Asthma often starts in childhood. The number of cases of asthma has increased since 1965. The diagnosis of asthma was known in ancient times. For example, in ancient Egypt, the diagnosis of asthma already knew how to recognize. Therefore, the name of the disease comes from the Greek word which is translated as «shortness of breath»
The characteristic symptoms of the disease
Asthma is characterized by being a function of the respiratory system. The health of the broncho-pulmonary system depends on many factors. Asthma symptoms depends on what factors was the cause of this disease.
Signs of illness: coughing, recurrent episodes of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath. Each symptom has a certain intensity, the frequency of seizures and the characteristic time of development. During coughing is released sputum, in some cases. It is always hard to separate.
- In the blood of such patients is a lot of white blood cells called eosinophils. Due to this, after an attack of bronchial asthma, the sputum may appear pus. Symptoms of the disease is worse at night. The level of eosinophils in the blood may vary.
- In some patients, deterioration occurs in the early morning. It depends on the state of health at the moment. Patients suffering from asthma are advised not to go out in the cold air. It can also provoke an attack.
- With any severity of asthma are not recommended exercises. Each patient accept the treatment of the attacks according to their sensitivity. Aerosol corticosteroids well help one group of patients. Another group of patients needs to hospitalization. Asthma attacks can be removed by intravenous injection of drugs on prescription. Such serious measures are needed for patients with persistent often recurrent asthma symptoms.
Patients with asthma suffer from somatic disorders. Inflammation of the nasal mucosa and the mucosa of the sinuses occurs. Reflux gastritis is a disease of the gastrointestinal tract. Found in patients with asthma as a result of violations of the innervation of the internal organs. As we can see, the health status of these patients suffers a serious way.