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Asthma attacks

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Asthma attacks a.k.a. Asthma is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Autoimmune Diseases (2003)

by Dana K. Cassell, Noel R. Rose

Clinical Features Asthma attacks may last only a few minutes or for several days. An episode can be mild or a painful struggle to breathe. When the symptoms are apparently caused by an allergy because the patient's medical history indicates ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Stress and Stress-Related Diseases, Second Edition (2006)

by Ada P. Kahn

It is a source of STRESS to the sufferers, many of whom become depressed due to the chronically recurring condition and the ANXIETY experienced during asthma attacks. Families, too, become stressed and anxious as they learn to deal with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Family Health (2011)

by Martha Craft-Rosenberg, Shelley-Rae Pehler

Preventing Asthma Attacks Asthma attacks, also known as “flare-ups,” are acute exacerbations of asthma, the onset of which may be sudden. Individuals with asthma experience a sense of constriction in the chest, shortness of breath, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Healing Points (2010)

The Home Guide to Acupoint Treatment by Roger Dalet, M.D.

Generally, asthma attacks occur in rather abrupt fashion at night, around two or three o'clock in the morning. The patient will be awoken by an uncontrollable coughing fit, followed byadesperate “thirst” forair.Hewill sitonhis bed,clutching at ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Development (2005)

by Neil J. Salkind

Asthma attacks can vary from mild to life threatening and involve shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, chest ...

Google previewFast Food and Junk Food: An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat by Andrew F. Smith

Food additives, such as sulfites, are also believed to be associated with some asthma attacks. Recently, studies have suggested that there may be additional associations between diet and asthma. Diets high in fat showed increased airway ...

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