Friday, December 10, 2010

Asthma

What Asthma is

Asthma is very common, so common that there is probably somebody that you know that suffers from it. If you do not understand what it fully is you do know what the symptoms are.

Asthma is a condition in the respiratory system that cause the smaller airways to tighten, this is what makes an asthma suffer have a hard time breathing. The time that an asthma attack can last is dependent on the seriousness of the condition and also how tight the airways happen to be.

People of any age can suffer from asthma but it is common to first appear when they are a child. There are some fortunate people that outgrow asthmaAlso there are some asthma suffers who will live with the condition for the rest of their lives.

There are people who have asthma that have no other relatives in their families who have it. It is a misunderstanding about asthma, that it is passed down from generation to generation.

Some symptoms that are associated with asthma are cough, wheezing, tightness of the chest, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing. Symptoms do vary form person to person.

There are levels to an asthma attack also mild, moderate, and severe.

For somebody that had mild asthma they have attacks when they have an upper respiratory infection. Most other times they are completely fine and have no asthma symptoms at all.

Moderate asthma suffers will have symptoms from time to time. It could be worse in the early morning or late in the night, when they have a cold, or have a lot of stress in their lives.

Asthma suffers that have severe asthma usually have asthma symptoms every single day. At times they could fond it difficult to even talk to people or to be involved in any physical activity. Also they are in the hospital a lot due to the severity of their asthma.

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