CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF ASTHMA AND COUGH
Many people with asthma also have a family history of allergies, such as hay fever or pet allergies. It’s a common ailment and complaint.
Although asthma cannot be cured, it can be controlled with medications and patients can live an active and normal life style.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING AN ASTHMA ATTACK?
CAUSES OF ASTHMA
In sensitive people, breathing in allergy-causing substances (called allergens or triggers) can start asthma symptoms. Triggers include pet dander, dust mites, cockroach allergens, molds, or pollens. Respiratory infections, exercise, cold air, stress, food sulfites, tobacco smoke, and other air pollutants can also trigger asthma symptoms.
SYMPTOMS OF ASTHMA
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Asthma treatment is aimed at controlling airway inflammation and avoiding known allergy triggers, like pet dander and pollen. The main goals are to restore normal breathing, prevent asthma attacks and restore daily activities.
The diagnosis of a cough is based largely on the information you provide. Information necessary to help make an accurate diagnosis includes the duration of the cough, associated signs and symptoms, activities or locations that make the cough worse or better, relation between the cough and time of day, past medical history, and any home therapies already attempted.