Asthma Symptoms

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a disorder of the lungs obstructing the breathing process. The condition is caused by inflammation of the air passages, which narrows down or tightens them. As a result, free flow of air in to the lungs is impeded, making the breathing difficult. The sufferer feels suffocated. Asthma is not restricted to a particular age group or gender. Anyone can become asthmatic at any age but… Continue reading

Asthma Causes and Triggers

Causes of Asthma

Asthma has many causes, which are different to triggers. Common causes but not limited to are:

  • Allergies are one of the main causes of asthma. Allergy can frequently cause running nose and cough that may gradually develop in to asthma.
  • Respiratory infections causing cough and increased production of mucus. In this condition, there is no running nose or sneezing but the chest is felt

Asthma Types, Categories

There are different types of asthma. At one time, asthma was divided in following two categories:

– Extrinsic (allergic) asthma
– Intrinsic asthma (non-allergic) asthma, but that was a very broad categorization.

Now the categories have been revised as follows:
– Extrinsic (allergic) asthma
– Intrinsic asthma (non-allergic) asthma
– Exercise-induced
– Nocturnal
– Occupational
– Cough-variant asthma
– Steroid-resistant asthma
– Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
– Asthma triad… Continue reading

Prevention and Treatment of Asthma

Prevention of Asthma

Asthma is a condition that may not be possible to prevent completely but to a great extent one can reduce the suffering and misery associated with it. Following points may be worth consideration.

  • You have to find out what triggers your asthma. As far as possible, avoid the condition that triggers it.
  • Avoid food items, which create mucus in excess. The diet must