Asthma Causes and Symptoms – How Can You Know You Have Asthma
Most of the times, a disease which is spotted right from the beginning of its evolutions has more chances of being treated much more rapidly and effectively than one which was discovered only when it got worse. This is why, it is highly important to visit a doctor whenever you feel that there is something wrong going on inside your body.
Also, it is very useful to know what the symptoms characteristic for certain illnesses or conditions are. If you have had persons in your family who suffered from asthma, then you should prepare to recognize any of this condition’s symptoms, so that you discover its presence in the incipient form.
Also, because asthma is one of the most spread ailments from all over the world, even if your family does not have a history with this disease, knowing exactly what it is about can help you prevent it or discover it from its beginning.
Even though not all persons have the same asthma symptoms, the most common symptoms for this ailment are excessive coughing, which becomes more acute during the night, wheezing, pain in the chest or a kind of pressure inside the chest and difficulties in breathing.
These symptoms are usually more acute during the asthma attacks. After the attacks are over there may be periods in which the symptoms are no longer felt. Yet, even in these relatively calm periods you may experience trouble in breathing or uneven function of your lungs, so you will always have to keep your medicine at hand.
Feelings of tiredness, trouble in sleeping, feeling grouchy or moody, serious coughing especially at night and after doing physical exercises and symptoms which can be easily associated with allergies are also highly frequent in the manifestation of asthma. These symptoms usually appear in the first stages of the ailment, so if you have two or more of these symptoms, it is advisable that you go to a doctor.
Even though these symptoms may point out to an allergy or to another disease, it is always good to have some tests done and see if asthma is what you are suffering of or there is another ailment which is troubling your health.
Asthma Causes – The Main Factors That Trigger Asthma
Asthma attacks can be triggered a lot of different factors. In order to be able to avoid such attacks as much as possible, it is necessary to know which the most frequent allergens which trigger these attacks are and which are the ways in which you can avoid getting in contact with such allergens if you suffer from asthma.
The most dangerous allergen for asthmatics is dust. This is mainly because dust is everywhere and there are little things to be done in order to avoid it or at least diminish the quantities of dust present in the air.
The only places where dust can be controlled and its effects can be prevented are the house and the office. The places where one lives and works can become safe environments for the asthmatics if they are cleaned regularly and vacuumed at least twice a week or even more, while the furniture must be dusted every day.
Another allergens which can trigger asthma are dust mites. There are just as hard to get rid of as dust, yet with a proper filtration system and with constant cleaning of the objects from the house they can be kept away from the house for a long period of time.
Mould is also a very dangerous allergen. It usually appears when there is too much humidity inside the house. Thus, a dehumidifier and constant cleaning of the house can destroy it and maintain the environment safe even for an asthmatic.
During spring and summer, if you suffer from asthma, it is advisable that you stay as much as possible indoors, with the windows closed. This is mainly because the pollen is very dangerous for asthmatics, being the cause of many asthma attacks.
If it absolutely necessary to leave the house, then make sure that you do it at noon, and not in the morning or evening, when the concentration of pollen is high. Also wear a pollen or dust mask that will protect you against the harmful effects pollen can have on you.
It is highly recommended that if you have an asthmatic in the house, you should avoid keeping pets inside because the animal hair is an allergen which can trigger very severe asthma attacks.
If you are still going to keep a pet indoor, make sure that there is as little hair as possible inside. Vacuuming all the house, soft furniture and washing the bedding regularly can maintain a clean environment, thus diminishing the occurrence of asthma attacks.
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