What is Asthma?Asthma is a disease of the lungs. The airways in the lungs get inflamed and make a thick mucus which results in:Trouble breathingTrouble catching your breathCoughingWheezing Chest painFast heartbeatSweatingCall the doctor if you have Symptoms of AsthmaFear/stress/frustration Common Asthma Triggers.Pet Dander/AllergiesSmoking/Strong SmellsInfectionWeatherCockroachesDust/Mold Managing your Asthma. Rescue inhalers help lessen symptomsControl inhalers help prevent symptomsMedication in a pill formBreathing exercisesPeak flow meter/measure how air moves through your lungs. Things to Remember.When using an inhaler follow the instructions from your doctor but remember to bring the inhaler to your mouth and put your lips around the mouth piece and inhale.
Rinse out your mouth with water after using an inhalerCall the doctor if white lesions develop in your mouth or on your tongue after frequent use This could be a rare side effect known as thrush. Coping with your Asthma.Have an action planKeep inhalers on handUse a peak flow meterKnow what triggers youStress/Anxiety/BreathRelaxation/breathing techniquesVisit your doctor Stay calmDo you have Asthma?Doctor will check your nose, throat and upper airwaysListen to you breatheCheck your skin for allergic reactionsAsk about your symptoms