Asthma Treatment Hospital in Navi Mumbai

Asthma Management

Asthma is a chronic illness in which the airways become obstructed, making breathing difficult. The main symptoms include:

  • Swelling: The airway lining becomes inflamed and swells.
  • Bronchospasm: The smooth muscles around the airway tighten in response to external triggers.
  • Mucus: During an asthma attack, the body produces additional mucus. It creates mucus plugs that can’t be cleared by coughing.

Asthma can cause wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing in response to a variety of triggers.

Asthma can affect both children and adults. Those at high risk include:

  • Children 5 to 17 years of age
  • Residents of cities with poor air quality
  • Smokers or those exposed to second-hand smoke
  • People with allergies
  • People with a family history of allergies and asthma

Asthma is divided into three types—airway obstruction, inflammation and airway irritability.

Asthma reduces oxygen flow to the lungs, making it difficult to breathe and in severe cases to even talk. If you are coughing and wheezing, or experiencing chest tightness and finding it hard to breathe, you may have asthma.

With the right treatment, asthma patients can live a normal life. However, if left untreated, it can lead to frequent hospital visits and poor quality of life.