Symptom of Asthma – A Brief Note


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How to know about Symptoms of Asthma?

Every one of us has certainly heard about asthma and its attacks. Hundreds of people have become victim to this disease. Asthma affects men, women and children particularly more boys in children and women in adults. Asthma is an overwhelming condition that can prove very fatal in its worst form. Asthma is a chronic lungs disease and inflammation of lungs increase the difficulty to breathe. The respiratory tract of the patient may be blocked during the asthma attack. This leads to cause inflammation and worst condition of asthma. The symptoms of asthma are similar to the infections of emphysema, bronchitis and respiratory area.

Asthma is an incurable disease and its treatment methods are not very common. Generally, people do not have much information about asthma, its causes and symptoms. They really do not know whether they are suffering from asthma or some kind of infection in their respiratory tract. Because the symptoms of asthma and such infection are almost same, therefore are often overlooked by the physician in the diagnosis process.  All the patients of asthma must keep knowledge about asthma symptoms and treatments. This will help them to mentally prepare for the attack.

Information about General Asthma Indicators

 Symptoms of asthma play very vital role for the exact diagnosis and correct treatment of the disease. The most common symptom of this disease is wheezing. This is the whistling sound that shows that bronchi has become inflamed or blocked.  Flared nostrils and pursed lips is also asthma symptom. This symptom differentiates asthma from other common infections of emphysema, bronchitis and respiratory area.  This symptom indicates that patient is having great difficulty to get air in his lungs.   A bluish or greyish tinge to the lips, fingers and nails of patient is other symptom of the disease.  This condition is known as cyanosis and shows the lack of oxygen or severity of breathing problem.

Another symptom of asthma is the rapid pulse rate. This is caused by exertion of breathing. Perspiring or sweating is also the indicators of asthma. This indicates the huge amount of difficulty faced by patient to get air into his lungs.  Another indication of asthma is the need to be seated in an upright position during the attack. This is the right position to sit for the asthma patients during attack because lungs are not compressed in this state. This will help the lungs by providing the larger area for the absorption of scarce amount of oxygen.

Cough is the symptom of many diseases but when it combines with all other symptoms of asthma, it becomes an indication for asthma. Another symptom is the feeling of tightness across the chest area. This condition is common to all respiratory infections but when it is linked with all other asthma symptoms, it become very helpful to diagnosis. Greater difficulty in the breathing is also the indication to asthma. But this symptom is also associated with many other diseases.  It must be noted that all the people who are suffering from allergies have a greater risk to have asthma attack. Children from the age of five years to teenagers up to seventeen years are at a greater risk to have asthma.


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