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Asthma Q & A
What is asthma?
What happens during an asthma attack?
Your body starts making extra mucus, which fills in the already too-narrow air passages. All of these things combine to make it very difficult to breathe. During an asthma attack, you may cough up mucus, wheeze, feel chest pain, and even feel lightheaded or dizzy due to lack of air.
Repeated asthma attacks can eventually cause long-term lung damage, making breathing more difficult even when you’re not in the midst of an asthma attack.
What causes asthma attacks?
The cause of asthma isn’t certain, but many researchers believe that both genetics and environment play a role.
Although the root cause of asthma is uncertain, the triggers for asthma attacks are often quite clear. To know what your triggers are, you need to keep track of the details surrounding your asthma attacks, including where you were, what you were doing, and other details like the weather.
Some common asthma attack triggers include:
- Heavy exercise
- Extreme temperatures
- Emotional extremes
- Pet dander
To avoid asthma attacks, you can work to avoid triggers as well as get effective treatment.
How is asthma treated?
To keep your asthma under control, you must take your medications as directed and always have your rescue medication with you in case of an attack. With the help of the New York Specialty Clinics team, you can reduce the frequency and intensity of your asthma attacks.
Book your asthma appointment at New York Specialty Clinics by calling the nearest office or booking online today.
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