Most people suffering of asthma have similar symptoms like coughing, wheezing, a feeling of pain or pressure in the chest and shortness of breath.
These symptoms become more acute when the imminence of an asthma attack is higher and other symptoms, such as difficulty in talking, pale lips, feelings of fear and panic are added to these.
Yet, even though generally these symptoms are characteristic for almost all asthmatics, there are more types of asthma which can be encountered.
Depending on the moment of the day when asthma is triggered or the factors which provoke it, there can be individuated about five types of asthma. One of the most common types of asthma is the allergic asthma.
In this case the allergies and asthma go hand in hand, causing asthma attacks whenever the individual comes in contact with the allergens to which they are sensitive to. In this case, to the common symptoms of asthma are also added those of allergy rhinitis, such as runny and swollen nose, continuous sneezing, weepy eyes and excessive mucus.
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Another very frequent type of asthma is the exercise-induced asthma. This type of ailment is mainly triggered by physical exercises. If you have noticed that the asthma attacks are only happening when you run or do physical exercises, then you are probably suffering of exercise-induced asthma. In order to be able to breath normally when exercising you may need to get an inhaler and use it before actually starting your daily exercise routine.
The cough-variant asthma is triggered by extremely powerful coughing, which will simply not stop. There are many factors which can stay behind the extreme cough, such as rhinitis, sinusitis or heartburn. Thus, if you cough a lot and feel like you are choking during the periods with excessive cough, make sure you visit a doctor.
The occupational asthma and the night time asthma are the last two types of asthma. They occur only in particular times of the day (the working hours in case of the occupational asthma and the night time during the night time asthma). If your asthma attacks are getting more acute in these periods, then you are suffering of one of these two types of ailments.
No matter which type of asthma you (think) you have, it is highly important to go to the doctor for an accurate diagnostic, which will enable you to start the right treatment for your type of asthma.
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Learning How to Live with Asthma
For many people asthma is a condition with which they will have to live with all their lives. They will have to get used to being caught by surprise by an asthma attack. Yet, learning how to live with asthma is not an easy thing to do and even for asthmatics who have long dealt with disease coping with it is difficult.
The first thing that you will have to do after you discover your asthma is to make sure you take your medicine whenever you have to. Not taking them may have serious consequences and sometimes results in even more serious symptoms and an aggravation of this condition, as the inflammation starts developing immunity to medicine, of these are not taken regularly.
Then, you will have to tell all those living and working besides you that you are an asthmatic and that you may need help in case of an attack. Suffering from this ailment is not a shame, so keeping it to yourself will not help you in any way.
Instead of trying to hide your state of health from the others, explain them what they should do in case of emergency and how should they react if you are not feeling well.
It is also highly important that you do not stop doing all your current activities. You will be encouraged to get out of the house and do physical movement.
Even though it may be a little more difficult at the beginning, especially for those suffering from exercise-induced asthmatics, things will get easier and more fun with time. Time will also make the medicine routine easier and will make you understand better your condition.
What is highly important is to never give it up. Asthma is an ailment which with you can live. There have not been reported any people who have died because of asthma, so you will not have to panic about this either.
Moreover, if you have a healthy nutrition, make regular exercises and take your medicine in due time, you condition may improve and you will be able to live your life as an active, normal person for a long period of time.
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