Frequently Asked Questions

What is Asthma?

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.

How to recognize the symptoms of Asthma?

Symptoms of asthma include,

  • Chronic wheezing
  • Chronic coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breathlessness
  • Unusual sound with breathing
  • Tightness in chest
  • Pain or pressure in the chest
  • Difficulty in breathing
What are the reasons of an Asthma attack?
  • 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.
What is the Diet in Asthma management?
  • 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.
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