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Asthma & Allergy
Asthma Treatment In Jaipur
Asthma is a disease of the lungs that causes difficulty in breathing. In asthma, the airways become inflamed due to which the airways constrict. Due to the narrowing of the respiratory tract, the patient starts having problems breathing, sounding while breathing, chest tightness, cough, etc. There are two types of asthma based on symptoms – extrinsic and intrinsic asthma. External asthma is an immune response to an external allergen, which is caused by external allergens such as pollen, animals, and dust. Intrinsic asthma is caused by the inhalation of certain chemical substances into the body such as cigarette smoke, paint vapors, etc.
In severe cases, there is also an increased chance of vomiting sometimes.
Types of Asthma:
Cough variant asthma
Nocturnal (Nighttime Asthma)
Child onset asthma
Causes of Asthma:
Pollution is the biggest cause of asthma in today's time. Tomorrow the fumes from factories, and vehicles are causing asthma. People are also suffering from asthma due to cold, flu, smoking, and change in weather. Some allergic foods cause respiratory diseases. Asthma can also occur due to the excess amount of acid in the stomach. Apart from this, drugs, alcohol consumption, and sometimes emotional stress also cause asthma. Excessive exercise can also cause asthma. In some people this problem is genetic.
Asthma Types and Causes:
During allergic asthma, you are allergic to something like coming in contact with dust and soil, you get asthma or you become asthmatic with the change of weather.
This type of asthma is caused by an overdose of one thing. When you are under a lot of stress or laughing too loudly, you have got a lot of colds or have a lot of coughs and colds.
This type of asthma can be caused by any number of reasons. Sometimes this asthma is due to allergic reasons and sometimes due to non-allergic reasons. Not only this, but it is also a bit difficult to find out the reasons for having this type of asthma.
Many people get asthma due to exercise or more physical activity, then many people become victims of asthma when they start working more than their capacity.
Cough variant asthma:
Sometimes the cause of asthma is phlegm. When you have a persistent cough or cough, you have an asthma attack.
This asthma attack occurs suddenly during work. If you do the same type of work regularly, then often you start having asthma attacks during this time or your work environment does not suit you due to which you become a victim of asthma.
Nocturnal i.e Nighttime Asthma:
This is a type of asthma that occurs only at night, that is, when you often start having asthma attacks during the night, then you should understand that you are a victim of nocturnal asthma.
When you have any health-related diseases like pneumonia or cardiac diseases then you can have mimic asthma. Mimic asthma usually occurs when the condition worsens.
Child onset asthma:
This is the type of asthma that occurs only in children. As the asthmatic child grows up, the child starts coming out of this type of asthma on its own. It is not very risky but it needs to be treated at the right time.
This asthma occurs in young people. That is, often this asthma occurs only after the age of 20. Many allergic reasons are hidden behind this type of asthma. However, the main reason for this is pollution, plastic, excessive dust, soil, and living with animals.
Test for Asthma:
Usually, only specialist doctors diagnose asthma by its symptoms. But sometimes some symptoms are confused, due to which doctors also resort to techniques for the examination of asthma, through which complete information about the disease is obtained, based on which the patient is cured to a great extent by treating the disease. can be done. In asthma, specifically, the lungs are examined, including spirometry, peak flow, and testing of lung function.
These tests are done in different situations. Apart from this, many tests are also done for the diagnosis of asthma, such as methacholine challenge, nitric oxide test, imaging test, allergy testing, sputum eosinophils test, besides exercise and provoking test is done for colds with asthma.
Asthma treatment is possible only when you understand it in time. Knowing the symptoms of asthma, see a doctor for its immediate diagnosis. Its medicines can be very effective for the treatment of asthma. Inhaled steroids (drugs given through the nose) and other anti-inflammatory drugs are generally considered necessary for asthma to combat asthma. In addition, bronchodilators relieve asthma by relaxing the tightened muscles around the airways.
Apart from this, an asthma inhaler is also used as a treatment. Through this, the work of delivering medicines to the lungs is done. Asthma nebulizers are also used in the treatment. Doctors can often prescribe a short course of oral corticosteroids in case of a severe asthma attack. Corticosteroids are less likely to cause side effects after using them for two weeks. But using it for more than a month can make its side effects more serious and even permanent.
Ans- If a person has asthma, then he should not eat milk, eggs, almonds, fish, etc. because they can increase the problem of asthma.
Q 2. Can Asthma Get Dangerous With Aging?
Ans: Asthma is a disease that affects everyone differently. While on the one hand, some children get rid of asthma as they age, on the other hand, some people have to face a lot of problems as they get older. But, taking the medicines prescribed by the doctor on time can prevent asthma from progressing, and along with it can also improve the ability of the lungs to function.
Q 3. Is it okay to drink coffee with asthma?
Ans- No, drinking coffee can prove to be dangerous for asthma patients. Since coffee is high in caffeine can spoil their health.