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Asthma Symptoms

Asthma Symptoms

There are three clinical symptoms of Asthma, these are:

1. Inflammation in the airways of the lungs with the production of mucous, narrowing of the airways
2. Hyper-responsiveness ("twitchiness") of the airways
3. Reversible obstruction of the flow of air in and out of the lungs during an attack

Frequently Asked Questions

The typical symptoms of asthma are prolonged:

1) Coughing
2) Wheezing
3) Tightness in the chest
4) Difficulty in breathing (harder to breathe out than breathe in)

When an asthma sufferer inhales something they are allergic to, such as a house dust mite, this causes the body to react and in doing so the body releases a cascade of inflammatory molecules, such as histamine, into the airways. This then causes symptoms, such as:

1) Worsening breathlessness
2) Wheezing or coughing
3) Inability to complete a sentence in one breath
4) Increased heart and breathing rate
5) Sweating
6) Pallor

If you have an acute asthma attack, follow these steps:

1) Take your usual dose of reliever medication
2) Wait for 5 to 10 minutes
3) If symptoms persist, call a doctor or ambulance
4) Continue taking your reliever every few minutes until help arrives

The best way to control your asthma symptoms is to try and capture the broadest range of asthma-causing pollutants and particles. Here are some key products to use when cleaning your home of asthma pollutants: