What is a Asthma (Tamaka Shwasa)?

Asthma is a debilitating and potentially deadly chronic inflammatory disease of the airway which mainly arises from allergies. You may characterize it by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction and coughing. It may conditionally characterized by paroxysmal attacks of bronchospasm causing difficulty in breathing. One way to manage asthma is to stay away from triggers.

What are the causes of asthma?

Asthma attacks may be caused by dust, pollens, foods, climatic changes, animals like cats ,dogs etc., some kind of bacteria, emotional upsets, food and indiscretions, smoking etc. When the attack of asthma is accounted, the patient may not be able to breathe in and out because of congestion of chest, air passages and throat.

Genes are passed from parents to children and although there is no specific gene that causes asthma.The cause of asthma is unknown till date. The most common allergens are microscopic droppings of dust mites and cockroaches, airborne pollens and molds, plants and plant proteins and enzymes.

What are the symptoms of asthma ?

It is very important to recognize all the symptoms of asthma, if you want to cure it fast. Knowing about the early stages of asthma may prove to be helpful in treating asthma. The more early the treatment is started, the more effective it is. If severe symptoms are present, it would be better if you begin an appropriate treatment as soon as possible.

Some of the Signs and Symptoms of Asthma are given below:

  • Problem in Breathing properly.
  • A lot of sneezing is there.
  • Moodiness.
  • Headache.
  • Runny/stuffy nose.
  • Cough with or without sputum (phlegm) production.
  • Your chin and throat may also itch.
  • You feel tired very soon.
  • Dark circles start occurring under eyes.
  • Trouble in sleeping
  • Poor tolerance for exercise
  • Downward trend in peak flow number
  • bluish color to the lips and face
  • Severe anxiety
  • Rapid pulse
  • Sweating

When your breathing passage is congested, an attack is triggered. The attack can come on suddenly or slowly over and interval of several days or hours. Asthma symptoms can occur at any time of day - day or at night. If they happen at night, they may disturb your sleep.