Developmental Disabilities

Asthma

Asthma.

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that, at times, causes a narrowing of the bronchial tubes and the formation of mucus.  An allergic reaction results when the bronchial mucous membrane becomes irritated due to an inhaled or absorbed irritant, such as insect bites, bee stings, food or a virus.

Exercise-Induced Asthma

 

Exercise-induced asthma is asthma that is triggered by physical exertion or exercise.  Temperature and humidity are factors in creating symptoms.  When exercising most people tend to breathe through their mouth and inhale drier and colder air which triggers symptoms. Some of the symptoms are wheezing, coughing, tightening of the chest and shortness of breath.

Warming up before you exercise and cooling down can greatly reduce symptoms. Having an inhaler available for emergency use is beneficial.

Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition, which result in breathing difficulties. The bronchial tubes narrow and form mucus in the lungs.  Allergic reactions due to inhaled or absorbed irritants like food, insect bites, bee stings, or a virus can result in bronchial mucous membrane becoming irritated. Some of the causes of Asthma are a virus, colds, too much exercise, allergens and climate.

Symptoms of asthma are a mild wheezing, dry cough, itchy eyes, eczema, hives, small and pale, overweight, behavioral problems and nervousness or heart palpitations, and nausea.

Things you can do to help: remove triggers, environment, allergens, humidifier for dry rooms, ask doctor for help.