Asthma Getting You Down ?

beta glucanAsthma primarily occurs when the airways that carry the oxygen towards and away from your lungs become swollen, making the airways particularly sensitive.

This means that when allergens such as dust enter into your airways, the tubes contract making the pathway to the lungs smaller.

When this happens, it causes the chest to tighten resulting in coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

It is with these symptoms that most people go to the doctors looking for an answer.

Although asthma has become more recognisable over the years, what most people don’t recognise is that although this disease can be managed, and managed to the point of feeling ‘normal’, it’s not something that completely goes away.

One of the main reasons that asthma can continue throughout a person’s life is if the trigger was an allergen.

This is because of the reaction that it has with the body and the effect that it has on an individuals’ immune system.

Once the allergen, in this case, the dust or pollutants in the air enters the body and is considered an intruder (which it will be when it makes your airways contract),the body will recognise it as a threat.

The main way that the body deals with this is by setting off a chain of reactions, including the main symptoms of asthma.

According to the NHS over 5.4 million people are receiving treatment for asthma in the UK alone.

Due to this, it is clear that allergens are not the only trigger for asthma.

Asthma can also be triggered by things such as repertory tract infections, airborne irritants,chemicals, medicine, air conditions, exercise and even strong emotions.

Thus,the best thing that you can do for your asthma is give your body a fighting chance.

Keep your immune system in top condition and stay away from irritants.

Of course, this may not always be simple, but it might just be worth it in the long run.