Lung illness asthma is also known as bronchial asthma. It requires continuing medical treatment as a chronic illness.
What is an asthma attack?
Inflammation: The lining of your airways becomes swollen. Swollen airways don’t let as much air in or out of your lungs.
Who can get asthma?
You can have asthma at any age. Smokers and allergy sufferers are more prone to acquire asthma. Secondhand and thirdhand smoke include exposure to someone else smoking and fabric or surfaces where others have smoked.
What causes asthma?
– Allergies: Having allergies can raise your risk of developing asthma.– Genetics: If your family has a history of asthma or allergic diseases, you have a higher risk of developing the disease.
Symptoms of asthma?
– Chest tightness, pain or pressure.– Coughing (especially at night).– Shortness of breath.– Wheezing.
Your doctor will evaluate your medical history, including your parents and siblings. Your doctor will also inquire about symptoms.
What is asthma control?
– Can do the things you want to do at work and home.– Have no (or minimal) asthma symptoms.
How do you monitor asthma symptoms?
You should monitor asthma symptoms. It's crucial to illness management. Your doctor may request a peak flow (PF) meter. This instrument monitors lung-exit speed.