Asthma



Asthma is a persistent as well as provocative ailment that spreads among the people through air. People suffering from asthma are commonly known as asthmatic. It was acknowledged in Ancient Egypt and was treated by the consumption of an incense assortment.

It can be caused by environmental as well as genetic factors. Apart from these factors tobacco, hygiene hypothesis, volatile organic compounds, socioeconomic factors are also responsible for this.

Symptoms of Asthma:

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Shortness of breath

Signs of an Asthma attack:

  • Use of accessory muscles of respiration
  • Pulse getting weaker during inhalation and stronger during exhalation
  • Over-inflation of the chest
  • Color of skin and nails becomes blue due to lack of oxygen

Cure for Asthma:

  • Salbutamol
  • Epinephrine
  • Long acting beta-adrenoceptor agonists
  • Zafirlukas
  • Cromolyn Sodium
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Ipratropium Bromide