Asthma affects lungs; therefore, breathing activity is disrupted. The breathing passages, bronchioles, become highly sensitive to various ‘triggers’ in the malady. Most common causes of asthma attack include exposure to smoke, dust, pollens and overworking.
Emotional reactions like getting overly excited or stressed is another possible reason of triggering asthma attack, wherein breathing becomes difficult. In this scenario, lungs tend to function faster than usual. Therefore, inhaler aid is needed to relax lungs in order to catch up with breathing process.
Effect on Respiratory System
Asthma Attack or Asthma Exacerbation
Obstructive Lung Disease
Asthma causes resistance to exhalation, because of which malady is also referred to as obstructive lung disease. In medical terms, lung condition is known as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which also includes maladies like chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
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