Symptoms And Treatment Of Asthma Essay

1572 Words Apr 27th, 2015 7 Pages
CASE STUDY
Asthma is a typical disease that causes inflammation in the airways. It creates difficulty in breathing. According to the asthma foundation, individuals with asthma have sensitive airways in their lungs which reply back to triggers that causes asthma. This creates in difficulty for them to breath in air. In this essay, I will be talking about the asthma and the conditions around it and throughout this essay I will be discussing the case of a patient named Mr James Saunders, who is having asthma. In addition to it, I will describe the common assessment parameters related to this disease and the conditions relevant to it.
During the attack of asthma, narrowing of the airways occurs which provide obstruction to the flow of air in and out of the body. Due to asthma, the muscles present in the airways constrict because of it the lining of the airways swell up which causes inflammation and a sticky mucous is produced, which causes reduction in the flow of air (Better Health Channel, 2015). Asthma can be caused due to number of factors which can be due to some allergens such as pollens and dust, a genetic factor may be involved, a viral infection, air pollution, obesity, etc. A person suffering from asthma may have coughing, shortness in breath, a tight feeling in the chest which might be accompanied with a hissing noise while breathing.
In order to identify whether an individual has asthma or not, some basic assessments are performed. The health professional may check…

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