What is asthma?
Asthma is a disease which often starts in childhood. Asthma makes your baby difficult for the lungs. This makes your child difficult to breathe. Asthma occurs when your lungs become disturbed and are full of mucous.
Symptoms of Asthma
If your child has asthma, then this can be:
Stay short of breath (with or without activity)
There is a tight feeling (or pain) in your chest.
Having difficulty in sleeping (because during the night the symptoms of asthma get worse, when you lie)
They have a remarkable wheezing sound as breathing.
There is a persistent cough.
Often symptoms, the more serious the illness is.
What causes asthma?
Nobody knows what is the reason for asthma. However, we know a lot about triggering asthma attacks. People with asthma are usually sensitive:
- Pet animal
- Tobacco smoke
- Smoke from wood burning
- dust particles
- Outdoor pollution
- some foods
- Some medicines
- Other triggers include:
- Physical exercise
- Upper respiratory virus
- Acid reflux (when fluid in your throat is stuck)
- Sleep apnea (when you stop breathing for a short period during sleep)
- sinus infection
- Weather (temperature change, Maggie’s condition, rain)
- Getting very excited
- New research shows that asthma is bound to obesity (excessive weight)
How is asthma diagnosed?
Your doctor will take a physical test on your child, look at your child’s medical history, and test the breath called spirometry. Spirometry measures how much air you drink after deep breathing. It is painless and can be done in the doctor’s office. Your doctor will give your child a disposable mouthpiece attached to the tube. The tube is connected to a machine that records their breathing. Generally there is an image on the machine screen, such as birthday candles or bricks wall. As soon as your child comes out, candles (or bricks) will fall. To get accurate results, your child will be asked to repeat the test twice during your doctor’s visit. If your child is having trouble in asthma during the test, then your doctor can give him an inhaled medicine supplement that opens up his airway. After breathing, the drugs will be asked to withdraw.
Other, more involved tests may include exercise challenges (exercising on treadmill or stationary bike while inhalation); An exhaust nitric oxide test (By breathing in a particular device, it measures how much gas nitric oxide in your breath – people with asthma have high levels of gas); And allergy tests (skin and blood test to determine if you are allergic to).
Can asthma be prevented or avoided?
Asthma can not be stopped. However, your child can reduce your asthma attack by learning and avoiding triggers. For example, limit the contact of your child’s pet and cigarette smoke, and stay home at those days if the air pollution is bad. Avoid wearing strong perfume or cologne around your child. Strong odor can trigger asthma attack.
There is no cure for asthma. It can often be a lifelong situation. However, after avoiding the information of your children and avoiding them, you can improve the quality of your child, reminding you to take your doctor’s medicine and after writing a written asthma plan given by your doctor. This scheme provides details on their triggers and what to do if they feel the start of the attack.In asthma medicines, maintenance medicines (taken to keep daily asthma under control) and accelerated-acting medicines (usually in an as an inhaler to give them immediate relief during asthma attack). Some people take their medicine with a nebulizer. A nebulizer turns liquid medicine into a fine mist that breathes through the mask or mouthpiece. Your doctor will determine what is best for your child.
Living with asthma
It can be difficult to live with asthma as a child. An asthma attack can interfere with physical activity (platmom and sports), and cause children to leave school or to be hospitalized. Teach your child to recognize your asthma triggers and plan for those triggers if they can not escape from them. Also, teach your child to keep his quick-acting drug in the state of asthma attack. With proper monitoring and medication, your child can enjoy a full and active life.
Questions to ask your doctor
Can my child develop asthma?
Can you die of asthma attack?
Can you develop asthma later in life?
Does weight loss improve your asthma?
Can I do anything in my home to reduce the risk of asthma attack in my child