Guide on Acute Asthma Exacerbation

April 7, 2011 by: admin

The acute asthma exacerbation is a term which an asthma patient suddenly feels increase in tightness of the lungs. At the time of  breathing the marked reduction of airflow takes place. Sometimes it can be accompanied by the symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, feeling tightness  etc. It is one of the major sign of asthma.

The acute asthma exacerbation can be activated due to number of factors and it is treated in numerous ways. Some of the common triggers for acute asthma exacerbation such as cigarette smoke, dust, air pollutants, high level of stress etc. These triggers require some medical treatment to avoid the attack.

It is feels like high tightening of the lungs, the bronchial airways which is present in the lungs compress and it does not allow for enough airflow. While breathing this type of attack may include wheezing, coughing and also sense of panic and shortness of breath. When the patient trying to take breathe , he or she can’t commit enough air into the lungs. This type of sensation may lead into panic which makes the acute asthma exacerbation worse.

The acute asthma exacerbation may be treated with avoidance of the triggers and with medical treatment. For avoidance of triggers, the patient should need to understand her or his allergies and avoid the situations which are present with the triggers. While the medical treatment comes in the form of preventive inhalers which are used to breathe medication directly into lungs.


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