October 18, 2020
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes, shortness of breath, chest tightness, wheezing and coughing. The coughing often occurs at night or early in the morning.
Not every person with asthma has the same symptoms. One might not have all of these symptoms, or might have different symptoms at different times. The symptoms might also vary from one asthma episode to the next.
Causes of Asthma
- Airborne substances, such as pollen, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander or particles of Cockroach waste.
- Respiratory infections, such as the common cold.
- Physical activity (exercise-induced asthma)
- Cold air.
- Air pollutants and irritants, such as smoke, dust particles.
An asthma attack is a sudden worsening of asthma symptoms caused by the tightening of muscles around the airways (bronchospasm). During the asthma attack, the lining of the airways also becomes swollen or inflamed and thicker mucus — more than normal — is produced.
Prevention of Asthma Attack
Know your asthma triggers and minimize contact with them.
Take your asthma medications as prescribed.
Track your asthma and recognize early signs that it may be getting worse.
Knowledge, awareness and early diagnosis of asthma can prevent it from getting worse and save lives.
Celebrities with ASTHMA
David Beckham – Footballer
Amitabh Bachchan – Bollywood Actor
Pink – Singer
Amy Van Dyken – Olympic gold medallist swimming champion
Jessica Alba – Hollywood comedy actress