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Asthma – Doctor Answer All Your Question

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If you have asthma concerns or symptoms, you may have a lot of questions. Here are 8 questions about asthma that you can consult with a doctor for your reference.

Is it asthma when cough or shortness of breath at night?

Bronchial asthma is a chronic respiratory infection with four symptoms: cough, dyspnea, wheezing, and chest tightness. These symptoms are exacerbated at night or early morning, with respiratory obstruction. If you have cough and dyspnea at night, you may have asthma, but you still need to be diagnosed by a doctor.

What are the conditions to be treated?

Your representative should send emergency care immediately to avoid misfortune if you or someone else finds the following symptoms:
  • Breathing rate >25 times per minute
  • >115 pulses per minute
  • Cyanosis, Sweating
  • Silent lungs
  • Inability to breathe efficiently
  • Severe dyspnea

Should asthma patients exercise?

Exercise is good for health, including people with asthma. Sports suitable for asthma include walking, cycling, swimming, Qigong, etc. Please be careful not to exercise in cold or dry weather as long as it is not possible to exercise such as overtraining, running or martial arts. If you have any questions about the type of exercise, consult your physician before doing so to make sure your physical condition is suitable for the exercise.

Is asthma genetic?

Asthma has genetic factors, so if the patient has asthma, the risk of asthma is 30~50%. If both parents have asthma, the probability of asthma is 50~ 70%. On the contrary, if no one has asthma in both parents, the child has a 10-15% chance of asthma.

Why is asthma difficult to diagnose in a child?

It is difficult for children to distinguish between bronchial asthma and viral or bacterial diseases because, like viral infections and bacterial respiratory diseases, bronchial asthma is a respiratory infection. , the only difference is that asthma belongs to a chronic disease.

Can people with asthma grow and develop normally?

With proper treatment and avoiding the triggers of asthma, the body’s disease can be completely reversed after symptoms have been eased.

Can I use medications to treat asthma during pregnancy?

In order to ensure the health of pregnant women and the development of the fetus, it is necessary to control asthma during pregnancy, and asthma drugs have little effect on the fetus, so they can still be used. However, please note that before using any medication, you must consult your doctor for further information.

How to deal with asthma attacks?

If you experience any asthma symptoms, stop exercise or any activity you are doing immediately, take a good rest, and use asthma medications as directed by your doctor. Asthma patients can exercise, but not overexercise, and stop as soon as dyspnea is found.
To avoid asthma attacks during exercise, choose suitable exercise, take enough moisture to avoid dehydration, and replenish moisture 5 minutes before exercise.