A respiratory condition marked by attacks of spasm in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. It is usually connected to allergic reaction or other forms of hypersensitivity.
Common symptoms include
c) Chest tightness,
d) Shortness of breath.
is usually based on the
a) Pattern of symptoms
b) Response to therapy over time
While there is no cure for asthma, symptoms can typically be improved. A specific, customized plan for proactively monitoring and managing symptoms should be created. This plan should include the
a) Reduction of exposure to allergens
b) Testing to assess the severity of symptoms
c) Usage of medications.
The most effective treatment for asthma is identifying triggers, such as
a) Cigarette smoke
b) Pets, or aspirin and eliminating exposure to them.
c) If trigger avoidance is insufficient, the use of medication is recommended.
Bronchodilators are recommended for short-term relief of symptoms. In those with occasional attacks, no other medication is needed. If mild persistent disease is present low-dose inhaled corticosteroids or alternatively, an oral leukotriene antagonist or a mast cell stabilizer is recommended.
Consult General Physician/ Pulmonologist at Aadil Hospital.