Asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by spasm of the bronchi and bronchioles of the lungs. Also called our large and small airways, these two main branches of the trachea carry air in and out of lungs.

Individuals with asthma have particularly sensitive airways that constrict in response to an external or internal trigger. The danger with an acute asthma attack is that the inflammation from a given attack may restrict an individual's ability to breathe. Due to this, severe asthma attacks often become a medical emergency. However, with today's advances in medicinal applications, asthma attacks are reversible and rarely fatal.

Asthma is divided into two different categories: extrinsic asthma and intrinsic asthma.

  • Extrinsic or atopic asthma is considered an allergic condition, where the immune system abnormally responds to allergens or antigens. Some extrinsic triggers include; pollens, animal dander, hair and saliva, dust mites, mold, foods (nuts, dairy, corn, citrus, wheat, yeast), food additives (dyes, preservatives, sulfites, MSG), or drugs (NSAIDs, aspirin).

  • Intrinsic asthma is non-allergenic and due to triggers such as toxic chemicals, climate (cold air, poor air quality), exercise, infection, nutritional deficiencies, infection (upper respiratory colds or flu), fumes (cigarette smoke, perfume, air pollutants, car fumes) or emotional stress. In both extrinsic and intrinsic asthma, the immune system reacts to an asthma-provoking trigger by releasing histamine and other chemicals that produce constriction, inflammation, and spasm in the respiratory tract.


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