Friday, 21 February 2014

Asthma Attack- An Overview

An asthma attack could be stated as a sudden worsening of existing asthma symptoms triggered by the tightening of muscles around the airways. 

When a person is attacked by an asthma attack, the lining of the airways goes swollen or inflamed and thicker mucus which is more than normal is generated.

Inflammation, bronchospasm and mucus production are the three major factors that contribute hugely to the onset of Asthma Attack paving way for it with difficulty in breathing, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and issues in performing day to day tasks.

Symptoms Of An Asthma Attack:

  • Severe to extreme wheezing while breathing in and out 
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  • A non-stopping cough 
  • Very rapid breathing 
  • Pressure on chest or chest pain 
  • Emergence of retractions (tight neck and chest muscles) 
  • Issues with talking 
  • Panic or anxiety feeling 
  • Sweaty and pale face
  • Blue fingernails and lips
  • No improvement in symptoms despite regular usage of currently prescribed medications
Early Warning Signs Of An Asthma Attack:
  • All of a sudden or frequent cough, especially at night or early morning hours 
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  • Losing breath or shortness of breath frequently 
  • Feeling of tiredness or weakness when exercising 
  • Coughing and wheezing after or during exercise 
  • Easily becoming upset, tired, moody and grouchy 
  • A decreased or change in lung functions 
  • Signs of a cold and allergies such as cough runny nose, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion and sneezing. 
  • Trouble sleeping with asthma, especially at night time 

Treatment Options For Asthma Attacks

The first treatment options for keeping an asthma attack at bay is to keep away from all possible triggers such as smoking and people who smoke, dust mites, air pollution, cockroach allergen, pets, mold, smoke from burning grass or woods and strong emotions. 


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Taking some naturally available and side-effects free foods such as Avocado, Kale, Spinach, Banana, Water, Ginger, Elderberry, Turmeric, Chia Seed and Apple can keep all symptoms of a possible asthma attack at bay.

Medicines such as Advair Diskus when taken under the able guidance of a registered medical practitioner and much more are effective against all possible symptoms, warning signs and possibilities of an asthma attack. Click here to read more about asthma drugs.

It would be better to take care of oneself, listen to your doctor, eat a balanced diet, enjoy life and keep away from all possible asthma triggers to not fall in danger zone of an asthma attack. 

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