Managing_Asthma_Symptoms_Diagnosis_Risk_Factors_and_Treatment

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There is no cure for asthma as such, but you will be able to manage your condition. Many conditions can cause similar symptoms, such as a chest infection or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Hence it's important to get a proper diagnosis and correct treatment from your doctor.

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30 November 2018 Riya-Mittal Respiratory health Read times MANAGING ASTHMA What is Asthma Asthma is a chronic lung disease wherein a person’s bronchial tubes the tubes that carry air in and out of lungs gets restricted due to inflammation. Asthma is also characterized by the excessive production of mucus secretions inside the bronchial tube making it difficult to breathe and in turn triggering - coughing wheezing chest pressure or pain and shortness of breath. Asthma can be a minor problem in some but can be fatal to those whose symptoms are aggravated. While mild asthma attacks are common it is vital to keep a tab and get treatment on time to reduce risks of more episodes. It affects people of all ages. Asthma among children below five is also common. Out of 300 million asthma patients worldwide ten percent of those are living in India. Breastfeeding Tips Benefits → Asthma Management Symptoms of Asthma BLOG     C A T E G O R I E S Child Health 3 Diabetes 8 Exercise and Fitness 9 Health Management 12 Healthy Diet 8 Healthy Heart 2 Healthy Living 21 Mental Health 7 Oral Health 2 Personal Health Records 3 Pregnancy 5 Respiratory health 1 Sleep Health 2 Weight Management 3 Womens Health 8 HEALNT MD HEALNT LOGIN

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Symptoms of Asthma The symptoms of Asthma can be varying from person to person. For some it can be persistent and for some it can be less persistent. The most common signs are: Pain in the chest A sudden gasp of breath Wheezing Difficult to sleep. A cough Running nose sinus infections reflux disease psychological stress and sleep apnoea Flu attack. It can happen in the following situations: While exercising/ climbing steps. Also known as exercise-induced bronchoconstriction EIB or exercise-induced asthma EIA When there are certain elements of allergens in the air Occupational Asthma which is triggered by chemical fumes gases or dust. In case you face any of these symptoms you should consult your pulmonologist. Risk Factors of Asthma Several risk factors can put you at risk of developing Asthma such as: A family history of Asthma Having other allergic conditions Exposure to second-hand smoke Being obese Being a smoker Contact with pesticides hair dye and chemicals Exposure to exhaust fumes Cold air Other types of pollution. Diagnosis of asthma After a preliminary physical examination your doctor may recommend these tests: Spirometry to check the narrowing of your bronchial tubes. It measures the quantity of air you can breathe in and breathe out. It also measures how fast you can blow air out. Peak flow to measure how hard you can exhale Chest X-Ray EKG electrocardiogram CT scan Methacholine challenge Nitric oxide test Bronchoprovocation Allergy testing Sputum eosinophil count Diagnosis of Asthma Tests to detect Asthma Screening tests for Asthma Medication for Asthma Asthma Treatment Asthma Treatment and Care What is Asthma Asthma Triggers

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Testing for exercise and cold-induced Asthma. Treatment of Asthma Treatment for Asthma is given either on a short-term and a long terms basis. And it depends on the severity of the condition- intermittent mild moderate or severe. Short term quick-relief medication: Short-acting beta agonists – quick-relief bronchodilators Oral and intravenous corticosteroids Allergy shots if it is an allergy-induced attack Long-term medication: Inhaling corticosteroids Leukotriene modifiers Long-acting beta-agonists Combination inhalers. Asthma can be very difficult to manage and very vital to handle timely . In some cases people are also known to have collapsed in Asthmatic conditions – making this a potentially fatal condition. For more information visit the Healnt Blog. Download Healnt today to actively monitor your health vitals doctor consultations medical reports prescriptions and much more. Get Healnt Android App here. Get Healnt iOS App here. Related posts Managing Asthma There is no cure for asthma as such but you will be able to manage your condition. Many conditions… A Simple Guide to Managing Liver Cirrhosis Diseases like Hepatitis and lifestyle issues like chronic alcoholism are the primary causes for Live... Managing Osteoporosis Recognised as a major global health problem by the WHO Osteoporosis is very common in develop… Be the f irst to rate this post    

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