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Understanding Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways, potentially causing them to become inflamed and narrowed. This can lead to wheezing, coughing, and tightness in the chest. For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance. But for others, it can interfere with daily activities and may lead to a life-threatening asthma attack.
Because asthma often changes over time, it's important to work with a doctor to identify triggers, track symptoms, and adjust treatment as needed.

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Medications Prescribed for Asthma

Albuterol (Proair HFA, Proventil HFA, Ventolin HFA)

A bronchodilator that helps relieve asthma symptoms by opening up the airways.

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Fluticasone and salmeterol (Advair Diskus, AirDuo Digihaler, others)

A combination inhaler that can be used to both reduce inflammation and open up the airways.

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Montelukast (Singulair)

Works by blocking the action of leukotrienes, which are substances in the body that can cause inflammation and narrowing of the airways.

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Common Questions About Asthma

How do you know if you have asthma?

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that affects the airways in the lungs, causing inflammation, narrowing, and increased mucus production, which can lead to symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it's important to speak with your doctor or a healthcare professional. They’ll take a detailed medical history, conduct a physical exam, and may perform a lung function test using a spirometer.

Can asthma be cured?

While asthma cannot be cured, it can be effectively managed with lifestyle changes and the appropriate treatments. Some people may experience a reduction in their asthma symptoms over time, while others may notice their symptoms completely disappear for extended periods but then return.

That being said, it’s essential to continue monitoring and managing asthma symptoms to prevent flare-ups and complications.

What is an asthma attack?

An asthma attack is a sudden and severe worsening of asthma symptoms. During an asthma attack, the airways become swollen, inflamed, and narrow, making it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs. This can cause shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness.

Asthma attacks can range in severity from mild to life-threatening, and they can be triggered by a variety of factors, including exposure to allergens, exercise, respiratory infections, and stress. If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma, it’s imperative you have an asthma action plan and to seek medical attention immediately if you’re having an asthma attack.

Can you die from an asthma attack?

During an asthma attack, the airways become narrowed, making it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs. This can lead to a decrease in oxygen levels in the body, causing severe symptoms such as shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. In some cases, a severe asthma attack can lead to respiratory failure or cardiac arrest, which can be fatal.

Most asthma attacks can be successfully managed with appropriate treatment, including rescue inhalers and oral medications, and by seeking medical attention promptly if symptoms worsen. It’s imperative for those with asthma to have an asthma action plan in place and to seek medical attention immediately if they experience severe symptoms or have difficulty breathing.

Is asthma an autoimmune disease?

No, asthma is not considered an autoimmune disease. It’s a chronic respiratory condition caused by inflammation and narrowing of the airways in the lungs, which can be triggered by a variety of factors. The immune system plays a role in asthma, as it’s involved in the inflammation that occurs in the airways, But asthma is not caused by the immune system attacking healthy tissues, which is the hallmark of autoimmune diseases.

Is asthma hereditary?

Yes, some studies suggest that genetics can play a role in the development of asthma. If one or both parents have asthma, their children are more likely to develop the condition. However, it’s not entirely clear how genes contribute to its development. Other factors, such as environmental factors and lifestyle choices, can also influence one’s risk of developing asthma.

Can you grow out of asthma?

While some children with asthma may outgrow their symptoms, asthma is generally considered a chronic condition that persists throughout life. However, the severity and frequency of asthma symptoms can vary over time and may improve with the right treatment and management. Some people may experience periods of remission where they have few or no symptoms, while others may continue to experience symptoms despite treatment.

If you’ve been diagnosed with asthma, it’s important to work closely with your healthcare provider to develop a personalized treatment plan and to monitor your symptoms regularly.

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