Is asthma a serious disease?

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Toni Pauze Profile
Toni Pauze answered

It can be life threatening.

Nora  Miller Profile
Nora Miller answered

The main problem with undiagnosed or misdiagnosed asthma is that the condition remains untreated, which means that it can get worse over time. A severe asthma attack can sometimes lead to death.

Undiagnosed and untreated asthma may also lead to an increased risk of lung scarring and permanent damage.

Untreated asthma can lead to following complications:

  • Sudden death
  • Infection of the upper respiratory tract and lungs
  • Pneumothorax (Accumulation of air or gas in the pleural space)
  • Mediastinal emphysema
  • Respiratory failure
  • Multiple organ failures

Kevin Bradley Profile
Kevin Bradley answered
Yes, it can be dangerous sometimes if not taken care. It's definitely a medical disorder in which your air passage are reduced in size causing lack of oxygen in your lungs. This is not contagious in any way and it can be cured or treated with a combination of exercise and medications.
William Hook Profile
William Hook , We are a group of Allergy/Immunology specialists who treat disorders of the immune system. We concentrate on allergy, where the body overrea, answered

Yes, it can be. Asthma is unique because the intensity of disease varies widely. Asthma can be merely an inconvenience in one person, and it can be a potentially life-threatening disease in another. A given individual may fall anywhere between these two points. Also, an asthmatic may move up or down this scale during the course of a lifetime - some lucky patients go into remission as they age. The overwhelming majority of asthmatics can be effectively be treated with medications with minimal, if any, side effects.

Isha Sharma Profile
Isha Sharma answered

Asthma is not serious disease but some time it harmful to those who are having asthma problem.

Rey Tibonik Profile
Rey Tibonik answered

I sat on site StudyDaddy and selected 6 of the most interesting facts about Asthma. I hope this helps you!

Asthma is one of the serious non-infectious diseases. This is a chronic lung disease, which is characterized by inflammation and constriction of the airways.

At present, about 235 million people suffer from asthma. This is the most common chronic illness among children.

Most of the deaths associated with asthma occur in low- and middle-low-income countries.

The most significant risk factors for asthma are inhaled substances and particles that can provoke allergic reactions or irritate airways.

With the help of medications, asthma can be controlled. The prevention of exposure to asthma triggers can also contribute to the alleviation of asthma.

Due to the proper management of patients with asthma, it is possible to ensure a good quality of their life.

Ronald Vincent Profile
Ronald Vincent , Health Care Professional, answered

Asthma iѕ a lung disease thаt occurs whеn a person’s airways аrе chronically inflamed. Thе inflammation narrows thе airways аnd limits thе amount оf air a person саn tаkе intо hiѕ оr hеr lungs. Susceptibility tо asthma iѕ inherited -- if уоur parents hаd thе problem, уоu аrе mоrе likеlу tо develop it аѕ well.

Thеrе аrе twо mаin types оf asthma. Thе firѕt iѕ called nonallergic asthma. Aѕ thе nаmе suggests, nonallergic asthma iѕ nоt connected tо аn allergic reaction.

Thе ѕесоnd type оf asthma iѕ called allergic asthma. Allergic asthma develops аѕ a раrt оf аn allergic reaction caused bу inhaling allergens, ѕuсh аѕ pollen, mold spores, оr саt dander, whiсh produce additional inflammation thаt hinders breathing.

Symptoms оf bоth types оf asthma аrе made worse bу specific triggers. Examples оf triggers include:

• allergens • airborne irritants • respiratory infections • exercise • weather • expressing strong emotions • сеrtаin medications

Asthma can be deadly for a small percentage of the estimated 20 to 25 million people in the U.S. Living with the disease. While there's no way to prevent asthma, by working together, you and your doctor can design a step-by-step plan for living with your condition and preventing asthma attacks. However, the strategy given at how to get rid of asthma has been found to effectively manage asthma that can make you feel more in control of your life.

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