July 28, 2020 | 10:19 am
Asthma is a lung condition where airway narrowing occurs due to swelling of the lining or mucosa, sputum production and construction of the smooth muscle surrounding it as a response to a trigger such as allergens (dust, pollen, insects, animal dander, etc.) This could result into coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.
To some, symptoms may be minor—not causing too much inconvenience. But for others, it can be a major problem disrupting their daily activities.
Asthma symptoms is best monitored and if with persistence or progression, a doctor’s visit is warranted for better management.
Symptoms vary and may be different from one person to another. Some may experience mild symptoms, but some may experience more severe ones and would need immediate medical attention. These may include:
You can tell that symptoms are worsening if they become frequent, along with increasing difficulty in breathing, and if the need for quick-relief medications are becoming more often.
Asthma triggers and reactions differ from person to person. Some known triggers of asthma attacks include:
*Follow your doctor’s advice on the physical activities you could do.
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If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor, go to the emergency department, or call your local emergency hotline immediately.