The Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways in some cases hiding under something confusing symptoms, so it is estimated that 20% of the population suffers unknowingly.
In this post we tell you what are the signs that indicate that you have asthma, since if measures are not taken in time it can get worse.
Not all people have symptoms the same way, as some people with asthma may have long periods of no symptoms, interrupted by periodic bouts of asthma, while others may have some of the symptoms every day when exercising or being exposed to certain allergens.
However, although more serious episodes are less common, they last longer and require immediate medical assistance. Therefore, it is important to recognize and treat mild symptoms promptly to prevent severe attacks and keep asthma under control. But what symptoms does a person with asthma have and don't know yet?
· It first comes in the form of a dry and persistent cough, especially when walking fast, at night or waking up in the morning.
· Soon after, they are shown beeps or wheezing in the chest because the roads narrowed and breathing air cannot pass well.
· You may also feel tightness or pain in your chest and shortness of breath after exerting yourself or just talking.
· Another symptom is a rhinitis or sinusitis that does not heal, so if you have not improved in a couple of months you should go to the specialist to analyze your case.
Asthma has no cure but can be controlled by following a few healthy habits and drug prescription, such as inhalers, nebulizers or oral corticosteroids.
What to do in an asthma attack
Knowing how to act before an asthma attack is essential to reduce its effects. Next, we give you the following tips to act in an asthmatic crisis:
· The first thing you should stay calm, since nervousness will make it difficult for you to breathe.
· Next, if you don't have your medication (inhalers or bronchodilators) yet, perform breathing techniques to help expand the chest.
· If you are still having trouble breathing, call 112 for help while you remain in a ventilated place and sitting with your body slightly leaning forward, without clothing or elements that oppress you.
We recommend that if you suspect that you may have asthma, it is important that you go to the specialist as soon as possible so that they can make a full diagnosis and prescribe the most appropriate treatment. Check our medical chart. At AFEMEFA we have the best professionals to solve all your problems.
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