The Symptoms of Asthma

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Shortness of breath

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Chest tightness or pain

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Wheezing when exhaling

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Trouble sleeping caused by shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing

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Coughing or wheezing attacks that are worsened by respiratory virus

 

What Causes Asthma?

The roots of this chronic condition are a million-dollar question—one science has yet to come up with the full answer for. There are clues as to who might be at greater risk for it: namely, children of parents with asthma and children with a family history of allergies, which often accompany asthma. Some research has found that genetic factors account for as much as 70% of a person’s risk of having asthma.

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Genetics

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Respiratory Infections

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Allergies

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Environment

How to Treat it?

Asthma can’t be cured, but can be controlled.

Treatment

Medications
Bronchial thermoplasty
Treat by severity for better control
Contact your doctor for a plan
Avoid your triggers

Nebulizer

Bronchial thermoplasty
Treat by severity for better control
Contact your doctor for a plan
Avoid your triggers

Nebulizer

Citations

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1Harrington, C. The Complete Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep. Pan MacMillan Australia 2014
  • 2Wolk R et al. Circulation 2003; 108: 9-12.
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