Asthma is a chronic disease of the airways which conducts air to and from the lungs.but management methods can help a person with asthma lead a full and active life. In a person with asthma, the inside walls of the airways, known as bronchial tubes, become swollen or inflamed.
This swelling or inflammation makes the airways extremely sensitive to irritations and increases their susceptibility to an allergic reaction. An allergic reaction, the airways swell, and the muscles around the airway tighten, making it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs. When a patient has an acute exacerbation the tightening of the airways make it difficulty for the individual to breath and symptoms can be seen as coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, and chest pain.
Our approach is to assess the child or individual and make sure that they are moving good air and not in distress. Some patients may need a chest x-ray, spirometry testing aka lung function testing and breathing treatments and albuterol machine with steroids and other methods of treatment maybe needed to help open airways and improve their breathing.