Why is allergy test important in asthma?

AsthmaBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamSep 27, 2016

Why is allergy test important in asthma?


Asthma is a chronic disease that involves airways of the lungs. If someone is suffering from asthma the airways are inflamed and the muscles around the airways tighten and they become more and more swollen each time allergens enter our body. The contracted airways make it difficult for air to move in and out of the lungs, which in turn triggers the symptoms like wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath.


Cause of asthma


Often it happens that the exact cause of asthma attacks is not identified. There could be many causes and many allergens that trigger asthma attacks. Many a time it so happens that people try to look for the cure and treatment of asthma but don’t give much thought to the cause of asthma attack, they don’t try to identify the allergens that might be causing the attacks and this is how the purpose of overlook the purpose of allergy test.


Why allergy test is important?


If you are having attacks repeatedly and if you are suffering the discomfort because of the symptoms of asthma from quite some time, you must take an allergy test as soon as possible as the frequency of the symptoms can aggravate asthma. The basic idea of allergy test is to identify the root cause of asthma attacks and what are the allergens and how you can avoid them. Allergy test also help you to give you enough insight about the condition of your asthma and what will be the right time to treat it.