Awareness on Asthma

Asthma is a chronic condition which makes the lungs’ airways swell and inflame. The muscles around the bronchial tubes in the lungs tighten, creating the airways to become sensitive and restricted. Thicker mucus is produced, which is part of the narrowing of the airways in the lungs on top.

Symptoms of asthma may include:

Coughing, especially at night
Wheezing
Tightness in the chest
Impaired breathing (short, quick or noisy)
The frequency and then intensity of these symptoms may vary from person to person. When these symptoms are exacerbated, it will be called an asthma attack or asthma episode.

A number of asthma sufferers opt to treat their symptoms normally, without the use of steroid-based medications that can, with overuse, actually worsen rather than heal their condition. Numerous vitamins and minerals are known by doctors to reduce the inflammatory effects of an asthma attack, as well as other holistic treatments could also be very effective in managing asthma.

When you suspect you (or someone in your care) has asthma, you ought to visit a clinician to get an exact diagnosis. The clinician will do a number of tests to analyze if you have asthma and to as well make sure you are not mistaking asthma for something else.

You may be diagnosed with asthma if:

You could have frequent periods of coughing, wheezing or shortness of breath
You have “chest colds” that take 10 or more days to recover