Asthma

Asthma Description

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that cause of difficult breathing, due to constriction, tightening of the airways muscle, sorenesss, swelling, and inflamation. This inflamation cause the normal function of the airways to become execessive and over reactive then producing more mucus.

The Triggers
Dust
Tobacco smoke
Changes in weather
Emotional factor
Allergy reactions
Exercise
Respiratory infection
Drugs and chemical, such as aspirin, ibuproven, voltaren,
artificial coloring (tartrazine dye), food preservatives (metabisulfite) and monosodium glutamate (MSG).

The Symptoms
Cough after running or crying
Night cough
Chest tightness and shortness of breath
Difficulty breathing
Wheezing or whistling sounds audible when exhales
Bluish color to the lips and face
Rapid pulse
Sweating
Decreased level of alertness, such as severe drowsiness or confusion
Fatigue

Treatment
Medications, visit doctor for more instruction.
Avoid triggers factor
Airway monitoring,
A peak flow meter is recommended as a monitor. If peak flow values of 50-80% of the child's personal best results mean a moderate asthma attack is occurring or going to occur, while values below 50% suggest a severe attack.

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