Generally, sufferers who require their condition to be treated or receive intensive care are caused because patients or patients experience delays in diagnosis, as well as inaccurate handling. Which is one of the most problematic trigger factors in handling asthma sufferers.
Asthma does not come suddenly and make the patient diagnosed with acute asthma. As with other diseases, asthma also comes with several symptoms before it develops into an acute and severe disease that requires intense medical treatment. This delay in diagnosis is generally more influenced by factors from the patient himself who is reluctant or reluctant to have his health checked by a medical expert.
Often ignoring and underestimating a disease is what ultimately makes patients experience delays in diagnosis. For this reason, considering that it is necessary to treat asthma in a patient with asthma, it is important to know the introduction of the disease, its symptoms and how to prevent it. Well, here is some knowledge and introduction about asthma, its symptoms and how to prevent it.
What is Asthma?
Asthma is a health condition in which the airways in the bronchial parts of the lungs are narrowed so that it reacts to the patient having difficulty breathing. Usually this asthma disease can attack or recur suddenly and can also be caused by several factors that trigger an asthma attack. Which of course conditions like this will be very disturbing and make it difficult for a person to carry out their normal daily activities even in bad conditions that can cause a person to become exhausted and unable to carry out activities as usual. With this narrowing of the respiratory tract, it causes symptoms and features such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and even making a sound while breathing (bengi).
Asthma cannot be completely cured. It’s just that it can be reduced by knowing the source of the triggers for asthma and avoiding it. For this reason, you should start by living and making sure that the place to live and the environment around you is really clean.
So what are the symptoms that indicate someone has asthma?
The early signs, symptoms or warnings that asthma sufferers will experience before the appearance of an asthma attack in their body are unique to each individual. In addition, even in the same individual, the initial symptoms can be the same, almost the same or maybe completely different. Some of the early signs before the onset of asthma may be detected only by the person concerned. While other early warnings are more likely to be seen by others. Well, here are some signs or symptoms in asthma sufferers before the onset of asthma
1. Difficulty Breathing
The first symptom of an asthma attack is the onset of signs of difficulty breathing. If someone is carrying out his daily activities or activities and suddenly he feels difficulty breathing, it feels so tight. This could indicate that the person has asthma. If this happens, consult a doctor immediately for more details.
2. Chest Pain
The feeling of pain in the area around the chest can also be a symptom of asthma, usually in the form of a feeling of pressure and heaviness that attacks the chest area. Immediately consult a doctor or to the nearest clinic if this condition attacks you.
3. Often Feel Panic and Anxious
If someone often experiences anxiety and panic at some small things that happen in his daily life. This can also indicate asthma symptoms. But of course this can be prevented and avoided by calming down and consulting a medical professional.
4. Persistent cough
One of the symptoms most often associated with asthma attacks is a persistent cough that results in shortness of breath. If you experience these symptoms there is nothing wrong with consulting a doctor immediately. Some of the symptoms above indicate that there has been a change in the respiratory tract and the flow of air in the breath has become obstructed. For this reason, it is necessary to take action to overcome these symptoms so that they do not get worse.
Then what are the causes that trigger the emergence of asthma?
Medically, the cause of asthma is still not known for sure and sufferers are sensitive to a stimulus such as emotional disturbances, air pollution, animal dander and so on. But of course, if what triggers asthma is due to these factors, this can be avoided by not approaching the source of the asthma trigger. While other causes can also be caused by blockage of the airways by thick mucus, in this case the sufferer will experience easy breathing but find it difficult to remove it again.
Well, there are some triggers that often cause asthma or a recurrence of asthma in a sufferer, namely:
- Air pollution (cigarette smoke, vehicle fumes, dust, chemicals, sand dust, etc.)
- Animal fur
- Respiratory tract infection
- Anxiety, stress and fear
- Too much exercise
- Cold air
How is Asthma Prevention and Treatment?
Until now, asthma has not been completely cured. Some medicines recommended by doctors are only limited to preventive treatment. The recommended medication can help make the airways feel looser, which is what happens to people with asthma, not curing their asthma.
But of course don’t worry, the spread and transmission of asthma can be prevented by starting to detect and recognize your disease. If you often experience the symptoms mentioned above and often cough at night. So immediately go to the doctor and the most important thing in preventing a disease is to avoid the source or the cause itself. So make sure that you always avoid sources and triggers that can make your asthma recur or make you have asthma suddenly. Also make sure that the environment in which you live is clean and avoid dirt and dust piles.
Asthma is a disease of the respiratory tract that makes it difficult for a person to breathe and of course makes this condition uncomfortable. For that, treatment as early as possible will help ease the burden on the sufferer. It is hoped that this article will be able to provide new knowledge and enable a person to recognize the disease and symptoms of asthma as early as possible so that proper treatment can be obtained immediately.