What is asthma?
Asthma is a type of medical situation where there is irritation or inflames that narrow the breathing tube. It is also known as a chronic lung disease. The asthma attack happened suddenly and can cause panic and to some people this attack is a very frightening experience.
This type of disease can affects to people of every age. Usually, it will start during infancy. Statistics have shown that there are about 22 million asthma cases in the United States. From those cases, 6 million of it is children.
There are many causes of asthma. It’s pretty hard to predict how someone can get asthma. Generally, people will get asthma if there is someone having asthma, eczema or any kind of allergy in the family history. Also, there are higher risks of the child getting asthma if the mother smokes during pregnant. Children where the parents are heavy smokers will have a higher chance to the develop asthma in their lifetime.
The modern lifestyles have an impact that can causes asthma. The surrounding environment, diet changing and keeping pets are the examples that deliver a risk of having asthma. The environmental pollution nowadays can make asthma worsen. Infections are synonyms with asthma. Any type of infection such as viral infection may develop asthma.
You can detect if someone is having asthma from the warning signs such as bad coughing at night and during morning, difficult to breath, had a whiny sounds if breathing and always short of breath. The other symptoms of asthma include headache, mood swings, nose blocked, itchy on the throat or chin, tired and sneezing. The symptoms are different for each person and sometimes it can be so serious and danger to your lives.
The important thing you should remember is that if you always short of breath, difficult to breathe or you think that you have asthma, please seek advice from your health care professional.