Asthma

About- Asthma is a medical condition in which airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus.

Symptoms-

 Shortness of breath
 Chest pain or tightness  
 Chronic coughing
 Trouble sleeping  
 Wheezing
 A whistling or wheezing sound when exhaling
 Difficulty speaking 

Causes-
The exact cause of
Asthma is unknown. It may be due to a combination of environmental and genetic (inherited) factors.
 
Common triggers of asthma attacks include

 An upper respiratory infection, such as a cold, flusinusitis, or bronchitis
 Breathing in allergens such as moulds, dust, or animal dander
 Breathing polluted air
 Emotional stress
 Exposure to airway irritants at the workplace
 Exposure to cold, dry weather
 Exposure to tobacco or wood smoke
 Gastroesophageal reflux disease
 Inhaling perfumes or cleaning products
 Menstruation for women
 Physical exercise 

Risk factors for developing asthma include

 Hay fever and other allergies 
 Eczema 
 Genetic predisposition 

Specialists to Visit

 Pulmonologist
 Paediatrician
 Respiratory Therapist

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.emedicinehealth.com
https://www.aaaai.org
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

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