Asthma

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What is Asthma?
A respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs. Can be due to hypersensitivity or an allergy.
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What are the risk factors of developing Asthma?
Smoking or mother smoking during pregnancy, low birth weight, being born premature and being on a ventilator, having bronchilits as a child, having another atopic condition e.g. exzema, hayfever, food allergy, family history
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What allergens could trigger Asthma?
Pollen, fur, indoor conditions e.g. mould spores, weather conditions
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What are the symptoms?
Tight chest, breathlessness, wheezing, coughing particularly in a morning and at night.
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What are the symptoms of an Asthma attack?
Being too breathless to speak, blue lips or fingernails due to lack of oxygen, panic
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What treatment is available?
Inhalers - relievers and preventers, spacers, oral steroids
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How long does it take for a severe attack to develop?
6-8 hours
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