Asthma And Its Effects On Asthma

1066 WordsJan 11, 20165 Pages
Tammy is 17 years old who has been diagnosed with asthma. She has been having trouble controlling her asthma. Here is information on how she can understand asthma and control it and also help prevent asthma flare ups. Asthma is a chronic long term lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing. Coughing usually occurs at night or early morning, can occur during the day if allergies flares your asthma. The airways are tubes that carry air into and out of your lungs. People who are diagnosed with asthma have inflamed airways, inflammation makes the airways swollen and very sensitive. The airways react strongly to certain inhaled substances, when the airways react the muscles around them tighten. This causes the airways to narrow and less air is able to flow into the lungs. When the swelling becomes worse the airways become even narrower. The cells in the airways then make more mucus than usual. Mucus is a sticky thick liquid that can narrow the airways even more. This is a chain reaction that can result in asthma symptoms. The symptoms of asthma can happen each time the airways are inflamed. The symptoms can be mild and go away on their own, or after minimal treatment with asthma medication. If the symptoms get worse or more intense and get worse you are having an asthma attack. Asthma attacks are also called flare ups or exacerbations. The signs and symptoms of asthma: Coughing is often
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