USA – Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the breathing passages of the lungs. These passages become inflamed and narrowed which make it harder for the air to flow. The inflammation is triggered by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. People with existing asthma are more susceptible to the disease, while those who don’t have it may still be at risk of developing it if they are exposed to allergens and other environmental factors.
According to 1 Source Body Health, “Asthma can be a life-threatening condition if it is not treated.” The website explains the symptoms may just come and go, and some people just have mild symptoms while others suffer from very bad symptoms. When the symptoms are severe, this can already be considered an “asthma attack” which can be fatal. Furthermore, the website stresses that patients should be aware of the common things that happen during an asthma attack including the tightening of the muscles or having chest pains, difficulty in breathing, and increased mucus production.
The symptoms of asthma result from triggers including air pollution, cigarette or tobacco smoke, dust mites, extreme physical activities, respiratory infections, cold temperatures, and allergic reactions to certain foods. These triggers cause the inflammation and make the walls of the passages swell and fill the openings with mucus. The narrowing of the passages make it harder for the asthma patient to breathe out or exhale air from the lungs. While there is no exact cure for asthma, the disease can be controlled, and the best way to control it is to have it diagnosed and treated as early as possible. More information can be found at http://1source-body-health.com/what-is-asthma/.
People with asthma also do not necessarily need to constantly turn to inhalers to reduce the symptoms because there are certain breathing exercises that they can do to lessen the severity of asthma attacks. Examples of these breathing exercises are the Buteyko Method, Diaphragmatic Breathing, Papworth Method, Pursed Lip Technique, and the Progressive Relaxation Technique. Learn about these breathing exercises at http://1source-body-health.com/breathing-exercises-for-asthma-6-methods-for-better-breathing/.
1 Source Body Health aims to impart knowledge and information to everyone about health conditions including diabetes, asthma, depression, and many others. The purpose of the site is purely informational and does not intend to be a substitute for professional medical advice. 1 Source Body Health can be reached through their website at http://1source-body-health.com/ or via email at [email protected]
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