ABSTRACT – Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease in which airways swell, narrow down and produce extra mucus which...
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease in which airways swell, narrow down and produce extra mucus which makes the person difficult to breathe. It causes continuous episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and frequent coughing. It cannot be cured but it can be controlled.
It is clinically classified as:
Frequency of Symptoms
Forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1)
Peak expiratory Flow rate
It can also be classified as:
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS –
Breathlessness and chest pain
A whistling or wheezing sound when exhaling
Trouble in sleeping because of coughing or wheezing which gets worsened by respiratory infections
More frequent asthma attacks and difficulty in breathing
More usage of quick relief inhaler
Medications and oxygen supply to alleviate hypoxia
Stay away from dust and polluted areas
Bronchial thermoplasty for severe Asthma
Herbal and natural remedies
Breathing and relaxation techniques
Permanent narrowing of the bronchial tubes that affects the breathing
Emergency hospital visits for severe asthma attacks
Long term usage of medicines and its subsequent side effects.