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Asthma Symptoms

asthma symptomsThere are three clinical symptoms of Asthma, these are:

1. Inflammation in the airways of the lungs with production of mucous, narrowing of the airways
2. Hyper-responsiveness ("twitchiness") of the airways
3. Reversible obstruction of the flow of air in and out of the lungs during an attack

FAQ about Asthma Symptoms:

What are the typical symptoms of asthma?
What happens in an asthma attack?
What should I do during an acute asthma attack?
What is the best way to control my asthma symptoms?

 

What are the typical symptoms of asthma?

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The typical symptoms of asthma are prolonged:

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Difficulty in breathing (harder to breathe out than breathe in)

What happens in an asthma attack?

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When an asthma sufferer inhales something they are allergic to, such as a house dust mite, this causes the body to react and in doing so the body releases a cascade of inflammatory molecules, such as histamine, into the airways. This then causes symptoms, such as:

  • Worsening breathlessness
  • Wheezing or coughing
  • Inability to complete a sentence in one breath
  • Increased heart and breathing rate
  • Sweating
  • Pallor

What should I do during an acute asthma attack?

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If you have an acute asthma attack, follow these steps:

1. Take your usual dose of reliever medication
2. Wait 5 to 10 minutes
3. If symptoms persist, call a doctor or ambulance
4. Continue taking your reliever every few minutes until help arrives

What is the best way to control my asthma symptoms?

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The best way to control your asthma symptoms is to try and capture the broadest range of asthma causing pollutants and particles. Here are some key products to use when cleaning your home of asthma pollutants:

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Asthma Relief ProductsAllergy & Asthma PackageMiele C3 Allergy PowerLineIQAir HealthPro 250

Asthma Symptoms | Asthma Symptoms Expert Advice & FAQs Articles

Reducing Asthma Symptoms with an Air Cleaner

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reducing asthma symptoms If you struggle with reducing asthma symptoms, you may well be exposed to asthma triggers in the air – including mould spores, pollen grains, traffic pollution and house dust mite allergens.

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Living with Asthma

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living with asthma Q: I have just been diagnosed with asthma. What do I need to know about living with asthma?
A: First of all, you are not alone! According to Asthma UK, there are 5.4 million people in the UK who are living with asthma and are receiving treatment for it (including 1.1 million children under the age of 14). That's one person in 11 who is living with asthma

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Removing Asthma Triggers with an Air Purifier

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asthma triggers If someone in your family or home sufferers with asthma, an asthma air purifier can help by reducing the load of common asthma triggers in the air. Common asthma triggers are animal and house dust mite allergens, pollen, fungal/mould, chemical, as well as general traffic pollution.

Animal allergens (also known as pet dander).

Cats, dogs, horses and smaller animals like hamsters and mice, rats, snakes and insects all produce proteins within airborne particles that can trigger asthma, although their source varies.

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Winter Asthma - Are You Ready?

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winter asthma The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in, so now is the time to prepare for 'winter asthma' if you or someone in your family has asthma or eczema. You will be spending more time indoors, so there is a danger of added exposure to particle pollution such as house dust mite allergens, pet dander, and mould and mildew spores. Other triggers for winter asthma and allergy symptoms are...

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