• Asthma: The Cough That Wheezes

    Asthma: The Cough That Wheezes

    By Hasita Patel M.D. and Natalia Darling PA-C

    What is Wheezing? Wheezing is a high pitched whistling sound made by your lungs, generally when you are breathing out or exhaling.  Generally, in a healthy lung the branches of the airway are open tubes that allow air to move easily and without restriction in and out of the lungs to deliver oxygen to the body.  If a lung is inflamed or irritated for any reason, it can cause the airways to be more narrow than they usually are, contracting and causing a wheezing noise and making it harder for you to breathe and for the body to receive the oxygen it needs. It is easiest to hear wheezing with a stethoscope, the tool a medical professional uses to listen to your lungs.

    What Is Asthma? Asthma is defined as recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. One episode of wheezing does not make you an asthmatic but rather it is when wheezing in relation to an allergen, cold, tobacco smoke becomes a pattern or a habit that we start to make the diagnosis of asthma. Asthma is a common, long-term, chronic disease among children that causes your airways to become inflamed, which makes it harder to breathe. There is no cure for asthma but it can be controlled with proper management. The best way to manage asthma is to avoid triggers, use medications to prevent symptoms, and treat asthma attacks if they occur.

    How Is Asthma Diagnosed?  Regular checkups that include a thorough medical history and lung exam can help make the diagnosis of asthma. When the diagnosis is in question, checking lung function tests and allergies may be helpful depending on the child’s age.

    Wheezing isn’t the only symptom of asthma. People with asthma can also …

    1. cough a lot, especially at night
      2. have breathing problems that are worse after physical activity or during a particular time of year
      3. complain of chest tightness
      4. have colds that last more than 10 days
      5. miss school or work because of trouble doing certain activities

    What Is an Asthma Attack?  During an asthma attack, the walls of the airways in your lungs swell and the airways shrink. Less air gets in and out of your lungs. In addition, the mucus that your body produces clogs up the airways even more. The acute attack may include coughing, chest tightness, wheezing, and trouble breathing.

    What Causes an Asthma Attack? An asthma attack can occur when you are exposed to things in the environment that cause your airways to become inflamed. Your personal triggers can be very different from those of another person with asthma. Nonetheless, in every case, it is important to avoid your triggers to keep down the inflammation in your airways and reduce your symptoms. Some possible triggers for an asthma attack include tobacco exposure, dust mites, animal dander, mold, pollen, respiratory infections, cold air, cockroach droppings, air pollution, some foods or food additives, and physical activity. A regular appointment with your doctor can help you to learn what triggers your child’ s attacks so that you can avoid the triggers whenever possible.

    How Do You Treat Asthma? Not everyone with asthma takes the same medicine. The type of medications you are prescribed depends on the severity of your asthma. Asthma medicines come in two types – quick relief and long-term control. Quick-relief medicines control the symptoms of an acute asthma attack. If you have frequent asthma attacks or use your quick-relief medication often (more than 2 days/week), your asthma may not be well controlled. If you need to use your quick-relief medicines more and more, you should call us to see if you need a long-term medication. Long-term medications help reduce the inflammation in your airways and cause you to have fewer and milder attacks, but they don’t help you if you’re having an acute asthma attack.

    People with Asthma should have an Asthma Action Plan. An asthma action plan is a written plan that you develop with your doctor to help control your asthma. The asthma action plan shows your daily treatment to control your asthma long-term, but also outlines which medication and how much to take during an acute asthma attack. The plan explains when to call the doctor or go to the emergency room. If your child has asthma, all of the people who care for him or her should know about the child’s asthma action plan.

    How Often Do You Need To See Your Doctor? As discussed above, asthma is a chronic condition. It is still there even if you do not have active symptoms. Asthma can change over time, so it is important to have regular visits with the doctor to keep asthma well controlled.   You can learn more about asthma action plans from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/lung/asthma/asthma_actplan.htm

    If your child is diagnosed with asthma and doesn’t have an asthma action plan or has not been seen by a medical professional for management of their asthma recently, call our office at 301 279-6750 to schedule an appointment today!

  • Posted by Reggie Manfred on December 6, 2018, 9:23 pm

    I have been a patient of asthma . I had tried a lot of anti viral med prescribed to me by doctors over how many years now but I could not see any improvements in my health symptoms. One day while going through the internet , i got to know about this great Herbal Dr who uses his herbal remedies in curing people from asthma,quickly i contacted him and he prepared a herbal medication for me which i received and i used it as instructed by dr Hassan. After few weeks the improvement were very visible. the asthma stopped,and i was cured… I would recommend this to all my friends,families,around the globe suffering from asthma.you can contact him through his email on solutionsherbalclinic@gmail.com .for advice and for his product or visit their website: http://solutionhealthherbalclinic.com/contact/index.html .

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    • Posted by roseheather on January 8, 2019, 6:11 pm
      in reply to Reggie Manfred

      thank to doctor Edidia I am from USA, I was diagnosed of Emphysema
      (COPD) in 2016 and I have tried all possible means to get cured, i even
      visited phonologist but all to no avail, until i saw a post in a health
      forum about a herbal doctor from Africa who prepare herbal medicine to cure
      all kind of diseases including Emphysema, at first i doubted if it was real
      but decided to give it a try, when i contacted this herbal doctor via his
      email he sent me the Emphysema herbal medicine through courier service,
      when i received this herbal medicine, he gave me step by instructions on
      how to apply it, when i applied it as instructed i was totally cured of
      this deadly disease within 12days of usage, if you are suffering of
      this diseases you can as well Contact this great herbal doctor via his
      email dredidiaherbalhome@gmailcom or what’sap him at +2349074505296 here is his website http://dredidiaherbalhome.weebly.com/

      Reply →
    • Posted by roseheather on January 22, 2019, 4:49 pm
      in reply to Reggie Manfred

      thank to doctor Edidia I am from USA, I was diagnosed of Emphysema
      (COPD) in 2016 and I have tried all possible means to get cured, i even
      visited phonologist but all to no avail, until i saw a post in a health
      forum about a herbal doctor from Africa who prepare herbal medicine to cure
      all kind of diseases including Emphysema, at first i doubted if it was real
      but decided to give it a try, when i contacted this herbal doctor via his
      email he sent me the Emphysema herbal medicine through courier service,
      when i received this herbal medicine, he gave me step by instructions on
      how to apply it, when i applied it as instructed i was totally cured of
      this deadly disease within 12days of usage, if you are suffering of
      this diseases you can as well Contact this great herbal doctor via his
      email dredidiaherbalhome@gmail.com or what’sap him at +2349074505296 here is his website http://dredidiaherbalhome.weebly.com/
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    • Posted by roseheather on January 22, 2019, 4:49 pm
      in reply to Reggie Manfred

      thank to doctor Edidia I am from USA, I was diagnosed of Emphysema
      (COPD) in 2016 and I have tried all possible means to get cured, i even
      visited phonologist but all to no avail, until i saw a post in a health
      forum about a herbal doctor from Africa who prepare herbal medicine to cure
      all kind of diseases including Emphysema, at first i doubted if it was real
      but decided to give it a try, when i contacted this herbal doctor via his
      email he sent me the Emphysema herbal medicine through courier service,
      when i received this herbal medicine, he gave me step by instructions on
      how to apply it, when i applied it as instructed i was totally cured of
      this deadly disease within 12days of usage, if you are suffering of
      this diseases you can as well Contact this great herbal doctor via his
      email dredidiaherbalhome@gmail.com or what’sap him at +2349074505296 here is his website http://dredidiaherbalhome.weebly.com/
      his blogs page
      https://directory.themarketplace.ng/businesses/details/5c3ef6446ea0d
      https://copdherbalmedicine.blogspot.com/
      https://dredidiacopdcure.blogspot.com/
      https://herbalcopdcure.blogspot.com/

      Reply →
    • Posted by mary care on February 7, 2019, 4:31 am
      in reply to Reggie Manfred

      Thanks to dr.ezomo for his good work I never believe that HIV has cure, I was HIV positive over 3 year now before I came across a comment about how
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      truth he ask for some details about me i gave him all he needed and I
      waited to see his reply to my problem after all, he told me to go for check
      up and I went for HIV test I cant believe I was negative,am so happy and
      grateful to God for using Dr ezomo to cure me, that is the reason why i
      decided to write this wonderful testimony of our i was cured, i recommend
      Dr ezomo to you all around the world,contact him on his Email dr.ezomorootandherbals@gmail.com or you can also reach him through WhatsApp number+2349069171173
      dr.ezomo for helping me at this young age if you need help contact,
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    • Posted by katrina on March 13, 2019, 12:02 am
      in reply to Reggie Manfred

      Do anyone still doubt natural herbs? I’ve seen the great importance of natural supplements and the wonderful work Dr Edidia has done in my husband life.
      I was looking for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD treatments for my husband who was 72yrs old, my husband has COPD and cancer, his condition was very critical which i was very afraid that will not survive it.
      His white blood count was very low right now and his doctors are planning on starting some chemo or other treatment soon.. I don’t believe he will last long if he does this.. His COPD is getting worse even though he hasn’t smoked in 30 years. so i decided to come online to see if there will be better alternative, during my research i saw a lady post about doctor Dr Edidia who has power over deadly disease, so i decided to contact him because i really do not care about what my husband was talking in all i want for him is for him to get well for me because he was all i have, my husband took the remedies that he send to us through UPS as he told us and few weeks later my husband stop to notice that symptoms of his disease are begging to leave him so he went back to his Dr and he was told he no longer has those diseases.
      My husband is totally free of COPD and cancer if not for doctor Edidia who help us rid this problem there is a possibility that my husband wouldn’t be alive today.
      their contact info (dredidiaherbalhome@gmail.com or whatsapp +2349074505296 visit his website
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    • Posted by Clara on March 19, 2019, 4:37 pm
      in reply to Reggie Manfred

      This is real take it serious, who will believe that a herb can cure HERPES DISEASE in my body, i never believe that this will work i have spend a lot when getting drugs from the hospital to keep me healthy, what i was waiting for is death because i was broke, one day i hard about this great man who is well know of HIV,cancer and herpes cure, i decided to email him, unknowingly to me that this will be the end of the HERPES DISEASE, he prepare the herb for me, and give me instruction on how to take it, at the end of the week which was seven days,he told me to go to the hospital for a check up, and i went surprisingly after it the doctor confirm me cure from HERPES disease I thought it was a joke, i went to other hospital the doctor there also confirm me cure from HERPES disease then i took my friend who was also HERPES patient to the Doctor after the taking of the herbs she was also confirm cure from HERPES disease .please I want every one with this virus to be free, that is why am dropping his email address,(drodukuherbalhealingcentre@gmail.com or his whatsap contact +2348124765093) you can visit his website https://drodukuherbalhealingcentre.weebly.com
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    • Posted by Clara on March 19, 2019, 4:37 pm
      in reply to Reggie Manfred

      This is real take it serious, who will believe that a herb can cure HERPES DISEASE in my body, i never believe that this will work i have spend a lot when getting drugs from the hospital to keep me healthy, what i was waiting for is death because i was broke, one day i hard about this great man who is well know of HIV,cancer and herpes cure, i decided to email him, unknowingly to me that this will be the end of the HERPES DISEASE, he prepare the herb for me, and give me instruction on how to take it, at the end of the week which was seven days,he told me to go to the hospital for a check up, and i went surprisingly after it the doctor confirm me cure from HERPES disease I thought it was a joke, i went to other hospital the doctor there also confirm me cure from HERPES disease then i took my friend who was also HERPES patient to the Doctor after the taking of the herbs she was also confirm cure from HERPES disease .please I want every one with this virus to be free, that is why am dropping his email address,(drodukuherbalhealingcentre@gmail.com or his whatsap contact +2348124765093) you can visit his website https://drodukuherbalhealingcentre.weebly.com
      https://dr-oduku-herbal-healing-centre.business.site i want you to email him he is a great man. thank you for saving my life, and I promise I will always testify for your good work. you can also reach me clararose2128@gmail.com

      Reply →
  • Posted by Reggie Manfred on December 6, 2018, 9:23 pm

    I have been a patient of asthma . I had tried a lot of anti viral med prescribed to me by doctors over how many years now but I could not see any improvements in my health symptoms. One day while going through the internet , i got to know about this great Herbal Dr who uses his herbal remedies in curing people from asthma,quickly i contacted him and he prepared a herbal medication for me which i received and i used it as instructed by dr Hassan. After few weeks the improvement were very visible. the asthma stopped,and i was cured… I would recommend this to all my friends,families,around the globe suffering from asthma.you can contact him through his email on solutionsherbalclinic@gmail.com .for advice and for his product or visit their website: http://solutionhealthherbalclinic.com/contact/index.html .

    Reply →
  • Posted by demond on December 26, 2018, 12:25 am

    Thanks to Dr oriane I am so happy today, i have been suffering from asthma for the past 8 years now, and i have spent a lot on western drugs which has all proved abortive, i have tried all means in life to get out of this , but there was no answer until i decided to try herbal solution and i found Dr oriane online and i contacted him and after i took his medication as instructed, i am now completely cure from asthma within those week of usage, i am so much happy, thanks to Dr oriane for helping me get my life back again without any form of crisis, i promise to tell your name and good deeds to the whole world,if you have asthma you can email him on droriane6@gmail.com for more information .or call and via whats app at +2349031652461

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  • Posted by roseheather on January 8, 2019, 6:11 pm

    thank to doctor Edidia I am from USA, I was diagnosed of Emphysema
    (COPD) in 2016 and I have tried all possible means to get cured, i even
    visited phonologist but all to no avail, until i saw a post in a health
    forum about a herbal doctor from Africa who prepare herbal medicine to cure
    all kind of diseases including Emphysema, at first i doubted if it was real
    but decided to give it a try, when i contacted this herbal doctor via his
    email he sent me the Emphysema herbal medicine through courier service,
    when i received this herbal medicine, he gave me step by instructions on
    how to apply it, when i applied it as instructed i was totally cured of
    this deadly disease within 12days of usage, if you are suffering of
    this diseases you can as well Contact this great herbal doctor via his
    email dredidiaherbalhome@gmailcom or what’sap him at +2349074505296 here is his website http://dredidiaherbalhome.weebly.com/

    Reply →
  • Posted by roseheather on January 8, 2019, 6:12 pm

    thank to doctor Edidia I am from USA, I was diagnosed of Emphysema
    (COPD) in 2016 and I have tried all possible means to get cured, i even
    visited phonologist but all to no avail, until i saw a post in a health
    forum about a herbal doctor from Africa who prepare herbal medicine to cure
    all kind of diseases including Emphysema, at first i doubted if it was real
    but decided to give it a try, when i contacted this herbal doctor via his
    email he sent me the Emphysema herbal medicine through courier service,
    when i received this herbal medicine, he gave me step by instructions on
    how to apply it, when i applied it as instructed i was totally cured of
    this deadly disease within 12days of usage, if you are suffering of
    this diseases you can as well Contact this great herbal doctor via his
    email dredidiaherbalhome@gmailcom or what’sap him at +2349074505296 here is his website http://dredidiaherbalhome.weebly.com/…………….

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