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A Guide on Asthma Attacks

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Some of the most common asthma symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, and cough. If you do not take the right steps to ease or eliminate the symptoms when they occur, then there is a high risk of having an asthma attack.

Knowing the signs and symptoms of an asthma attack will help you act fast and make the right decisions.

An asthma attack usually occurs when asthma symptoms are not treated correctly and suddenly worsen. The symptoms of an asthma attack include:

  • Coughing at night or early in the morning
  • Waking up in the middle of the night due to breathing difficulty
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • A feeling of tightness in your chest
  • Fatigue

In case you notice that these symptoms become more frequent or more severe, call 911 or go to the closest emergency room.

How to prevent an Asthma Attack:

  • Take your asthma medications exactly as directed by your doctor. Taking your asthma medication on time, can help prevent attacks, and can help you ease symptoms.
  • Eliminate possible asthma triggers. If you know that a particular activity, food or action triggers your asthma, avoid it. Try staying away from dust, smoke or humid environments.
  • Treat you asthma symptoms early. When you start feeling the symptoms, avoid any triggers and used your medication or inhaler to ease them.

 

Do you or someone you care for have asthma? See if you qualify for Horizon’s clinical research study on Asthma today!

Source: http://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/asthma-management/asthma-attack-anatomy/

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