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Asthma is a condition that makes it hard to move air in and out of the lungs causing symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness. With asthma, the airways narrow and swell, producing extra mucus that ultimately leads to difficulty breathing. While some people may experience asthma as an occasional inconvenience, for others it can be a major complication to everyday life. Although there is no cure for asthma it can be managed with a treatment plan and it can be beneficial to avoid triggers. Below is a list of major triggers for many asthma sufferers
Severe asthma attacks can be life-threatening. Work with your doctor to determine what to do when your signs and symptoms worsen — and when you need emergency treatment. Signs of an asthma emergency include:
The best way to prevent an asthma attack is to follow the plan you and your provider have discussed. Learn your triggers and avoid them whenever possible. Take your medications as directed and use quick-acting medicine as soon as you start to notice symptoms.
To learn more about asthma or to make an appointment at Rodgers Health call 816-307-0152 or request an appointment online
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