You Need To Know Asthma

Nowadays Asthma is neither a stigma and nor a terrifying disease. Since last two decades major advances are made in understanding the disease, its prevention and management. By the recent diagnostic methods and the treatments, both preventive and curative, one can enjoy life like a normal person, provided he sticks to the treatment offered by the doctor, without listening to so many wise persons, who know everything of anything, around him.
Through the following few articles, you will be able to understand asthma better. You will know why asthma occurs, how to prevent and treat asthma and so on.

Let us start with – What is asthma?

Asthma is primarily a disease of the lungs. Sufferers tend to have difficulty in normal breathing and they usually cough vigorously. This happens because, the airways, which is used for breathing become narrower than usual. The muscles around that pipe become tighter, the inner lining of the tube, which is known as mucus membrane swells up, which in medical term we say oedema, they produce sticky secretion (mucus). These altogether set up a condition, when air is blocked while they go in or come out of the lungs.
Asthma is very common condition and it affects people irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, country. Asthma tends to run in families too. Sometimes it may skip few generations to affect a person in a same family!
But the best news is asthma is treatable. It should be diagnosed properly. Forget all the myths, which I will tell you in my next few articles, one can live absolutely normal life, and expect nothing less than that.

Just to boost your morale here are the names of few celebrities, who are the victims of asthma and won it.

• Saurav Ganguly – Former captain of Team India Cricket
• Ian Botham – Former captain of England Cricket Team
• Jackey Joyner Kersey – Athlete
• Dr. Rajendra Prasad – First President of India
• Indira Gandhi – Former Prime Minister of India
• John F Kennedy – Former President of America
• Amitav Bachhan – Actor
• Sharon stone – Actress
• Kenny G – Musician
• Charles Dickens - Novelist


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