How to Identify Asthma Attack Symptoms?


Posted by John Z. | Posted in Asthma Information | Posted on 04-10-2012

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Asthma Attack Symptoms for Patients

A lot of victims of asthma are present in all around the world and they are suffering from severe attacks of asthma. Sometimes the intensity of attacks becomes very scary and can cause deaths in many cases. As it is known by us that asthma is a chronic ailment and usually caused due respiratory impairment that can make the air passages narrower and inflamed. In case of asthma attack, it becomes difficult for the patients to breathe easily and they have to face the severe condition of wheezing. The attacks of asthma can be intermediate, severe and fatal for different patients in different situations and the level of severity can be judged by the asthma attack symptoms.

The symptoms of attack are different for different people and sometimes these symptoms can vary for a same patient.  Various Signs and symptoms of asthma usually appear before attack and it must be remember that every person shows a specific pattern for untimely symptoms. The symptoms of attack must be properly and timely treated because casualness to these symptoms can cause intensive respiratory distress. Some of the most common symptoms are coughing, wheezing and complexities in breathing. Generally, asthma attack started with swift breathing and wheezing.

Some Typical Signs and Symptoms of Asthma Attack

It is imperative for you to know about all the critical and classical asthma attack symptoms, so that you may be able to deal with asthma attack more professionally.  The traditional symptoms of attack include rapid breathing, extreme case of corporeal tiredness and it become difficult for patients to talk clearly. Before attack, sufferers of asthma looked very depress and coughing and wheezing are quite common signs of attack. Inconsistency of pulse can also be noticed before severe attack, as pulse appears stronger during expiration and weak during inhalation.

Asthma attack symptoms also include chest pain and it is estimated by medical researchers this symptom occurs in almost 75% cases of asthma attack. As the patients of asthma find difficulties in breathing therefore their lips turn blue due to inhaling insufficient amount of oxygen.  The respiratory flow becomes less than 50% of its standard level and the palms of the patient looks sweaty in the attack.  The excessive mucus production is also a common sign of asthmatic attack and according to the severity of attack this mucus may be thick and in yellow and green colour.  Some other symptoms of attack are nasal congestion and drainage, distressed method of sleeping, unconsciousness, limbs deadness and frosty feet.

The asthmatic can avoid from the severe cases of asthma attack by paying concentration to all of  asthma attack symptoms  that can express whether their condition is recuperating and not. The efficient techniques to deal with asthma attack is scrutinizing its symptoms and prompt use of medications and substantiate that asthma conditions are not provoked  by their allergens.  It is suggested that asthmatic should not overlook the attack and in case of persistency consult to professionals for the medication and treatment plan.        


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Symptom of Asthma – A Brief Note


Posted by John Z. | Posted in Asthma Information | Posted on 26-08-2012

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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.