Asthma is a medical condition in which a person’s airways get narrowed and it starts producing extra mucus which makes it really difficult to breathe also triggers coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.
Asthma is a minor nuisance to some people but for some people it becomes a major problem as it starts interfering with their daily activities and can further lead to a life-threatening asthma attack as well. Although it can never be cured but it’ symptoms can be controlled.
- Shortness of breath
- Chest tightness or pain
- Trouble during sleep due to shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing
- A whistling or wheezing sound if inhale. (it is common in children)
- Coughing or wheezing attacks.
These symptoms could be seen few times a day also and many times a week also. It totally depends on the person, the symptoms of asthma may become more worse at night or with the exercise also.
It is concluded that asthma is caused by a combination of various genetic and environmental factors. Environmental factors may include exposure to air pollution and allergens. Other potential triggers consists medications such as aspirin and beta blockers.
The diagnosis for the same is generally based on the pattern of symptoms, response to therapy over time, and spirometry lung function testing. It is classified in accordance to the frequency of symptoms, peak expiratory flow rate and forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1).
The symptoms for the same can be prevented by avoiding triggers, such as the usage of inhaled corticosteroids, allergens and irritants. The treatment of rapidly increasing symptoms is generally done with an inhaled short-acting beta-2 agonist such as salbutamol and corticosteroids taken by mouth. In very severe cases, intravenous medications and hospitalization may be needed.
Dr. Satya Ranjan Sahu, a renowned pulmonologist who is known for providing one of the best asthma medications in South Delhi, Saket has effectively been treating his patients over the years by providing his finest and most effective asthma treatment medicine. He suggests people to quickly seek emergency attention if suffering from recurring asthmatic attacks, especially when it’s new and unexplained.
An expert pulmonologist like him would ask you some questions where our answers will help him diagnose the cause adequately. Post this only the doctor will recommend medications or other treatments accordingly depending upon the further analysis.