Nov 2021

Asthma: causes and symptoms

Posted By Suborna Fermi Posted on Nov 24, 2021

Asthma is a serious health disease of the lungs. This inflammatory disease affects the airways of the lungs, which makes it difficult to breath, stimulates coughing and wheezing for the patient. In this situation the patient may face difficulties in doing daily life activities including any physically demanding work.

Some people call asthma as bronchial asthma as it infects the bronchial tubes which intensify the secretion of the tubes. There are various types of asthma that can occur such as allergic and non-allergic, cough variant asthma, occupational asthma, exercise-induced bronchitis, aspirin induced asthma. Symptoms of asthma arise when the lining of your lungs gets inflamed and the muscle close to lungs gets stiffened, this situation is called an asthma attack.

Symptoms of asthma

The symptoms of asthma can depend on the individual and also on the type of asthma. Asthma symptoms may include:

  • Difficulties in breathing
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing especially at night
  • Severe chest pain
  • tightness in the the chest
  • Fatigue
  • Panic attack
  • Less or more breathing
  • Difficulties in sleeping

Some people may experience these symptoms all day, while some people may experience these symptoms in some specific time and for some specific reasons.

The causes of asthma

No particular cause for asthma has been discovered. However, medical practitioners conclude that a number of genetics and habitat aspects may be the reason for asthma. The aspects are:

  • Hereditary: Health practitioners believed that genetics is one of the most major reasons for asthma. Some people who are currently diagnosed with asthma, there is a chance that someone in their blood relation already has been diagnosed with asthma.
  • Using tobacco: Smoking tobacco damage to the lungs, which prompts asthma symptoms. Even if you do not smoke, passive smoking is more dangerous than active smoking. Furthermore, smoking in pregnancy can develop asthma in the fetus.
  • Being overweight: There is a higher chance of having asthma in those who are overweight than who are not.
  • Sensitivity to allergens: People who have allergic reactions whenever they come in contact with that particular substance, that may provoke asthma symptoms.
  • Other things that may cause asthma: Many other factors can stimulate asthma including stress, respiratory diseases, excessive exercise, pets, pests, chemical or strong smell, thunder or storms and some medicines.

Asthma is a life-long condition. Therefore, you can prevent yourself from getting asthma by changing certain things in your lifestyle routine. However, there are many treatments available to treat asthma. If you have been diagnosed with asthma, your healthcare practitioner may give medication to manage your conditions and to inhibit the asthma attack.