In general, asthma as characterized by inflammation of the air passages resulting in the temporary narrowing of the airways that transport air from the mouth and nose to the lungs. The symptoms of asthma may be caused by irritants and allergens that are inhaled into the lungs. This, in turn, leads to clogged, inflamed, and constricted airways. Asthma symptoms include breathing difficulties, wheezing, coughing, and tightness in the chest. In severe cases, asthma can be deadly.
Although there is no known cure for asthma at this time, the condition can be managed through proper prevention, care, and treatment.
Asthma has a genetic component. If only one parent has asthma, chances are 1 in 3 that each child will have asthma. If both parents have asthma, the probability that their kids will have asthma is 7 in 10.
According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) in the US, it is ideal to first identify and then remove common allergens that may be present in your home or office. It is recommended that you modify your surroundings to reduce the level of common allergens. Damp and moldy environments have been proven unhealthy. However, before one can remove allergens and/or pollutants effectively, it is essential to understand if they exist, what they are and in what quantity.