Asthma is a longterm condition which results in symptoms such as wheezing and difficulty breathing. Someone with asthma will have easily reactive airways which are sensitive to certain triggers which, when in contact with one of them, will result in an allergic-type response. This can cause a number of symptoms including:
- the muscles around the airways to tighten making breathing harder
- the airway’s lining to swell and become inflamed
- phlegm to build up which can cause a cough and result in further narrowed airways.
- a full asthma attack.
Thankfully, with an asthma plan, you can come to know your triggers and learn how to avoid them and/or deal with the trigger symptoms right away. Part of this plan may be a prescription to use a preventer inhaler such as Qvar which releases your dose as a fine mist which you breathe down into your lungs and is the first-line treatment for anyone who uses their rescue inhaler 2 or more times a week.