Respiratory disorders: Asthma

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Respiratory disorders: Asthma

These changes result in a constricted airway, which causes breathing problems and can even be fatal.

Respiratory Disorders: Asthma

When an asthma attack occurs, the patient experiences inflammation and excessive mucous production in the airways, combined with muscle spasms in the bronchial tubes.

-Allergies to inhaled substances (such as dust or animal dander)-Respiratory infections-Breathing cold air

Asthma attacks can be triggered by:-Exercise-Tobacco smoke-Noxious fumes-Drug allergies

Asthma treatments include:Inhaled steriods (to prevent inflammation)Inhaled bronchodilators (to open airways during an asthma attack)Controller drugs


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