Frequently Asked Questions
Asthma is a Non-communicable but chronic disease of the respiratory system. It majorly affects our lungs. Lungs are the major organs for breathing air, they are connected with thin tube-like structures called bronchi and bronchiole, and together they make airways to the lungs.
Symptoms of asthma include,
- Chronic wheezing
- Chronic coughing
- Shortness of breath
- Unusual sound with breathing
- Tightness in chest
- Pain or pressure in the chest
- Difficulty in breathing
- Asthma attacks commonly appear in young kids with a family history of asthma.
- A person who has weak immunity is also more susceptible to developing asthma than others.
- Chronic respiratory infection and prolonged exposure to chemical fumes/irritants are also counted as the cause of asthma.
- In a few cases, work-related changes
- Pregnancy also lead to an asthma attack
- Children with low weight at birth also have a high chance of developing asthma.
- Food that helps in alleviating inflammation, clearing mucus, provide good immunity can help in the management of asthma, however, there is no established guideline for food to follow.
- Vitamins like C, D, and E help alleviate the symptoms because of their antioxidant features.
- Food rich in omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, and selenium also provides damage control against asthma.
- Studies have shown that people who eat low-processed food and a good amount of fresh food, vegetables, and fruits have comparatively lower chances of an asthma attack.