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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is bronchial asthma?

A condition where the airways are highly sensitive and overreact to foreign substances or environmental changes. The underlying cause is unclear but involves genetics. There are many triggers for asthma flares, including smoke, pollen, dust mite droppings, cold weather, exercise and viral infections.

Symptoms of bronchial asthma

  • Cough worsens with exercise

  • Waking up at night with difficulty in breathing

  • Feeling breathless

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • Cough

  • History of previous sinus infection / sinusitis

  • Cough that is worse at night

  • History of seasonal allergies

Questions your doctor may ask to check for bronchial asthma

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose bronchial asthma

  • Does your cough worsen when you exercise?

  • Have you ever woken up at night because you were breathless or struggling to breathe?

  • Are you breathless or having hard time breathing?

  • Is your breathing noisy; e.g. wheezing, rattling?

  • Do you have a cough?

Treatment for bronchial asthma

Treatment includes identifying and avoiding triggers. The doctor may prescribe inhalers for different purposes (prevention and rescue). Other medication and prompt medical attention is needed during serious asthma attacks.

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References

  • Aziz S. Bronchial asthma-current concepts. J Pak Med Assoc. 1994 Feb;44(2):50-4. PMID: 8040995.

    https://jpma.org.pk/article-details/4720?article_id=4720

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