bronchial asthma

Did You Know Bronchial Asthma? Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Bronchial Asthma

Asthma is a condition due to the inflammation of air passage in the lungs. Asthma attacks all age groups start from childhood. Asthma sensitivity varies from person to person based on severity and the frequency conditions. bronchial asthma

Ever hear the term Bronchial Asthma? Bronchial Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs. It is characterized by airflow obstruction and causes the periodic attack of wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness in chest and cough.

Approximately 20 million+ people are suffering from Asthma and more than 5 lac people die due to the asthma attack. Prevention and proper medication are the major things need to take care of the Asthma patients.

bronchial asthma

Major causes of Bronchial Asthma

Genetic Factors: Genetically Inherited asthma

Environmental factors:

  • Air Pollution
  • Infections: Cold, Pneumonia, and Flu
  • Extreme Changes in the weather
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Acid Reflux
  • Drugs include Aspirin and beta-Blockers

Investigations

  • CBP | ESR
  • Chest – X-Ray
  • Absolute Eosinophil count

Treatment

  • Long-acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist
  • Short-acting beta-adrenoceptor agonist
  • Corticosteroids

Once Bronchial Asthma diagnosed, the physician will recommend medication (Pills and Asthma Inhaler) and changes in lifestyle to prevent Asthma complications. It is good to learn how to user inhaler in the presence of a physician in emergency situations. In case of critical condition, it is always suggestible to undergo the medication/treatment.

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Prathima Hospitals
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