Bronchial asthma attack: first aid

Asthma patients look like completely healthy people until they have an attack. Asthma is a disease with intermittent asthma attacks occurring due to narrowing of the bronchi. Causes of narrowing of the bronchi: spasm of the muscles of the bronchi; swelling of the mucosa; increased production of mucus. Asthmatics have very sensitive airways. An attack can occur...

Life with asthma

The life of an asthma patient should not be different from the life of people who do not suffer from this disease. You feel your body better than anyone else, so you can do a lot to improve your well-being. It is important to adhere strictly to the treatment plan and to avoid factors causing an asthma...

Exacerbation of asthma

An asthma attack is a sharp deterioration. The cause of the attack can be several: excessive exercise, various environmental factors, stress and contact with allergens. During an asthma attack, the airways become inflamed, narrowed, and mucus secretion increases. All this can cause breathing problems, wheezing, coughing, lack of air, and a feeling of heaviness in the chest. The manifestation...

Asthma control

In asthma, it is very important to monitor your health on a daily basis. One method is the asthma control test already mentioned, as well as PEF metry. The PEF meter is a device that measures the maximum expiratory flow rate. With it, you can evaluate the movement of air in the respiratory tract and the strength of...

The incidence of asthma

In Russia, bronchial asthma, judging by the literature, until 1900 was a relatively rare disease. In Russian medical journals of the time, we came across a report on isolated diseases of bronchial asthma in adults and children with a description of the results of sputum and blood tests (A. A. Kisel, 1894; L. Sverzhevsky, 1894; D....

Cardiac asthma

Cardiac asthma (Asthma cardiale, panting) is an attack of sudden shortness of breath due to acute failure of the left ventricle or left atrium of the heart. Acute left ventricular failure can develop with hypertension, aortic heart defects, coronary insufficiency, myocardial infarction, nephritis, etc. In this case, the weakened left ventricle is not able to completely...

Pollinosis (hay fever)

Not everyone with the advent of spring rejoices in the ubiquitous flowering of nature. Someone is forced to endure endless coughing fits, nasal congestion and lacrimation. These are the signs of the disease common today – hay fever. This type of disease is found in 5-30% of people around the globe, which makes it more than recognizable. Moreover,...

How to protect your lungs with diet

Diet, as French researchers have shown, can significantly reduce the risk of developing and slow the progression of COPD, as well as alleviate other diseases of the respiratory system. During the study, more than 120 thousand people were interviewed. The observational results are as follows: those who regularly consumed nuts, vegetables, cereals, and foods rich in...

Experts discussed the treatment of asthma

More than 100 different events took place from October 29 to November 1 during the XXIX National Congress on Respiratory Diseases. In this year the organizers have paid special attention to the problems of the treatment of severe asthma.        The fact that lung diseases are mainly affected by poor ecology is a common misconception. Congress experts noted that this factor in the short term has the greatest impact on the...

Broccoli cabbage is good for asthma

A daily addition of one serving of steamed broccoli to the diet can help asthma sufferers, according to Australian researchers at the University of Melbourne. The thing is the high content of sulforaphane, which prevents the transmission of respiratory infections.      Based on the study, scientists came to the conclusion that asthma patients who ate 1-2 servings of broccoli a day were less susceptible to respiratory infections that exacerbate...