Have you ever experienced having difficulty in breathing, chest tightness and having troubles in speaking? Well if you say yes, then you might had an asthma attack. An asthma never chooses when and where it will occur, it may happen day or night, whether you are at home, at school or even at work. So what really causes an asthma? Below is some of the causes of asthma and how one can prevent it.
Basically an asthma is a reaction that causes the production of mucus and bronchospasms. This response causes a chronic inflammation which makes the breathing passages of the person highly sensitive to various triggers; When the inflammation is triggered, the passages swell and is filled with mucus. As the passages narrow, it makes it difficult for air to be exhaled from
the lungs. This resistance to exhaling is what usually leads to the symptoms of an asthma attack.
There are different factors that could trigger an asthma. The triggers could be:
- Emotional excitement or stress which may have caused by a physical exertion or exercise
- Exposure to cold, and dry weather
- Having infections such as a cold, flu, sinusitis or bronchitis,
- Breathing in allergy-causing substances such as molds and dust
- Breathing polluted air and other irritants like perfumes
- An exposure to tobacco or smoke
- Reflux of stomach acid known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD
- In some cases, asthma symptoms are closely tied to the menstrual cycle.
Thus the next question is, can we cure asthma? The answer would be No, but we can control it. There are different ways wherein we can prevent ourselves from having an asthma attack.
Stay away from the triggers
If you notice that your asthma attack is frequented by a certain trigger, then better stay away from it. Let us say, it is hard to avoid it as the trigger is within the nature of your work, then at least protect yourself by wearing respiratory mask every time you need to perform your task.
Take your asthma medications
It is important that if you are taking medications to control your asthma, you should religiously do it. If you do not follow your treatment plan, your asthma condition might worsen and this would affect you and your daily activities significantly.
Having an asthma should not hinder you from functioning normally. But you have to make adjustments, be cautious about your surroundings and follow the proper medication.
I’m still looking for a green healthy way to beat asthma, when i have found the cure, i will definitely let you know.