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Asthma: Common Causes And When To See A Doctor

Find answers to commonly asked questions about Asthma

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a complaint among people irrespective of their age.

It is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce additional mucus. Asthma can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

Asthma Facts:

Asthma is defined as a “chronic inflammatory disease of the airway”. It causes the following symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath

  • Chest tightness

  • Coughing

  • Wheezing


There is no set pattern. The symptoms can be:

  • Mild, moderate or severe

  • They can vary from person to person

  • Can flare up from time to time and then not appear for long periods

  • Can vary from one episode to another


There is no current cure for asthma and the cause is not know. However a lot can be done in order for sufferers to live asthma free.

  • What triggers stress?
    Stress is your body’s reaction to a trigger. Its is generally a short-term experience. Stress is not necessarily negative. There can be positive affects from stress. When stress helps you pull of the impossible, it is positive. Stress can however lead to insomnia, poor concentration, and impaired ability to do the things you normally do, which is very negative. Stress is a response to a threat in any given situation.
  • What triggers anxiety?
    Anxiety is a sustained mental health disorder that can be triggered by stress. Anxiety does not fade away, it hangs on and can cause significant consequences in social, occupational, and other important areas of your life affecting your ability to function. Long terms chronic stress can lead to long-term chronic anxiety. Anxiety & Stress is a complaint among people irrespective of their age. There can be various reasons for the development of Anxiety & Stress and determining the exact cause is essential to obtain proper treatment.
  • How does stress affect your health?
    It can affect your health in many ways. It can cause headaches, high blood pressure, chest pain, heart palpitation, skin rashes, loss of sleep.
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