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Title: Asthma Attack – Causes And Prevention


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Asthma Attack Causes Prevention
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Asthma Attack
  • Asthma, also called as Bronchial asthma, is a
    very common respiratory issue.
  • Millions of people suffer from asthma, and
    medical experts opine that more are expected in
    near future, probably due to several causative
    factors.

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What is an asthma attack?
  • An asthma attack is an abrupt worsening of
    asthmatic symptoms that occur due to tightening
    of respiratory muscles, causing bronchospasm
    (constriction of airways).
  • A person with poor immune system is highly
    susceptible to bronchial asthma.
  • Some people may suffer from an asthma attack
    while performing rigorous physical activities
    this is often called as exercise-induced asthma.

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Causes of Asthma Attack
  • The main reason behind asthma is idiopathic.
  • Environmental factor such as exposure to
    allergens
  • Common allergens include dust, dust mites, air
    pollutants, tobacco smoke, mold, extreme cold,
    airborne viruses, pet dander, etc.

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Rapid breathing
Shortness of breath
Spasmodic cough
Pale and sweaty face
Symptom of asthma attack
Severe wheezing
Tightness in chest
Blue lips and/or fingernails
Anxiousness
Tightness in neck muscles
Difficulty in talking
Chocking sensation
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How to treat asthma attack?
  • First need to talk with doctor about the asthma
    and prevention of asthma attack
  • Avoid triggering factors and take medications
    properly

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Two types of asthma medications
Long-term medicines
Instant-relief medicines
  • Used for asthma attack prevention
  • Reduce inflammation of airways.
  • Prescribed to asthmatic subjects is Generic
    Singulair (Montelukast).
  • Provide quick relief from acute attack.
  • A medicated inhaler is prescribed to relax
    muscles of airways
  • Allow the air to flow freely.
  • Generic Theochron, Generic Flovent and Generic
    Ventolin are inhaling medicines

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Here are some ways to prevent Asthma attack
  • Eliminate the risk factor
  • Carry inhaler at all times
  • Avoid triggering factor or allergen
  • Avoid going outside when climate is extremely cold

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  • Wear a face mask when you are supposed to go out
  • Increase your immunity by eating foods rich in
    antioxidants

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