It can lead to shortness of breath and chest tightness.
Asthma attack can be really severe. When it happens, the muscles which surround the airways become tight and block the air so it can’t pass by. Different people may experience asthma attack because of different reasons. Some of the most common of them include: dust, allergy to animals, changes in weather, exercises, chemicals in the air, respiratory infections, pollen or even strong emotions.
In many cases asthma is genetically inherited.
Typical symptoms of asthma include: cough, shortness of breath and wheezing. Wheezing can come episodically with symptom-free periods. Often it is worse in the late nights and early mornings. It can also worsen when the one who has asthma breaths in cold air.
There are some symptoms of asthma attack that indicate emergency situation. Such indicators are: extreme difficulty breathing, rapid pulse, great anxiety and sweating, blue color of the lips and face etc.
There are two main ways to treat asthma – the use of drugs which prevent attacks and the use of quick-relief drugs which can be used during the attacks, in order to ease them.
Asthma is condition which needs serious attention. Only specialist can determine the best possible way for treatment.