it’s possible, reliever inhalers (blue) can beused to prevent pain and help symptoms quickly for a short time also somepeople may experience side effects such as hand shaking, headache, musclecramps and heart beating fast but this should pass after minutes however it isnot something dangerous to worry about. Preventers inhalers are usually brownor orange and are used commonly every day to reduce the inflammation in thetubes and prevent symptoms occurring. They have inhaled steroid medicationwhich help with swelling and sensitivity of the airways.
The side effects forthis inhaler would be fungal infection of the mouth or throat also a hoarsevoice or a sore throat.