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About Asthma  Common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms  In this airways becomes narrow and swell and produce extra mucus  Make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath

Causes    

Impaired production Increased destruction Blood loss Fluid overload

Environmental Causes          

Allergens Air Pollution Other environmental chemical Smoking during pregnancy and after delivery Low air quality Indoor allergens Dust mites Cockroaches Animal Dander Mold

Genetic Causes  Family history  If one identical twin is affected, the probability of the other having the disease is approx 25%

Symptoms Wheezing Shortness of breath Chest tightness Coughing Sputum may be produced from the lung by coughing   Worse at night and in the early morning  Triggers in response to exercise or cold air     

Medical Conditions  Triad of atopic eczema, allergic rhinitis and asthma is called atopy.  History of Atopic disease is a strongest risk factor for developing asthma   A correlation between obesity and the risk of asthma have increased in recent years

Treatment     

Spirometry Lifestyle Modification Medications Fast Acting Long Term Control


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