A chronic disease of theairways making breathing difficult is characterized as asthma, which causesinflammation of the air passages restricting the airways briefly thattransports oxygen to the lungs. When this occurs asthma symptoms began, whichmay include wheezing, coughing, dyspnea, and chest tightness.
Asthma can causea person to lose the ability to speak if it is severe. Asthma should be treatedas a serious matter and can affect 26 million Americans and causes almost 2million visits to the emergency room every year, without the correct treatmentit could be very difficult to participate in any physical activities. There arethree extreme features of asthma, obstruction of the air passages during normalbreathing the bands of muscle that encloses the air passages they are relaxed andair moves without restriction, but during an asthma attack the air passagestighten and the air flow becomes constricted. Then you have inflamed, swollenbronchial tubes, this occurs with people that have asthma. Treatinginflammation can help manage asthma long term. Thereare some asthma management and treatment options. A person having asthma shouldalways be aware of what causes their asthma attacks and should avoid them ifpossible.
If asthma attacks are unpredictable and occur more than twice a weekseeing an allergist can help to figure out what may be the cause and mayprovide long term treatment to help control or even exterminate the symptom. Iwill provide you with more information on different types of treatment options,before I do so I will let you know that by seeing an allergist for asthmastudies it definitely can help reduce symptoms, Emergency room visits, andvisits to the doctors. 3 It is very important to manage your asthmaand to make sure that you are not diagnosed wrong or else it could be veryfatal. Here is a type of treatment that may be given if your asthma is causedby allergies it is called immunotherapy, which has two types available. Thefirst type is an allergy shot this treatment may take several years to build upyour immunity to offending allergens such as pollens, dust mite, pets, andmold.
The injection of small amounts of allergen helps to build up a tolerancewithin the body. Eventually this may help to terminate your allergy symptoms orjust reduce them. The second type of immunotherapy is sublingual tablets onlyworks on certain types of allergens such as types of grass and ragweed pollens.This treatment was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2014. Thesetablets indicated that patients with severe or uncontrolled asthma should notuse.
This treatment can start several months before allergy season dissolvingtablet under the tongue daily. This treatment can go on for as long as threeyears. Here are two types of quick-relief medicinesshort-acting inhaled beta2-aonists, and Anticholinergics. These drugs are bothbronchodilators, so they expand the passageways into the lungs, allows more airto flow in and out to improve breathing. It also helps to rid mucus from thelungs by allowing the mucus to move more freely.
These drugs are usuallyprescribed to patients with exercise-induced asthma. Then you have long-termcontrol medicine that are taken every day to avoid symptoms and attacks. Thesemay include Cromolyn sodium, inhaled corticosteroids, Methylxanthines, Oralcorticosteroids, and Immunomodulators.
These medications help to reduce airwayinflammation and to control asthma by improving it. 4 ReferencesWhat Is Asthma? (n.d.). RetrievedJanuary 29, 2018, from https://www.
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